Art of Vicki J. Maheu

Kingston, Washington

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V. J. Maheu

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About ArdentReflections

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On Etsy since 2012

An Artist Awakens...

If you had asked me in January of 2012 if I was an artist, I would have laughed at the thought, but inside, part of me would have wondered, "Could I be?"
You see, I had dabbled in art as a teenager, I was quite good at graphite drawing, and fairly adept and oil pastels and colored pencils as well. But in my adult life I never really thought myself worthy of using the time and money it would take to continue exploring art. There were better, more prudent things to do with my money, and how could I selfishly use time to explore interests that didn't benefit anyone in my family but myself? Surely, as a Christian woman, God wouldn't want me to be selfish, would he? So, for most of 22 years, I didn't pursue art. I would occasionally do some handcrafts or crochet work, but only things that could be used practically, never "just because".
In June 2012 everything started to change. I saw a blog challenge online, it was called "Index Card a Day". It required doing something creative on an index card every day for the month of June. I decided it looked fun, and since it was just index cards, it wouldn't really require much in terms of supplies. I gave myself permission to indulge, and take part in the challenge.
As I created on those index cards each day, something inside of me woke up. I saw color like I'd never seen before. I saw the beauty around me as something that perhaps I could capture, or at least reflect, in a creative act. Contrary to this feeling selfish, I found the joy that I experienced spread to others in my family. Contrary to it being a prideful or selfish act, I found it was a way to reflect the beauty that God created, and so glorify Him in the process.
To make a long story a little bit shorter, the artist within me awakened, and by the time the month was up I was moving beyond index cards to small canvases, and decided to open an etsy shop from which to share with the world my Ardent Reflections on the beauty of God's creation.
My encouragement to anyone who has even a slight desire to explore art, do it! It might change your entire life. It did mine!

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  • Vicki Maheu


    I love to draw, paint, and make handmade jewelry. I get great joy from painting in acrylics and watercolors. I also enjoy making jewelry. Check out my shop, and see my creations!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 30, 2016
Welcome to Ardent Reflections, I hope that your experience with this shop will be enjoyable.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Returns are allowable within 15 days of shipment, if an item is defective or damaged on arrival you will be refunded your money after I receive photos from you showing the damage, along with all packing materials. This is because I can not claim damages from the post office without these pictures. So if an item arrives damaged, please do not throw away the item or any of the packaging materials until you have sent photos to me, and I have inspected the photos and assured you that I do not need any more.
If you simply need a different size of a clothing item, you can request an exchange, but will need to pay shipping on the new item.
I strive to make sure you'll be happy with your order, so contact me with any questions!
There are several payment options available at check out, if you choose to pay by check or Money Order, please be aware that your item won't ship until the funds clear at my bank.
Shipping method varies by the type of item, items priced over $20, and items which are fragile will be insured for shipping.
My shipping cost includes packaging materials and insurance as well as postage costs.

Certain items, such as the museum quality archival art prints, are made to order. In other words, I order them from the printer only after I receive an order for them. Because of this, shipping time on these items can vary widely. Most often, if you are in the U.S.A. these prints will be shipped from me to you within two weeks, however there have been times when, because of post office error or other circumstances beyond my control, the archival prints have taken over two months. No matter what, I ship them to you within two business days after I receive them from the printer.

If you are interested in international shipping, please see the "additional information" section.
Additional policies and FAQs
International shipping. I will soon be setting up calculated shipping for my shop, after which you will be able to order internationally simply by selecting your country in shipping options. However, at this time, I can only ship internationally on a prearranged basis, so if there is something you want shipped to you, contact me and I will investigate the shipping cost of that item going to your country, after which I will create that shipping profile for the item so that you can order it.
Any Customs and or Duties fees applied to a package after it is shipped is the responsibility of the buyer.