BloomandBrush

Bloom and Brush Studio: watercolor, inspired by nature

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Announcement    My prints and cards are based on original watercolors and capture the beauty of the natural world. Now offering FREE shipping with orders of $35 or more.

Now including digital portraits done by my daughter!

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Last updated on Dec 2, 2022

My prints and cards are based on original watercolors and capture the beauty of the natural world. Now offering FREE shipping with orders of $35 or more.

Now including digital portraits done by my daughter!

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Erika McCoy

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About BloomandBrush

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The work you do while you procrastinate ...

The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life. - Jessica Hische, lettering artist and author

When I read this quote, it was as if all of the doubt and questions in my life faded away and my path became clear.
I had spent years building a very successful career as an elementary school librarian in Arlington, VA. I had a loving husband and a young, busy daughter. A cute house with a gorgeous garden. Life was good. And yet...
I was spending hours a week delaying lesson planning and laundry and all of life's responsibilities to draw and paint and doodle. In high school, I spent summers drawing caricatures at Geauga Lake, driving an hour each way to spend the day sketching families and tourists. While earning a history degree at Miami University I was also taking pottery classes. I earned a masters and got married, worked full-time, and still snuck time to sketch and paint. While my daughter slept and papers waited to be graded, I took classes so I could paint watercolors for friends and family.
And so, when our family moved back to Ohio, I took a break from the library to see what I could do with the extra time. My hiatus has become permanent as I spend my day 'procrastinating' in the studio.

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  • Erika Jaklic McCoy

    Owner, Creator, Artist

    Erika Jaklic McCoy is a watercolor artist with a love of nature, books, gardening, cooking, photography, and swimming. Raised in the tiny town of Thompson, Ohio, she now lives and paints in northeast Cincinnati.

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Bloom and Brush Studio!

I am a watercolor artist. My watercolor paintings come to life in my home studio in northeast Cincinnati. My work is inspired by my garden and my travels. Most often I start with my own original photographs - from my home garden or of beauty found in my travels and adventures. After drawing a detailed pencil sketch, I paint the original using the rich, pure colors of Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolour and a variety of high quality watercolor papers. When the painting is complete, I work with a local fine art print shop to reproduce my originals as both cards and prints.

Watercolor Print Greeting Cards:
Cards are printed on smooth cardstock and come with a matching white envelope. Individual cards are packaged in a cellophane sleeve. Sets of cards arrive in plastic boxes.

Watercolor Prints:
Giclée prints are available unmatted or matted in cream, white, or black and arrived enclosed in a protective cellophane sleeve.

Original watercolor paintings of prints listed in my shop:
I am beginning to sell some of my original watercolor paintings. Many of my originals hang in my home or in the home of family and friends but are available as prints and cards. My work ranges in size from 4 by 6 inches to 24 by 36 inches.

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Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 12 hours of purchase

Payment

Custom Order Payment Policy

Clients pay for custom orders before I begin work. Once payment has been made and we have finalized the details of your order, I will get started.

If for some reason you decide to cancel the custom order, you can get a full refund before the pencil sketch is started. After I have started the pencil sketch, I can refund 80% of the price. If the order is canceled after the pen and ink or watercolor layers have begun, the refund will be 50%.

Shipping

All cards and prints are shipped within two business days. Items are shipped flat.

Items are shipped First Class via USPS with tracking. Please note that shipping costs include the cost of shipping and packaging materials - not just postage.

I will contact you when I receive my order and again when your order ships.

Commissioned Work is insured during shipping.

Additional policies and FAQs

Commissioned Work:
Over years I have created several watercolor paintings for friends and family, based on favorite flowers, a special vacation, or an important memory. Do you have a moment you want to capture through watercolor? Message me and we can begin to discuss your project. Your project can be customized in almost every possible way. Commissioned paintings require at least a month for planning and creation. I will send you photos throughout the process to ensure that you are satisfied with the final product.

Please note that I reserve the right to sell prints and cards based on the original work that I create for clients.

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I follow the privacy policy set by Etsy and will not use your personal information for anything except completing your order. I will not send you further messages or newsletters without your permission.
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