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M on Jun 22, 20225 out of 5 stars
Very nice quality cards - the artwork is exceptionally detailed and beautiful! Hard to find something as unique as this! Thank you Shawna!
Lois on Jan 27, 20225 out of 5 stars
Just such beautiful cards, n anyone that sees them, just loves them! And great person to deal with! I truly love ❤️ them so much!
Lois on Jan 19, 20225 out of 5 stars
just beautiful note cards they are very special ❤️ n will love to use them. Thank you so much!
ualwife on Jan 10, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful cards … subtle and perfect for what I was looking for!
Anne on Feb 17, 20215 out of 5 stars
The Chickadee print arrived quickly and is just what I was hoping for- a lovely black and white print that will look stand out even more in a black frame. Thank you
Monique on Nov 2, 20205 out of 5 stars
Rec’s super fast and it’s beautiful!! Fantastic experience overall!!!
Linda on Nov 30, 20185 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love this! I got it for my brother for Christmas and he will be so happy when he sees it! Thank you for this beautiful drawing... you rock!
Maggie on Nov 26, 20185 out of 5 stars
The most beautiful print, and the fastest shipping ever. I really truly appreciated the consideration of getting it to me in time to gift a friend. I highly recommend - so much talent. <3
l on Nov 1, 20185 out of 5 stars
Beautiful!! Well packaged and quickly delivered.
l on Nov 1, 20185 out of 5 stars
I purchased this art print and the night sky art print. They are both truly beautiful!! This artist is very talented. She is also very responsive. She replied to me right away, shipped my order earlier than expected, and packaged her beautiful drawings very well to arrive in perfect shape. Thanks!
About Back to the Drawing Board
Hello! Thank you for coming to check out our shop's story!
One thing I am frequently asked is "What is a 'Shawna app'? Can I get it on my phone and create art, too?"
I hate to disappoint you, but no, you cannot get it for your phone because I want to keep all the awesomeness to myself!
But in all seriousness, I am Shawna Apps, and yes, that is my real name.
I am the artist and owner of Back to the Drawing Board and the illustrator of The Adventures of Boathouse Mouse book series. I typically create pieces based on nature, including (but not limited to!) landscapes, the sky, and animals. I am currently obsessed with clouds and have been known to have my husband pull the car over on many occasions so I can photograph the sky so I can paint it later!
Creating art is my passion, and I hope to inspire wonder and joy in everyone who encounters my work.
Another thing I am asked is how I chose my business name. Well, it’s a bit of a funny story. We had a huge list of potential names, and none of them were feeling right to me. In a fit of frustration, I said to my husband that I had to go back to the drawing board and start all over again.
He looked at me quizzically, and said: “Why don’t you use that as your name?”
And so Back to the Drawing Board was born….and it is the absolute perfect name for my business. I am always going back, attempting to make my products better both in aesthetics and quality, trying to keep costs down for my customers while having fast turnaround time, reworking every aspect of what I do until it is the best it can be. Adding in the fun play on words is just the icing on the cake!
Do you do all the art yourself?
Yes I do. Every single piece available is created solely by me, but I do have an amazing team of people who help me behind the scenes:
My Tech Guy Extraordinaire is my amazing husband, Peter. He’s always fixing any issue I have as well as teaching me how to use my programs again and again. I wouldn’t have a single print or any of the Boathouse books finished if it wasn’t for his expertise!
My Design Consultant is my daughter, Paige. She is our oldest, and loves to help me figure out color combinations for jewelry, layouts for my booths at festivals, and any other design issues that may arise. She has an amazing eye for detail and is an asset to my team!
The Muscle Guys are my boys, Nathan and Ryan. They’re always ready and willing to help me cart supplies around or pack up from festivals. They have saved my back on countless occasions!
Thank you so much for visiting my shop. I put my heart and soul into every single piece I create, and every sale, favorite, or even visit makes my day! <3
I'm Shawna Apps, and I am the artist and owner of Back to the Drawing Board and the illustrator of the book series The Adventures of Boathouse Mouse. Creating art is my passion, and I hope to inspire wonder and joy in everyone who encounters my work!
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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
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