ClairesArtOddities

Creative Cards and Mert-goods

Berkeley, California · 20 Sales

ClairesArtOddities

Creative Cards and Mert-goods

Berkeley, California 20 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Claire

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Announcement   Endearing and uniquely special cards for all occasions

And get your copy of Mert the Anxious Evergreen here

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 19, 2015

Endearing and uniquely special cards for all occasions

And get your copy of Mert the Anxious Evergreen here

Claire

Contact shop owner

Claire

Fox in Snow Long Postcard
Fox in Snow Long Postcard
$2.50
Friendship Post Card
Friendship Post Card
$2.00
Mert the Anxious Evergreen Book
Mert the Anxious Evergreen Book
$15.00
Humorous Weevil Card
Humorous Weevil Card
$4.00
I'm Sorry / Apology Card
I'm Sorry / Apology Card
$4.00
Gift Wrap Your Claire's Art Oddities Purchase!
Gift Wrap Your Claire's Art Oddities Purchase!
$5.00

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dayzmom85

dayzmom85 on Aug 18, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Great having the flexibility to pick whichever cards strike my fancy or for what I am in need of. I always like to have several all occasion cards on hand and Claire's designs fit the bill. Would love more landscape cards!!

dayzmom85

dayzmom85 on Apr 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love this greeting card! The landscape is done is such bright and vivid colors that they are sure to bring a smile to the receiver of these greeting cards. I only wish Claire, the artist, created other landscapes so I could buy more!

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About

Distinctive greeting cards, one illustrated storybook, and various cheerful odds & ends

I started this Etsy shop while living in Brooklyn to supplement my income as a touring musician with The Bowmans. A lot of these sketches were made on the road, often when I'd be missing a person.

I paint, print, slice, and package everything from my sunny apartment in Berkeley, CA surrounded by a couple junipers and a big oak tree, which are frequented by crows and squirrels.

This is where I created Mert. Mert is the main character of the holiday book I wrote and illustrated about an anxious evergreen trying to save his home. You can order the book right here in my shop! Some of my cards feature characters from "Mert the Anxious Evergreen," but work great as stand-alone greetings.

When I signed up with a student law clinic, I thought I was trademarking the book's characters, but I ended up with Mert, the brand! Mert TM now represents all my art cards and "paper products." I plan to add prints, postcards, and original artworks, including the currently sold-out paper mache critters.

Thanks for visiting my shop!

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  • Claire

    Owner, Maker, Creator

    I was born in Iowa and schooled in Pittsburgh and Baltimore (in philosophy and psychology). Then, I switched gears, moved to Brooklyn, and hit the road touring with my twin sister in our band called "The Bowmans" for eight years. Now I art!

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Last updated on March 18, 2011

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