ElizabethOcean

unique watercolors and stylish magnetic paper dolls

Massachusetts, United States · 840 Sales

ElizabethOcean

unique watercolors and stylish magnetic paper dolls

Massachusetts, United States 840 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(358)

Announcement   Historical fashion, animals, folk tales, science fiction, and vegetables ....a totally logical combination of source material!

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Historical fashion, animals, folk tales, science fiction, and vegetables ....a totally logical combination of source material!

Elizabeth Ocean

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5 out of 5 stars
(358)
demmonsr

demmonsr on Apr 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm happy with this purchase. The magnets look like the pictures and are made from good quality material. I also appreciate the quirky drawings on the mailing envelope and receipt. :)

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My finished sketch for the first in a new series of crystal chapeau paintings done in the style of Marie Antoinette (5"x7" on tinted watercolor paper). The finished watercolor & gouache pieces will be available as originals & a very limited run of prints.
My rough sketch for the second in a new series of crystal chapeau paintings done in the style of Marie Antoinette. The finished watercolor and gouache pieces will be available as originals and a very limited run of prints. Coming soon!

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My rough sketch for the first in a new series of crystal chapeau paintings done in the style of Marie Antoinette. The finished watercolor and gouache pieces will be available as originals and a very limited run of prints. Coming soon!
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Historical fashion, animals, folk tales, science fiction, and vegetables ....a totally logical combination of source material!

I made my first paper dolls when I was eight years old so I probably shouldn’t be surprised that I’m making mostly costume-based art as a grownup. I took a circuitous path to get here, training in costume design and then working as a do-gooder lawyer. Thus I am now continually amazed to find myself creating quirkily beautiful art, and even more surprised that it can make a person I’ve never met smile.

My work is inspired by my varied background, my obsession with historical fashion and my experience with the power of clothes to transform the wearer into whomever she wants to be. That lesson comes from my time in theatrical design…and the fact that I am petite and non-threatening but when I walked into court in a suit people magically listened to me. My art is also filled with bright colors, happy creatures, and tasty things to eat. Despite my deep appreciation for artwork that reflects the darkness of the human spirit I often joke that if I tried to paint a monster it would just come out wearing a cute hat.

Now that I’ve made the transition back to art, I’m incredibly happy spending my days painting in my studio with my She-Ra action figure as my only coworker.

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  • Elizabeth Ocean

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    I am a former costume designer and do-gooder lawyer with a penchant for fashion history and mythology. I'm now an artist who loves creating beautiful and slightly strange watercolor paintings.

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Last updated on January 12, 2016
Thanks for your interest in Elizabeth Ocean Designs! Hope you enjoy taking a look around. I always welcome inquiries about custom, wholesale, or consignment orders.

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**Shipping: Orders are shipped via USPS within 3-5 business days of receiving payment. If you need a rush on your order please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate it. If the order is a gift just let me know and I will be sure to print an invoice with no prices. Orders will ship to the address that is provided to me at the time of sale. Please double check that this is the correct address! If this is not the address you wish to ship to please let me know ASAP. If you do not provide an alternate address and your order is returned to me after shipping to the Etsy address you will be responsible for any additional shipping costs.

**Buyer Happiness Pledge: Your satisfaction is my priority! If you are unhappy with your order for any reason please contact me within 7 days of receipt so I can attempt to resolve the problem. If you would like to return any part of your order you must return it within 14 days of receipt. The price of the item(s) will be refunded through Paypal; shipping costs are not refundable.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!
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**Buyer Happiness Pledge: Your satisfaction is my priority! If you are unhappy with your order for any reason please contact me within 7 days of receipt so I can attempt to resolve the problem. If you would like to return any part of your order you must return it within 14 days of receipt. The price of the item(s) will be refunded through Paypal; shipping costs are not refundable.

If you have any questions please contact me. Thank you again for your purchase!
-Elizabeth
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