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Kristina on Sep 27, 2016
Pets and beyond
Late one evening in the winter of 2011, I was sitting on my couch, eating bonbons, watching episodes of Arrested Development. A blustery wind rattled my windows, and I pulled my afghan closer around myself. I glanced around my studio. Paint sat unopened. Pens were nestled into an old pickle jar, not one dried up from use. My sewing machine, covered in an old pillowcase, haunted the corner. Something needed to change. The grey winter was creeping over my studio, lulling me into couch potato hibernation.
As I went to stash the bonbons back in my kitchen, my eye paused over a small photograph tucked into a magnet sleeve on my refrigerator. Henrietta, a friend's cat, glared out behind wispy white eyebrows. I snatched it off the fridge, grabbed a few of my pens, rummaged in the drawer for my watercolors, and started my first pet portrait. GoodAfternoonan became my new year's resolution, and a few months later I was making many pet owners smile. When it's grey, you only need a little bit of color to brighten things back up.
More about my home decorating style from when my apartment was featured on the Etsy Blog: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/get-the-look-decor-city-dweller/
I am both a crafter and pet-lover, which is why I began GoodAfternoonan. I personally hand make each custom pet portrait, doodle and magnet, including all packaging, in my 107 year old house in St. Louis, MO.
Odessa is a pesky little old lady cat that bites at my feet and throws my papers off the table while I'm working. She owns and occupies a vintage leather chair in the corner and supervises most everything that happens in GoodAfternoonan.
If Yanni were in highschool, he would be considered the class clown. He is our studio's constant comic relief from the stress of running a home studio. He can often be found hiding behind a corner, preparing to pounce.
North Carolina, United States
For any items such as pillows or softie ornaments, I get my original designs printed on fabric.
Find GoodAfternoonan at the following upcoming market!
Lemp Brewery Swap Meet
Lemp Brewery, 3500 Lemp Ave
St Louis, MO
Apr 24–Nov 27
Hybrid farmers market, flea market & artisan market in south city, every first and last Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Held inside the Lemp Brewery near Cherokee Street.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Digital downloads
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Do you offer wholesale?
I do offer wholesale of Goodafternoonan items. Please contact me directly through my shop for more information.
Can I get a custom item of my pet?
I love taking custom requests for pillows, portraits and even buttons. I also welcome customization for colors of my current items. To purchase a custom pet portrait, button, or pillow, check out my "Custom" section in my shop or contact me directly.
Do you offer combined shipping?
I do! Combined shipping calculates automatically when you add more than one item to your cart.
This is a gift. Can you include a note from me?
I'm more than happy to include a personalized note for your gift. Simply let me know what you'd like me to say in the note in the "note to seller" section at checkout.