Announcement Art, Drawings, Original Paintings, Art Prints, Photography Prints and Painting Prints. Welcome to Hardly Simple Designs by Rachel Arcishewsky Herrman. Explore the shop and get inspired!
Art, Drawings, Original Paintings, Art Prints, Photography Prints and Painting Prints. Welcome to Hardly Simple Designs by Rachel Arcishewsky Herrman. Explore the shop and get inspired!
Jacqulyn Carter on May 4, 2016
picture is lovely. the size is a little odd when you start looking for frames. Either have to have it made custom or look online.
kasey Paccagnella on Jan 24, 2016
so i had contacted hardly simple designs very list minute for a christmas gift and asked if she was able to get this photograph out the day of so i would have it on or before christmas. she was unable to since she was away, which is a million percent understandable and was able to send it out a couple days later. to my surprise the print was actually delivered two days BEFORE christmas! however between the mailman dropping the ball or some holiday thief i was unable to receive my package. i was on the phone 10+ times with usps trying to remedy this lost package situation. hardly simple designs kept in great contact with me throughout the battle (which is still unresolved) and gave me a really awesome discount on sending out a replacement parcel. the photograph was wrapped very well and looks amazing, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Lucie Hola Owens on Sep 15, 2015
I fell in love with the painting first time I saw, it is a powerful and beautiful artwork. Excellent customer service and fast delivery . Thank You : )
The Story of Hardly Simple Designs
Since high school, I (Rachel) have been painting. I've been creating much longer than that, but I did not have a real interest in painting until high school. I was really upset one day, the result of a boy (imagine that), and thought I need a way to express how hurt I am. So I bought what I thought were decent painting supplies, and painted until the wee hours of the morning. I couldn't believe it! I felt so much better! I thought to myself, this painting stuff is pretty cool, how come no one ever told me about this?
It was pretty much a domino effect from there. I would make a painting anytime I was upset. Then I started painting because it was fun. I continue to paint because I enjoy it, and I can express thoughts, ideas, and feelings through paint. Sometimes, it is just a good excuse to get together with friends and drink wine.
Art/Design have an amazing way of portraying a memory, feelings and all. I think about hiking in the mountains; the smells, the sounds, the fears, the happiness, and the freedom. Art is a way that I can tell that story.
The name Hardly Simple Designs came from a tattoo of mine, which came from an Alicia Key's song. The lyrics "Now it's hardly simple, it's just simply hard", resonated with me for some reason. I had the words "Hardly Simple" (in Polish) tattooed on my back. When it came time to pick a shop name, "Hardly Simple Designs" seemed to fit my often vast variety of paintings. Of course, "Rachel's Art" just didn't seem unique enough.
Today, I create and paint every chance I get. I live in beautiful Bellevue, Nebraska with my photographer husband and two massive german shepherds. Our home is constantly overflowing with artwork and photography, and I would not have it any other way. I am an IT nerd by day, and an artist always.
If you have any questions, feel free to message me anytime.
Have a Peaceful Day!
Owner, Maker, Designer
Thank you for taking the time to explore Hardly Simple Designs. All artwork is handmade by Rachel Arcishewsky Herrman. I hope you like what you see! I'd be happy to answer questions regarding any artwork, shop policies, or general information. If you are interested in a custom piece, please contact me.
© All artwork and product photos is copyright Hardly Simple Designs. The purchase of any painting or print does not transfer reproduction rights. Please do not use images without obtaining written permission from me first.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards