MstivShop

Adorable critter drawings and more.

Los Angeles, California · 1 Sale

MstivShop

Adorable critter drawings and more.

Los Angeles, California 1 Sale On Etsy since 2014

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Mstiv

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Announcement   Welcome to MstivShop where ugly things become cute and cute things become cuter. Critters are hand-drawn in Adobe Illustrator. If you don't see something you'd like, ask me. I might be willing to draw it. Thanks for stopping by.

Announcement

Welcome to MstivShop where ugly things become cute and cute things become cuter. Critters are hand-drawn in Adobe Illustrator. If you don't see something you'd like, ask me. I might be willing to draw it. Thanks for stopping by.

Mstiv

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Mstiv

About

It all started with a quilt.

I got a patchwork quilt with all of my favorite colors, the colors you see in my shop. I also had a great deal of vacant wall space, so I decided to draw some animals with the colors of my quilt. The red bird was the first one I did, which is why it's the logo for my shop.

Not long after I hung some of my animals in my bedroom, a friend of mine with a four year old asked me if I could print some for her. Another friend suggested that I should sell them.

About a year ago, I opened a Redbubble shop just to see if there was any interest. Over a hundred thousand views and several hundred sales later, here I am on Etsy selling my prints directly to you.

The funny thing is, I no longer have the quilt. It only lasted about a year before my dog and cat destroyed it. Those critters are hell on linens.

Since I'm also a blogger, I've written in-depth about my creative process. You can see step by step how I created the giraffe...

http://fishofgold.net/2013/02/18/how-to-make-a-giraffe-101/

The crab...
http://fishofgold.net/2013/11/22/how-to-draw-a-crab/

The turtle...
http://fishofgold.net/2014/01/27/from-lima-beans-to-turtles/

The possum...
http://fishofgold.net/2014/02/04/winning-possums/

The goat...
http://fishofgold.net/2014/02/04/winning-possums/

And the walrus.
http://fishofgold.net/2014/09/16/i-am-the-walrus/

Shop members

  • Mstiv

    Owner, Creator

    Hello, I'm Mstiv. I pronounce it like Miss Tiv, but you can call me what you like. I'm a graphic designer, fine artist, writer and blogger. I live in Los Angeles, California with a cat and a dog who hog my bed.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 10, 2014
Welcome and thanks for stopping by.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
REFUNDS
Since I custom make the print for you, I cannot accept returns. That said, I want to make you happy. Are you not happy? Please contact me and we'll work it out.

DAMAGE
I ship in sturdy cardboard envelopes with a double layer of cardboard inside. 13 x 19 prints ship in mailing tubes. However, sometimes, the Post Office still manages to break things. If that's the case, file a claim with USPS and I'll send you another one.

LOSS
In the unlikely event that your item is lost in the mail, I will resend it after a reasonable amount of time has passed to make sure it's permanently lost and not just slow (4 weeks US, 6 weeks international), provided that you file a claim with USPS. I'm not responsible for items lost due to wrong address.
Payment
PAYMENT
I accept PayPal, credit and debit cards, Etsy gift cards and other international payment methods where available.

COUPON CODES
Buy two or more prints and get $5 off. Use the coupon code 2FOR25 at checkout.

CANCELLATIONS
If your order hasn't shipped yet, contact me. Keep in mind that I'm charged a fee by PayPal for canceled orders, so be nice. Once the order has shipped, there are no cancellations and shipping costs are always non-refundable.
Shipping
ADDRESS
I use the address that Etsy gives me, so make sure that your information is correct, please. If you want me to ship to a different address, please let me know during the check out process.

PROCESSING TIME
Orders won't be processed until payment is received. Packages will be sent as soon as humanly possible. 99% of the time, processing will take about a day, depending on the day and time you order, e.g., if you order on Friday at 5pm PST, don't expect your order to go out until Monday.

SHIPPING IN THE UNITED STATES
I ship first class through the United States Postal Service (2-5 days for most places in the US) from the west coast.

SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES
I ship first class through the United States Postal Service from California. It takes longer to mail outside of the US depending on how far away you are. I can't give an exact time frame, because USPS doesn't give an exact time frame. It takes less than 2 weeks for most places in the world, unless you live undersea or on top of Mount Everest.

Priority Mail upgrades are available for domestic and international shipping.

DELIVERY CONFIRMATION
Orders include a delivery confirmation where available. Check this list to see if your country gets them: https://www.etsy.com/shipping/us/help/international-first-class-mail#additional-services Either way, you'll get an email when your package is shipped.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS
You don't like the background color in the picture? No problem! Click on "Request a custom order" on any listing and we'll talk.

MATERIALS
I use natural-fiber, acid free, light fast, water resistant, 95% white, archival paper, and ink that has a life expectancy of 300 years. I haven't been printing for 300 years though, so I can't tell you how true that is. I can say that I've had some of my own prints framed and hanging in my sunny southern California home for a few years and they still look as good as when I printed them. Design and materials are made in the USA if that sort of thing is important to you.

COLORS
I print directly from the file you see on the listing, but color may be different or less saturated than what you see on your computer depending on your monitor settings. I'm not responsible for color variance.

SIZE
I have three sizes available:
• 5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.78 centimeters)
• 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 centimeters)
• 13 x 19 inches (33 x 48.26 centimeters)

If you would like a 13 x 19 inch print of any of the items you see in my shop, send me a message. I don't have it on the listing, but I will print a large format print of anything you see here.

Mats are 8 x 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm) with a 4.5 x 6.5 inch (11.43 x 16.51 cm) opening. They are bevel cut, acid-free, 4-ply thick (about 1.4 mm or 1/16 inch) with a white core. The backing boards are about the same thickness as the mat.

CONTACT
Problems, concerns, custom order questions, hate/love mail, and pretty much anything but spam can be directed to pterofish at gmail dot com.

OTHER PRODUCTS
Would you like a pillow or a mug? How about a sticker? You can get one here! http://www.redbubble.com/people/mstiv

FINE PRINT
Please don't use my art for commercial purposes without permission. That's just not nice.

All items are original artworks licensed to MstivShop.