PivotHill

Simple, bright, and whimsical paintings and objects.

Oceanside, California | 43 Sales

PivotHill

Simple, bright, and whimsical paintings and objects.

Oceanside, California 43 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (12)
MacKenzie Tobias

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MacKenzie Tobias

Announcement    I LOVE custom orders! Please let me know if you would like something painted that you don't see listed. We can discuss ideas and pricing together.

Pivot Hill is the name of my mom's ‪‎westiepoo‬. He doesn't live with me, but I get to see him every time I visit their place. He's so energetic and sweet; qualities I like to include in my paintings, which is why you'll see so many fun and bright colors in them!

I'm so honored every time one of my pieces goes to a new home. I hope one finds its way into yours.

xoxo,
MacKenzie

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 17, 2016

I LOVE custom orders! Please let me know if you would like something painted that you don't see listed. We can discuss ideas and pricing together.

Pivot Hill is the name of my mom's ‪‎westiepoo‬. He doesn't live with me, but I get to see him every time I visit their place. He's so energetic and sweet; qualities I like to include in my paintings, which is why you'll see so many fun and bright colors in them!

I'm so honored every time one of my pieces goes to a new home. I hope one finds its way into yours.

xoxo,
MacKenzie

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Let me introduce myself!

Hi! 👋🏼
I feel like these are easier to read in list form:

1. My name is MacKenzie Tobias and I'm the artist behind Pivot Hill.

2. Pivot Hill is the name of my mom's ‪‎westiepoo‬. He doesn't live with me, but I get to see him every time I visit their place. He's so energetic and sweet; qualities I like to include in my paintings, which is why you'll see so many fun and bright colors in them!

3. I didn't plan to make this my job. I'm actually a licensed substitute teacher in suburban ‪‎Minneapolis‬. I've always enjoyed art and wanted to try painting something for my husband for our first anniversary (we were married September 20th, 2014). Knowing he loves to travel like I do, a watercolor map seemed like a good subject.
Once I finished the painting, I brought it to a local framing shop to have it framed, and one of their clients came in looking for an artist to paint a ‪‎watercolor‬ map while my art was spread out on the table! She loved mine and wanted one of her own.
After getting that first commission, I began to be challenged by clients who asked for things I didn't think I could do (like chinoiserie pumpkins), who pushed me to realize I could mayyyybeee do this for a living!
Before I knew it, I went from painting once for the first time in YEARS to selling dozens of my pieces to clients in the ‪‎Twin Cities‬ and a few here on Etsy‬. I'm seriously loving every second of this new journey and it's great that I can still work with kids as a sub when I'm not doing a commissioned piece.

4. You may notice that my shop has been around since 2012. I initially sold embroidered pillows and handmade home decor in my shop back when I was still in college. That never really took off and it was a lot to manage on top of schoolwork, so I closed in 2013. I reopened again in early 2015 to try selling pillows again, but quickly became frustrated with the process and lack of sales.
Maybe I'll add a few pillows to the collection down the line, but the love I have for sewing isn't as nearly as strong as my love for painting, so I'm sticking with this for now!
Bonus! Paint, paper, and brushes take up much less space than a sewing machine and stacks of fabric do.

5. My husband and I share a two bedroom apartment with our sweet senior rescue Pekingese, Chugs. We both work out of our second bedroom, so it gets a tad cramped at times (part of the frustration with sewing!), but he's seriously the best coworker. :)

6. I do fundraising for local animal rescues. Please contact me if you're interested in having me sell my work for your organization in the Twin Cities.

7. I owe everything I have to Christ my savior. I know all that's happened to me in the past few months isn't just luck, and I'm so thankful God put me here.

8. If you read all of this, you're amazing. Thanks so much for your support. I can't wait to paint for you!

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    Watercolor, Owner, Acrylic

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Last updated on October 18, 2017
Thank you so much for shopping at Pivot Hill!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
-I want you to be ecstatic with your purchase from me.

-If for any reason you are unhappy with your order, it may be returned within 10 days of delivery for a full refund minus the shipping fees.

-If you ordered a custom painting from me and it isn't what we agreed upon, I will cover the return shipping.

-However, If you ordered a print, you are responsible for return shipping.

-Please contact me ASAP if you have any concerns or if the art was damaged during shipping. I will replace or refund the damaged item once it has been returned to me.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
Payment
-I accept PayPal or credit cards.

-I do not accept cashier's checks or money orders.

-For those of you who are new to PayPal (or if you could use a refresher), this tutorial rocks!
Go to: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5270327
Shipping
-Please let me know as soon as possible if you have any issues! I want you to be totally happy with your purchase.

-Please make sure your Etsy address is correct when you check out. I will send all shipments to this address and NOT your PayPal address. I cannot be held responsible for any incorrect information given.

-Shipping rates include the cost of shipping, packaging, and handling. The cost you see on your package when it arrives is the cost of shipping alone. Envelopes and transportation to the post office cost money! ;)

PACKAGING
-Each print and painting (sized 9" x 12" and smaller) is lovingly packaged in a protective polypropylene storage bag, then shipped in a bubble envelope with recycled cardboard for stability.

-If you've ordered a larger print or painting from me, I will lay a large sheet of brown kraft paper over the artwork before rolling it up and shipping it in a sturdy cardboard mailing tube.

TIMING
-Prints are sent to their new homes 1-3 days after payment is received.

-Smaller original pieces (9" x 12" and smaller) will be sent 3-5 days after payment is received.

-Custom orders (such as custom pet paintings) and large paintings will take more time, but I will do my best to let you know how long.

-All items are shipped via USPS first class, which translates to about 2-5 days of travel time within the United States.

-If you need your package sooner, please message me and I can invoice you for faster shipping.