R V James Designs

Madison, Wisconsin

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Announcement    Colorful flowers, photographs, kaleidoscope patterns, and Wisconsin countryside inspire my original home decor


Last updated on Aug 9, 2020

Colorful flowers, photographs, kaleidoscope patterns, and Wisconsin countryside inspire my original home decor


R. V. James

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R. V. James


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About RVJamesDesigns

Sales 1,292
On Etsy since 2010

Most of my artwork is botanical, with designs based on my own photographs. This emphasis on plants is not surprising since my training and career were in botany, horticulture and plant pathology and I'm a dedicated (perhaps fanatic) gardener. Native wildflowers are favorite topics.

You'll find my designs created from photos I've taken, mostly in my garden, on ceramic mugs and tiles; hand screen printed note cards (many designs based on native wildflowers) and cards with my original botanical photographs – suitable for framing; also matted photos and prints. The mug and tile designs can be placed on either item so if you see a design on a mug but REALLY want it on a tile (or vice versa), let me know and I'll make what you want to buy, appear on this site as quickly as I can!

See a description of how I do screen printing at: http://rvjdesigns.com/screen%20printing.html

Additional examples of my work on my web site: http://rvjdesigns.com

Shop members

  • R. V. James with Roscoe, garden supervisor and general assistant

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Gardener and plant scientist. Madison native, UW-Madison graduate and Wisconsin Badger to the core! Wire fox terrier lover. Self-taught artist: screen printing, graphic design, photography and sublimation printing.

Production partners

  • ArtofWhere

    Montreal, QC

    ArtofWhere produces all items in their studio in Montreal Canada. They handle everything from printing through sewing, using my designs, in house. They offer a number of items on which my designs can be reproduced that are not available to me now.

  • Fine Art America

    Chicago, IL

    On demand printing from my original design on a variety of items.

  • Print on demand provider

    NY, United States

    Coordinates production of the product from my design.

  • Print on demand provider

    Lone Jack, MO

    Company coordinates with vendors around the world to produce and fulfill orders.

  • Port-to-Print

    Madison, WI

    My more complex computer graphics designs were impossible for me to reproduce with silk screen printing. I learned about creating art work for 4 color process printing, Pantone colors, and worked with Port-to-Print to produce these designs on cards.

  • Print on demand service

    Charlotte, NC

    Printing and fulfillment of my original designs

  • print on demand service

    San Francisco, CA

    print on demand service which creates a variety of products from a photo or design that I submit to them

  • large format banner printing

    Salt Lake, UT

    large format banner and flag printing from my design

  • Society6

    Santa Monica, CA

    Society6 offers my designs on a number of items that I cannot produce myself at present (due to lack of equipment and total lack of sewing skills). My designs are beautifully reproduced by them with accurate color and excellent craftsmanship.

  • Top Promotions

    Middleton, WI

    Since I can't do multiple color garment printing in my home studio, I work with a local business to reproduce my original Madison and Wisconsin inspired designs, created from my photos and imagination, on T shirts and sweat shirts.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 9, 2020
Thanks for visiting my shop! I have a lot of fun creating the things you see here and I hope you will find something you like.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Items in my shop are custom made, all purchases are final and items may not be returned (except if defective or damaged in shipping).

If you believe you purchase is defective or was damaged in shipping, please send me a photo, within 4 days of receipt, and an explanation of what was wrong. If it is one of the many items created for me from my design by a print on demand company, I will submit the photo to them to determine if they believe it warrants refund or replacement.

If one of my tiles or mugs is broken during shipping, please send me a photo of the broken pieces and I will replace the item at my expense.
I accept payment through Etsy direct payment and through PayPal – you don’t need to join PayPal but you do need a credit or debit card.

Wisconsin residents will be charged 5.5% state and county sales tax when they check out.

Sorry, I don't accept checks or money orders.
Items will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail as soon as possible - a longer time will be required for items requiring specially ordered supplies. PLEASE NOTE: shipping will be to the address you give to Etsy during the Etsy checkout (not your PayPal billing address).

Packaging: I make every effort to package items carefully so they will not be damaged in shipping.

International Shipping: a package may take additional time to get to you if it is slowed in customs. PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CUSTOMS FEES, TARIFFS, DUTIES, ETC. THAT YOUR PURCHASE MIGHT INCUR AT YOUR COUNTRY'S BORDER. I do not collect these fees or have any way to calculate them and am not responsible for these charges. For any additional information refer to your local customs agency.

Lost packages are rare, but it can happen. If you have not received your package within 4 weeks (US shipments) or 6 weeks (for international packages) I will replace it at no charge after that amount of time has passed. Please contact me if your order hasn't come in a reasonable time.