Announcement Welcome to Rock In a Heart Place. I make whimsical art that just makes you feel good! This includes Fairy Doors, Mixed-media Collages, Polymer Clay Shrines, ACEOs, Matchbox Art, and gorgeous Pinwheel Greeting Cards.
Welcome to Rock In a Heart Place. I make whimsical art that just makes you feel good! This includes Fairy Doors, Mixed-media Collages, Polymer Clay Shrines, ACEOs, Matchbox Art, and gorgeous Pinwheel Greeting Cards.
- All 134
- Fairy Doors/Tooth Fairie 26
- ACEOs/ framed ACEOs 27
- Matchbox/Ornament/Frames 20
- Greeting Cards/Gift Tags 22
- Jewelry/CardCases/Mirror 13
- Original Canvas Collage 18
- Supplies 3
- Misc 2
Karen on Mar 9, 2017
So unique! I collect aceos so this is perfect! I put part of the enclosed magnet on a clear plastic sleeve, so I can change pictures with ease! Thanks!
I create colorful, whimsical art that just makes you feel good to look at it.
I was a typical creative kid; always drawing, painting, cutting, gluing. My wise and wonderful mom made sure I always had supplies. Determined to make the most of my creativity she was always challenging me. If I wanted, say, a new bed for my doll she'd say, “Let's make one” and out would come our stash of boxes, toilet paper rolls, string, wooden spools, and the like. By high school I was making more than half my wardrobe, helping her upholster furniture and creating wall art. Thanks to her, that “make it yourself” attitude remains with me to this day.
Like my mother, I became a teacher. It's a very creative job and was a good fit. I really did love it. In '99 I took a leave of absence to care for my aging parents. While on leave I fell in love with rubber stamping, ACEOs and mixed-media art. It was during this time that I started experimenting with microbead collage. I've refined my technique over the years and now consider it one of my signature styles. I never tire of it. I say in my listings that it looks “like jewelry on paper” and it really does!
Eventually I went back to work teaching kindergarten. That was when I learned about the Urban Fairies of Ann Arbor, Michigan. I was smitten! A few of my students had Fairy Doors at home and told me the most imaginative stories about the antics of the fairies living with their families. I knew making Fairy Doors was in my future. Gradually, my interest in spending time following my bliss overwhelmed my desire to keep teaching and I took early retirement.
Rock In a Heart Place (named for my love of heart shaped rocks) was born from the desire to live a more creative life. I'm as busy now as I was when I taught school. I'm relishing my freedom to make whatever I want, when I want. I like my work! Its whimsical and fun and comes from the heart. I firmly believe in my tag line: it's “Art that just makes you feel good”. I'm very dedicated to my shop and have very high standards. My goal is to offer quality goods at affordable prices, along with excellent customer service. I truly appreciate my customers and consider many of them part of my Etsy family.
Mom would be proud.
Owner, Maker, Designer, AKA: Me, Myself And I.
My home is in Boise, Idaho, but now that my husband and I are retired we spend even more time at our cabin in the mountains, where I have a studio in the loft. I spend as much time making things outdoors as I possibly can.
All items come from a smoke-free environment. I do, however, have a spoiled cat. She generally stays off my work space, but parks herself directly in front of my computer monitor in a deliberate bid for attention. And I cave every time. I tell you this because I can't guarantee that a single cat hair won't make it into your packaging, though to my knowledge this has never happened.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Please be sure you have the correct shipping information both on PayPal and Etsy.
Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Unless prearranged, payment is due upon purchase. Transactions unpaid after 24 hours will be cancelled through Etsy and items relisted unless you have communicated with me regarding payment.
I do ask that SPECIAL ORDERS be paid for up front. I will create a RESERVED listing for you to purchase. The listing photo may not feature your exact item, but the text will describe the order. This will serve as our contract.
Idaho residents are subject to 6% sales tax.
I have an unusual situation in that I have two homes and go back and forth each week. I keep 90% of my stock with me at all times, but, alas, some items have to be left at home. You may have to wait a few extra days for these items. This extra time (3-5 days) is reflected in the shipping times for those particular items.
I use First Class Mail whenever possible and prefer to recycle packing materials when I can. I do, however, purchase boxes in convenient sizes and hope that you, too, will recycle. Convo me if you would like to purchase delivery confirmation or insurance.
I do charge a small handling fee above the actual shipping cost to cover my shipping supplies and a tad bit for my time. However, excessive shipping and handling generated by the system on purchase of multiple items will be refunded.
Refunds and Exchanges
Buyer is responsible for any return shipping fees (unless item is defective). Items must be returned in the condition they were received.
Cancellations are possible as long as the order has not shipped, but since I sometimes ship on the same day as the order is received, please notify me ASAP.
Additional policies and FAQs
It only makes sense, that water, too, is the enemy. My necklace pendant trays are metal, but the microbead collages themselves have a paper backing that could be damaged if gotten wet. So, don't do what I did...forget you have it on and get into the shower! (It didn't ruin it, but it COULD have).