RustiLee

RUSTI LEE ARTS Whimsical Art for the Young at Heart

Bermuda Dunes, California · 523 Sales

RustiLee

RUSTI LEE ARTS Whimsical Art for the Young at Heart

Bermuda Dunes, California 523 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(133)

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Rusti Lee

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Announcement   Hand painted whimsical home & children's decor items and clothing. Specializing in custom art, knobs, photo frames, unique signs, leash holders, boxes, address signs, whimsical clothing and more. Every item in my store is hand made exclusively by me, Rusti Lee. I love creating new products so please ask if you don't see something you are looking for because I will create it just for you!

Announcement

Hand painted whimsical home & children's decor items and clothing. Specializing in custom art, knobs, photo frames, unique signs, leash holders, boxes, address signs, whimsical clothing and more. Every item in my store is hand made exclusively by me, Rusti Lee. I love creating new products so please ask if you don't see something you are looking for because I will create it just for you!

Rusti Lee

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Rusti Lee

Candy TISSUE BOX with Chocolate and Lollipops
$44.99
ADDRESS NUMBER Colorful Rooster Sign 6x23
$84.99
ADDRESS NUMBER Brown Cute Dog Theme Sign 6x23
$89.99
Thin Mint Chocolate COOKIE SANDWICH Wooden KNOB
$17.99
CARD SUIT Square TISSUE Box Game Room Decor
$33.99
Pirate Map Dimmer Switch Plate COVER
$25.99
Cowboy Western Horse Knob
$18.99
Cowboy Western Sheriff Badge Knob
$18.99
Pirate Treasure Chest Knob
$14.99
Pirate Message In a Bottle Knob
$14.99
Purple Dahlia Flower Light Switch Cover
$19.99
Sugar and Spice CUPCAKE Toggle Switch Cover
$19.99
Hawaiian Hibiscus WELCOME Sign 24 X 10
$134.99
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5 out of 5 stars
(133)
huntervincoy

huntervincoy on Nov 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My custom sign is exactly what I wanted. Thank you thank you Rusti. Not to mention it was a pleasure working with you. I used Etsy for the first time and you turned me into a fan.

gailwhite

gailwhite on Nov 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The customized sign came today and is fabulous! I'll look forward to giving it as a gift at Christmastime. Rusti Lee was great to work with and very accommodating. Thanks so much for your attentiveness and creativity!

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About

Whimsical Art for the Young at Heart

The Story Behind the Whimsy.

If you have met me then you know I am a bit of a character, so is my husband…and definitely my kids. Heck even my dog and cats are crazy! We enjoy life, even with all its lumps; we still find a reason to find humor in things.

My art reflects my whimsical and humorous side. If someone can look at my art and smile, then I feel I am doing my part in the world to bring joy. Let’s face it life can be really difficult at times. I am a perfect example of that.

When I was 20 years old, I was in a pretty serious car accident that has left me to suffer from chronic pain in my hands, neck and shoulders. I haven’t worked a “conventional” job since I was 24 due to the pain. I had a hard time during that period because I was in the process of getting my BA in Fine Art. Since then I have had multiple surgeries and continue to get treatment for pain. It was a terrible realization that the thing I loved the most, art, was probably never going to be more than a hobby due to the pain. I used to do these dramatic, large, extremely details oil paintings. Unfortunately the pain in my hand keeps me from doing that type of work anymore. I have been known to tape paint brushes to my hand, so it wasn't for a lack of trying!

Flash forward to the year 2009 when I opened my little shop of whimsy! I was married (and I still am) and had two beautiful boys (and I still have those two, as well) when I had the proverbial light bulb click on, maybe I couldn't do the art I used to do but that doesn't mean I couldn't paint at all. What I had realized was that my interests had changed. I guess it was being around my kids and their love of color and fun, but when I started coming up with art concepts each one was not dramatic and over the top, instead they were just FUN.

One of my fist knob designs was my cookie knobs. I mean, how cute are they? Knobs that look like cookies…I was over the moon at how clever I was. Then other ideas just started flowing. I was up to my ears in color and fun. My poor husband couldn't get a wink of sleep because I would wake him every time I finished a new product or had a new idea. I have over 500 products so you could imagine all the times I woke him. He rolls with the punches, but in the morning he would never remember so, of course, I would show him again! He’s my biggest fan and it’s our tradition, so I will probably never stop doing it.

Do I still have pain? Sure I do, but I will never let it keep me from living, and loving, life. Is my art the most practical? I understand that a mass produced, plastic, wall switch plate will cover the outlet just as effectively as one of my hand painted, whimsical, delightful and colorful switch plates. But let’s face it, for a few buck more…which would YOU rather have?! Each time you switch on a light, open a drawer, look at your wall, take out a tissue, open a box, place a photo in my frame I will have brought YOU a touch of whimsy and color into your life.

So now you know the story behind my whimsy and why I love what I do. I encourage you to find the whimsy in your life and every time you purchase an item from me, Rusti Lee, you are embracing your desire to find the “silver lining” in this crazy thing we call LIFE!

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  • Rusti Lee Hanlon Ferejian

    Owner, Artist

    I am a third generation artist on my mother's side. I love to create whimsical at for those who are young at heart!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 12, 2013
Greetings! My name is Rusti and I am the proud owner and sole artist of Rusti Lee Arts. Visit my Bio to find out more about me. Please feel free to look at all my items featured on Etsy as well as at my shop www.rustileearts.com. All items are handmade with love and devotion by me, Rusti Lee. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what I do. I am always creating new ideas. I try to post all my new ideas as soon as I can, and rest assured, I always have something in the works. So make sure you visit my store OFTEN to see my new stuff. I never know where I find my inspiration, and would love to be inspired by YOU! If you have an idea that you would like me to create or would like me to create something JUST FOR YOU...let me know!

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I accept Pay Pal and credit cards. Taxes will be charged if purchased in California. All my items are custom made to order, there fore I will start working on your order as soon as it is received by my system. Because of that there is no cancellation policy. However, if you need to contact me before you purchase the items, please do and I can answer any questions you might have.
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I offer standard shipping and priority mail. I can also ship internationally.
Refunds and Exchanges
My items are custom made to order, there for I am not able to offer refunds.
Additional policies and FAQs
All information obtained from you will be gaurded and NEVER sold or given to another company or person. I value my customers and will make sure you are happy with my products and services as I want us to have a long history together!