SmilingCatStudio

Whimsical animal face mugshot illustrations & art cards

Narrows, Virginia · 42 Sales

SmilingCatStudio

Whimsical animal face mugshot illustrations & art cards

Narrows, Virginia 42 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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Terri Fisher

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Terri Fisher

About

My Quest for a Creative Life

From the time I was a child, I've always been creative - drawing, crafting, embroidering, making. Though I enjoyed creating, the little voice in my head said that wasn't a place to make a career so I went hard left brain into engineering. Though I wouldn't trade the experiences I had in my first career, it wasn't fulfilling my creative side. The little voice told me to follow my dreams to architecture school. I left my job. I moved. I found love. I learned many things in architecture school, but mostly that I needed a life of creativity. Though I didn't become an architect, I've been leading a creative life since.

***Why Smiling Cat Studio?***

A smiling cat is happy and content with the world. My goal is to be as happy and content as a smiling cat and for me, that means releasing my creative expression through art and illustration.

Cats and their fellow members of the animal kingdom are also endlessly fascinating. Their curiosity and personalities provide all sorts of opportunities for humor and whimsy. I hope you'll find this joy in all of my work!

***Why Animals?***

For me, this was a logical extension of the linocut cats already in my shop. I'm an animal lover. The antics of animals are endlessly fascinating to me. Their curiosity and personalities provide so many opportunities for unlikely scenarios and awww! inspiring sweetness. Those scenarios provide for a multitude of humorous designs, sure to make an animal lover smile. I hope my art gives you as much joy as it does me!

***My Core Values***

CREATIVITY to design, to draw, to print, to paint, to use a needle and thread, to use my hands to explore a variety of different mediums and ways to explore my love of animals.

FREEDOM to use my day as I like: creating and tending to business, or taking a day off if I want to. The freedom of owning my own business means that I can make my own schedule and work on projects that excite me.

INTEGRITY in all aspects of my business and life: my product descriptions and photographs will reflect exactly what you are getting at exactly the price quoted. No substitutions. No unexpected price changes. What you see is what you get. And I will ship on schedule.

***My Goal***

My goal is to make my living from art and illustration. While I've had this Etsy shop since 2010, I got serious with a 2016 New Year's resolution to draw each day. I have drawn most every day since and posted that work on Instagram. Make Art That Sells, Creative Bug, the 100 Day Project, #ifdrawaweek, and the John C. Campbell Folk School have provided inspiration and instruction. You can see my portfolio at SmilingCatStudio.com. Contact me if you'd like to help me reach my goal!

***Elsewhere on Etsy***

Also check out my vintage shop, Smiling Cat Vintage (https://www.etsy.com/shop/SmilingCatVintage) where I'm purging family treasures.

Shop members

  • Terri Fisher

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Artist, writer, historic preservationist, and animal lover who enjoys all things creative

Shop policies

Last updated on July 15, 2018
Welcome and thank you for stopping by! If these policies do not answer all of your questions, please convo.

All items are made by me in a smoke free environment.

If you would like to special order cards or prints of any images you see in my shop or if you see a specific item you would like to order multiples of please contact me.

I am available to do custom, wholesale and consignment orders - please contact me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
All sales are final. However, if something arrives in less than perfect condition or gets lost, convo me and I'll replace it asap!

The buyer is responsible for all shipping if an item is returned. Requests for returns must be made within 14 days of receipt.

The item returned must be received and in perfect condition before a refund is issued. Refunds will not include return shipping charges, Etsy or PayPal fees. A $2 restocking fee will be charged.
Payment
I accept payments through Etsy and PayPal. Payment must be paid in full and have cleared before item is shipped.

Virginia residents will be charged 5.3% sales tax by me to keep it legal!

Etsy may charge sales tax in your state depending on your local internet sales laws.
Shipping
I pack all items to minimize the chance of damage during shipment. Unless otherwise specified, all items are shipped via USPS within 2 business days of payment domestically and internationally. Choose your location and Etsy's Calculated Shipping will estimate postage for you. At checkout, you can choose a shipping upgrade to meet your needs.

Shipping within the US always includes delivery confirmation. Customs forms track delivery for international shipping. Any duties, VAT, taxes or customs fees are the buyer's responsibility.

Shipping times vary by location, but items should arrive in 7-14 days. If an item has been delayed longer than that, please let me know. No refunds or replacements will be made for 6 weeks from mailing date on international orders to be sure that the package hasn't gotten stuck in customs. Once the package has left my hands, I am not responsible for shipping and customs delays.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items in my shop are original works. Artwork purchased is for personal use only. Seller retains all rights to the image, including reproduction, licensing and digital. Copyright is not transferred with purchase. Buyers may not use, alter, borrow, reproduce or redistribute the images in whole or part, without my consent and permission. Copyright is held by me.

I am available to do custom, consignment, and wholesale orders. Please convo for more information.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

*** Beware of a lot of legalese below for GDPR compliance. The crux is that I only have access to your name, postal address, email address, convos with me, and items ordered. I never have access to your payment information - Etsy does. I will never use your information to contact you unless it is related to your order. ***

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

1. Information I Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

2. Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

* as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
* if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
* as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

* Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
* Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
* Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
* Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

5. Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

* Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
* Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
* Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
* Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Terri Fisher, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at "terri at smilingcatstudio.com".

*If you need to access, correct or delete personal information held by Etsy, including payment information, you may contact Etsy at Etsy.com/help for assistance.