StudioMiradero :: mixed media art and photography

Santa Barbara, California | 163 Sales


StudioMiradero :: mixed media art and photography

Santa Barbara, California 163 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Welcome to StudioMiradero, featuring unique small original mixed media art and fine art photography by Janet Reid. Vintage photos and authentic ephemera are both the inspiration and materials for my work.

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Last updated on May 15, 2018

Welcome to StudioMiradero, featuring unique small original mixed media art and fine art photography by Janet Reid. Vintage photos and authentic ephemera are both the inspiration and materials for my work.

You can also find me on:


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herbEncaustic wax, vintage photos and ephemera...all the things I love. It was a joy doing this piece. Just listedherb
violin I love working small sometimes. This little original collage painting measures 12x4 and brings back my memories of playing the violin as a child. A sweet little piece of art that is ready to hang or perch in a shelf. Just listed hearts
herbI do love putting birds in my art. This one has a few I did using a handmade stamp I made myself. “Fly Away Home” was just listed in the shopherb
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My creative story starts with a disaster...

I have always loved art, loved to paint and draw as a child. In college my major was Art History, such a lovely way to study about history through the eyes of artists of each time period. But alas, practicality edged in and I combined my love of learning and sharing and became a teacher. For the past 44 years I have been an educator--a classroom teacher, an owner of a center for dyslexic children and adults, and the last 26....a dream job. I have been a school librarian for a small country school in the foothills of beautiful Santa Barbara. Books, teaching, children. Nothing better. In June of 2015 I retired and have returned home to my art.

But the 2008 my house burned in a raging wildfire. Somehow I managed to grab a few boxes and in those boxes were seven old photos of myself as a child. All the other pictures burned, all my family photos of my parents and grandparents, along with those from my childhood. But there were those seven. In the last year, having recovered from the disaster--I now live in a lovely little place on a street lined with Jacaranda trees, (a much safer location, I might add)--I began thinking of those photos and it seemed they needed to be “honored” in some way and I thought, why not combine that idea with doing something else I’ve always wanted to do--art.

I started with one, the one of me in a hula skirt at age four, and it was so healing, not to mention fun, that I kept going and then found myself searching for old photos and vintage ephemera, wanting to combine them in interesting ways.

My studio is a small one as befits my art. When I am working, the world falls away and when I come back to it, I am refreshed. I love the search for the materials I use in my art almost as much as the creating. Old photos spark stories. What was happening the moment the shot was taken? What was in the photographer's mind? And why has this photo found its way into my hands, now, to be made into art? I love the beautiful, careful script on old papers, such a contrast to our quick and busy communications today. Each of my pieces is a story made visual.

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Last updated on May 15, 2018
Studio Miradero

Welcome to my Etsy Shop. I hope you enjoy my mixed media art and fine art photography. I love old photos and vintage ephmera and combining them in interesting ways. You'll find original art and affordable prints.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I want you to love your artwork! If for any reason you aren't satisfied with your purchase, please notify me immediately. You may return the artwork, packed in its original box and packing, if done so within 7 days for a full refund. You are, however, responsible for return shipping charges.

Should your order arrive damaged, please contact me right away and we can work something out.

After 1 week, all sales are considered final.
Studio Miradero accepts Etsy Direct Checkout, Paypal, and Etsy gift cards.
Items are carefully packaged and shipped USPS Priority Mail and US First Class Mail International. Items will be shipped after payment is received. Tracking information will be sent via an Etsy shipping notification upon shipment.

Please make sure your Etsy address is current. I will be using it for shipping unless a different address is requested.

All international orders ship via USPS First Class International. If the actual shipping is less than the posted amount I'll refund the difference if it is over $1.

International orders shipping USPS First Class International do not include delivery confirmation or tracking. The *average* transit time for International delivery is around 3-4 weeks, however shipping times vary greatly depending on your location, proximity to major holidays, and your local postal service.

Sometimes international shipments are held at your local post office for pickup (not just dropped at your doorstep), so please be sure to check there if you are waiting on your order... often they forget to leave you a note.

Depending on your country, additional customs charges, fees or taxes may be due upon receipt of your package. Customs fees, taxes, tariffs or duties that may be incurred at the time of delivery are not included and are the responsibility of the buyer. As part of this responsibility, please note that I cannot accommodate requests to mark shipments as “gifts” to avoid custom fees, taxes, tariffs, or other duties.
Additional policies and FAQs
My house is pet free and smoke free. I do retain the copyright to all my artwork. It is not sold with the piece.

At the present time, I do not do custom orders.
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Information We Collect

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

Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It

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

1) As needed to provide our services, such as when we use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;

2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. We use your information as necessary to comply with our obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you our services and comply with our obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

Data Retention

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

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:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our 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.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Janet Reid, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at janetsreid [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:

Janet Reid
2727 Miradero Dr. #110
Santa Barbara, CA 93105