TheGreenerPastures

whimsical illustrations and paper goods

Athens, Greece · 58 Sales

TheGreenerPastures

whimsical illustrations and paper goods

Athens, Greece 58 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner Hi and thank you for stopping by!
i am taking a much needed loooong right now but the shop will be open again on the 10th of September. Wishing you a great summer!
Virginia.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 11, 2018

Hi and thank you for stopping by!
i am taking a much needed loooong right now but the shop will be open again on the 10th of September. Wishing you a great summer!
Virginia.

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About

it all makes sense now

Hi there!

I am Virginia Diakaki, the artist behind The Greener Pastures.

I am also Sophia's mom, a stage designer, a playwright and the owner of a crazy dog named Satsi. I love life’s irony, black humor, strange people and the good old times.

I started painting about ten years ago on a piece of wood board I found lying around the house.

I had never dreamed that ten years later my house would be filled with painted wood boards and that I would be selling my art.

I am always amazed with the way things that seem unimportant in the beginning, end up playing such an important role in ones life.

Painting for me now is the time when I am most happy. I close my little studio door, put some music on and off I go!

All of my work reflects the state of mind I am when I make it and I feel very connected with each illustration.

Artistically my work is highly inspired by Victorian imagery, vitriolic humor, Art Nouveau as well as antique Japanese illustrations, tarot cards and anything quirky that draws my attention.

I use symbols and animals to interpret human nature, together with thoughts transformed into words.

All of these conspire in order to depict human and familiar situations through a bitter-sweet filter balancing between childhood innocence and a dark fairy tale. My goal is to provoke, puzzle but also amuse the viewers of my work.

Thank you for taking the time to read 'The Greener Pasture's ' little story. I hope you enjoyed it. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me for any questions or specifications.

Kind regards,
Virginia

Virginia Diakakis was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She studied Graphic and Interior design in Greece, subsequently stage design in the Fine Arts Academy in Florence, Italy.

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  • Virginia Diakaki

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    Hi i am Virginia, the artist behind The Greener Pastures. I am also Sophia's mom, a stage designer, a playwright and the owner of a crazy dog named Satsi. I love life’s irony, black humour, strange people and the good old times.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 18, 2015
Thank you for shopping at TheGreenerPastures! in my shop you can find whimsiacal animal art, papergoods and more. everything is made by hand and with loads of love!
if you have any questions, please do send me a message, either through Etsy, or you can email me at diakakivirginia [!at] yahoo.gr

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
if i am personally responsible for something that went wrong, I will offer a refund, an exchange or a credit towards future purchases. Unfortunately, I cannot accept returns based on customer input errors nor do I hold any responsibility for damage or loss due to improper handling in the postal system.
Payment
Payment may be made through PayPal, which I believe makes life easy by being fast and secure. Remember you don't need to have a PayPal account to use this option, simply press this option and follow the link to pay by credit card. Orders will not be dispatched until they have been paid for. Orders not paid for within 3 days via Paypal will be cancelled.

Please ensure that your address matches the one provided on PayPal.

Customers in GREECE can also pay by bank deposit. Please convo me so I can give you my account details. Your order will not be dispatched until payment is made into my account. Payment is expected within 3 days if you choose this method, otherwise the order will be cancelled.
Shipping
Purchases will be packaged with great attention to detail to ensure your goods arrive in tip-top condition.

I aim to ship within 3 days of all final payments for my products. (excluding weekends, strikes, public holidays and other special occasions ).

Living in Greece I shall be using the Greek Postal system. PLEASE NOTE THAT I SEND TO THE ADDRESS GIVEN ON THE ETSY ORDER FORM, SO PLEASE ENSURE THAT THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT YOUR PARCEL SENT TO!
On average, parcels within Greece tend to take 7-10 days within Europe 10-15 days and approx. 15-20 days for the US.

My shipping costs refer to regular post (except if differently stated in a specific listing) and include packaging costs. if you prefer your purchase to be send registered, please convo me and i will upgrade the shipping cost.

The buyer and/or recipient is responsible for any customs fees, taxes, dues, etc. that are charged upon at the arrival or delivery of their order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please keep in mind every computer displays colors differently. there might be a slight difference in color.

If interested in wholesale feel free to contact me for further information.