TheGypsyTitmouse

The Gypsy Titmouse

San Rafael, California 63 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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TheGypsyTitmouse

The Gypsy Titmouse

San Rafael, California | 63 Sales

Jessica Sikora

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Jessica Sikora

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    Announcement    The Gypsy Titmouse is art created by Jessica Sikora. Original paintings, prints and wearable art. Welcome and have a look around!

    I hope you love and enjoy the treasures that you find here. If you are not completely happy with your purchase I will happily make sure any issues, within my ability, are resolved promptly.

    Want to see more art? Check out my website at www.thegypsytitmouse.com.

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    Announcement

    The Gypsy Titmouse is art created by Jessica Sikora. Original paintings, prints and wearable art. Welcome and have a look around!

    I hope you love and enjoy the treasures that you find here. If you are not completely happy with your purchase I will happily make sure any issues, within my ability, are resolved promptly.

    Want to see more art? Check out my website at www.thegypsytitmouse.com.

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    About TheGypsyTitmouse

    Sales 63
    On Etsy since 2011

    ​“Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams” – Peter Beagle

    Imagination is not as valued as it should be and I hope to do my part to promote it. I want to enhance the quality of life by reminding us to daydream.

    When I’m able to escape to a place of fantasy I feel comfortable and grounded. I despise technology and feel awkward in this time. I don’t believe this is the true reality – not the way we were supposed to live. I paint where and who I would love to be.

    My paintings almost always start with a very thoughtful plan and they evolve into their own story. Each item and pattern in the composition is chosen with care and purpose. My painting technique however is more spontaneous and intuitive. I layer colors and play with the paint until I achieve the look and feel that speaks to me. I am a self-taught artist and I’ve yet to determine if my technique is unusual or traditional.

    When I first started painting my most profound influence was the Fauvist movement (les Fauves - French for "the wild beasts") I loved the emotion, colors and unique way of looking at familiar, everyday things. Now my work is not as obviously emotional. I try to express emotion and passion in a more subtle way that is felt deeper the more you gaze at the piece.

    Art can help us pay tribute to the good in life and process the difficult. I hope to express the difficult feelings and sadness we all face while also celebrating the fun, sweet, beautiful and romantic.

    What is behind the name "The Gypsy Titmouse"?

    I have been fascinated with gypsies for as long as I can remember. I blame this on my Hungarian grandmother and her tales of people getting kidnapped by gypsies in Hungary and vintage records of frantic gypsy violins. When I got married I took my husbands last name of "Sikora" which means "titmouse" (the cutest little bird. If you don't know what one looks like you must look it up! My favorite is the tufted titmouse) in Czech. And The Gypsy Titmouse was born.

    I currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband and three house rabbits.

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    Last updated on August 20, 2014
    Hello! My name is Jessica Sikora and I'm an artist from the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Welcome to my online store!

    For more information about me and my work please visit my website:

    www.thegypsytitmouse.com

    Accepted payment methods

    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    I want you to be completely happy with your purchase! If for some reason you are not, I will work with you to figure out a return or exchange minus the shipping costs.

    If a print order arrives damaged, please document the damage and get in contact with me ASAP. I will arrange to send you a replacement order provided that you cover the original shipping and handling cost. If original artwork arrives damaged, please contact me immediately so that we can recover the cost with the insurance
    Payment
    Payment must be made within three days of placing your order. If payment is not received during that time, I will have to cancel your order.

    If you are interested in an original painting and can't quite afford it at the moment please contact me and we can work out a layaway option that works for both of us.
    Shipping
    All orders are processed, prepared, and packed by me. They are shipped via FedEx or USPS from San Rafael, CA. All print orders are packaged flat, sandwiched between sturdy cardboard for protection. All original paintings are carefully packed and shipped flat in a box. All orders include tracking info. Domestic shipping within the US also includes insurance. Original artwork shipping internationally includes insurance when possible.

    Your order will be prepped and shipped within 1-2 days. Once shipped most domestic orders will arrive within a week. International shipping delivery times may vary between 1 and 12 weeks.

    If you need a rush put on your order please notify me and we can work out the best options for you.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    Here is a little more info about my prints:

    I love nice paper and I want all my artwork printed on beautiful paper. All prints are printed on heavy weight, matte, 100% rag cold press paper (Sunset Cotton Etching). Similar to watercolor paper. All of my prints are created using archival ink and acid-free substrates. It is rated as stable for 75 years or better under normal indoor lighting conditions.