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shguil on Oct 15, 20195 out of 5 stars
The artwork is fabulous and fun. This was a gift, and the recipient was very happy with it!
Beebalmtraveler on Sep 23, 20195 out of 5 stars
I just adore this tote and am excited to use with during the Halloween season! I am such a fan of your beautiful and whimsical work. Thank you Cindy!
shguil on Aug 19, 20195 out of 5 stars
This bag is awesome! The artwork is gorgeous and fun! This bag is blue, and the colors are wonderfully vibrant! Perfect! Thank you very much!
jchavez650 on Apr 8, 20195 out of 5 stars
Seller customized it as requested and was very responsive to my questions/concerns.
zaynab42 on Nov 7, 20185 out of 5 stars
I am in love with this light up shadow box! Beautiful colors, excellent details, wonderful composition, and just makes me happy. It’s very playful.
Beebalmtraveler on Jul 16, 20185 out of 5 stars
I love my new mermaid land bag! The colors are so vibrant and the artwork is just beautiful. I really enjoy using them at the market. Love your work, Cynthia and look forward to getting a few more! Thank you for sending it with lots of TLC 💗💗
Beebalmtraveler on Jun 17, 20185 out of 5 stars
Cynthia, I love the tote so much! Your artwork is very inspiring. Quick shipping and I really appreciate the pretty way it was wrapped ❤❤❤. Thanks so much, I'll be back!
Janet L on Apr 13, 20185 out of 5 stars
The design on the front and back of this tote bag are just beautiful! The tote is very sturdy and handles look and feel long lasting!
It all started when I was 6-years-old . . .
In the first grade, every student in our class entered a contest depicting the “Joy of Reading.” I drew the picture shown above (and that’s me when I was in 1st grade).
More than 100,000 students (from 1st to 12th grade) all over the country entered the contest and of those, 41 honorees were chosen to be exhibited at the Capital Children’s Museum in Washington D.C. Mine was one of them. I was over the moon excited, to say the least.
It was then I knew I wanted to create. I spent countless hours drawing. By that point, I had also discovered the magic of books and soon started writing my own.
At an early age, I knew I wanted to be a writer and artist, but I got derailed along the way because it didn’t seem like a realistic career path. I ended up doing different jobs and at the age of 30, after having my son and writing and illustrating a book for him, I decided I should stop wasting time and pursue my passions.
So here I am. I opened my Etsy store, I'm making art totes, writing a middle grade novel, working on 2 picture books, and trying out new and exciting art mediums (like paper art). I hope to get a book published in the future and to be able to make art for a living. We’ll see where this crazy journey takes me.
By buying from my Etsy Shop you are helping me get a step closer to reaching my dreams.
Cynthia De La Torre
Owner, Maker, Artist
I'm a writer, illustrator, and paper art enthusiast. I make all the products listed in my shop. I take inspiration from the whimsical and strange. I also handle all the behind-the-scenes work involved with running an Etsy shop.
Helper, Trouble-Maker, Muse
Sebastián keeps me company, inspires me, and makes me smile. He also likes making a mess and throwing temper tantrums here and there - he does it only to keep me on my toes. He's also the reason why I decided to lead a creative life.
Muse And Companion
Elena helps me by keeping me company, offering me lots of sweet smiles of encouragement when I need them, and being a huge inspiration for my artwork. She is very thoughtful and lets me get lots of work done.
They make the totes and print my designs on the totes. I decide where I want the placement of my art on the tote.