kmott05 on Mar 3, 2016
I purchased this item for our little girl's nursery. It is high quality and beautiful.
Esther Penderghest on Apr 16, 2014
Love it. Arrived in good condition and looks great in the nursery.
Connecting to the Child Within
Shop Home: Zehland.Etsy.com
I was thinking about where all this came from. Because of course it all came from somewhere. "Why do I create illustrations of baby chicks?" I ask, besides the fact that they're cute.
My grandmother raised chickens, maybe that's it. Both grandmothers did, one in the city, the other in the country. As a child, I liked the country: the fields, the streams and the wide open spaces - I still do. I loved my grandmother. And she raised chickens.
I remember making up stories and illustrating them when I was a kid for my youngest sister - 8 years younger than me. I should have known, I suppose, but I never did know how much I love making up stories and illustrating them until I started doing it again - many years after the childhood ones.
Zehland is all about stories. It's inspired by where I live and what I love; the characters inspired by my siblings, my children and my childhood friends. It's a state of mind; a place to connect with that which is most precious and vulnerable, most adorable and eager, most playful and innocent: the child within.
To make Zehland prints I use a print lab especially selected by me for the high quality and durability of both the colors and the paper or canvas on which my images are printed. Acid-free materials and permanent inks ensure that the colors will stay true for many decades!
Please contact me if you have questions or need a custom painting done. If you do not see my reply within 24 hours, check your email spam folder or come back to Etsy.com, sign in and look for the Conversations link under "You" at the top of the page.
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Owner, Artist, Story Writer, Illustrator
Hi I'm Janet, the creator of the baby chicks and animals in Zehland.
Ferdinand and Nina
And we are Ferdinand and Nina - we started the whole thing.
NY Professional print lab
Kenmore, NY, United States
A family-owned business that produces my prints on professional-grade Epson printers using permanent inks and acid-free watercolor paper. Mounted prints are adhered to premium hardboard and sealed with tough, durable laminate.
UK Professional print lab
To save time and money for my UK and European customers, prints on watercolor paper shipped to the UK or Europe are processed at my fine art print lab in the UK. The prints are of the highest quality and are shipped within 3-4 business days.
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Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
Contact me with your ideas, and I will give you a price and time frame for completion. A 50% deposit or full payment (your choice) is required before work is begun. In certain cases, a sketch will be made for you to approve before I begin the painting. Upon completion of the painting, I will send you an image before final payment. At either time, you may request changes if needed. I want you to be happy with your painting!
Difference between watercolor and oil painting
*A WATERCOLOR is painted on heavyweight paper. Because of this, it requires a mat and frame with glass front. Framing finishes a watercolor beautifully and makes the entire art piece larger. *AN OIL PAINTING is painted on canvas that is stretched onto wood stretcher bars. I paint the side edges of the canvas so you don't need to frame it unless you wish to. Oils take one to two weeks to dry. To save time, I ship the painting before completely dry by fixing it into a special box which protects it. You will need to keep it in the box for a week or so until dry to the touch. At that time, you may hang it with the enclosed wire.
Materials used for creating my art
To keep your artwork fresh and new for many generations, I use acid-free materials and professional permanent colors for my original paintings. Prints are made at a professional lab using the highest quality archival inks and papers. You can be confident that your investment will bring you a lifetime of satisfaction.
Keep your watercolor painting or print on paper new by enclosing in an acid-free mat and backing before framing with a glass front. Oil paintings may be varnished with spray varnish made specifically for oil paintings found at arts and crafts stores. Varnishing is optional, but it adds a layer of protection to keep the painting clean and can make the colors look richer. *For new oil paintings, wait at least 6 months for the oils to fully cure before varnishing. However, the painting may be hung and/or framed as soon as it is dry to the touch.