bluedogcollections

Paint, paper, fiber and clay by Mindy Kombert

162 Sales

bluedogcollections

Paint, paper, fiber and clay by Mindy Kombert

162 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(43)
Mindy Kombert

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Mindy Kombert

Custom hand painted platters
US$100.00
Custom hand painted platters
US$100.00
Custom hand painted platters
US$100.00
Custom hand painted platters
US$100.00
Urban Strokes CUSTOM Fine Art Prints
US$4.50
I Love Your Guts Custom Card
US$8.50
Fine Art Print Photography
US$65.00
Fine Art Print from original acrylic painting
US$30.00
Modern Abstract Stoneware Plate
US$85.00
Medical School CUSTOM Graduation Card
US$8.50
Dental School CUSTOM Graduation Card
US$8.50
CUSTOM Card I Love Your Guts
US$8.50
MAZEL TOV Bar Mitzvah Handmade Card
US$6.00
CUSTOM Birthday Card confetti filled
US$8.50
RUSH my ORDER
US$3.00
Autumn is a Second Spring Archival Print
US$40.00

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About

Shifting Gears

I am a maker... a potter... a painter... a photographer... a scrapbook quilter... a graphic designer... a long time collector... an Odyssey Art at Sea instructor... a student of yoga.. an explorer... a dreamer... a wife... mother... sister... friend... and animal lover.

I am always engaged in the creative process in one way or another. I draw, paint, stitch, work with clay, travel, explore; always with a camera in hand. Inspiration is everywhere and I never take for granted the potential of a place or object to steer my thoughts in a new direction. As a collector of vintage paraphernalia, that creative spark is often ignited by the patterns, patinas and textures found in well worn objects. I love the story a vintage object tells and I believe for those who care to listen, that story unfolds in the hand of the collector who rescues it from obsolescence. It's a bit like time travel if you let your imagination take flight. I find myself easily lost in found objects both for the nostalgia they trigger and for the infinite source of inspiration they provide.

It took me some time to abandon my art director days to stay home and make art. I spent 20+ years designing logos and laying out the pages of magazines for corporate clients before I suspended my business in 2001 to create a permanent memorial to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. I transferred thousands of photographs to fabric, in duotones of red, blue, and black and stitched them together to create a 20' x 28' American flag of faces. The project is called the Flag of Remembrance and it is part of the permanent collection of the World Trade Center Memorial Museum in NYC. When I completed the project after three years, I decided not to return to graphic design. I set up my home studio and devoted my time to making art. I'm sort of a one woman band. My Epson printer, Bernina sewing machine and Cone Art kiln are my trusted staff and I have enormous respect for all of them!

I thoroughly enjoy working from a home studio and the freedom it provides but it also requires some extra discipline to stay connected with other artists and customers. As someone who is more of an artist than a salesperson, Etsy has given me the opportunity to reach customers all over the world and has provided a community of like minded people to share my successes & failures.

Like yoga, I perceive the creative process as a practice, one that I feel blessed to be able to practice every day and doubly blessed to have a source like Etsy to share my work with others.

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 17, 2014
Thank you for shopping Bluedog Collections. All of the items in my shop are handmade by me in my New York home studio. I love when customers challenge me to come up with just the perfect card or gift to commemorate a special occasion. I have 100's of card designs covering just about every subject you can think of so if you don't see something that strikes a chord, let me know what you are looking for. I may have just the perfect solution for you.

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Payment
Please note that payment must be received and clear before your order can be processed.
Shipping
Cards and prints will typically ship within 48 hrs of processing your order. Allow 3-5 days for custom orders to be filled but if you need something right away, just let me know and I will try to accommodate you.

IMPORTANT: Items will be shipped to the address that appears on your Etsy invoice unless another address is provided.

Domestic Shipping: Items will be shipped first class or priority mail for packages under 13oz.

International Shipping: Items will be shipped first class mail for packages up to 13ozs. Larger packages will be priced per specific order placed. USPS First Class International takes approx. 6-12 business days to arrive depending on your location.

Please note that the buyer is responsible for any customs fees, taxes, etc, that are charged upon delivery of the item.
Refunds and Exchanges
When my customers are happy, I am happy! If you are not satisfied with your purchase, let me know. The item may be returned within 10 days of receipt for a refund less the shipping charges. Shipping costs will not be refunded.

NOTE: Custom orders are non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
One last thing. I make every effort to show my items as accurately as possible. Unfortunately, the photos don't always do the work justice and the colors will look different on different monitors. If you like what you see on screen, I can guarantee that you will love it when you are holding it in your hands.