BrightWorldArt

Tools to Help You Live Inspired!

Austin, Texas On Etsy since 2014

BrightWorldArt

Tools to Help You Live Inspired!

Austin, Texas | 18 Sales

Announcement    I will be out of town from December 14th through December 22nd, orders placed during that time will ship on my return (Decemeber 23rd). Thanks!

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Last updated on Dec 14, 2017

I will be out of town from December 14th through December 22nd, orders placed during that time will ship on my return (Decemeber 23rd). Thanks!

Michele Arroyo

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Michele Arroyo

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About BrightWorldArt

Sales 18
On Etsy since 2014

I love making things that will provide inspiration for myself and others.

Like many others, I started making things when I was a child, like little books with my friend Lily, and I was always coloring. I have had so many great teachers through the years that have inspired me in so many aspects of art making and living. Their diligence and passion for what they do have been a pillar on which my world has been built.

For years, I made paintings that I would display, and had some really awesome supporters. In the last few years though, I have gone through so many changes, including growing my family with my partner, William, giving birth to my awesome son True, and coming into myself a little more deeply all of the time. Those changes have sprung up a whole different part of myself, and I have become aware of so many new things.

First it was the availability of my art. I decided that I really wanted to make my creations more accessible, so I started making prints of the originals, and selling them for really great prices. I recently decided to stop selling prints, unless a special request is made, in which case I am glad to make it. Instead, I realized how great it is to put my designs onto cards, that will be shared, passed around, and make soooo many more people smile and get excited about what I am doing.

The main thing that always held me back from making cards was the impact on our sweet earth, and so I knew I had to find a better way than having virgin trees depleted and all that goes along with that. So, I did a ton of research and searching and finally found a company that I trust and that is aligned with my values. They are EcoPaper and they provide me with papers made from agricultural bi-products and PCW recycled materials. I feel great about using the paper, and it is absolutely beautiful.

During my years of honing my skills and craftsmanship, I picked up printmaking and fell in love. I recently got back into it, but was concerned about the impact of using shirts made so far away (like in China, you know) and also the way that cotton is grown and processed. And to the rescue--American Apparel, all made in LA, they make quality clothing here in the US and have a line of organic cotton shirts, that I will be putting my designs on (coming in the summer!).

I work out of my home. My family gracefully accepts my transforming the space constantly for working on projects, photoshoots, bookkeeping, and random classes. My studio once ran along one wall of our studio style homespace, though now I have an office studio. I feel so blessed to have so much support and encouragement! One of the most awesome things about it are times like when I did my first print run after getting my press this summer. True woke up in the morning and there were canvas pieces for the totes and banners, and shirts everywhere all freshly printed the night before while he slept. He said "Mommy, Did YOU make this!?" I told him I did, and he said "Wow! I didn't know that you could do that." And sometimes I feel the same way.

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 14, 2017
Welcome to our Bright World--shining from East Wenatchee, Washington, USA.

Each of the items that I make are intended to inspire you, where ever you see it/use it.
All of my designs are originals, rendered by hand, by me, unless otherwise indicated.

All of the Bags and Totes in this shop are patterned, cut, ironed and sewn by me, no pre-made canvas bags here.

I do all of my screen printing in-house, with eco-friendly chemicals and inks.

All of the papergoods that you find here are printed on papers made of either mango, banana, or sugarcane fibers with PCW Recycled=no new trees used to make my items. The paper comes from Costa-Rica Natural Paper, Eco-Paper, and is made with bi-products of the agricultural industry and their local PCW recycled materials. For this reason, there are slight variations in the printed image on the items, which makes for awesomely unique and subtly different items.

I am committed to running my business in the most sustainable way possible, and to support my local economy, I source all of my materials as close to home as I can, including any help I need with printing/binding.

I place tremendous value on making things that support a healthy, loving, loved, and joyful community and planet.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for some reason, let me know, and I will try my best to make it right for you. I really want you to be happy with what you receive from Bright World Art, and I am committed to making that reality. If for some reason, we cannot find a solution, or you just don't like what you ordered, I will refund your purchase price, less shipping, upon your return of the item in original, and resellable condition. If for some reason the item is damaged when you receive it, please convo me immediately, as that is never how I intend it, I will make it right.

If you are requesting a refund please do so within a couple of days of receiving your item for optimal service.
Payment
You can pay safely through the Etsy site by using your PayPal account, debit/credit card, or Etsy gift cards. Payment is expected before shipping. Taxes are included in the item sale price.

For Pre-orders: You may pay half up front and the balance before shipping, though full payment is appreciated.

If you would like to cancel an order that you have placed, please do so within the first day of making the order, otherwise the item may have already been sent, in which case the refund policy will apply.
Shipping
As soon as I see that you have made an order, I will make every reasonable effort to get it out on the same or next day (exception is Pre-orders). Sometimes, it may take up to 3 business days for me to process your order, but I assure you that I will have it in the mail within the 3 day timeframe unless stated otherwise in the listing. If something strange is happening for me or the mail I will contact you promptly.

Items shipped in the US are shipped with the best rate from USPS using either first class mail (1-3 days) or priority (1-2 days) mail and should arrive within 1-3 days of your order being processed. Items shipping elsewhere vary, but average approximately 6-10 days after your order is processed.

If you need your item quickly, convo me before you place your order, there will be an additional charge for this option.
Additional policies and FAQs
International Customers: Shipping cost does not include VAT, Customs and duty fees, these may be due upon delivery and are different for every country, they are the responsibility of the customer.