WHIMSICAL ART & DESIGN | handmade in Texas

Arlington, Texas 303 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (42)


WHIMSICAL ART & DESIGN | handmade in Texas

Arlington, Texas | 303 Sales

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About byKristyJarvis

Sales 303
On Etsy since 2012

In a brick house at the bottom of the hill...

I'm Kristy, the artist behind this shop of whimsical art. Each piece I create is thoughtfully imagined, drawn, painted, and created by me! My art is inspired by nature, children's books, and my playful family. I imagine each character is a personality living in a storybook and bring them to life through many different mediums.

I have always loved art and creating. I became a stay-at-home mom after many years as a Graphic Designer. I loved working in a creative environment but my babies were growing too fast and my heart was at home. It was one day during my son's naptime that I rediscovered my love of drawing and painting. I had all these characters in my imagination that I wanted to bring to life. I enjoy the raw nature of creating art by hand.

I spend a few hours a week painting and running my shop where you will find an eclectic mix of original watercolor paintings, acrylic on canvas and wood, wood-burned illustrations, art prints, and other artistic goodies!.

Shop members

  • Kristy

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Artist, Illustrator, Painter

Production partners

  • Printswell

    Pelham, AL

    They are a family owned and operated printer that prints my greeting cards and other stationary.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 12, 2018
Hello! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you found what you were looking for!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
I offer replacements for prints lost in the mail or damaged upon arrival. Please send photos of damaged mail. Please contact me with questions.
I accept direct check-out (debit/credit card), PayPal and Etsy gift cards.
Current ship time is 1-5 weekdays once payment is confirmed. However, most shipments go out within 3 days. I will send a message once shipped or keep you updated if for some reason it may not ship within that time.

US and International buyers welcome!
I ship USPS Priority Mail
I take great care in preparing your items to ensure they arrive safely and unharmed. In the rare case your order arrives damaged or not at all, I am happy to replace the item that was lost or damaged. Please send me a message so I can help.

For international orders, I will ship the most cost effective method available. The customer is responsible for any taxes or fees.

Please be sure your shipping address is correct and secure before checking out. Seller is not responsible for items shipped to an incorrect address or items marked delivered but did not arrive. If package is returned to us, buyer is responsible for return shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
I want you to be completely happy with your purchase!
If there is a problem with your order, please contact me via email with your order number at: [!at] so I can help!

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Do you do pet portraits?
A: At this time I don't do pet portraits. My specialty is made up whimsical characters which are primarily wild animals.

Q: Do you do custom animals.
A: I have found I am most creative creating animals in my own time. I love getting requests/suggestions for animals and when I feel inspired to create that animal, I can let you know when it is available.

Q: Why is your shipping so expensive?
A: My shipping fee covers the shipping cost plus a little extra for my time and supplies needed to carefully package your order.

Q: Do you sell wholesale?
A: Yes, my work is available for wholesale purchase. Please contact me at [!at]

Q: How should I frame your work?
A: My work is designed to fit in standard 5X7 and 8X10 matted frames which are found at most decor stores. I leave the paper slightly larger than 5X7 and 8X10 to allow a slight overlap which makes framing easier. With this overlap, using matted frames is recommended so no trimming of the print is required.

Q: Do you offer digital downloads?
A: At this time, I only offer a few varieties of digital downloads and plan on adding more in the future.