Original Art by Gretchen Jakub

Lille, France | 510 Sales


Original Art by Gretchen Jakub

Lille, France 510 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Last updated on Nov 9, 2018

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Fake it 'til you make it

... or how Chichiboulie came to be. It all started that day right before my eldest daughter's 5th birthday when I was presented with an opportunity though, truth be told, I didn't quite have the experience I may have said I did. But as they say, all's well that ends well and 8 years later, Chichiboulie is still alive and kicking and evolving along the way.

Chichiboulie began with a recreation of childhood full of wonderful images and whimsy: colourful paintings, fun-filled prints, sweet fabric creations and more. As time goes by, my interests as an artist have evolved and I'm currently working with more mixed media creations as I love to see the textures work together.

I balance my creative side with my "intellectual" side through my work as a therapist (both in energy therapies and psychotherapy and coaching) and find the two fit smashingly well together and are great complements to each other. I do believe I am very lucky indeed.

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  • Gretchen Jakub

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Originally hailing from New England, I did a stint in Old England before settling in the flatlands of northern France. Practicing as a holistic psychotherapist, art is my outlet and my joy!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 8, 2017
Welcome to Chichiboulie, artwork and creations by Gretchen Jakub.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
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  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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Returns and exchanges
I am unable to issue refunds for personalised or custom artwork except in rare circumstances.

For larger original paintings, I offer a 7 day trial period. This consists of your paying for the painting and shipping. Once received, you have a 7 day period to try the painting in your home. If you decide to return the painting, it is your responsibility to ship the painting under the same conditions (return shipping costs, insured etc). I refund your payment once I have received the item in its original condition.

For non-artwork products such as cards and fabric creations, I will accept returns of products in their original condition within 14 days of receipt. Please contact me before returning a product. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.
I currently accept Paypal for payment. For French residents, I will accept payment by cheque when drawn on a French bank. If paying by check, I will ship your order once your cheque has cleared.

All customs charges remain the responsibility of the buyer.
I ship twice a week.

Pre-made products such as cards and tote bags will be shipped on the first shipping day following receipt of payment. Please allow time for shipping from France.

Chichiboulie ships first class international post and is not responsible for items lost or damaged in shipping, but will endeavour to help resolve the issue. For larger paintings, I ship using tracking. Insurance is available at an additional cost. Please contact me for more information.

Original customised artwork has a delay of approximately 4-8 weeks. Shipping time will be confirmed upon placement of order.

All customs charges remain the responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome and make up a large percentage of my business. For custom orders, I do work closely with my clients through the end of the creative process to keep you informed on progress and styles. A finished sample image will be sent to you before final payment. If you are interested, please send me a convo.

I also work with licensing as well as b&m sellers. Please send me a convo for information.

All items in my shop are designed and handmade by me Chichiboulie© and all rights are reserved. My designs are not to be copied in any form without my consent. My work is not licensed without my explicit permission. I also retain copyright over the images of my work displayed on this website and elsewhere.