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The Creative Thursday Etsy shop features a curated selection of Marisa's work. To view the full collection including original art, visit us at

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Last updated on Apr 12, 2016

hello! and welcome!
The Creative Thursday Etsy shop features a curated selection of Marisa's work. To view the full collection including original art, visit us at

You can also learn more, get sneak peeks and go behind the scenes by signing up to our newsletter and following Marisa here:
Instagram: @creativethursday
Twitter: @creativethurs
Snapchat: @creativethurs


Marisa Anne Cummings

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Marisa Anne Cummings


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About creativethursday

Sales 5,761
On Etsy since 2007

What started out as one day a week to be a bit more creative while working a 9 - 5 job...

And "what is Creative Thursday?" you ask. A question I hear often. Pretty simple answer really – and one that only took me fifteen years to trust.
I am happiest when I am being creative.
While working a 9 to 5 job, as an interior designer in Boulder Colorado and still hardly getting any creative time in, I decided that at least one day a week, Thursdays, had to be set aside for Fun and Creativity! And this is how CREATIVE THURSDAY was born. Just a short time later, while chatting with a friend driving from Boulder to Denver – I announced that Creative Thursday would be the name of my business that I would have ‘some day’. I knew that I would be endlessly inspired creatively and would never want to be boxed in - and ‘Creative Thursday’ would be the perfect umbrella to house all of my artistic ambitions.
I'm happy to report that ‘some day’ happened, and in 2004 I started {my second} business.
Trial and error, successes and failures, moments of joy and many tears, and most importantly a willingness to just keep going {through it all} - brought me here to create and share the art, the fabric, the book {and soon to be a show!} that you now know as Creative Thursday. Those characters in my paintings, the ones holding hands and wearing hats, first made their appearance when I needed them most, their soft expressions reminding me it would all be okay. Today, they are still here to cheer us on, providing a calm reassurance and a gentle reminder to live joyfully and contentedly – to live a life we love.

Shop members

  • Marisa Anne Cummings

    Owner, Creator

  • Rachel + Harper

    Assistant, Designer

    Rachel Noble has been the studio assistant for Creative Thursday since 2012 and now she is also the designer behind the new "ctbaby" line of clothing. Harper is her 'sweet pickle' daughter who also assists in the studio and models for "ctbaby"

Production partners

  • Blurb

    South San Francisco, CA

    Blurb is a self-publishing company based in San Francisco, California and the reason I was able to create my children's book "Who are you Going to be Today Olive". They create beautiful, quality printed books on demand here in the United States.

  • C and T Publishing

    Concord, CA

    C and T is a family owned publishing house based in Northern California. They specialize in bringing beautiful books to market specifically from the Quilting Fabric & Crafting industry.

  • Oopsy Daisy

    San Diego, CA

    Oopsy Daisy: a licensing partner since 2006. A family owned business, they take great care in producing high quality, giclee printed, canvases, growth charts, night lights and wall decals featuring Creative Thursday characters all made in the US.

  • Outi Harma Ceramic Studio

    Culver City, CA

    Outi is one of my dearest friends. A fellow artist and entrepreneur we have known each other and worked together since 2006. All of my ceramic pieces are glazed and fired at Outi's Studio.

  • Pin Depot

    Oviedo, FL

    Custom lapel pins

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Creative Thursday is a one person shop ~ I'm the owner, the artist, the contact person, the shipper... My mission with this shop is to share my creations with the hope that they add a little bit of extra happiness to the world. I'm a big believer in following your dreams and it is also my wish that my story and my art might inspire you to follow your dreams too. I Love what I do, and I love my customers. There's not a day that goes by where I don't appreciate the opportunity to do this work. And for quite a long time I managed to leave my policies blank, simply because I've never wanted to have a list of "rules" to operate my store by. And now even with the policies in place, I still always want Creative Thursday to be a person to person kind of business and store. So please don't ever hesitate to contact with any questions at all. (September 2011)

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Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All sales are final. However exchanges are an option on a per case basis. It is very important to me that my customers be happy with their purchases, so please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your order.
Payment is accepted via Pay Pal and due at the time of purchase. If for any reason you have technical difficulties with Pay Pal, please contact me, as I can also accept credit cards directly, and if you live in the United States, I can also accept a check directly. If you do pay by check either via Pay Pal or through the mail, please note that your items will not ship until the check has cleared.
I do my very best to ship orders as quickly as I can, but since most orders are made to order, Please allow up to 5 business days for your order to ship.
If you are ordering a book, please allow up to 7 business days for your order to ship.
And if you are ordering a nightlight, please allow up to 3 weeks for your order to ship, as they are manufactured off site.
You can check the status on the shipping of your order, by checking "Your Etsy" > "Purchases"

All items are shipped USPS first class mail or parcel post. This can take anywhere from 1 - 5 business days if you live in the United States, and 5-10 business days for International orders. Please note that on international orders, Customs can retain the package at their discretion for several weeks. There is no tracking for these shipments. If you would like to upgrade your shipping for tracking, again please contact me before placing your order. Some domestic orders, depending upon size, and quantity may be shipped priority mail which usually takes between 2-3 business days.

If you are needing your order fast, please contact me before you make your purchase and I will be more than happy to try and accommodate your request. You may also always request an upgrade to your shipping, either via priority mail or overnight. Once again, just contact me before you purchase your items, and I will upgrade the shipping cost for the items you want.

I take great care to package my items safely, and am not responsible for any damage due to improper handling in the postal system.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like to give a gift card, so your recipient can choose what item they'd like from the shop. I have one available that can be made in any denomination of your choice.

An item you had your heart set on is sold? Please don't hesitate to convo me. If I have one available I'm happy to list one for you or you can commission an original creation as well.

I do accept commissions for original paintings. For special requests, pricing and lead time, please contact me.

I send email announcements once a month and no more than twice a month to introduce new products and/or offer special promotions and sales to my customers. I automatically add customer emails to my email list. If a customer does not want their email to be added, please notify me in the notes to seller or unsubscribe from my email campaign.

If you want to stay updated on the newest creations and shop updates please visit me at my blog

Endless thanks to all of you have supported my creations at this shop over the last 4 years. And if you are new to this shop, welcome and thank you for visiting!

All Images Copyright © Marisa Anne and Creative Thursday 2004-2011