JoannesColorbursts

Joanne Monaghan Custom Watercolor Cards & Paintings

Buffalo Grove, Illinois · 255 Sales

JoannesColorbursts

Joanne Monaghan Custom Watercolor Cards & Paintings

Buffalo Grove, Illinois 255 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR CARDS: A name and any number on the front of any card.
WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS & CALLIGRAPHY WALL ART: Originals and prints. Worldwide shipping.

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Last updated on Jun 5, 2017

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR CARDS: A name and any number on the front of any card.
WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS & CALLIGRAPHY WALL ART: Originals and prints. Worldwide shipping.

Joanne Monaghan

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Joanne Monaghan

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About

From Kitchen Table to My Purple Studio

A bright summer day greeted my 7-year-old self, as I bounded out of the house, handmade stationery tucked under an arm, while holding a cigar box jingling with change.
Just earlier, I’d sat at the kitchen table, carefully crafting flower cards with my new Mr. Sketch® markers. Slowly and very carefully, I’d crease each 8” x 10” sheet of paper the short way, draw flowers on the front, then match each with one of my Dad’s business envelopes (!). The best part was the presentation—each bundle of 10 cards was tied with a bow, using some of my Mom’s unused red yarn.
With no script prepared, I took off, knocking on neighborhood doors, offering my stationery note sets with a greeting that probably went something like this: “Hi. I’m selling 10 cards for 25 cents. Would you like to buy some?”
While I don’t recall how many customers bought my stationery, I do remember a lady who purchased one pack, but handed me $2.50 and then went to shut the door. I said, “Oh, no, they’re 25 cents per pack,” and handed her money back. Then she gave me the quarter for the 10-pack, and I left, happy that I’d made a sale.
Nowadays, I paint unique flowers and abstracts with professional watercolors onto 140# watercolor paper, selling personalized cards individually or in packs of 5, 10, or any custom amount. Card packs are elegantly packaged in cellophane bags topped with colorful ribbons, rather than tied with the red yarn of my childhood.
And I paint at my own home now, joyfully sitting at a white desk in a richly hued purple (specifically, blue-violet) room that's perfect for conjuring up creative ideas.
My intention is to create something beautiful, usually nature-inspired, and to bless it with the warmth and love in my heart. The ideas flow from my mind's eye through the fluid paint to the paper, and I especially enjoy it when the paint takes control, mixing and blending on its own.
A lot of people who purchase from me want their cards customized--one couple purchased my poppy cards for wedding invitations, and each guest received a card with his or her name inscribed on the front. Other customers want birthday cards personalized with a name or a number to give their recipient a truly relevant, individualized, one-of-a-kind card.
Many people request packs of cards to give as birthday and holiday gifts, and I am grateful to everyone who has purchased from me. I'm so glad Etsy provides this global experience—now, instead of walking door-to-door in my neighborhood, I'm able to send my products as far away as Australia!

Love and joy,
Joanne

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  • Joanne Monaghan

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    I create things that are dear to my heart. All of my work is one-of-a-kind, hand-painted, and hand-lettered. I offer original watercolor cards and original paintings. Looking for a custom design? Just send me a conversation!

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Last updated on September 13, 2016
Personalized Watercolor Cards, Artwork, and Calligraphy.
Each painted item is lovingly created and an original.
Thoughtful gifts for friends and family -- and you!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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Payment
I accept payment via Credit Card, PayPal, Etsy Gift Card, Money Order, and Personal Check.
Shipping
Items are shipped First Class US Mail without tracking information, after funds are received.

I provide rush delivery to the U.S. only. The cost is $6.45. Please send me an e-mail and I will create a custom order with the correct shipping price and shipping means.

International purchasers are responsible for all fees, taxes, and duties, etc., that might occur upon arrival.

If shipping to your country requires a "ship from" address and contact email, please let me know and I will provide the information to you.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and Exchanges

I think you will be very happy with my artwork. If an item is personalized and I have made an error, I will gladly replace the item. If the item is not personalized and for some reason you need to return it, a full refund will be given if the item is in its original condition when I receive it. A refund will be given within 5 business days of when I receive it.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that the actual paint colors may differ slightly from those displayed on your monitor.