laurahasheart

Laura has He(art)!

Barrington, Rhode Island

Announcement    hey!
No announcements just yet! I am new and will update accordingly.

Announcement

Last updated on May 14, 2021

hey!
No announcements just yet! I am new and will update accordingly.

Items

Laura K

Contact shop owner

Laura K

Reviews

No reviews in the last year

About laurahasheart

Sales 7
On Etsy since 2010

Heartfelt art

The first thing I ever fell in love with was art.

I grew up finding art everywhere. I loved reading children's books about artists throughout history. I had an eye for color and an awesome, creative, vivid and highly visual imagination.

The part I struggled with, was discouraged by, and eventually led me to abandon making art for awhile, was that I lacked technical ability. I struggled with building my portfolio in high school, as I prepared to go to school for fashion design. I didn't fit in with my peers, who followed assignments to a T, and their work looked exactly like the subjects they were drawing, painting, whatever. The criticism eventually got to me, especially when I got behind in my classes due to illness.

Art making slowly started to disappear from my life. However, I still longed for it.

I would sometimes dabble in photography, mixed media, creative writing, even baking, improv comedy, etc. I never felt like I could call myself an artist again. My practices never stuck.

Fast forward many years since leaving high school, with a graduate degree in a different field, I began to work in an art day program for people with disabilities. I was surrounded by creative people, both staff and participants in the program. Seeing so many people producing their art in many different mediums, led to my own experimentation with drawing, painting, collage, etc. When Covid-19 shut the company down permanently and I didn't really have a job, I spent my time making art. It was flowing out of me.

There were other-worldly collage landscapes embellished with glitter glue, found object and flower wreaths and crowns, the creation of a series of day-glow/black light style tarot illustrations I named "Terrible Tarot" (this was inspired by a participant in the program I worked at, who would ask me to draw Disney cartoons for him, and loved them even when they came out oddly familiar yet hilariously bad), digital collage, and abstract paintings (that are inspired by color therapy, healing, and infused with reiki).

I believe that when my work resonates with you, you are meant to have it, as it is for you, and your own healing process (whether it's to bring more beauty and wonder into your life, whimsy, or something more serious).

When you purchase my art, you validate me as an artist, as a creative, and honor those who helped me regain my confidence in my artistic vision. While I believe my art has the power to help you (or whoever you give it to) heal, know that you are healing me, at the same time.

Shop members

  • Laura K.

    Owner, Maker, Art Witch

    I am an art witch and lover all things bright and beautiful. What I sell is made intuitively and with healing in mind. When making purchase decisions, I encourage you to use your intuition. Pick what feels right. With a colorful heart, Laura.

Production partners

  • Sticker Printing Company

    Tinley Park, IL

    Prints stickers that I designed

  • Printer

    Lincoln, RI

    I uploaded and placed my original artwork onto a blank greeting card template. They printed them.

  • Sticker Printing Company

    Toronto, ON

    Prints my art on stickers to my specifications

Shop policies

Last updated on May 14, 2021

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, please contact me first. Depending on the issue, I will work out a refund with you or send you something else if that's what makes sense and you will be able to keep the original item.
Otherwise, there are no refunds or exchanges for superfluous reasons. However, if it is clear that the damage or loss of the item is beyond my control, due to the post office's mishandling, I cannot take responsibility. You will need to follow up with usps. I make sure that your packages are safe due to the proper labeling and packaging of fragile items, delivery confirmation, and insurance on bigger items.
Payment
Paypal only. Please follow paypal's policy. Once you pay for an item, there are no cancellations unless an error is made on my part.
Shipping
I am very serious about protecting your purchase in the mail, and my store's reputation regarding this aspect.
I ship all my bigger items priority and always get a delivery confirmation.
On smaller items that may come in envelopes, I may not always be to do so, as delivery confirmation is not available for such small pieces of mall. Please reach out to me if for some reason you don't get a sticker or card you ordered after 2 weeks.
If you order a more expensive item, insurance will be required/included.
No international orders. If I notice you have an out of the country address, I will refund your purchase. Sorry, it's just too expensive for me to be able to do.