MakinoStudios

Art that connects

Arcata, California · 291 Sales

MakinoStudios

Art that connects

Arcata, California 291 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(76)

Announcement   Welcome to the online store for Makino Studios, offering art by Annette Makino. Sumi ink and watercolor paintings, combined with haiku and other words, express Zen humor and wisdom. This Etsy shop offers greeting cards, signed prints, art calendars, and original paintings.

Announcement

Welcome to the online store for Makino Studios, offering art by Annette Makino. Sumi ink and watercolor paintings, combined with haiku and other words, express Zen humor and wisdom. This Etsy shop offers greeting cards, signed prints, art calendars, and original paintings.

Annette Makino

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Annette Makino

229. dogs in love card - set of any 6 designs
229. dogs in love card - set of any 6 designs
$19.99
226. get well dog card - set of any 6 cards
226. get well dog card - set of any 6 cards
$19.99
235. daffodil birthday card - set of any 6 cards
235. daffodil birthday card - set of any 6 cards
$19.99
02-118. horse landscape art print
02-118. horse landscape art print
$35.00
02-116. happy Zen chickens art print
02-116. happy Zen chickens art print
$35.00
220. redwood forest card - choose any 6 designs
220. redwood forest card - choose any 6 designs
$19.99
Laser-engraved wooden keychain - playful dog
Laser-engraved wooden keychain - playful dog
$4.99
Laser-engraved wooden keychain - redwood tree
Laser-engraved wooden keychain - redwood tree
$4.99
02-111. forest path art print
02-111. forest path art print
$35.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(76)
Tamara Ghosh

Tamara Ghosh on Jun 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is the PERFECT gift for my 17 year old son on the day he can drive his truck without an adult with him. It'll remind him of who he is and where he is going.

Tamara Ghosh

Tamara Ghosh on Jun 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love these cards so much I don't want to give them away now!

Veronica Torres

Veronica Torres on Mar 2, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

It shipped in time and it makes a perfect simple gift.

Hannah

Hannah on Jan 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely images and messages. Lots of room to write on the days, especially for a smaller calendar.

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About

Makino Studios shares Zen humor and insight

Annette Makino started Makino Studios in 2011 to share her Japanese-inspired art with the world. She combines sumi ink and watercolor paintings with original haiku and other words to convey Zen humor and insight.

Her greeting cards are available in select stores in Northern California and beyond, and she offers cards, signed prints, art calendars and custom pieces through this Etsy shop.

She regularly shows her original paintings at art exhibits and fairs. She also creates custom pieces to honor life passages and other events. Annette's haiku have won awards and been published in many haiku journals and anthologies.

You are invited to explore the online gallery of her work and her blog on the creative process, both at makinostudios.com.

Shop members

  • Annette Makino

    Owner, Painting, Writing, Design

    Annette Makino is an artist and writer who combines joyful paintings with original words. Painted with sumi ink and watercolors, her pieces express Zen humor and wisdom. She lives in Arcata, California.

Production partners

  • Bug Press

    Arcata, CA

    Bug Press is a small, independent printing company that works closely with artists and others to produce the highest quality digital prints.

  • HIPO Wood

    Forestville, CA

    HIPO Wood is a woodworking shop run by a master craftsman that provides custom laser-engraving, among other services.

  • MGX Copy

    San Diego, CA

    MGX Copy is a San Diego-based online printing company that produces high-quality custom jobs, including wall calendars.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 23, 2016
Welcome to the online store for Makino Studios. I paint with sumi ink that I grind in an ink stone, adding color with Japanese watercolors. I apply the ink and paint onto paper with bamboo brushes. Each piece includes an original haiku or other words. As is traditional in Asian art, I stamp each painting in red with one of my personal seals.

Much of my work is inspired by the Japanese tradition of haiga, artwork combined with haiku so the image and words deepen and enrich each other. I also draw on the Japanese custom of etegami, painting and mailing postcard art with a few well-chosen words.

My goal as an artist and writer is to help people find joy and meaning in their daily lives and deepen their connections with the people they love.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept payments via Etsy DirectCheckout.

California residents are charged sales tax.
Shipping
I usually ship items via first-class USPS mail within one or two business days of receiving an order.

If you would like insurance or expedited shipping on your order, please let me know and I will calculate the additional cost.

Original paintings are shipped insured within the US and registered to overseas addresses.

For international orders, buyers are responsible for any applicable customs fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are dissatisfied with any item, please let me know within 30 days along with the reason, so we can work out a return or exchange. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs.

I do not offer refunds for shipping errors out of my control, such as lost or damaged items.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom orders, including commissioned pieces for life passages such as births, weddings, passings, birthdays or anniversaries.

You can see more examples of my work at www.makinostudios.com.