StudioMikarts

Everlasting Happiness

Boise, Idaho On Etsy since 2010

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StudioMikarts

Everlasting Happiness

Boise, Idaho | 1,120 Sales

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Announcement    Welcome to my shop, thank you for stopping by! Everything here was imagined, designed, crafted, printed, and otherwise created by me with my own two hands!

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2018

Welcome to my shop, thank you for stopping by! Everything here was imagined, designed, crafted, printed, and otherwise created by me with my own two hands!

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About StudioMikarts

Sales 1,120
On Etsy since 2010

Everlasting Happiness

Mikarts is the art studio of Denise Hutchins, commonly known by her online alias "Mika" (みか). She specializes in creating two-dimensional works of fine art and illustration that are often cute & colorful and always detailed & distinct. She utilizes a variety of physical media such as ink, colored pencil, marker, and watercolor, as well as digital programs including Photoshop and Manga Studio. Her art is made with the intent to inspire optimism in, bring happiness to, and elicit positive emotions from her audience. If you find yourself smiling, nodding, or cooing at her creations, her work is successfully done.

Not just an artist, Denise is an all-around otaku-geek, spending most of her personal time consuming all manner of media, including books, manga, anime, movies, and video games. She also loves to exercise and get outdoors whenever possible; her favorite activities include walking her dog, road/trail running, hiking, casual cycling, group fitness classes, skating, and fitness video games. She is a staunch supporter of animal rights, environmental protection, and other causes for Mother Nature. She lives with her husband, Sean, and their many adorable pets.

Artist's Statement
“My life's purpose is to encourage the good in the world. When it comes to my art, I endeavor to create a body of work that speaks to people clearly and optimistically, makes them smile or feel connection. I want to focus on positivity because existence is already fraught with enough pain and hardship, there's no need to cultivate that which makes life difficult. I want to warm your heart, make you squeal with innocent glee, feel empowered and encouraged, or simply give you a moment of respite from your everyday worries. I know this is a lofty goal, but the dedication of my life to this undertaking will surely make it attainable.

"While my main goal is to sell direct copies of my artwork in the form of digital prints, I decided to feature my artwork on merchandise like buttons and greeting cards because it's much more fun to be able to share an image you enjoy by wearing it on your bag or mailing it to a friend with a personal message scrawled on. Buttons in particular are a great way to get your own little prints at an affordable price :3

"I hope you enjoy browsing my Etsy shop. Feel free to connect with me online!"

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  • Denise "Mika" Hutchins

    Owner

    I'm a professional artist and illustrator. My style is inspired by anime, manga, and fantasy. I specialize in digital drawing, watercolor painting, and traditional drawing. I take care of everything for my Etsy shop with my own two hands :)

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Last updated on Oct 4, 2020
Frequently asked questions
How do you make your pins?

Pin-back buttons are designed on Photoshop, printed with archival-quality inks on acid-free paper, punched out, and pressed together using a high-quality button press. Each piece is assembled one-at-a-time by hand, never by automation or mass production.

Could you make X number of this item for me? Will I get a discount for ordering that many items?

I am happy to fulfill any size order! Just contact me to set up a custom listing. However, because I must still make each item individually by hand, I cannot offer mass quantity discounts.

How do you prepare items for shipping?

Pin-back buttons will be wrapped in bubble wrap for protection. Postcards will be packaged with a cardboard slip and the packaging will be stamped to prevent bending or folding. All items are shipped in 9x6" yellow kraft paper envelopes unless the order is too large to fit. Overly large orders will be shipped either in a 9x12" envelope or in a corrugated cardboard box, as appropriate.

Can you overnight my order with USPS Express shipping?

Unfortunately, every order I have shipped via USPS Express in the past has not arrived in the amount of time it was supposed to, causing disappointment and hassle for both my customers and me. It has not been a reliable service so I no longer offer Express shipping.