MimiLoveForever

Handmade Art: Paintings with hand embroidery.

343 Sales

MimiLoveForever

Handmade Art: Paintings with hand embroidery.

343 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(188)

Announcement   Completely unique animal art and portraits. My collection of vivid painting with hand embroidery all lovingly created by me!

My aim with MimiLove Forever is to provide completely unique animal portraits combining either watercolor or acrylic paintings with my own distinctive hand embroidery.

I believe in attention to detail throughout the whole creative process and I cannot express how much I enjoy working on these. All the original works available on my shop are one of a kind, each piece can take up to 6 weeks to complete.

You can head directly to my shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mimilove
Or read more about my work and my life here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mimilove/about/

I'm super convo friendly so please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you have any questions about my work.

Thank you for dropping by :)

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 13, 2016

Completely unique animal art and portraits. My collection of vivid painting with hand embroidery all lovingly created by me!

My aim with MimiLove Forever is to provide completely unique animal portraits combining either watercolor or acrylic paintings with my own distinctive hand embroidery.

I believe in attention to detail throughout the whole creative process and I cannot express how much I enjoy working on these. All the original works available on my shop are one of a kind, each piece can take up to 6 weeks to complete.

You can head directly to my shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mimilove
Or read more about my work and my life here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mimilove/about/

I'm super convo friendly so please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you have any questions about my work.

Thank you for dropping by :)

Karen Grenfell

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Karen Grenfell

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(188)
rosebudrainbow44

rosebudrainbow44 on Jun 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful print sent as a gift to a relative. She absolutely loved it & cheered her up at a difficult time. Have always been more than happy with the speedy & friendly service I receive. This company go above & beyond "normal" service & would highly recommend them

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About

Welcome to my world of unique gifts and pet portraits that are all lovingly created by me :)

Crash! Bang! Wallop on the nose by a furry paw!
That's how my days start. Usually before 6am I'm woken by 5 kitties all shouting for breakfast.

Despite the sleep deprivation and having no money as it's all spent on pet food, I would not be without a single one of them. I'm just a big old tree hugging, animal loving hippy and that's the mainstay of my work.

I've been painting pet portraits for as long as I can remember, I paint people too and and have had the amazing privilege of working for some wonderful clients; I've had works signed by celebrities from Hollywood stars to sporting heroes and have a Sotheby's sale to my name too but I just felt there was something missing.

I've always had a love of embroidery/stitching but the two mediums didn't come together for a while and when they did it was more by accident then design! I owe a huge debt of thanks to fibre artists & authors Aimee Ray, Jamie Chalmers and Tilleke Schwarz for their inspiration, encouragement and support of my work plus a whole raft of fellow stitchers and artists out there who are just awesomely fabulous...I'd need several more pages to name them all!

Since that day my embroidered paintings have travelled the globe, with pieces now living from as far afield as Alaska to Australia. I have been featured in the magazines: CrossStitcher UK and Revolution Art, have works exhibited in both UK and USA and been featured on blogs incl. Modish, Mr.X Stitch, The Hype Machine and Feeling Stitchy to name but a few.

It's been a slow development and I'm still growing in both mediums but now it just doesnt seem right if I do a painting without embroidery.

Each original piece can take up to 8 weeks to complete but it's time I spend in my own little world and I really cannot express how much I love working on them. I love every part of my creative process; anarchic and chaotic sometimes, funny and surreal others but always chock full of love and when it comes to custom pet portraits I try to go that extra mile and incorporate everything I know and have been told about both subject and recipent to make it extra special for you.

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  • Karen Grenfell

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    One woman, a needle, a paintbrush, a disturbing music back catalogue in her brain and too much time on her hands!

  • The Mimi

    Poker Of Threads

    Mimi, my dearly departed, sorely missed muse. Mimi Love Forever.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2016
Hello and welcome to my world of unique gifts and pet portraits that are all lovingly created by hand.

My aim with MimiLoveForever is to provide completely unique animal portraits combining either watercolor or acrylic paintings with my hand embroidery.

I believe in attention to detail throughout the whole creative process and I cannot express how much I enjoy working on these.

I love every part of it creating and when it comes to custom pet portraits I try to go that extra mile and incorporate everything I know and have been told about both subject and recipent to make it extra special .

Here is some previous feedback from satisfied customers:

"What can I say about this amazing work of art - hound's essence has been captured on canvas - bird poo and all!"

"Beautiful, wonderful, wacky and fabulous art. I ordered a special commission of my mom's dog and the work is lovely. The correspondence between artist and customer was personal and fun and contributed to the entire satisfaction with the order"

"Wonderful! Fantastic! Brilliant! Emotionally a comfort to receive such a beautiful portrait of my cat, Henry. Karen puts a lot of heart and soul into her work. There is no better way to memorialize a loved one like a portrait from Karen. Thank you so, so, much!!"

I'm super convo friendly so please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you have any questions about my work

Thank you for dropping by :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment:
You can pay securely using your credit or debit card through Paypal.
My shop also accepts Direct Payments via Etsy
I also accept Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
Shipping:

Your goods will be dispatched on receipt of cleared payment and I will drop you a line to acknowledge payment and confirm delivery details with you.

I also email you when your goods are dispatched and provide you with any relevent tracking information.

I ensure all my items are securely packaged: I package my prints in clear cellophane sleeves and ship them in tough board backed envelopes

All my paintings/embroideries are wrapped in acid free tissue then securely packaged in bubble wrap and shipped to you in a sturdy card box.

I happily ship worldwide and your items will be insured according to the policy below:

UK:
Items under £30.00 Royal Mail First Class *(uninsured but will have proof of posting)
Items over £30.00 Royal Mail Recorded Signed For or Special Delivery

International:
Items under £30.00 Standard Airmail *(uninsured but will have proof of posting)
Items over £30.00 International Signed For

If you have any questions or special instructions please feel free to email me
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns:
I endeavour to make sure my customers are happy at every stage of purchase, wether it's a print or a custom pet portrait.

To minimise the chances of damage in transit, especially when sending abroad, I package all my items with love, care and super secure tough packing materials and send International Recorded delivery where appropriate (see my Shipping policy for more info).

If you are considering ordering a custom pet portrait, rest assured that I will work with you at every step, send lots of emails/work in progress photo's and keep you fully informed of progress to ensure you are completely happy.

Should there be a problem with anything you order, please notify me upon receipt of your items and I will work with you to rectify it as smoothly and as quickly as possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
I hope I've covered everything but please feel free to drop me a line if you have any further questions :)