texture & pattern for your life

313 Sales


texture & pattern for your life

313 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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Cindy Toner

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Cindy Toner


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5 out of 5 stars

skybird111 on Apr 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My first experience with encaustic. Beautiful painting, I just love it. Very fast shipping and delightful Etsy shop owner. Thank you!


skybird111 on Apr 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Sweet little bird on a towel - not sure that I want to dry dishes with it, would rather frame it! Very beautiful and fast shipping from Monsoon. Thank you so much!

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As for the creative part, it's the only thing I'm absolutely sure I've been put here to do!

Okay, so that's not entirely true :) But it is true that making things is all I've ever truly wanted to do.

Even while going to University, working other jobs, and through homeschooling my son, I have always made things. I have more ideas than I could ever get to in one lifetime and I'm hardly ever bored! There is just too much to make, so many ideas to explore, and not enough time to do it all in.

My favourite supplies are fabric and paper. I've been a quilter for over 20 years, a knitter and crocheter for over 35 years, and I can't remember an age when I wasn't drawing something. I've very recently discovered encaustic painting and I'm completely taken with it! Hot wax makes such incredible combinations of colour and texture - it amazes me every time!

I also really enjoy being outside, at the beach, cycling around our little town with my son, gardening in the side yard, walking in the reservoir, or just sitting on my swing in the back yard.

But, my favourite place to be is my studio - the spare bedroom :) It's a dream come true to have my own space to create in - as chaotic as it sometimes is, with supplies spread out everywhere. Winter months are especially cozy as I tuck myself in and look out the window at the snow and icicles, but summer is delicious, too, with a warm summer breeze coming in. I am so very lucky.

Thank you so much for visiting with me here. Please contact me if you have any questions to if you'd just like to say hello - I would love to hear from you!


p.s. you can also find Monsoon Calamity on facebook, twitter, instagram, ravelry, craftsy, and pinterest - phew! that's a lot of places :) thanks :)


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  • Cindy Toner

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I just like to make things - it's as simple as that! I'm grateful Etsy allows me to share my art with the world and it makes me really happy that the things I've made have founds homes all over the world.

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Last updated on May 15, 2015
Welcome to Monsoon Calamity!

All items in my shop are made with the best quality materials and I stand behind every item I sell. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact me.

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I ship from Canada, within 2 business days after payment has cleared (often sooner). Shipping to the US takes approximately 2-5 weeks (May take longer to Hawaii, Alaska, military addresses and other non-standard addresses). Shipping within Canada takes 1-2 weeks.

Your item will be shipped via Canada Post. In most cases, each item you order will be shipped separately, which allows me to keep shipping costs low. For example, if you order 2 cushion covers, they will arrive as 2 separate parcels. Encaustic paintings may ship together in one shipment.

You are responsible for any customs amounts due when your item enters your country.
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If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact me. Ultimately, I will take any item back for a return (minus shipping charges and you are responsible for return shipping charges), but there are many options available if there is a problem and I will work to ensure you are happy with your purchase.

You can buy from Monsoon Calamity with the confidence that all items are quality-made and presented accurately in the photos of the item. If you have any questions, at any time, about any item, please contact me.