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I hope you find art here that is meaningful to you and your family. I have several original paintings available right now!


Last updated on Apr 2, 2018

Welcome to MossyRockDesigns!

I hope you find art here that is meaningful to you and your family. I have several original paintings available right now!



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Katie Bradley

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About MossyRockDesigns

Sales 1,307
On Etsy since 2008

Accidentally successful

Painting and drawing brings me so much joy. Even if I can only find ten minutes to paint in the course of my day, it is worth it to me. I started creating children's illustrations when my oldest son was born almost 16 years ago - I needed some nursery art for his room, and didn't want to spend big money. I painted the series "Jungle Baby," "Bear Baby," and "Forest Baby" for him. Several of my friends asked me to make copies for them, so they could give the prints to their friend(s) as baby shower gifts. Finally one friend suggested I open an Etsy shop.

My first "Jungle Baby" print sold within minutes of listing it - I was so surprised (and honestly a little scared, because I hadn't yet learned how to use all of Etsy's seller features).

For several years, I just sold prints of my three nursery paintings, with a brief detour into custom cookie cutters (successful, but too work intensive!). Then in 2011 we began the process of adopting our daughter from Ethiopia, and I discovered that there really wasn't a whole lot of children's art for transracial families out there, or nursery art for children of color. I want our daughter to grow up seeing art that represents her, and that represents our family. I began painting for her, and for other families like ours.

When my multicultural and adoption themed art began selling just about as quickly as I could produce it, my husband and I had the idea to use my Etsy income as a fundraiser for our adoption. I was blown away by people's generosity. As of April 2012, we were fully funded for our adoption. Then, 20% of my Etsy income went towards buying formula and diapers and other supplies for the orphanages in Ethiopia. We brought those things over when we traveled to meet our daughter.

Now our daughter has been home for 6 years, and I have time to paint while my children are in school. I took over 3000 photos during our two trips to the beautiful country of Ethiopia... Enough inspiration to keep painting for a long time!
I continue to donate 10% of my Etsy income towards orphan care and literacy programs in Ethiopia.

I feel so honored and humbled that my art has been welcomed into so many homes in the USA, and in other countries, too! I have really enjoyed the interactions with my customers, and especially love it when other families share their hair adventures and inspirations, and their adoption stories with me. Thank you!

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  • Katie Bradley

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist And Illustrator

    In the midst of my busy life, painting is my little island of peace and tranquility. My 3 little children inspire my art every day.

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to Mossy Rock Designs.
My goal is to provide you with beautiful, unique, and high quality products. Whether you are looking for artwork for your home, nursery, or office, I will do everything to help you find the right piece of art.
All my materials are of high quality. I make my prints directly from my original artwork.
If you have any custom design needs, I would be happy to assist you.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Refunds will be provided for undamaged goods, less shipping charges and a 5% processing fee. If your print gets damaged during shipping, I will replace it.
We prefer PayPal, but will also accept money orders within the US. Payment must be received within seven (7) days of placing an order.
Shipping is via USPS first class or for larger art, priority mail. I will always ensure that artwork or other items are appropriately packaged. Additional charges apply for international shipping. Contact me about shipping upgrades (UPS, FedEx), I'm willing to work with you to meet your needs.
I ship on Tuesday, Thursday, and on Saturday. If you need your order quicker, please contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
I guarantee all my prints. Should they begin to fade (which they shouldn't, but just in case), just contact me - send me the "old" one and for the price of shipping I will send you a new print. Even the best prints fade when displayed in direct sun light...