mousykat

MOUSYKAT

Maine, United States · 21 Sales

mousykat

MOUSYKAT

Maine, United States 21 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   ♥ PET PORTRAITS, PEOPLE PORTRAITS, PIN-UPS ♥
FREE SHIPPING on all USA-bound orders. PLEASE NOTE: new custom orders are on hold while I renovate my house and studio. Feel free to get in touch, but it takes roughly 1 week to focus 100% on each custom order, and I cannot commit to that during the renovation. Thank you ♥
A percentage of profits go to animal welfare charities (see individual listings for details).
See more of my artwork at https://www.facebook.com/kirsten.reed.artist

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 17, 2016

♥ PET PORTRAITS, PEOPLE PORTRAITS, PIN-UPS ♥
FREE SHIPPING on all USA-bound orders. PLEASE NOTE: new custom orders are on hold while I renovate my house and studio. Feel free to get in touch, but it takes roughly 1 week to focus 100% on each custom order, and I cannot commit to that during the renovation. Thank you ♥
A percentage of profits go to animal welfare charities (see individual listings for details).
See more of my artwork at https://www.facebook.com/kirsten.reed.artist

Kirsten Reed

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Kirsten Reed

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lwroth

lwroth on Nov 16, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This is so beautiful and special--thank you very much! A friend who knew Bubba said she almost cried when she saw it. I love it!

Anonymous on Sep 19, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Jul 15, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable pug & fast ship from Oz! Thanks so much!

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About

Mousykat

These miniature paintings began as gifts for friends: portraits of lost pets, living pets, sadly departed pets, friends' pets, endangered and vulnerable species, favorite animals, portraits of people, mementos of special occasions...

Most of my artwork centers on personalized pet portraits, because this is what people usually ask of me, as a fellow animal lover. I feel very honored every time I am asked to commemorate a human/critter bond.

I work from home in the Maine woods where I live with my family: one man, two dogs, one cat. When I'm not keeping our household running, gardening, cooking, etc., I work with my love on his fishing boat. We also tinker together on several projects around the house and plan to open a second Etsy shop featuring our household must-haves.

The handmade logo on my shop banner is your guarantee everything here is handmade by me, in keeping with Etsy's original ethos. For more information, see www.etsy.com/teams/19087/all-handmade-by-me

♥♥GIVING BACK: I donate artwork, designs and a percentage of profits to aid animal rescue organizations' fundraising efforts. I am an artist member of HeARTs Speak. See http://www.heartsspeak.org for more information on this professional network of artists helping animals.

Be sure to check my Facebook page for more paintings, as the bulk of my work is still sold via offline, in-person orders.

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  • Kirsten Reed

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on July 2, 2014
Most off my sales are offline, face-to-face via word of mouth. I carry this personal approach to my Etsy store, and love to see it grow and find people who want my work. I don't have many gifts, and what I do have I like to share. I was a "child prodigy" and learned to draw and paint quite early in life--it comes easily to me. When I create custom orders, I take the experience seriously and absolutely focus on using everything available to me to make them as close to perfect as possible. If it is a portrait of a beloved pet, this means practically meditating over their photos and gleaning all I can from my exchanges with their people. The frames are made individually to suit the subjects. I spend a few days on each to give this process my undivided attention.

I want my customers to get what they came for. It doesn't matter how many orders I get: I am humbled they chose my work.

Everything in my shop is handmade by me. I also handle all of the shipping, and well, everything. I'm never far away if there is a question, problem, or special request.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I prefer online payment.

I do accept checks, money orders, and cash. I cannot start work on custom orders or send out ready-made products until I receive payment. (Within one week of placing the order is greatly appreciated.) Please contact to me discuss any problems.

I do not include a receipt with orders. If you need one, it can be printed from your Etsy purchases page.
Shipping
All orders within USA ship free via standard USPS shipping.

Priority shipping is available, both domestic and international, and prices can be found under the 'shipping' label on individual listings.

Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be due upon delivery are the responsibility of you, the buyer.

If you need help, contact me.

Shop stock that is already made ships within 2 business days. Custom orders usually take a week. If you need yours ASAP, please let me know so I can see what I can do.
Refunds and Exchanges
To date I have never been asked to provide a refund. I aim to make and pack my work well. Metal items are rust-proofed prior to painting. If necessary I am happy to make repairs on a case-by-case basis.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQs

Q: Why are some metal paintings in the shop cheaper than others?
A: The cheaper metal paintings are already made, on a whim, in my spare time. All I need to do to complete your order is ship them. Custom portrait orders are much more involved and time-consuming. I need photos (and sometimes stories) from you, and I *really* have to focus on getting them perfect.

Q: Do you ever give discounts?
A: Occasionally I will create a coupon code for an order if there is really good reason why you cannot pay full price, and you must, must, must have it. I will consider discounts on multiple orders.

Q: Are you open to barter or trade?
A: If you have something I need, yes.

Q: How do your charity donations work on listings that give a percentage to animal rescue?
A: I tally these sales and make a monthly, end-of-month donation.

Q: Are you open to custom orders if I don't see exactly what I want in your shop?
A: Absolutely. If you don't see it, but think I might be able to make it for you, try me.