Kicking up Sparks that Turn into Art!

Knoxville, Tennessee 107 Sales On Etsy since 2009

4 out of 5 stars (24)


Kicking up Sparks that Turn into Art!

Knoxville, Tennessee | 107 Sales

NancyVala is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I will be back in my studio on November 13.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 5, 2019

I will be back in my studio on November 13.

Nancy Vala

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Nancy Vala


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About NancyVala

Sales 107
On Etsy since 2009

Words and Art

A face, a leaf, a dead cat turned to leather and bones. What is shown, what is hidden. Observe, be curious, stare, get caught staring, observe cautiously, write, draw, carry a sketchbook and pen, always, because I feel bereft without them. That’s me.

I love doing portraits! It feels like magic to me when a person or pet comes alive in a portrait and is instantly recognizable. I love looking at faces and expressions, contours, shadows, a raised eyebrow, an upturned corner of a mouth. Everyone is unique, everyone's face tells a story.

Writing comes from the same activity and from reading, reading, reading since childhood. I was outdoors any chance I could and many times under a tree, with a book.

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  • Nancy Vala

    Owner, Artist

    Artist, Writer, Yoga Instructor

Shop policies

Last updated on February 8, 2012
Welcome to Walking Satellite!

Please read through the policies to make sure they suit your needs. Thank you for visiting my shop.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you have any concerns please feel free to message me before buying ( If for some reason you are not satisfied, items can be sent back to me at your expense for a full refund, excluding shipping and PayPal processing fee within 30 days of initial order. If there is a quality issue, a free replacement will be sent upon return of the original. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Purchases over $25.00 will be insured with USPS.
I accept PayPal which accepts your PayPal balance, bank account, or credit card. If you need expedited shipping, please contact me and I will be happy to accommodate you.
Items are usually shipped 2-3 days after receiving payment. I ship USPS First Class mail. Buyers outside of the U.S. are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
For custom orders or wholesale information, please contact nvala [!at]