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LOVE LIVES HERE - SERIOUS WHIMSEY by P Carter Carpin

Richmond, Virginia

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Announcement    LOVE LIVES HERE... SERIOUS WHIMSEY
Paintings, prints, fabric, fabric panels, personalized felted name banners, felted mobiles, felted garlands, and felted ornaments. by P. Carter Carpin

Welcome to my online ETSY shop! Thank you for being here.
If you have seen me at a show and do not see an item you are interested in please convo me on ETSY or email me at
carter [!at] seriouswhimsey.com
I travel a lot and may not have all items listed here.

"Happy art" is what comes out of me naturally.
I realized this during a difficult and dark time when I was looking for meaning and a way to make sense out of senselessness. What I realized was through it all, I still made "happy art". It hit me like a ton of bricks that positivity and happiness was my natural take on life and that I should go with it. And so I did and SERIOUS WHIMSEY was born.

I've always loved color, painting, pattern and patchwork. Whenever I come across a magic marker doodle from my childhood I am so happy to see how much I still relate. It makes me feel like I have always known what I know today about my interests, strengths and "smart eye" as my husband calls it. I see the journey. These days, I love combining my more sophisticated art with art for kids. I am inspired by the natural beauty of our world, the colors and sounds, the delicate petals of a crimson flower, leaves, pods, plants, animals and the texture and depth of all interesting natural surfaces. I look for inspiration everywhere. My eye naturally gravitates toward layers of color and texture. I love the magic of life and my connection with people. I love doing shows because I enjoy the diversity and energy of the people I meet. I love sharing stories and promoting kindness, connection and positivity. I believe in me and I believe in you.

Some of my pieces are painting with collage where I incorporate original patterns from my earlier days as a textile designer. Look closely and you will see elements of photo silkscreen, hand stitching, applique, hand dyeing, etc.. Many of these patterns became my first fabric collection which came out commercially in 2012.

Hard work, big dreams, faith, HOPE, and never giving up despite life's challenges are extremely important to me.
For me, losing hope is losing it all. May this never happen to you.
Follow your dreams. So corny and true. Be true to who you are.
You never know what will be coming round the bend!
That excitement of the unknown fuels me.
I hope my work will make you as happy and hopeful as it makes me.

Lots of great things are brewing for SERIOUS WHIMSEY!
Check in often to see what new goodies I have in store for you!
The most exciting additions are my new lines of felted products and cotton fabric collections featuring all of my art.
My collection of art panel blocks, mini quilt kits and fabric DIY kits will be growing in the months to come. My personalized felted banner business is booming and I am adding more colors and other felted craft supplies and accessories as well.

The past two years I have been focusing on the fabric and quilt world. I am self producing a line of 19 continuous fabric designs and will be adding 10 new designs each season. These designs will be limited runs each year and only available for sale from me here on ETSY or at various quilt shows around the country. The quality is amazingly soft.

I do have a small space in a retail shop in RICHMOND. VA. Please email or call me if there is anything specific you would like to see at the shop. I do not put the fabric or prints in there right now. The shop is more of a baby gift business and I carry a lot of wonderful lines for children such as MILKBARN, YO BABY, ANGEL DEAR & MAGNIFICENT BABY, JELLYCAT, BLUE Q and more!

If you are interested in licensing my work for your company please convo me for more information.

Thank you so much for visiting
P. Carter Carpin's Serious Whimsey...LOVE LIVES HERE
I truly appreciate it.
I hope you will find something here to make you smile! xoxo

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 18, 2021

LOVE LIVES HERE... SERIOUS WHIMSEY
Paintings, prints, fabric, fabric panels, personalized felted name banners, felted mobiles, felted garlands, and felted ornaments. by P. Carter Carpin

Welcome to my online ETSY shop! Thank you for being here.
If you have seen me at a show and do not see an item you are interested in please convo me on ETSY or email me at
carter [!at] seriouswhimsey.com
I travel a lot and may not have all items listed here.

"Happy art" is what comes out of me naturally.
I realized this during a difficult and dark time when I was looking for meaning and a way to make sense out of senselessness. What I realized was through it all, I still made "happy art". It hit me like a ton of bricks that positivity and happiness was my natural take on life and that I should go with it. And so I did and SERIOUS WHIMSEY was born.

I've always loved color, painting, pattern and patchwork. Whenever I come across a magic marker doodle from my childhood I am so happy to see how much I still relate. It makes me feel like I have always known what I know today about my interests, strengths and "smart eye" as my husband calls it. I see the journey. These days, I love combining my more sophisticated art with art for kids. I am inspired by the natural beauty of our world, the colors and sounds, the delicate petals of a crimson flower, leaves, pods, plants, animals and the texture and depth of all interesting natural surfaces. I look for inspiration everywhere. My eye naturally gravitates toward layers of color and texture. I love the magic of life and my connection with people. I love doing shows because I enjoy the diversity and energy of the people I meet. I love sharing stories and promoting kindness, connection and positivity. I believe in me and I believe in you.

Some of my pieces are painting with collage where I incorporate original patterns from my earlier days as a textile designer. Look closely and you will see elements of photo silkscreen, hand stitching, applique, hand dyeing, etc.. Many of these patterns became my first fabric collection which came out commercially in 2012.

Hard work, big dreams, faith, HOPE, and never giving up despite life's challenges are extremely important to me.
For me, losing hope is losing it all. May this never happen to you.
Follow your dreams. So corny and true. Be true to who you are.
You never know what will be coming round the bend!
That excitement of the unknown fuels me.
I hope my work will make you as happy and hopeful as it makes me.

Lots of great things are brewing for SERIOUS WHIMSEY!
Check in often to see what new goodies I have in store for you!
The most exciting additions are my new lines of felted products and cotton fabric collections featuring all of my art.
My collection of art panel blocks, mini quilt kits and fabric DIY kits will be growing in the months to come. My personalized felted banner business is booming and I am adding more colors and other felted craft supplies and accessories as well.

The past two years I have been focusing on the fabric and quilt world. I am self producing a line of 19 continuous fabric designs and will be adding 10 new designs each season. These designs will be limited runs each year and only available for sale from me here on ETSY or at various quilt shows around the country. The quality is amazingly soft.

I do have a small space in a retail shop in RICHMOND. VA. Please email or call me if there is anything specific you would like to see at the shop. I do not put the fabric or prints in there right now. The shop is more of a baby gift business and I carry a lot of wonderful lines for children such as MILKBARN, YO BABY, ANGEL DEAR & MAGNIFICENT BABY, JELLYCAT, BLUE Q and more!

If you are interested in licensing my work for your company please convo me for more information.

Thank you so much for visiting
P. Carter Carpin's Serious Whimsey...LOVE LIVES HERE
I truly appreciate it.
I hope you will find something here to make you smile! xoxo

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Last updated on July 5, 2022
Thanks so much for visiting P. Carter Carpin's Serious Whimsey Etsy shop! I hope you have found what you are looking for and if not please contact me

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Returns & exchanges

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Payment

I accept Paypal and credit cards
Please allow one week to two weeks for me to ship as I am often traveling for shows.
All fabric orders over two yards are shipped priority mail with delivery confirmation. If you order one yard it will be shipped First Class package which will provide a tracking number.

Shipping

If you have a particular deadline in mind I will try and work with you on a speedier shipment than stated above. All orders are shipped in the usa priority mail. This usually takes 2 - 3 days in transit.

I do not ship internationally at this time as I have not found an affordable outlet for this but I hope to explore some options this at a later date.

Additional policies and FAQs

I do wholesale my prints on paper so feel free to contact me about setting up an account.

My fabric collection is sold retail only.