rhodyart

Quirky Mixed Media Art With Vintage Style and Flair

Rhode Island, United States · 313 Sales

rhodyart

Quirky Mixed Media Art With Vintage Style and Flair

Rhode Island, United States 313 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Home of vintage style quirky mixed media art and greeting cards, great for gift giving. My collage art items are made with love in tiny Rhode Island and often reflect my snarky and offbeat sense of humor. My greeting cards and other items are unique, but if you see a card that you just love that you'd like a custom version of, do contact me and I'll see if I can recreate it. And, of course, you can always request a custom design made just for you.

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Last updated on Mar 24, 2016

Home of vintage style quirky mixed media art and greeting cards, great for gift giving. My collage art items are made with love in tiny Rhode Island and often reflect my snarky and offbeat sense of humor. My greeting cards and other items are unique, but if you see a card that you just love that you'd like a custom version of, do contact me and I'll see if I can recreate it. And, of course, you can always request a custom design made just for you.

Lin Collette

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Lin Collette

Sweet Purple Note Card for Your Mother in Law
US$5.00
Pretty Purple Note Card for Ice Cream Addicts
US$5.00
Funny Blank Note Card for Macho Men
US$5.00
Adorable Small Note Card for Dog Days
US$5.00
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Updates

Christmas is fast approaching and Rhodyart is getting ready, making new cards for the holidays. This listing is one of many cards and gifts in my shop To get 15% off your purchase just enter the coupon code UPDATE15 at checkout. See you soon!

About

Solving a Puzzle

My work in collage reflects the practice of putting things together. With glue, paper, photos, and other items I take what previously has been separate and assemble it into a cohesive whole. A key part of my work is humor. I love it when people smile or chuckle at what is going on in the work. I also think of collage work as solving puzzles. The materials are the pieces of the puzzle.

A major part of my life and my artistic process is my never-ending battle with severe mental illness, including disorders like Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, and PTSD. These are just a few of the pieces that make up my own personal puzzle and collage helps me find the pieces that could possibly complete the rest of it.

The theme of most of my work is a modern take on vintage things. I use vintage images of people in my work and frequently add a comment about modern things. Often the work has a very serious person pondering a silly issue or wishing for something very odd. Much to my surprise, One of my magnets was featured at #12 in the Christmas 2014 Eonline.com Kardashian gift guide - http://www.eonline.com/shows/kourtney_and_khloe_take_the_hamptons/news/606687/24-holiday-gift-ideas-for-the-kardashian-super-fan-in-your-life

I create my work in a small apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island that's overcrowded with art supplies. When I am able to work at my art, I feel able to accomplish anything I set out to do. I've been lucky enough to be part of an active arts community in Rhode Island, and have often participated in art festivals and exhibitions over the years. I'll be participating in several gallery shows in 2016, including one at the New Hope Gallery in Cranston Rhode Island, the Rhode Island State Administration building in Providence, and at the Mill River Gallery in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

One of the things that I'm passionate about is bringing a love of creating to the elderly and disabled. Toward that end, I'm currently running craft workshops for them in my home city of Central Falls. I am always accepting donations. Please convo me if you'd like to help.

Customers should be aware that I frequently reuse packing materials and will sometimes print packing slips on the blank side of old print-outs. It's a small way to be more eco-aware. Many of my items include recycled and upcycled materials that I find in thrift shops, yard sales, and trash-and-treasure shops.

Thank you for dropping by my shop and I hope you are amused at what you find here.

You can also find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rhodyart

My Instagram page can be found at instagram.com/rhodyart

On Twitter, my address is http://www.twitter.com/rhodyart

And I invite you to follow my boards on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/rhodyart

Peace and hope to you!

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Shop members
  • Junior

    Production Assistant And Inspector

    Junior has been a member of the Rhody Art staff since 2008. He tests products and materials used to make collages, and helps compose Etsy listings. He is also the official greeter.

  • Maggie

    Product Tester And Inspector

    Maggie has been employed in the Rhody Art shop since 2009, and is fond of sitting on top of work in progress.

  • Lin Collette

    Owner, Creator, Everything Else

    I'm a native Rhode Islander and a mixed media/collage artist. My work reflects my quirky sense of humor and my fascination with pop culture.

Manufacturers
  • moo.com

    East Providence, RI, United States

    Moo.com is a provider of quality printed goods. I have used them in the past to produce printed cards for sale in my shop as well as stickers and other items. The main company is based in England and their US facility is in East Providence,RI

  • iprintfromhome.com

    Kenmore, NY, United States

    Iprintfromhome.com is a provider of quality art prints/photos. I may use them in the future to produce print and giclees of my work.

  • Vistaprint.com

    Lexington, MA, United States

    Vistaprint is a provider of quality stationery products such as cards, stickers, pens, and promotional materials. I have used them in the past to produce stationery products with my designs

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2016
Making art is what makes my life worthwhile and exciting. I am so pleased to introduce you to my world, and I hope you like what you see.

My style is shabby chic nerd -- or, you could say, vintage with an edge. I have a very quirky, offbeat sense of humor and it takes a special person to 'get' it.

Thank you so much for visiting my shop. Come back soon!

lin

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I take PayPal, personal checks (in US currency only), money orders (I prefer those issued by your country's postal service in US currency), Etsy Gift Cards, and credit cards. For small items such as greeting cards I am happy to take unused U.S. postage stamps. Items will not be shipped until payment is received. If payment is not sent by Paypal or credit card, it must be received within 10 days (including weekends) of purchase or I will cancel the sale.

I do pay Rhode Island sales tax on all items that are not one of a kind handmade originals sold in my shop (in Rhode Island handmade items are tax exempt). Buyers are not charged sales tax directly; the tax is built into the item price.
Shipping
Shipping will generally occur within 1-2 business days from purchase unless there are extenuating circumstances, in which case I will notify you.

Large orders will be shipped via Priority Mail in the United States.

Smaller items such as cards and magnets will be shipped in secure packaging via First Class Mail.

Attention buyers in Canada and other countries: the overseas postage rates charged by the USPS make me cringe, but unfortunately I have to charge a higher price for shipping than I'd like. Wherever I can, I will ship as inexpensively as possible using First Class International. And I will refund large overages ($3.00 and up via paypal or cash). Customs costs, if any, must be borne by the buyer.

Shipping costs will be borne by the buyer and every effort is made to minimize shipping costs while also ensuring that items are well protected against the ravages of the postal system's hungry mail sorting machines. And getting your purchase to you as quickly as possible.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you're not happy with an item, you can return it at your shipping cost for a full refund within 14 days. It would be a good idea to use delivery confirmation.

If an item is damaged on arrival, please contact me via Etsy email within 10 days with a photo of the damage and we can work something out. Items are unique so a similar or same replacement probably won't be available. If possible, I can make something else OR you can choose a different item at the same price.

I use Etsy shipping which tracks delivery. I will refund the cost for an item that the USPS has lost (ie there's no record of it ever being delivered via USPS tracking), but NOT if it has been listed as delivered.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do take custom orders. If it is an item under $20.00, I do not require a deposit. If you wish that I create a larger canvas in my general style (valued at $20.00 or above), I require a 50% deposit of the price charged. Please contact me and we will work out the details.
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Items in my shop are generally hand-made and unique, although I can obtain professionally printed versions of my pieces if you wish. If you see a piece in my shop that you would like multiple copies of, please contact me via Etsy email to discuss this further. On occasion I can make a new item that is very similar to one listed if I still have enough of the materials I used. I will tell you if this is the case.
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Digital Products are copyrighted by Lin Collette and can only be downloaded for personal use. The ownership of the image remains with me and rights are not transferred to the buyer. Uploading to print on demand sites such as Redbubble and Fine Art America as your own work is not permitted, nor is printing the image to sell as your own work. No commercial use license is available. Digital products are 300 DPI (dots per inch) and are supplied in JPG format.
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I am willing to work with brick & mortar and online retailers on carrying my items in their establishments. Please contact me if this is something you're interested in pursuing. I am not yet a part of Etsy Wholesale.

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Contact Details
Lin Collette
30 Washington Street #607
Central Falls RI USA
401/741-8219