Ri Designs....Fun Stuff!

North Carolina, United States · 55 Sales


Ri Designs....Fun Stuff!

North Carolina, United States 55 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
Ri Noel Tarnpoll

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Ri Noel Tarnpoll

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4.5 out of 5 stars

marumon2 on Sep 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really nice design. Nice fabric, sizing is accurate. Fast shipping and well packed. Can't wait for cool weather to hit Vegas so I can wear this!


pinksoulboutique on Aug 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous on a denim jacket! Amazing artist and very sweet 😊


squirrelmom55 on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Total angel to work with. Made a wonderful, kind, gentle and generous friend. FANTASTIC,BEAUTIFUL sweater. What talent. Fast shipping, great packing. AWESOME, LOVE the sweater.

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I work in my home studio under the supervision of five very discriminating felines and one extremely talented dog.

I have been drawing, painting and creating since I can remember. When I was about four years old I presented my mother with a ballerina I had fashioned from a Popsicle stick and an inverted cupcake form. That was the beginning...

In the past I defined myself as circumstances dictated having had successful careers in public relations, interior design and fashion. But in 2007 I visited Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah and my life was forever changed. I knew that what I felt being there is what I wanted to keep in my heart everyday. I took an 'Indiana Jones' leap of faith, called home, quit my job and stayed on another week to develop a new plan for my life. It came to this: I love animals and nature. I love to paint....so why not paint animals?! I began painting selling full time via art and craft shows and continue to do so.

In 2008 I visited and joined Etsy as a buyer. In 2012 I developed my shop and began selling my hand painted sweaters. I also have a Facebook page under Ri Designs Fun Stuff where I post other types of work I do. Have a look.

My passion is painting animals and nature. My approach to this subject matter is sometimes traditional but often whimsical. I paint on multiple substrates and have been accused of 'painting anything that doesn't move away from me fast enough!'

I am pleased to have been asked to participate in an Art for Public Spaces project in Matthews, NC, invited to become part of the prestigious museum show in Abbington, VA and also the Western Carolina University show. My Art & Craft show endeavors have been very rewarding having conferred on me several honors through the years.

I am proud to be a member of the following Etsy Teams:
Old Farmhouse Gathering
Etsy Animal Artists
Philanthropy Through Etsy
Pit Bull Love
Crafts of Enchantment
If you type these names in the search bar you will see all manner of wonderful work most of which is animal related.

Through my work I hope to raise awareness of the absolute necessity of 'No More Homeless Pets.' I do this through:
- Donating 10% of my income from all sources to animal welfare and their habitats
-Partnering with animal rescue organizations on special projects such as 'Adopt, Don't Shop.'
-Donating artwork for sale or auction to benefit designated fundraisers.
-Volunteering my time and talents.

'It takes a long time to become young.' (Pablo Picasso)...and I'm still working on it! Thank you for visiting and getting to know more about me and my work.

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  • Ri Noel Tarnpoll

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Painter, Shipping Manager, PR Person, General Factotum

    My path was predetermined early on by my love, respect and admiration for animals and nature. I am blessed that I am able to pursue my love of animals through my passion for painting. My endeavors define me and I am grateful every day.

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