Announcement   Hello, I'm Rachel Joy Osterman. Welcome to RJO Studio!

A little about me:

I have always loved the process of creating characters, telling stories, and inviting others into my colorful imaginary worlds.

To bring a smile or a fond memory to someone through my paintings is a great joy. When my visual stories invite others to share their spoken stories, we connect in a unique way. I just love that. I look forward to many more stories to come!

Rachel Joy

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Last updated on Jan 13, 2018

Hello, I'm Rachel Joy Osterman. Welcome to RJO Studio!

A little about me:

I have always loved the process of creating characters, telling stories, and inviting others into my colorful imaginary worlds.

To bring a smile or a fond memory to someone through my paintings is a great joy. When my visual stories invite others to share their spoken stories, we connect in a unique way. I just love that. I look forward to many more stories to come!

Rachel Joy

Rachel J. Osterman

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About

Art for your inner kid.

I've always known that I wanted my vocation to involve making art. Whether it was designing decorative papers or fabrics, creating beautiful paintings, or maybe perhaps designing stunning lamp shades, I've wanted to create and share beauty since I was a kid. The margins of my school papers were often my mini canvases, filled with the distracting sketches and doodles that were far more interesting than most of class.

Fast forward a few years through community college art classes, getting married, and the pursuit of various business endeavors... In 2009, my husband Jed and I had our son, Jadon. What a gift! My focus changed, as is natural after becoming a mommy. In the busyness of caring for the needs of my little one, I noticed that getting time to practice my drawing and painting became something like a rare and precious gem.

Over the course of three years, I found my skills slipping away. I still had an inner pull to create, but didn't know where to start after so long.

That's when I discovered the joy and freedom that comes from a cheap bucket of sidewalk chalk.

One day while my 3 year old son was playing on the playground of our nearby park, I started to make doodles with the sidewalk chalk we brought along. Since it was probably the only chance I had to create that day, I took it as a challenge to create something that would surprise and delight the next park visitors. I made a large design with curving spirals, radiating lines, and multiple patterns that flowed out from each other.

Over the weeks following, the park doodling became a regular thing. It became a meaningful thing. Kids started coming up to me and saying "Are you the person who did all those other doodles???" It was so much fun to see their face light up when I said yes, and invited them to doodle with me. :) I was invigorated with finally creating something again, something worth doing, something I could share.

When you know in your heart you were made to create, you must let yourself start somewhere. Don't look down on any starting point, because as simple as it is, it could be just what you need to flourish.

This Etsy shop is a product of letting myself start, and then loving myself enough to keep going. Thanks for sharing in my story. God bless.

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  • Rachel Joy Osterman

    Owner, Maker

    Rachel is an artist, illustrator and expert leaf pile jumper. She finds joy in celebrating the everyday wonder of life with her paintings and illustrations. She lives in the lovely green state of Oregon with her husband and three kids.

Production partners

  • CG Pro Prints

    Longmont, CO

    CG Pro Prints is a printing company that makes high quality canvas prints for professional photographers and artists. They print all of my gallery wrap canvas prints and giclée paper prints. I love the quality of all of their print products!

  • Moo

    Boston, MA

    Moo is a company that makes high quality custom printed paper products like business cards, postcards, and greeting cards. They help me make beautiful cards and mini-prints.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 23, 2017
Hello! Welcome to RJO Studio. I treat my customers with the same care and attention I put into my artwork and handmade products. Thank you for taking an interest in my shop.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be satisfied with your experience so please
contact me regarding any refunds and or exchanges since these would be handled on a case by case basis. I am ready and willing to do what I can to work with you.
Payment
I accept payments through paypal, credit cards and Etsy gift cards.
If it takes more than two days to receive payment from an order, I will contact you with a gentle reminder. If four days go by, It will be understood that you did not want your order, and it will be cancelled.
Shipping
I ship through the USPS, First Class from Junction City, Oregon. Canvas prints are ready to ship between 1 to 2 weeks after I receive payment for your order. Cards are ready between 3 to 5 business days.

Within the United States, the USPS ships First Class mail within 3-5 business days.

This means your order will arrive within 4 to 8 business days after payment (within the US).

First Class International Parcel shipping times vary depending on the destination. If you would like to know an estimated shipping time to your specific location, please send me a convo and I will give you a quote.

A note to International customers: Be aware that there may be additional fees and/or possible delays that occur within customs processing. As a seller, I have no control over these possible delays or charges. You as the buyer are responsible to pay any charges that result from customs processing.

If you would like to upgrade to expedited shipping due to a need to receive your order sooner, convo me with your request and I will do my best to accommodate you. I will send you an updated paypal invoice with the adjusted shipping rates.
Additional policies and FAQs
I appreciate feedback from my customers. If you make a purchase, let me know what you thought of my shop, my customer service, and the item(s) you bought. Every bit of feedback helps me improve my shop, my products, and most importantly, serve my customers better. Thank you!

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