shandke

Artwork & Illustrations

New York, United States · 664 Sales

shandke

Artwork & Illustrations

New York, United States 664 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(200)

Announcement   Everything in my shop in on SALE!

I will not be accepting more Custom Toms orders after the new year, but I will add a few pairs of Custom Toms that I have in stock in random sizes. If these shoes are not your size, I apologize in advance, but I will not be able to complete a custom pair for you.

I am beginning some new work, which will take more of my attention elsewhere. It is still my artwork and illustration. I just need to clean house and create space to create new art!

Thank you so much for your time and support during these past 9 1/2 years. And please stay tuned, as I may be adding some of my new work in various places throughout the web. The best place to connect with my is Instagram: @shandkeart

http://www.shawnahandke.com

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Artwork & Illustrations © 2006-2011 Shawna L Handke All Rights Reserved
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Announcement
Last updated on Dec 29, 2015

Everything in my shop in on SALE!

I will not be accepting more Custom Toms orders after the new year, but I will add a few pairs of Custom Toms that I have in stock in random sizes. If these shoes are not your size, I apologize in advance, but I will not be able to complete a custom pair for you.

I am beginning some new work, which will take more of my attention elsewhere. It is still my artwork and illustration. I just need to clean house and create space to create new art!

Thank you so much for your time and support during these past 9 1/2 years. And please stay tuned, as I may be adding some of my new work in various places throughout the web. The best place to connect with my is Instagram: @shandkeart

http://www.shawnahandke.com

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Artwork & Illustrations © 2006-2011 Shawna L Handke All Rights Reserved
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Shawna Handke

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5 out of 5 stars
(200)
Pamela McVey

Pamela McVey on Nov 27, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This illustration was perfect for an invitation I was sending out! I love the creativity and whimsy in this artist's shop. Thank you for the friendly & wonderful service!

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About

Artwork and Illustrations for the Child in You

sHandke ART began as a venue to sell my artwork and whimsical drawings. While living in a small apartment in Boston, I began creating so many black and white line drawings on leftover papers that they quickly began to pile up, so I decided to post a few for sale. They sold, so I was encouraged to keep creating and to quit hoarding.

I thoroughly enjoy processes when it comes to creating, and I think it's great when something has a story. So most of the original drawings I create are on recycled or reclaimed paper using black ink. The permanence of ink helps me to become more innovative and create something even when there are so-called mistakes. Sometimes the paper has markings on it that others left behind before I even begin the drawings. Yes. I pick up others' trash to create art.

And if you haven't already noticed, I am one of "those artists" who paints on Toms shoes. I first began working with Toms shoes the second year that they launched their One Day Without Shoes. I love the concept of their company. They are called Toms, because they are "shoes for tomorrow" and a company that believes in giving to others. That's why I paint on their shoes! I am often found at one of their Style Your Sole events in this area.

After I began establishing my shop, I decided to teach myself to screen print. I began by using freezer paper, and creating stencils, but I quickly discovered that it would be much simpler to learn to use a silkscreen. In the past few years, I have created a "studio" in our unfinished basement where I can print on tees, totes, and paper. This has become a fun place for me to escape when I need a minute or two to myself. Oh yes. Most importantly, I neglected to mention that I am a Mom! I have two fabulous boys who are a amazing source of inspiration.

Whenever I spend a day outside playing or even inside creating with the boys, I discover something new for myself and am inspired to keep on drawing and painting. Their room is a place where I love to hang out, because I created a fun and colorful space where they can play (or rest). Reading board books, drawing with chalk, painting with finger paints, and creating trains or piecing together Legos and puzzles has become a great way to entertain them and to encourage my creativity.

Nonetheless, I draw a lot of inspiration from nature and the world that surrounds me. It's a happy place to be, and I hope to share that with you when you purchase something from my shop.

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Shop members
  • Shawna Handke

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Artist, Illustrator, Screen Printer, Email, Shipments, Packaging, Photography, Mother

    I'm the artist, the illustrator, and the creator of what you see in this shop. I have a wonderful team who works beside me. Most of them are my family, but more recently, I hired an intern to help me keep things moving.

  • Luke Handke

    Bookeeping, Shipping, Husband, Father, Inspiration

  • Oliver Handke

    Model, Son, Aspiring Artist, Inspiration

  • Elias Handke

    Model, Son, Inspiration

Shop policies

Last updated on March 10, 2015
sHandke ART is my business name, and this is where you can find the artwork and "art stuff" for sale by the artist Shawna L. Handke. Everything you find in my etsy shop is created by me.

After attending school for graphic design for several years, I was uncertain what I really wanted to do with my life, so I took some time off. Eventually, I finished school and received a Bachelor of Arts in Painting. I was uncertain that I would ever do anything related to my field, as I got tangled up in the ropes of retail. I have also began working as an illustrator, which culminates my graphic design and retail experience perfectly.

Most of my current artwork is created using reclaimed or recycled resources, and I aspire to create something new out of even the simplest scribbles that others may have left behind. Of course, this is how I began creating the scribbles-sketches. I had found others' scribbles and transformed them into original drawings. Now, I consider this work a process of "automatic drawing," and most of these works have been transformed into original illustrations.

I create all of the artwork that you see in the shop, and I use my basement as a screen printing studio.

Kids t-shirts are temporarily in this shop while I set up a new shop for that collection. We're calling it Wee Wild Ones! Check it out as we set up shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/weewildones

If you would like to see more of my artwork, I have created an online portfolio, and you can find that at http://www.shawnahandke.com/.

I'm also a proud member of two etsy teams, including ecoetsy and the Hudson Valley Etsy Team. For more details on the etsy teams, visit the etsy Community.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
PAYMENT:

PayPal is accepted in US Dollars. I also accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover. (Please contact me if you would like to pay using your credit card over the phone.) Other arrangements may be made, if necessary. Contact me for more information. Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped.


TAXES:

If you are a New York state resident, I will charge the standard 8.375% for tax purposes.
Shipping
All orders are processed right away, and shipments go out on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. Due to the extra process involved in Custom TOMS orders, they will take more time. Please see the shop announcements for an estimated timeline.


CUSTOM TOMS:

Custom TOMS orders are shipped Flat Rate Priority USPS unless you have requested another form of shipment. If you are not in a rush to receive your order, I can make a special listing for you. Otherwise, this is how it will be shipped.


ARTWORK:

All of my artwork is shipped the same way. Very carefully. It's one of my favorite bits about selling artwork online. The artwork is sealed, and protected by heavy-duty cardboard or acid-free matboard.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me if you are unsatisfied and have issues with any of my products. Each return is handled on a case by case basis. All returns that are approved must be received by sHandke ART prior to a refund being processed. Any returned items must be returned in their original packaging or similar packaging (a sturdy shipping box with protection for the artwork) and must be mailed USPS First Class with Delivery Confirmation, UPS or FedEx.
Additional policies and FAQs
WHOLESALE:

Please contact me for a price and quantity list.


ART SHOWS:

I continually search for local and global places to show my artwork. If you like my work and want to contact me about a space where you think my work would "shine," please do!


CUSTOM ORDERS:

I do create custom requests! If there is a work of art that you really like that has already sold, I am willing to create something similar for you. NO two original pieces are just alike! Contractual Agreements must be completed prior to a large project, and a 50% deposit is required for any custom order. If the order totals $100 or less, I need to have payment in full prior to beginning the project.


T-SHIRT SIZING:

Chest Measurements of Unisex t-shirts:
XXS: 32" - 34"
XS: 34" - 36"
S: 36" - 38"
M: 39" - 41"
L: 42" - 44"
XL: 45" - 47"
XXL: 48" - 50"

Approximate Measurements of Baby/Toddler Clothing:
0-3 M: Height - 19"-23" Weight - 7-12 lbs.
3-6 M: Height - 23"-27" Weight - 12-17 lbs.
6-12 M: Height - 27"-29" Weight - 17-22 lbs.
12-18 M: Height - 31"-39" Weight - 22-27 lbs.
2T: Height - 33"-36" Weight - 30-33 lbs.
3T: Height - 36"-39" Weight - 33-36 lbs.
4T: Height - 39"-42" Weight - 36-40 lbs.




If you still have questions, please contact me.