Custom made and "ready to ship" art and paintings

Adelaide, Australia 355 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Custom made and "ready to ship" art and paintings

Adelaide, Australia | 355 Sales

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Catherine Jacobs

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Catherine Jacobs


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About SheerJoy

Sales 355
On Etsy since 2012

The Oddball: Lawyer, Accountant, Kindy Teacher and Artist

I actually started my shop after I was cleaning out my grandparents' old house. I saw a realistic lead pencil drawing of a church in Willunga ( a rural area in Australia where my family used to have a farm).

I admired the picture and my Aunt suggested I should keep it.

On closer inspection, I discovered that the artist was me! I had drawn it about 12 years ago, and then promptly forgot about it!!!

I was rather surprised. It made me see my art in a new light.

Contemporaneously with this discovery, my position as a teacher changed from full time to being only 2 days per week. I seized the opportunity to rekindle my passion for visual arts, and I created my "SheerJoy" store onEtsy.

The work that I am selling on Etsy is very different from the original lead pencil church picture. It reflects the joyous mood that I have been in since I began painting again. I hope you like it!

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  • Cathy Jacobs

    Owner, Maker, Painter, Jewellery Designer

    I studied commerce and worked for a short period in Singapore. I then finished my law degree (and Diploma) and worked as a lawyer for 7 years. I then competed my masters of early childhood. I now teach, and run my own "visual arts" business.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 27, 2017
Welcome to my store. I hope you like what you see!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
If you are in any way unhappy with your purchase, please contact ME (via a personal message) in the first instance and I will do my best to fix the problem for you. I take a lot of pride in my work, and am anxious to ensure that all my customers are completely satisfied with what they have bought.

In the event that you would like a refund, I will take responsibility for my art, and refund the price of your painting. It is not possible to refund postage costs. The cost of postage to return an item is also your responsibility.
Paypal, credit card and direct bank transfer are all available :)

I will post the work that you have ordered to you as soon as possible. If you have special requirements about timing, please let me know.

To date, I am not aware that customs duty has actually been changed on any of the items I have sold. However, in the event that it applies, I am not responsible for any customs duty. My art is very reasonably priced and does not take these costs into account.

Air mail is my preferred means of delivery from Australia. If you require a different postage method, please message me and I can arrange this for you. Additional postage charges may be applicable for this service.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders may take a little while to prepare and to varnish. (It is not possible to pack or varnish your product while it is still wet.)

If you have a specific time frame in mind, please feel free to message me to see what I can do for you.

I love making custom art for people. It gives me a real thrill to help you design something that is specifically for you.

Please note that I retain all rights to all the paintings I paint.

If you would like matching cushions for your artwork, please contact me.

I am also able to combine any of my designs, or produce smaller/larger versions.