SmilingCatStudio

Whimsical animal face mugshot illustrations & art cards

Narrows, Virginia | 52 Sales

SmilingCatStudio

Whimsical animal face mugshot illustrations & art cards

Narrows, Virginia 52 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (20)

Announcement   Whimsical animal face mugshot illustrations to make you smile! | Colorful art prints and cards | Black & white smiling cat linocuts | Let me know if you have questions!

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Last updated on Dec 29, 2018

Whimsical animal face mugshot illustrations to make you smile! | Colorful art prints and cards | Black & white smiling cat linocuts | Let me know if you have questions!

Terri Fisher

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Terri Fisher

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About

My Quest for a Creative Life

From the time I was a child, I've always been creative - drawing, crafting, embroidering, making. Though I enjoyed creating, the little voice in my head said that wasn't a place to make a career so I went hard left brain into engineering. Though I wouldn't trade the experiences I had in my first career, it wasn't fulfilling my creative side. The little voice told me to follow my dreams to architecture school. I left my job. I moved. I found love. I learned many things in architecture school, but mostly that I needed a life of creativity. Though I didn't become an architect, I've been leading a creative life since.

***Why Smiling Cat Studio?***

A smiling cat is happy and content with the world. My goal is to be as happy and content as a smiling cat and for me, that means releasing my creative expression through art and illustration.

Cats and their fellow members of the animal kingdom are also endlessly fascinating. Their curiosity and personalities provide all sorts of opportunities for humor and whimsy. I hope you'll find this joy in all of my work!

***Why Animals?***

For me, this was a logical extension of the linocut cats already in my shop. I'm an animal lover. The antics of animals are endlessly fascinating to me. Their curiosity and personalities provide so many opportunities for unlikely scenarios and awww! inspiring sweetness. Those scenarios provide for a multitude of humorous designs, sure to make an animal lover smile. I hope my art gives you as much joy as it does me!

***My Core Values***

CREATIVITY to design, to draw, to print, to paint, to use a needle and thread, to use my hands to explore a variety of different mediums and ways to explore my love of animals.

FREEDOM to use my day as I like: creating and tending to business, or taking a day off if I want to. The freedom of owning my own business means that I can make my own schedule and work on projects that excite me.

INTEGRITY in all aspects of my business and life: my product descriptions and photographs will reflect exactly what you are getting at exactly the price quoted. No substitutions. No unexpected price changes. What you see is what you get. And I will ship on schedule.

***My Goal***

My goal is to make my living from art and illustration. While I've had this Etsy shop since 2010, I got serious with a 2016 New Year's resolution to draw each day. I have drawn most every day since and posted that work on Instagram. Make Art That Sells, Creative Bug, the 100 Day Project, #ifdrawaweek, and the John C. Campbell Folk School have provided inspiration and instruction. You can see my portfolio at SmilingCatStudio.com. Contact me if you'd like to help me reach my goal!

***Elsewhere on Etsy***

Also check out my vintage shop, Smiling Cat Vintage (https://www.etsy.com/shop/SmilingCatVintage) where I'm purging family treasures.

Shop members

  • Terri Fisher

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Artist, writer, historic preservationist, and animal lover who enjoys all things creative

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Last updated on Dec 29, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

If you would like to special order cards or prints of any images you see in my shop or if you see a specific item you would like to order multiples of please contact me.

I am available to do custom, wholesale and consignment orders - please contact me.

Wholesale availability

I am available to do custom, wholesale and consignment orders - please contact me.

Returns & Exchange Details

All sales are final. However, if something arrives in less than perfect condition or gets lost, convo me and I'll replace it asap!

The buyer is responsible for all shipping if an item is returned. Requests for returns must be made within 14 days of receipt.

The item returned must be received and in perfect condition before a refund is issued. Refunds will not include return shipping charges, Etsy or PayPal fees. A $2 restocking fee will be charged.

Payment

I accept payments through Etsy and PayPal. Payment must be paid in full and have cleared before item is shipped.

Sales Tax

Virginia residents will be charged 5.3% sales tax by me to keep it legal!

Etsy may charge sales tax in your state depending on your local internet sales laws.

Shipping

I pack all items to minimize the chance of damage during shipment. Unless otherwise specified, all items are shipped via USPS First Class mail within 3 business days of payment domestically and internationally. I offer free domestic shipping for most orders. For international orders, choose your location and Etsy's Calculated Shipping will estimate postage for you.

If you would like to send a "free shipping" package by USPS Priority Mail to receive it more quickly, please let me know via convo and I can create an order for you to purchase the upgraded postage.

Delivery Confirmation

Shipping within the US always includes delivery confirmation. Customs forms track delivery for international shipping. Any duties, VAT, taxes or customs fees are the buyer's responsibility.

Shipping times vary by location, but items should arrive in 7-14 days. If an item has been delayed longer than that, please let me know. No refunds or replacements will be made for 6 weeks from mailing date on international orders to be sure that the package hasn't gotten stuck in customs. Once the package has left my hands, I am not responsible for shipping and customs delays.

Copyright

All items in my shop are original works. Artwork purchased is for personal use only. Seller retains all rights to the image, including reproduction, licensing and digital. Copyright is not transferred with purchase. Buyers may not use, alter, borrow, reproduce or redistribute the images in whole or part, without my consent and permission. Copyright is held by me.

Smoke Free Environment

All items are made by me in a smoke free environment.