Original Fine Art by Dawn Waldal

Vancouver, Washington

Announcement    It is through art and its process that I find the truth, inner peace and a deeper understanding of myself and the world I live in. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating it... Thank you for taking the time to browse my shop.


It is through art and its process that I find the truth, inner peace and a deeper understanding of myself and the world I live in. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating it... Thank you for taking the time to browse my shop.


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About SoulCage

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On Etsy since 2011

A Deeply Personal Dilema

I have been painting, sewing, building and creating my entire life. A couple years ago, I had an opportunity to move back down to Baja Mexico where I had spent quite a bit of time years before. I went to paint and finish my body of work. I ended up teaching oils, starting a line of clothing, painted a few murals and found myself dodging the deep recessses of my own creative process at all costs. Yes, I got some painting done, but I realized by the end of the year that my goal I had set out to reach required more of my soul than I was ready to give. I had wanted to finish my body of work in order to do a show, to kickstart my career as an artist. I was furious with myself for not doing what I had set out to do. It was only after returning home, tail between my legs, that I realized the depth of my dilema... My work was far too personal for me to think that I could create on demand with the expectation of generating an income... With that hanging over my head, I was unable to let go enough to reach to the depths I needed to in order to create in the way I was used to. In the past, my paintings have always cycled in stages as they incubate and develop over several years. It wasn't something I could turn on and off at a moments notice.. it had its own pace. I was faced with a dilema... I had to decide what my art meant to me and whether I could make the changes to my work that I needed to in order to speed it up and crank it out. I realized it was too personal and that I was not willing to make that kind of sacrifice in order to produce for profit. Profit from my art would have to come later... maybe even after I died. So I began designing clothing again (check out my other Etsy shop, BajaSoul) and now only paint for myself. SoulCage is my way of sharing the work that is ready to be seen. Thank you for letting me share... Please dont hesitate to message me, I love to hear what your thoughts are and have found over the years that my work often has a deeper impact in ways I would have never expected. For me it is a healing process, a way to grow, to find the truth and see the beauty inside.

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  • Dawn Waldal

    Owner, Artist, Painter / Sculptor

    Being raised in an extremely religious home without a television. I had to find my own entertainment. At 5, my mom taught me to sew and brought me to my first oil painting lesson. I lived in my own little world... I still do.

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to let me share my work with you... Here you will find original works of art, prints of my originals as well as gift and related art items with my work printed on them. Each work is solely my imagery and each original comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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All sales are final. In the event of total dissatisfaction, I will make exceptions as I dont want any bad feelings regarding my artwork or transactions I have been involved in. Please contact me to discuss options. I will accept returns in the case of seller error. You must contact me within 7 days of reciept and ship the item back , in the same condition it was recieved, within 14 days. Refund will be in the form of money back via PayPal or Etsy Direct Checkout.
Payment is accepted via PayPal and Direct Checkout. I will consider taking payments or doing layaway... Please contact me to work out details.
I ship via USPS or UPS, depending on the item... I ship both Domestic and International. (International shipping does not include any customs, taxes or fees that your customs may charge. If you are unsure of your countries policies, please contact your local customs office. Each artwork is packaged or crated and protected in a professional manner. Insurance is included on original works. If you have particular shipping requirements, or if this is a gift, please contact me to work our the details.
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