LaPorteART

Artwork by Sandra LaPorte

Portland, Oregon · 1150 Sales

LaPorteART

Artwork by Sandra LaPorte

Portland, Oregon 1150 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(406)

Announcement   You may notice some major changes to my shop. I appreciate everyone's patience as I slowly add back in stuff. I will be offering a limited number of prints and eventually more decals. Starting back out small so I can focus on creating new characters and designs.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 14, 2017

You may notice some major changes to my shop. I appreciate everyone's patience as I slowly add back in stuff. I will be offering a limited number of prints and eventually more decals. Starting back out small so I can focus on creating new characters and designs.

Sandra LaPorte

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Sandra LaPorte

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(406)
Christine Hicks

Christine Hicks on Feb 17, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived very quickly! Thank you 🐾✌🏻

D. kemp

D. kemp on Feb 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous product, well packaged and shipped promptly!!

Carole Smallwood

Carole Smallwood on Feb 10, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love this cartoon - it’s so perfect for a white schnazer lover! I have had a slight problem getting the correct frame & mount size in the UK, but nothing insurmountable

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About

Getting back to what matters......

My shop, like myself, has gone through a variety of changes over the years. I love trying new things, and testing myself to see if I can master a new craft or make a new item.
That being said, my shop marketed these results. I started off simple, with prints. Over time a variety of items came and went. Key chains, necklaces, greeting cards, and decals.

All these things were fun at a certain level. But as some items gained popularity, the amount of work dedicated to printing, cutting, and packing left me with no time to actually sit and create. And when I did find time to draw, it always was for what others wanted.

I had lost the value in why I draw in the first place. Creating my own characters has been a part of me my entire life, and it felt like I had lost part of my soul. I would work all day at my normal job, only to come home and fill orders. I began to resent my shop.

I had to take a step back, take a break, and remember how it felt to design and create for myself. And, I'm happy to report, after a good couple of years....it's happened. I feel refreshed and ready. But, now I know I need to stick with what matters to me. Instead of attempting to meet everyone's demands.....I will be selfish and draw what I want to draw, and when I want to draw. My characters will be the way I imagined and intended them to be. Hopefully you all enjoy them. :)

Shop members

  • Sandra LaPorte

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am an artist, wife, gardener, wannabe interior designer, coffee drinker, cartoon lover, and Whippet caretaker.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 20, 2016
Welcome!
All commissioned artwork is designed by whatever comes out of my head. If you are interested in having something done by me, it means you are a fan of my style, and will not attempt to request something different. My characters are results of how I imagine your pet in cartoon form. Though I will use images to get ideas for colors, and patterns, I never copy. All my characters are free-handed and intended to be a fun interpretation of your pet.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
There are no refunds on commissioned work. However, if the artwork becomes damaged in shipping, please contact me as soon as receiving and we'll discuss options.
Payment
Orders can be cancelled any time before project has been started.
Shipping
Artwork is packaged and shipped in a high quality, rigid mailer. Please contact me at once if artwork received is damaged during transit.