TheMotleyTurtle

Syda - The Motley Turtle

Sacramento, California 142 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (34)

TheMotleyTurtle

Syda - The Motley Turtle

Sacramento, California | 142 Sales

Syda Howery

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Syda Howery

Announcement    I appreciate you stopping by the shop! Domestic Shipping is included on original, unframed art on paper!

Here's where you can find me around the inter-webs...

WEBSITE: www.themotleyturtle.com
IG: www.instagram.com/themotleyturtle
FB: www.facebook.com/themotleyturtle

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Last updated on Sep 18, 2019

I appreciate you stopping by the shop! Domestic Shipping is included on original, unframed art on paper!

Here's where you can find me around the inter-webs...

WEBSITE: www.themotleyturtle.com
IG: www.instagram.com/themotleyturtle
FB: www.facebook.com/themotleyturtle

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About TheMotleyTurtle

Sales 142
On Etsy since 2010

Life is messy. Art heals. Mistaeks are mandatory.

When I ventured into the world of art and mixed media I realized I was trying to make everything perfect. But, perfect doesn't exist and over time I have learned that I am not drawn to perfect. I am drawn to messy, healing, raw art.

I remembered that as children we are often ridiculed or punished for making mistaeks. So often we second guess ourselves because we're afraid of making mistaeks. Hence, the tagline Mistaeks are Mandatory. They are. We must feel free enough to experiment and make mistaeks. They are the lessons. They are the makers of our being.

Life is messy. Art heals. Making art helps me to cope with my depression and anxiety. Making art helps me to find peace and joy. The under layers of virtually all of my art are filled with self-doubt, angst, worry and imbalance. I step back for a moment and fill the piece with affirmations. From there I am able to find my joy.

I opened The Motley Turtle Shop to share my experiments, my mistaeks, my journey to healing. I hope you find something that reminds you to mess up, make mistaeks, explore, experiment and heal.

Shop members

  • Syda

    Owner, Maker

    Syda is an anxious, introverted, coffee addicted night owl living in Northern California. Her motto: Life is messy. Art heals. Mistaeks are mandatory. Add color +stir.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 18, 2019
Welcome! Thank you for visiting Motley Turtle Arts!! Here the motto is: Mistakes are Mandatory! I know I make a lot of 'em...how 'bout you? Mistaeks are magical and full of possibility...and mandatory.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
REFUNDS: Any request for a refund must be received within five (5) days of delivery. Refunds of total amount paid will be processed and made in full upon return receipt of UNDAMAGED goods at buyer's expense.

I am happy to replace or exchange items damaged during shipping. Requests for replacement item(s) should be submitted within 48 hours of receipt by emailing: syda [!at] themotleyturtle.com.
Payment
I accept:

PayPal
Direct Credit Card payment
Etsy gift cards

CANCELATIONS: All order cancelations must be received within 24 hours.
SALES TAX: All California residents will be charged sales tax.
Shipping
At this time, while I try to get orders shipped next day, most orders will be packaged and shipped within 3 business days from date of purchase and are shipped USPS and include Delivery Confirmation/Tracking. Select items (i.e. larger journals) are shipped USPS Priority Mail to addresses within the US and also include Delivery Confirmation/Tracking.

All international orders are shipped FIRST CLASS.
Additional policies and FAQs
When possible, I am happy to do consignment work, or customize an item for you. Please email me to discuss details and pricing: syda [!at] themotleyturtle.com

If you have any further questions, concerns or comments please contact me: syda [!at] themotleyturtle.com