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goth on Sep 27, 20195 out of 5 stars
I love this needle felted art. it's absolutely beautiful.. I had it in my cart forever, and i am so glad i was able to finally get it. one of my very favorite art pieces. excellent workwomanship! thank you!
Elizabeth on Jul 6, 20195 out of 5 stars
So cute and perfect!
nancy2707 on Apr 28, 20195 out of 5 stars
When I opened the package I gasped with delight at first glance !
She is sooo cute..... and joins my first Black Cat painting from Francesca.
I will continue to watch her site and purchase her exquisite work.
She told me she will paint by request .
Her shipping is very careful and FAST
Thank you!! Nancy
C on Jan 22, 20195 out of 5 stars
Love my new keychain, thank you!
Lauren on Jan 14, 20195 out of 5 stars
Love it! Thanks!
valerie on Jan 6, 20195 out of 5 stars
Lovely little key ring. It was a present for someone and I received it on time for Christmas,even though I ordered it at the last minute.
Very pleased with the item and the prompt delivery. Will definitely visit this shop again !!
klitwino on Dec 29, 20185 out of 5 stars
I adore this tiny cat ornament. He was well worth the wait as he looks just like my own little cat. A wonderful addition to our Christmas tree! Thank you for excellent communication and efficient shipping to the United States!
ajcdrift on Dec 28, 20185 out of 5 stars
So adorable! I bought this for my wife and it made the perfect stocking stuffer. She loves it! Very fast shipping from Italy to the US West Coast.
kimber2825 on Dec 9, 20185 out of 5 stars
Looks exactly like my kitty. Definitely made with so much care and attention to detail. Thank you so much for my lovely felted cat! I am a lifelong customer.
Sarah on Sep 27, 20185 out of 5 stars
Second keychain purchased. Just love it!
Make little things with great love
My name is Francesca, I'm 25 years old and I was born in Livorno, but recently moved to Soriano nel Cimino, a charming mountain village in the province of Viterbo (near Rome).
I moved here because I love the place where I live now, in the middle of nature! My house is at the forest's feet, leading up to the Monti Cimini.
For me it is very important to always be in contact with nature, so here I found my ideal habitat, where I get daily Inspiration for my work.
I'm inspired by the world around me, by its colors, by the small and simple things that nature has to offer, which I love to capture... A falling leaf, a butterfly’s flight, the rustling wind, the forest’s whispers. The purity of nature. Well... All this with a pinch of magic, enchantment and fantasy.
The forest is my source of inspiration for excellence! The wild nature at its maximum splendor fascinates and intrigues me completely, I never get tired of it.
I happily abandoned my graphic designer job and I think I have made the best choice of my life! Now, being a full time (self-taught) artist, and my own boss, I can constantly feed my creativity.
I love my work and the best thing is working from home! This way I always have my loves around, cheering me up for some good inspiration and precious support.
I mainly work with carded wool, using the needle felting technique, and I realize from small to medium sized sculptures. I also use another technique, the wet felting, to realize my wool paintings.
I like to vary, however, to experience new techniques and materials, combining different elements depending on the result I want to achieve.
I also draw, paint, and catch myself into visual arts such as illustrations and watercolor paintings.
However, all my creations are connected to each other, being all animal/nature themed: I feel connected to nature in a very special way and this is reflected in my artworks, where animals are usually the protagonists.
I don’t know why, but I’m obsessed with foxes. Infact, that’s where my shop’s name came from: “La Volpe Cimina” means the fox living in the Monti Cimini. I believe it is my spirit animal since I was a child.
My childhood was influenced by the love of a special grandmother, who taught me to never stop dreaming and gave me life lessons I will never forget. I was the little dreamer of the farm, with a brush in hand and a bottle of milk in the other. I drew foxes stealing grapes for my grandfather and sly cats for my grandmother. Finally ... I was telling all excited about my adventures to the stars in the sky before going to sleep.
Today, with these special memories in my heart, I keep dreaming, giving shape and life to my creations.
You may want to take a look at my other shops:
ILLUSTRATIONS -> www.francescarizzatoart.etsy.com
DIGITAL ART & PRINTS-> www.miaomiaodesign.etsy.com
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Francesca is a full time self-taught artist, inspired by nature, animals, ancient myths and folklore, mixed with a pinch of magic, enchantment and fantasy.
Photographer, Supporter, Assistant
Liberto is Francesca's fiance, and is a precious helper, working part time to help Francesca's business. He is the official photographer, and packaging genious.
Aki is a sassy Shiba Inu dog, secretly hired as shop's assistant by Francesca. Gets paid in cookies.
Runa is a Husky/mix dog, another Francesca's secretly hired shop's assistant.
Professional Printer Lab
I use an outside professional printer lab, taking care of high quality prints, to always get the best results for your satisfaction.
High quality manufacturer that produces products on-demand printed with submitted designs and artwork.
My handmade world is full of one of a kind creations.
Here you can find something very special and unique for you, your friends or your loved ones :)
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I accept Direct Checkout and Paypal payments.
You can use your credit card directly with the Direct Checkout on Etsy.
For custom orders, full payment is required in advance.
Custom orders may require 1 week to be shipped.
For delivery times, please check the listings descriptions.
The postal service is slower during holidays, like Christmas. It may be slower because of weather too.
If you need the package to be sent to a different address from the one registered on your etsy account, please tell me the notes to seller at the checkout or just send me a message before your purchase.
Please be aware that any customs duties and taxes are the buyer's responsibility.
I am not responsible for lost, damage, customs delays and/or extra fees. Customs duties, fares and taxes are not included in the shipping rate or item value. Therefore, overseas buyers may be subject to them as determined by their local government and I am not responsible for these additional charges.
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You are not authorized to use or copy my designs without my written permission.