WhimsicalStoryBooks

Whimsical Art - Totes & Paper Art Light Shadow Boxes

Chino, California · 9 Sales

WhimsicalStoryBooks

Whimsical Art - Totes & Paper Art Light Shadow Boxes

Chino, California 9 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(5)

Announcement   More tote designs coming soon. FAVORITE my shop to get updates.

Follow me on INSTAGRAM @WhimsicalStoryBooks to get sneak peeks of upcoming projects.

When you buy from me, you buy from a small, one-person shop. I appreciate each purchase greatly, because it puts me one step closer to reaching my dream of living a creative life and sharing my art with many more people.

Hablo español. :)

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 20, 2018

More tote designs coming soon. FAVORITE my shop to get updates.

Follow me on INSTAGRAM @WhimsicalStoryBooks to get sneak peeks of upcoming projects.

When you buy from me, you buy from a small, one-person shop. I appreciate each purchase greatly, because it puts me one step closer to reaching my dream of living a creative life and sharing my art with many more people.

Hablo español. :)

Cynthia De La Torre

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Cynthia De La Torre

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(5)
Janet L Anderson

Janet L Anderson on Apr 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The design on the front and back of this tote bag are just beautiful! The tote is very sturdy and handles look and feel long lasting!

Lacey19HJ

Lacey19HJ on Mar 2, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I got this bag as a gift for my friend and she loves it! The artwork looks great. It's just as pictured, the bag is sturdy, and I love that the design is on both sides.

Cristina De La Torre

Cristina De La Torre on Jan 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love the bags! They are such good quality and the colors are so vibrant and beautiful. I use my blue one as a school bag and it is sturdy enough to hold all of my textbooks and school supplies. The art work is beautiful and high quality. I’ve received so many compliments on it.

Cristina De La Torre

Cristina De La Torre on Jan 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent quality + beautiful artwork! I bought the pink color for my mom and she loves it. It is perfect for all her knitting materials.

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Updates

Get 10% off any tote, from now till March 31, 2018, by using coupon code STANDOUT at checkout.

About

It all started when I was 6-years-old . . .

In the first grade, every student in our class entered a contest depicting the “Joy of Reading.” I drew the picture shown above (and that’s me when I was in 1st grade).
More than 100,000 students (from 1st to 12th grade) all over the country entered the contest and of those, 41 honorees were chosen to be exhibited at the Capital Children’s Museum in Washington D.C. Mine was one of them. I was over the moon excited, to say the least.
It was then I knew I wanted to create. I spent countless hours drawing. By that point, I had also discovered the magic of books and soon started writing my own.
At an early age, I knew I wanted to be a writer and artist, but I got derailed along the way because it didn’t seem like a realistic career path. I ended up doing different jobs and at the age of 30, after having my son and writing and illustrating a book for him, I decided I should stop wasting time and pursue my passions.
So here I am. I opened my Etsy store, I'm making art totes, writing a middle grade novel, working on 2 picture books, and trying out new and exciting art mediums (like paper art). I hope to get a book published in the future and to be able to make art for a living. We’ll see where this crazy journey takes me.
By buying from my Etsy Shop you are helping me get a step closer to reaching my dreams.

Shop members

  • Cynthia De La Torre

    Owner, Maker, Artist

    I'm a writer, illustrator, and paper art enthusiast. I make all the products listed in my shop. I take inspiration from the whimsical and strange. I also handle all the behind-the-scenes work involved with running an Etsy shop.

  • Sebastián

    Helper, Trouble-Maker, Muse

    Sebastián keeps me company, inspires me, and makes me smile. He also likes making a mess and throwing temper tantrums here and there - he does it only to keep me on my toes. He's also the reason why I decided to lead a creative life.

Production partners

  • Collage.com

    Brighton, MI

    They make the totes and print my designs on the totes. I decide where I want the placement of my art on the tote.

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