tocatinhat on Jan 13, 2017
tocatinhat on Jan 13, 2017
My sister loved this mug. I think it will be the Christmas present she enjoys most.
Marisa Cheung on Dec 28, 2016
Very beautiful- love it so much- thanks!
fiducia73 on Dec 7, 2016
Gorgeous and so perfect for work!
The Pursuit of Happiness
I am originally from Moscow, Russia, and lived in New York City for 22 years. For about 14 of those years, I worked in web and graphic design field in the corporate world. This forced me to put my fine art making on the back burner. But, I had a short stint of living and working in New England, which awakened something in me. I started sketching nature (something I hadn’t done before).
Until then, I was a full-fledged city girl, obsessed with architecture, cityscapes and straight lines. When I suddenly found myself enjoying all this natural beauty I translated the fascinating botanical wonders onto functional objects for my family and friends to enjoy.
I met my husband at the School of Visual Arts where we were both pursuing our Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. Since then, we have been constantly bouncing creative ideas off each other. So much so, we joined forces and created CCYD Studio and this Etsy Shop.
When this Shop Story was first published I lived in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with my husband and our badass cat Kai. Since then our family has grown. We now have two amazing boys; Oliver & Fynn and we made the move (Oct.2015) to greener living in gorgeous Austin, Texas!
My hand painted fine artwares have been featured on marthastewart.com, Apartment Therapy, Apartment Therapy's Re-Nest, Green Planet, the Pioneer Woman, Design Sponge, and Etsy's Wedding Event. I truly love what I do!
Owner, Maker, Designer
I am originally from Moscow, Russia where I received formal art training. I continued my studies in NYC, earning a BFA from SVA. After a brief stint in Corporate America, I finished MA in Art Market, Principles and Practices at FIT. Yeah!
Owner, Operations, Marketer
Raised in a military family, I planted roots late. In my high school years I became a founding member of Plus Skate Shop, F.W.B. FL. Seeking the next adventure, I moved to NYC. Earned my BFA with Honors from SVA, met my wife and the rest is history!
I am a convo-friendly person. So don’t hesitate to write if you have any questions or requests or just want to say hello! It will put a smile to my face!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
You do not need to have an account with Paypal!
FOR THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT:
Just click the Paypal button when you go through the checkout and look for the link to pay with your credit card! On the lower left there is a small link that says 'pay by credit card'.
If you want a little how-to on how this works, please go here:
We offer "Rush Production Services"
* Made-to-Order - expedited production fee per item: $5.00 plus Express shipping cost (if needed).
*Custom Order - expedited production fee per item: $10.00 plus Express shipping cost (if needed)
* If your order is "ready to ship" I'll mail it out 3 to 5 days after purchase date.
If you go to ‘your Etsy’ on the top of the page and click ‘purchases’ on the left side of the page, the status of your purchase will tell you if the item has been shipped or not.
Note: I re-use and recycle at lot of shipping materials and use bio-degradable packing popcorn.
* All US domestic packages are shipped via Priority Mail. The Domestic shipping cost is estimated based on the furthest zone from me. That said, I ALWAYS refund the extra shipping cost if it comes out to be grossly over estimated for your location. I DO NOT make money off the shipping cost.
* The international orders are shipped via First-Class Mail® International Package, which is the most cost effective option but DOES NOT provide tracking or insurance. If you would like tracking & insurance, please contact me so I can update the shipping cost accordingly for your order.
****** I pack my items with extra cushioning to make sure a safe and sound transit. I am NOT responsible for lost or damaged packages due to mishandling by the post office. *******
Because of their seller protection policy, I am only shipping to the address listed on your PayPal account.
Please be sure that the provided address is correct or contact me if there is an error.
Items returned to me due to an incorrect address will require repayment of the shipping costs in order to have them re-sent.
I do not include any receipts or invoices.
Shipping price includes shipping and handling.
I am not responsible for customs or taxes some countries may have.
Refunds and Exchanges
Shipping is non-refundable and buyers are responsible for all shipping costs.
All items are carefully packaged to prevent breakage. However, if an item reaches you in a damaged condition, I will gladly exchange it for a replacement for a similar item of equal value.
I do require photographs of the damaged item. The buyer is responsible for re-shipping a new item.
Additional policies and FAQs
I read all my feedback and would love some from you when you receive the item. This will assure me of receipt and your happiness. Many thanks.
I always worry about my items when they are in the post so it would be nice to know if the package has reached you.
If you're buying a gift for someone please keep in mind I am glad to gift wrap at no additional cost. Just let me know in the 'message to seller' when you check out.
I can also ship direct to your gift recipient & add a little note so please write the message you want to be included in the 'message to seller' when you check out.
I love creating custom orders!
Please contact me with your requests. Special orders are priced accordingly and cannot be returned or exchanged.
I can custom paint almost all items in my store. So contact me if you have any questions.
I am always open to discuss wholesale orders. But I often do not accept these, as I spend most of my time focusing on, one-of-a-kind works & my graduate studies.
Our home and studio are smoke free environments.
We do have a little cat which loves to watch me work and give me a helpful paw.