Do you ship internationally?
I currently offer shipping to Canada. I can ship anywhere Fedex International delivers. If you live outside the United States, please contact me with your exact mailing address, the products you’d like to order as well as quantities and I will quote you the shipping charges. Any custom duties, conversion rates, taxes or local delivery charges will be the responsibility of the purchaser.
Return / Exchange Policy
Most of the products on my website are custom made as the orders come in which allows me to offer a wide variety of designs on a wide variety of products. Due to the custom nature of the production, I can only accept returns for manufacturer defects. If an item is defective, I will happily reproduce and reship the order at no cost or refund the cost of the order. I would simply need a photograph of the defective product to initiate this process. Send the photo of the defective product, the order ID and the requested action to firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, please consider the designs and measurements carefully prior to purchasing.
Do you provide discounts or coupons?
I do not extend any discounts. Every single product I sell, I view as selling my artwork. I value and honor my time and creations too much to ever put them on sale or discount them in any way. If you also find joy in my art and would like to own it in some form, I thank you greatly and know that you understand and appreciate my point of view. That also means that you can rest assured that everyone paid the same price for the product you purchased.
Can you donate an item for our fundraiser?
Although I’d love to assist all the organizations who reach out to me, it’s unfortunately not feasible to fulfill all the requests. If you are an organization with a non-profit number, I can offer my products to you at wholesale cost for your event. If this is something you would consider, please contact me.
We have an event coming up, are you interested in being a vendor to sell your items there?
Thank you very much for thinking of me, but at this time, I have decided not to participate in any vendor events.
Where do you sell your products?
You can find all my products under my website’s shop tab.
Additionally, the following stores carry many of my most popular items:
- Arpani Gift Shop (St. James Armenian Apostolic Church)
3300 Business Drive
Sacramento, CA 95820
916-712-4392 (call / text)
- Boutique La Vie
1706 E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104
- Elbie Gifts / LB Cake Stop4153 Maine AveBaldwin Park, CA 91706Store: 626-338-1333Email: info@LBCakeStop.com
2508 Ridgeway Ave.
Rochester, NY 14626
- La Perla Home
2311 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
- Once Upon A Dream Bakery
19540 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, ca 91356
(same shopping center as Zankou Chicken)
- Venus Gifts
501 Glendale Ave.
Glendale, CA 91205
Are you interested in licensing your artwork
I am very interested in licensing my artwork. If you manufacture a product you think my artwork will enhance, please contact me to discuss a possible licensing agreement.
Do you do any commissioned work like a portrait?
At this point, I do not do commissioned portraits. I would like to focus on exploring what my heart calls for.
I have a children’s book idea. Would you be interested in drawing it for me?
Even though I value and encourage everyone’s creative process, I unfortunately do not have the luxury to work on a project on spec (working without a fee with the understanding that there will be compensation after the product is released). However, if you are a publisher and are interested in hiring me to do the illustrations for a children’s book, by all means, please message me.
Would it be ok for me to use one of your drawings on my event flyer, newsletter, Geo filter, tshirts, or any other publication or merchandise?
I ask that you NOT use my artwork for any commercial means. All my work is copyright protected and cannot be used by anyone other than me without a prior contract or agreement. If you would like to share my art, please do so from my website, Facebook or Instagram page and add the proper credit. I would greatly appreciate that and be humbled by it.
What made you decide to become an artist?
The feeling you get when a drawing or painting starts to paint itself, is addictive to say the least. My cheeks get red, my heart starts to pound, yeah it sounds like love. So to answer your question, it was love.
What materials do you use?
I am a self proclaimed art materials junkie. I have an art store in my house but my go-to media of choice for illustrations is Prismacolor Brush Tip Markers. They are amazing! I then ink the lines with XS Pitt Pens. When I’m creating my fine art, I use everything from oil paint, oil sticks, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, gelatos and mixed media collage.
How often do you draw?
Every day! They say it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill. I chip away at those 10,000 hours every day. I have many sketchbooks with different types of paper and I draw something in one of them daily.
What advice can you give someone just starting out?
80% is good enough. I heard this quote from one of my favorite authors Elizabeth Gilbert and it’s been life changing. What it means is just show up and get it done without waiting for perfection. Practice, practice, practice and bravely put yourself out there. Post your work, show your friends. They will become your number one supporters. That alone will be enough to grow your wings.