I believe the words we surround ourselves with shape our world. Tuck this little reminder inside a card, place it on your keypad, put it on your dashboard, rest it on a mirror...
Using salvage materials means there is always change and new possibilities. Some images may not reflect current material. Currently all salvaged words are made of new white material. Pearl white remnants from lighting fixtures will be available after 12/4.
Believe. I believe everyday has magic in it. I believe some days you have to look a little longer to find it.
Brave. In love. In art. In life. Everyday we do things that scare us. We push forward.
Breathe. Sometimes we just need a little hand lettered reminder to do what sustains us. And calms us.
Dream. Dreams help us see all that we are capable of and all that could be.
Gather. As often as possible with those you love.
Grateful. This little word makes all the difference in how we see our lives. Others. Ourselves.
Fearless. A reminder to be fearless as we follow our dreams and live the life we were meant to live.
Love. We all need a sprinkling of love in our life. Send it to a friend. Or keep a little love for yourself.
Kindness. Kindness matters. Practice often, especially in showing kindness to yourself.
Together. You are not alone. We are one. We are in this together.
These words are handwritten by me, then laser cut from salvaged light fixtures and are approximately 6" tall and 15-19" long depending on the word.
Perfectly imperfect means any small mark is part of their magical story of reuse.
Made locally with love. My hands and heart touch everything I make.
© Colleen Attara Studio.
These questions sometimes arise...
What unit of measure do you use?
All product measurements are listed in inches.
What is the "small word add-on?"
The small word add-on allows you to add an additional small (6-8") cardboard or plastic word to your order. The small word will be the same as your large word.
How do I hang the salvaged words?
I use the little foam squares from AC Moore or similar craft stores. They fit perfectly behind the words and also add a great dimension. They do not harm paint. In my studio I have some that have been up for years.
I also love to lean the words...over a doorway, a window, or on top of a picture. The dinner table is a favorite place of mine. I use clear squares if I hang the words on a mirror.
Can salvaged words be outside?
The salvaged plexi words can, yes! And they float in water. The last little words are salvaged cardboard and should be kept indoors.
I want a word I do not see on your website. Can you make it for me?
Oh yes. You can order that right here.
I have a phrase I would like made. Can you do that?
Happily. Just email me directly.
When will I receive my order?
Prints will ship out in 1 to 2 business days. Hand-scripted words ship within a week. Custom orders (e.g., Your Word and Your Name) will be processed in 1 - 3 weeks.
Shipping rates and times are based on package weight and destination...you'll be able to view and select the best option for your purchase at checkout.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes...a whole bunch. Please expect delivery to take longer than noted above as packages will be making their way across mountains, sand, or sea.
What about refunds and exchanges?
If an order arrived damaged due to shipping, please contact me.
Where can I see/buy your work in person?
You’ll find my environmentally friendly artwork in healing spaces and private collections across North America and Europe, as well as in galleries and shops in the Northeast United States. Take a peek at my portfolio, browse the shop, join me at an event, and share in my creative process.
I'd love to carry your work...
If you are interested in placing a wholesale order, please reach out to me for pricing and minimums.
I still have a question...
Please contact me with any questions, concerns or general delight.