Choose Your Word 2023
Only available October to February...
This is such a simple practice yet, it is life changing and powerful. When you chose a word of the year, you are choosing to walk beside a word that you want to bring into your life. It feels so much simpler than a resolution...choosing a word that speaks deeply to you as a guide and companion for the year ahead. I especially love to consider my word of the year when I need to make decisions; is my decision inline with my word?
What word is whispering to you?
What word do you want to walk toward… or beside?
Each order comes with an affirmation card that has the creative process on the back and an artful affirmation on the front plus a burst of paper hearts and tons of good energy.
These are all custom and ship in four to five weeks (depending on where I am in the process when you order) and ship out with so much love
. *This offering is for one scripted word. Please see options on my website for phrases.*
Each delicately scripted word measures 15-18" long and is made out of scrap plastic used in shipping or cut from leftover remnants. Each word is cut on an industrial router or laser depending on the material.
I always strive to use plastic remnants leftover from other jobs or used in packaging to protect other plastics. Any mark or scratch is part of its unique character or story.
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.