About the Amy Ferrari Art Face Masks

What a strange time this is!  I am grateful that so many people have decided to purchase face masks bearing images of my art!
I appreciate that you are looking to protect yourself and others, or at least that you are looking to be compliant with the local regulations.
Who says you can’t have a bit of colourful fun while being in compliance!
As many have experienced, the providers of face masks have been slammed with orders, and receiving your order can take an extraordinarily long time.
The 5 mask order that I placed took over 2 months to arrive!!  I was beginning to doubt that it would ever show up.  But then it did – but it was 2 masks short.  The remaining two arrived two weeks later.  I am very hopeful that the wait time is improving as production continues.  Much appreciation to all who have waited and are continuing to wait…. I truly feel your pain!

About Placing an Order

Me with new mask from Fine Art America (Pixels). Beanie is older from Art of Where.

For those who are contemplating placing an order for an Amy Ferrari Art face mask, please realize that you are likely in for a wait!
I can’t and don’t carry a stock of my imprinted products, so ordering directly from the provider is best.
If something should go wrong with your order, please contact the provider directly, as I do not receive any of your order info.  I never know exactly who orders the masks, as the artists only receive info that an order was placed for ‘x’ numbers of a particular design, but nothing about the customer.  Which is why I especially love it when people post pictures of their masks when they arrive!
There are two providers of face masks that I currently use:  Fine Art America (Pixels), which is based in the US; and Art of Where, which is Canadian!
In terms of Customer Experience,  I’d rate Fine Art America (Pixels) as ‘pretty good’ and Art of Where as ‘great’; no company is perfect, so please proceed with due caution, as you would with any internet purchase.

About Fine Art America (Pixels)

Yellow Face Mask featuring the painting Yellow Surprise by Amy Ferrari
Fine Art American (Pixels) came on the scene first, as they were quick to offer imprinted face masks.  This is really not too surprising, being a rather large company with manufacturing partners throughout the US and beyond.  Fine Art America (FFA) offers a terrific variety of products from art prints, to tote bags, to shower curtains, to yoga matts, to t-shirts, and more.  Their most recent offering is the fabric face mask.  Every time I upload an image from one of my paintings to FFA, I am taken through a somewhat automated process of designing the placement of my image on each of their products.  Sometimes the images simply won’t work well for a certain product, so not all products are available for all designs.  As of this posting, I am up to date with uploading my most recent images.
The face masks from FFA are one size fits all masks which have a side pocket for an air filter.  Here is the description of the face mask on the FFA website:
The Center for Disease Control has recommended the use of cloth face masks to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
This face mask is made from 100% polyester and includes two woven, elastic loops for a comfortable, one-size-fits all fit.
Please note – this is NOT a surgical grade mask.  It is not intended for any medical or commercial uses, whatsoever.  It is a simple, cloth mask designed for everyday use to cover your mouth when out in public.  The mask should not be used in any medical or surgical setting.
We make no warranties that the mask prevents infections or the transmission of viruses or diseases.
10 – 15 business days
Here’s the link to check out the face masks I have available on Fine Art America (Pixels):     https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/amy-ferrari/shop/face+masks

About Art of Where

After a couples months or so of FAA offering face masks, Art of Where (AOW), started to offer face masks as well.  Art of Where is a Canadian company based in Montreal.  All of their printing and sewing is done onsite in Montreal.  They even manufacture some of their fabrics!  AOW is a smaller company that puts a great emphasis on quality.  Their line of products is centered on their wearables, but they also provide art prints, pillow covers, notebooks, and more…..they will even print custom fabrics for you to sew with!  I am still in the process of adding my images facemasks on AOW.  Their uploading process for artists is a bit more demanding, thus the process of creating a collection of faces masks similar to my FFA collection is taking some time.  I am consistently growing the collection that as of now stands at around 24 mask designs!
AOW’s masks come in a selection of sizes and are more form fitting than the Fine Art America masks.
Here’s AOW’s description of their face masks:

Give yourself some extra peace of mind and protection with custom printed 100% cotton sateen face coverings! Available in multiple sizes with metal nose piece and an internal filter pocket, these coverings provide confidence in both safety and style.

Keep up with our changing world with 100% cotton custom printed face coverings!  Complete with a stainless steel nose piece, filter pocket and soft fabric elastics, these 200 thread count cotton sateen face coverings are here to give you a little more peace of mind.  Printed with permanent reactive inks, you can fill confident washing them over and over without fear of fading.  Stay safe and stylish with custom printed cut and sew face coverings.

Production time
1 to 5 items: ~25 business days
+ 3 business days per 6 items
Here’s the link to check out the face masks I have available on Art of Where:   https://artofwhere.com/artists/amy-ferrari/collections/77138

You’ve Got Options!

If you see a design you like on the Fine Art America site but prefer the mask from the Art of Where site and you can’t find the same design on my Art of Where site, just let me know.  It’s absolutely easy and no problem for me to add it to the Art of Where site. (I’m still adding designs!)

The featured painting on this post is fresh from the studio:
Yellow Surprise
12 x 24   Acrylic on Canvas  2020


TreeCentricity… The Merchandise!

As with most of my paintings, I’ve uploaded images of my tree paintings to my favourite print-on-demand websites (Art of Where and Fine Art America), allowing you to order fun items, like beanie hats, shower curtains, and tote bags emblazoned with images of my art!


TreeCentric Framed Prints

You may wish to collect all of the paintings from my “TreeCentricity” exhibition, but alas that may not be reasonably affordable.  One thing you could do is order prints or posters from Fine Art America!



Fine Art America also offers a variety of imprintable items….

Shower Curtains



Duvet Covers



Tote Bags



Spiral Note Books






and Mugs



Art of Where offers a variety of wearables (leggings, headbands, scarves, etc.), along with many other items.  This link will take you to my “TreeCentricity” Collection page.

I love the prints on these wonder beanie hats!  Great for keeping the ‘ol noggin warm in these colder temperatures!



These styling notebooks are a new offering from Art of Where – they’re the same ones that I have in the gift shop at Homer Watson House & Gallery.




As always, if you’d like one of my images on an item, but can’t find it, please simply email me to let me know, and I’ll do all I can to create that combination for you!


If you missed the exhibition’s opening reception at Homer Watson House & Gallery, don’t fret…
You can see them in person through the remainder of February, until March 7.

And, if you’d like a chance to find out more about the pieces in this collection, please plan to attend my Artist’s Talk, which is scheduled for Saturday, February 24, 1:00 – 3:00pm.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, Noon – 4:30 pm

Also, please be sure to notice the gift shop, where you can find greeting cards, unframed art prints, and notebooks, all for sale, and featuring the exhibited images of my work!


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It’s the Time of Year for Giving… Art!

The gift of art is perhaps one of the most meaningful gifts one can give.  The right piece of art can stoke colourful traditions, nourish creativity, and raise the happiness factor in any environment.


To see if you can find the perfect original Amy Ferrari painting for you or for your special someone, please check out my available work:  Available Paintings.  

And if you are not finding exactly what you are looking for, please realize that I am happy to create a new Commission Piece just for you, though it’s not likely that a new piece could be completed by X-mas.

If purchasing an original Amy Ferrari painting isn’t in your budget, there’s always another way to acquire a piece of art…

•   You can purchase  art via a payment plan – I am fairly flexible and can arrange a way for you to pay over time.

•   You can purchase art in the form of my Artist Signed Limited Edition Archival Prints, which are printed by me!  So I can arrange to print most any of my images in a small run signed limited edition.

•   You can purchase art in the form of commercial prints, which are created by Fine Art America.  These prints come in a variety of sizes, materials and framing options.  Your entire transaction happens through Fine Art America, and I get a royalty from the sale!

•   You can purchase art on various types of merchandise, with printed images of my art on various items, such as ceramic mugs, tote bags, scarves, shower curtains, nifty beanie hats, device covers, and more.

Some of these items are available through Fine Art America, others are available through Zazzle, which is a website that imprints a wide variety of merchandise.  The clothing items – including the infamous printed leggings – are available through Art of Where.

If you can’t find the image you want on the product you want, just let me know and I will do my best to make sure the item becomes available.

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May your Holidays be merry and warm, and the New Year be colourful and bright!

Woo Hoo!

What the Heck are Snarkle Tarts?

The Snarkle Tarts are a collection of very cute google-eyed characters that came into being almost accidentally…

I created a bunch of these characters when I was trying to come with idea for paintings that I could complete in 30 minutes.  Why would I want to create a painting in 30 minutes?  Well, you see, some of my associates (you know who you are) strong-armed me into participating in K-W’s ‘Brush-Off’ competition at The Museum in  downtown Kitchener.  Since I  use a transformational process, my paintings take a notoriously long time to complete.  So there I was, in a bind, and feverishly trying to come up with a way to not embarrass myself in front of a large group of the art-buying public, not to mention my fellow artists.  Yep, it all came from ego.  🙂

I stumbled upon the idea of creating simple silly characters from simple square shapes, I guess somehow Sponge-Bob Square Pants managed to lodge himself in my subconscious.
Creating these figures was so freeing and fun, I came up with quite a few designs!

2014 Brush-Off at The Museum First Round

My plan worked out fairly well, and I managed to get through the competition with my self-esteem more-or-less intact –ish. After the competition, I still had ideas for all these characters that just wouldn’t go away.  So, well, why not?  I decided to go ahead and create paintings (taking all the time I needed!) for all of the characters I had come up with.  They were all so cute!  But that’s not the end of the story…

I had 15 characters to name, and I knew the names had to be as cute as the paintings. Oh the pressure!  Then it dawned on me.  I really never intended to do this…  But once the idea was in my head, it was inevitable. (Marco’s fault!)  All of the character’s names would somehow refer to farts.  I know.  I never wanted to use the word ‘fart’.  That’s why they’re called ‘Tarts’.

Meet the Snarkle Tarts!  Hovering your curser over the photo will reveal the name.

These guys were so adorable, I decided to make them all available as artist-signed limited- edition archival prints. (Check out the available Snarkle Tart Art!)  They turned out to be very cute for a kid’s room!  But that’s still not the end of the story…

After a while, people who had some Snarkle Tarts in their kid’s rooms began to urge me to write a children’s book featuring the tarts.  Now, writing a children’s book was the furthest thing from my mind, not having much experience with kids.  But again, the idea stuck in my head, and I realized that since they’re names reflect farts, their story should revolve around farts.

I knew something had to happen.  And did a little research and found out one of the first stages of story telling was character development.  So based on the paintings, I tried to nail down each character’s personality and back-story; and then it happened…

The rhymes began, and I was helpless. I had to continue with the rhymes until all the of the Snarkles Tarts had something to ‘say’ about farts. Though the poems are not perfect, I managed to write every single poem without using the word ‘fart’.  Thus, ‘A Big Number 2’ was born, and I self-published the book using Blurb.

I’m really not sure where the Snarkle Tarts will go from here…  but I did come up with the idea of making the images and poems available on Zazzle’s onesies!



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Putting the Fun in FUNky…



I’m extremely happy to present a Montreal-Based Canadian company specializing in creating unique apparel from custom printed fabrics. So far, I have chosen to focus my designs on:  leggings, scarves, skirts, and the very cute beanie hats!   …but I’m taking requests…!

I’m so excited about this company because:

•they are Canadian!
•their high quality sublimation printing process results in durable, fade-proof prints
•the art is imprinted on the entire piece, not just sections of it
•the flexibility of their online design tool allows for many versions of a single item
•the organic lines in my art are uniquely well-suited to form-fitting pieces
•the variations in pattern sizes and colours are too much fun to come up with!
•and the designs are so very FUNKY…..!
•and I can call myself a fashion designer!  ….maybe   ….sort of…..   🙂

Below are some representative images that show off some of the products available.  The links will go directly to my Art of Where Store.
Check my  Art of Where   store often, as I’m adding new items frequently!
Scroll down for a peek of some colourful wearables from funkytown….

Leggings and Capris
Are you funky enough for these leggings?!  Oh My!
I really didn’t mean to come up with such suggestive designs…


Fitted Skirts
Are the skirts tamer than the leggings?  Hard to say….!



For when you need that extra pop of colour!
In addition to being able to present my paintings on silk, these scarves present a very addictive way for me to play with colour and pattern!


Zen Sky - Silk ScarfSenTrees of the Grapes - Silk ScarfKakabeca Magenta - Silk ScarfPondeRose Golden - Silk Scarf



Beanie Hats
So cute!  So much fun! You’ll need lots of these!
These beanies come with a choice of mild or warm linings.




Stay tuned…. Imprinted Books will be highlighted in my next post….!

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E-Commercializing Amy Ferrari Art

Happy Art makes a Happy Heart!

Most people who are aware of my work know I have original paintings and for sale…  (See my new Buy Original Art! Store)
Many of these people realize that I have limited edition archival prints for sale…
But only a handful of people know I have imprinted merchandise for sale!  So now I’d like to introduce my Buy Imprinted Merchandise! Store!
This online store features my selection of four companies that offer print-on-demand products for sale:

 Fine Art America       Zazzle        Art of Where      Blurb 

With each company’s websites listed below, I have descriptions of the specific products I’ve chosen to focus my designs upon. The links will take you directly to the Amy Ferrari Art page on their website.

The process of adding new images to new products is ongoing, and I’m open to putting most any of my images on any product, if the pixels allow.

If you can’t find the item you’d like imprinted with the image you’d like, please let me know, and I’ll do all I can to make the item/image combination available.

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Fine Art America

I’ve chosen Fine Art America as the main provider of my unsigned and unlimited edition art prints. Why?
•they have a good reputation and a high level of dedication to artists
•they have a good user interface
•they offer a wide variety of high quality prints
•they provide a Facebook Plug-in (prices are listed in Canadian Dollars!)

The comprehensive range of print possibilities allows for a size and framing option to fulfill every need!

•Art prints on Paper:
     a large selection of sizes, papers, framing, matting, and mounting possibilities 
•Art prints on Canvas:
     a large selection of canvas sizes, canvas framing, canvas sheen, and wrap treatments
•Art prints on sheets of Metal or Acrylic:
     a large selection of sheet sizes, and a nifty stand-off mounting option
•Art prints on Greeting Cards:
     customizable greeting cards available as singles, packs of 10, or packs of 25

For easy reference, all of the varying sizes of art prints I have available from Fine Art America are listed in a free PDF Catalog.   

Fine Art America also offers other select quality items:

•iPhone and Galaxy Cases   •Tote Bags   •Throw Pillows   •Duvet Covers   •Shower Curtains

If you can’t find the item you’d like imprinted with the image you’d like, please let me know, and I’ll do all I can to make the item/image combination available.



I’ve chosen Zazzle as the main provider of my general merchandise selections because Zazzle has a good reputation; most of the items allow for customer customization; and they have an irresistibly large range of print-on-demand merchandise. Though the Zazzle possibilities are vast, I’ve narrowed my Zazzle focus to the following items:

Happy Art makes a Happy Heart… and a great start for the day!
•Throw Pillows
•Tote Bags
so nifty to be able to wrap yourself in art!
a wide range of materials and customization options
•Post-It Notes
a cool collection of some of my doodle figures
Customizable Flower painting calendar; customizable Tree painting calendar
a very cute collection of Snarkle Tarts!
if you’re required to wear a tie, it may as well be unique!

If you can’t find the item you’d like imprinted with the image you’d like, please let me know, and I’ll do all I can to make the item/image combination available.


Art of Where

Art of Where is a Montreal-Based Canadian company specializing in creating unique apparel from custom printed fabrics.  I’m so excited about this company because their high quality sublimation printing process allows for the art to be imprinted on the entire piece, not just sections of it.  And the flexibility of their online design tool allows for many versions of a single item from just one image file.  The variations are too much fun to come up with!  So far, I have chosen to focus my designs on:

•Leggings and Capris   Are you funky enough for these leggings?!  Oh My!
•Scarves   For when you need that extra pop of color!
•Skirts   Are the skirts tamer than the leggings?  Hard to say….!
•Beanie hats.   So cute!  These beanies come with a choice of linings.

If you can’t find the item you’d like imprinted with the image you’d like, please let me know, and I’ll do all I can to make the item/image combination available.


Blurb is specifically dedicated to the on-demand publishing of books.

I wrote a book!  Well, actually, I just wrote silly poems to accompany my Snarkle Tart images, and turned it into a photo book!   Hopefully, you enjoy fart humour….

A Big Number 2‘ features my Snarkle Tart characters presenting different ways to talk about poo’s.  The characters are captivatingly cute; and the poems that accompany each image will make you snicker!

So far, I only have one physical book version (softcover) available for printing on demand. ‘A Big Number 2‘ is also available in both iPad and PDF e-formats.

Softcover Version     PDF Version     iPad e-book version

I have ordered and received all 3 versions,  and I certainly recommend them all!


This e-book has been submitted to i-books.  Crossing my fingers!



Amy Ferrari Art –  Buy Original Art!  Store

My Buy Original Art! Store is where you can peruse and purchase all of the available original paintings and drawings that I’ve created, as well prints (Artist-signed, limited-edition archival prints produced by Amy Ferrari Art).

Original art purchases can be made either by checking out my website’s  Buy Original Art! Store, and then emailing the me directly, or by ordering items from the Amy Ferrari Art Store on Etsy by using the ‘Buy Now’ buttons.

Please consider art ownership, as these original works are in need of a forever home!
“Happy Art makes a Happy Heart!”

Stay tuned…. Art Prints will be highlighted in my next post….!

Woo Hoo!