That's Just The Way It Is


Living in the Sonoran Desert, it is not ever boring. Some would think nothing much happens here among the cactus and mesquite but not a day goes by that I don't see life and movement. My encounters with snakes, jack rabbits, reptiles, birds, deer, bobcats, tarantulas and coyotes make it a pretty interesting place. I have been asked "How do you stand it?", meaning how do I deal with these perceived threats but it is not like that. You learn to observe and respect all of these creatures who have a very specific purpose in this unique environment.

"That's Just The Way It Is" is my response to that question. It is a collage of found papers, found images, words, my hand-dyed papers and bark paper mounted on archival board. The papers are protected with several coats of matte acrylic medium. The colors are representative of the southwest with its reds, browns, blue and green. The actual image size is 20x24 inches and it is framed in a bronze/gold frame with plexiglass. The overall dimensions are 24x28 inches.

The primary subject is the coyote but you will see the earth elements, plant life and other life and patterns of the desert in this collage.

Free shipping to U.S. destinations.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 3 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Privacy policy

I wish to assure my customers that their contact information, such as email, shipping address and phone number, is never shared with anyone outside of my shop other than for Etsy transaction services and shipping purposes. This information is required by me in order to fulfill an order for you and ensure its safe delivery.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if upon receiving an artwork, I do not like the frame or it does not go with my decor?

I carefully select the frames for my artwork based on the size, subject matter and the colors in the piece to be framed. The frames themselves are usually contemporary and of excellent quality. If a buyer decides they do not like the frame or would prefer a different color or style, it is their responsibility to take the artwork to a framer and have it changed to their liking.

What if the artwork itself arrives safely but the frame has been damaged?

Take a photo of the framed artwork, showing the damage and a photo of the packing material including the box. Email me with attached photos of the damage. I will refund my cost for the frame, provide you with the link to my frame supplier so you can verify the cost and I will refund the cost of the frame.

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