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Katie Russell
Katie Russell

Hi! I'm a New Zealand artist. That's me in the picture - being all serious and arty. That, or I'm contemplating a fart. 🤓 I used to make hand painted t-shirts, when I was called KilowattKatie. I had a blast and did really well.


However... Now that I am one of the many MS folk, I have turned my hand to unusual handcrafted jewellery and other bits and bobs. Raising monarch butterflies amongst there somewhere. It's all a bit nuts really - just like me. But I'm a superhero really - shh don't tell anyone.

How I make things

Art by Katie Russell

Latest stuff from my Instagram:


You can also find some of my art online at my DeviantArt gallery.

Lost For Words Logo by Cecilia Russell

"Cecilia Russell started creating these wordy artworks way back in 1994. They've been going strong for over 25 years - ever since the first image in the series (Lost For Words in Enzed) was published.


"Cecilia's iconic Kiwi images have found homes around the world, and are a hit with both young and old.


"Her daughter Katie Russell [that's me!] is the online sales manager for Lost for Words, and Arty Farty Katie is now the home for direct online sales."

Environmental Promise, Ecology, Upcycling

New Zealand shipping (Aramex Courier) starts at $10, with an expected delivery timeframe of 4 to 6 working days.


International shipping (NZ Post) starts at $11, with an expected delivery time frame of 5 to 12 working days. Please note: international delivery times may be up to 20 working days (!) longer than expected, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Discounts, Payments
Sizing
    CLEARANCE AND SALE ITEMS
  • There are NO exchanges or returns for clearance and sale items - so please choose carefully. (Full price items that have had a discount coupon code applied are OK to exchange/return though.)
    FULL PRICE ITEMS
  • If you are buying a full price item, I'm more than happy to do a swap or give you a store credit for an incorrect size/length (postage costs might apply). This includes full price items that have had a discount coupon code applied.
  • I must be contacted within 2 weeks of receiving your item for this to be valid.
  • The item(s) must be unworn (apart from a quick try-on) in original new condition with tags.
    REFUNDS
  • While I'm happy to swap, there are NO refunds for a change of mind. Otherwise I will follow all guidelines of the NZ Consumer Guarantees Act.
    TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • NZ Post and Aramex hold responsibility for items lost or damaged in the post.
  • Please follow the included washing or care instructions carefully. There are no returns for items that have been mistreated.
  • Items that are individually hand created are hand painted and/or hand made - so there may be very slight differences from the item photographed. I do my utmost to keep things accurate though!
  • Printed items may have slight variations in colour (compared to the photo on the website) due to the printing process. Although, we strive to maintain a good level of quality!

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About Katie
About Katie
Katie Russell
Katie Russell

Hi! I'm a New Zealand artist. That's me in the picture - being all serious and arty. That, or I'm contemplating a fart. 🤓 I used to make hand painted t-shirts, when I was called KilowattKatie. I had a blast and did really well.


However... Now that I am one of the many MS folk, I have turned my hand to unusual handcrafted jewellery and other bits and bobs. Raising monarch butterflies amongst there somewhere. It's all a bit nuts really - just like me. But I'm a superhero really - shh don't tell anyone.

The Creative Process
How I make things
Katie's Art

Art by Katie Russell

Latest stuff from my Instagram:


You can also find some of my art online at my DeviantArt gallery.

Lost For Words

"Cecilia Russell started creating these wordy artworks way back in 1994. They've been going strong for over 25 years - ever since the first image in the series (Lost For Words in Enzed) was published.


"Cecilia's iconic Kiwi images have found homes around the world, and are a hit with both young and old.


"Her daughter Katie Russell [that's me!] is the online sales manager for Lost for Words, and Arty Farty Katie is now the home for direct online sales."

Environmentality
Environmental Promise, Ecology, Upcycling
Shipping

New Zealand shipping (Aramex Courier) starts at $10, with an expected delivery timeframe of 4 to 6 working days.


International shipping (NZ Post) starts at $11, with an expected delivery time frame of 5 to 12 working days. Please note: international delivery times may be up to 20 working days (!) longer than expected, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Discounts + Payment
Discounts, Payments
Sizing
Sizing
Returns

    CLEARANCE AND SALE ITEMS
  • There are NO exchanges or returns for clearance and sale items - so please choose carefully. (Full price items that have had a discount coupon code applied are OK to exchange/return though.)


    FULL PRICE ITEMS
  • If you are buying a full price item, I'm more than happy to do a swap or give you a store credit for an incorrect size/length (postage costs might apply). This includes full price items that have had a discount coupon code applied.

  • I must be contacted within 2 weeks of receiving your item for this to be valid.

  • The item(s) must be unworn (apart from a quick try-on) in original new condition with tags.


    REFUNDS
  • While I'm happy to swap, there are NO refunds for a change of mind. Otherwise I will follow all guidelines of the NZ Consumer Guarantees Act.

Ts + Cs
    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • NZ Post and Aramex hold responsibility for items lost or damaged in the post.

  • Please follow the included washing or care instructions carefully. There are no returns for items that have been mistreated.


  • Most items are individually hand created and/or hand painted - so there may be very slight differences from the item photographed. I do my utmost to keep things accurate though!


  • Printed items may have slight variations in colour (compared to the photo on the website) due to the printing process. Although, we strive to maintain a good level of quality!


Privacy Policy
Comments
  • When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
  • An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



Media
  •  If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.



Cookies
  • If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
  • If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
  • When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
  • If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.



Embedded content from other websites
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Who we share your data with
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How long we retain your data
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  • For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.



What rights you have over your data
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Where we send your data
  • Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.