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Miniature snail painting, slow and steady oddity with snail shell & human hand, painting detailed leafy foliage, script lettering, slowpoke

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This little oddity is only two inches square, but it includes a lot of detail (and yes, it took quite a while to paint)! A curious chimera with a human hand emerging from a snail shell paints an intricate tangle of foliage spelling out "Slow" in leafy script. Miniature painting in acrylic on text (including synonyms for "slow" from an antique thesaurus).

This tiny canvas is partially wrapped, & all edges are painted with a warm metallic texture, so it looks finished even without a frame.

I will pack it carefully for safe transit, & mail it Priority USPS, insured.

It may take a couple of days to pack & mail but should reach you in about a week within the contiguous US. Please note that the mails do take longer near the holidays, & overseas mailings can take quite a while. Expedited shipping is possible at an extra cost. Please contact me directly before ordering.

If you have any questions or problems with this listing, please contact me directly & I will do everything possible to help!


5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 12, 2018
High quality and beautiful package. Now, I am in big trouble to unpackage the poster taking care of the packaging folder.
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Reviewed by 3nqwclb
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 6, 2018
Beautiful, sharp, print. I love all the items that I have purchased from this shop. Cannot say enough about how much I love her quirky fun art! Will be purchasing many more prints in the future.
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Reviewed by 3nqwclb
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 6, 2018
My husband loves this one! I hope the shop features more dinosaur-inspired prints in the future.
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If there is any problem receiving your order, or if you are unhappy with your art for any reason, please contact me right away and I will be more than happy to work with you to make things right.

Shipping policies

Items are shipped within 3 business days. I will send a shipping notice to let you know when the package is mailed. Custom orders also available, please contact me for details.

Original art will be carefully packed in a sturdy box with archival tissue & bubble wrap for safe transit. All original art will be insured for full value-- this cost is included in the shipping.

Prints will be carefully packed in individual archival sleeves, protected between two sheets of corrugated cardboard, & shipped in a padded envelope.

I always add a little extra flourish to my packaging. Many of my reviews mention my hand-lettered labels & other special touches. Please see my About page for a picture of my packaging area. :-)

I ship via USPS First Class or Priority, unless other arrangements are made in advance.
Expedited shipping is possible at an extra cost. Please contact me directly to make arrangements before ordering.

For international purchases, customers are responsible for all VAT and customs duties incurred. All customs forms will be filled out with accurate identification & value.

Additional policies

All art Copyright Leah Palmer Preiss:
Everything in my shop was painted by my own hand, & purchase of original art or print does not include reproduction rights. Please contact me for permission for publication of any kind.

Digital Printable Purchases:
You may print as many copies as you like, ***for personal, craft or gift use only.*** Please do not reproduce these digitally or use them commercially without permission.

Custom Orders:
Custom orders also available, feel free to contact me for details.

Miniature snail painting, slow and steady oddity with snail shell & human hand, painting detailed leafy foliage, script lettering, slowpoke

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  • Handmade item
  • Height: 2 Inches
  • Width: 2 Inches
  • Materials: acrylic, archival paper, miniature canvas
  • Feedback: 138 reviews
  • Favorited by: 5 people
  • Gift message available

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in Raleigh, North Carolina

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