Leigh Anita

Kittery, Maine On Etsy since 2015


Leigh Anita

Kittery, Maine | 522 Sales

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Last updated on Jun 4, 2020

Due to COVID-19, orders will be shipped once a week to minimize contact with others. Stay safe, thank you for understanding!



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About LeighAnita

Sales 522
On Etsy since 2015

"Submarine lover in a shrinking world."

Living in Maine is like living in two places. I spend my days walking circles in the forest, down side streets, and through pocket gardens. In summertime, days pass slowly and the crystal green ocean glistens with falling waves. Deciduous forests cloak winding carriage trails to the Atlantic. In the winter there is only silence. Seaside towns that are so empty even light footsteps echo down their streets. Stone walls that once marked property lines crumble along the forest floor. Nature reclaims the ruins of ancestral homes and resort hotels. By night, dark salt water crashes against seaside cliffs while foghorns moan in the harbor. Three of the four seasons are spent in total isolation. Memories of being submerged in the amber glow of August fall away. Cicadas sing as the days grow shorter, until one morning a fog rolls in to hover above the marshland. I cross the great Piscataqua River by foot. From the bridge I watch its powerful current. Tankers pass along the waterfront with salt, freight, and scrap metal.

I grew up on a small island, and sometimes wonder if I grew up to become a small island. There are days that I escape to the city, but find vines creeping between the bricks and cobblestones.

Winter is brittle, trees lose their leaves and reach toward clouds heavy with snow. Days are dark and fade into what feels like endless night. Roads snake along the coast without streetlights, becoming treacherous after dusk. During my adolescence, I spent a great deal of time wandering the island. My brother and I made our playgrounds in abandoned bunkers and atop timber pilings that once supported an anti-submarine net to capture German U-Boats. When I couldn’t sleep, my father tapped messages on my back in morse code.

When I came of age, I left the island and all of its architectural ghosts. Every night, I found myself wandering city streets until sunrise, searching for patterns and visiting the dark waterfront. Silence no longer existed, and the stars were masked behind the ochre glow of millions of lights. As an adult, I find myself on the mainland, but within close proximity to the island and the unending loop. Although I work primarily as an illustrator, my creative process involves wandering alone and trying to understand what it means to be remote. I vanish into the trees, down side streets, beneath the waves, into the salt air.

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Last updated on April 11, 2018
I believe in good communication and quality wares, and take every possible step to ensure that your orders make it to you on time, and in tip-top condition.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate contact me via direct message or email: leighanita [!at] gmail.com.

Unfortunately, I cannot accept cancellations after your order has been shipped.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Even a Witch's deliveries sometimes end up less than 100 percent perfect. If there's something wrong with your order, please contact me.

I accept returns if you're not satisfied with your order.
By law, the return window is 14 days after receipt of the goods. The cancellation period starts the moment the customer receives a product, so that means you have fourteen CALENDAR days (not business days) to return your product.

Please note that buyers bear the shipping cost related to returning goods.

If I receive an UNCLAIMED package at the studio, I will notify you and you have 14 business days from the date of notification to re-instate the order. If you do so, the item will be shipped again and you will be billed a second shipping cost. If you do not reply within 14 days, the item will be returned to inventory (if it is deemed fit to re-stock), and you will be refunded the balance of your original charge less a 5 dollar re-stocking fee. If the item is too damaged to re-stock, I will refund you 50 percent of your balance.
For orders with specific requests or non-standard shipping, I also accept PayPal to my email: Leighanita [!at] gmail.com. It is the fastest, simplest and most secure way to pay for goods and services online. You don't even need a PayPal account to make a payment! Read http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account-746/ for further details. With PayPal, your order is paid in full and up front, which means I can package and ship your item as soon as possible.
Your item(s) will be shipped to the Etsy address specified in your order, If you need the package sent somewhere else, please write the address in the note to seller.

First Class Mail is the cheapest mailing option but offers no tracking number. If you prefer registered mail, which can be tracked, please let me know and I will alter the shipping charges accordingly.

I try to ship orders as quickly as possible - it normally takes 2-3 business days for in-stock items- made to order items take about 1 week. I always contact customers to let them know when their order has been shipped.

International shipping time varies, depending on your country.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.

If the buyer does not accept/pick up a package and the parcel is shipped back to the sender, then the buyer covers all return shipping costs.