MayfaireArt

Mayfaire

Minnesota, United States · 34 Sales

MayfaireArt

Mayfaire

Minnesota, United States 34 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(19)
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delayne

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Announcement   Mayfaire's little Etsy shoppe is being revamped to include one-of-a-kind creations not likely to be listed on my new website: mayfaireart.net. Stay tuned! And thank you for being here. <3 ~delayne.

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 25, 2016

Mayfaire's little Etsy shoppe is being revamped to include one-of-a-kind creations not likely to be listed on my new website: mayfaireart.net. Stay tuned! And thank you for being here. <3 ~delayne.

delayne

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delayne

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(19)
Laurel Hanson

Laurel Hanson on Aug 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE this coloring book by my favorite artist. Beautifully illustrated and printed, and packaged extremely well and including a lovely card and a coupon for a future purchase. Speedy fast shipping, too. Thank you, Delayne, I love your work!

DeniC

DeniC on Dec 12, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This works well with the supplied chain, as well as with a collar-type neck ring.

DeniC

DeniC on Dec 12, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I now have five of these lovely art buttons and the magnetic pendant. They generate compliments every time I wear them! Excellent quality at a very reasonable price--I love wearing artwork!

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About

Welcome to My World. :)

I grew up enjoying and studying old book illustrations and etchings, black-and-white films and television, and decades of daily newspaper comics. So much info in those simple shades of gray! Anyone with half an imagination could fill in the blanks and then some. And I did.

A #2 pencil became my weapon of choice. It amazed my childhood self to know that with it I could either draw a scene or write one, caress the paper or cut it -- a full range of emotion. The pencil instantly became my fave medium and it still is.

At some point I came to the conclusion that a work done in pencil is just a preliminary sketch, something throw-away-able no matter how detailed or intricate. It was the next step before ink or paint. A skeleton or foundation to be covered over, or erased. And I continued to believe that for ages, even though some 'befores' and 'afters' created by my favorite artists told me otherwise. I almost always preferred the pencil creations over the finished paintings or ink drawings. They seemed fresher. More vibrant. Free and unbound. Alive. Ideas caught up in the joy of their birth.

For the greater part of my learning years my goal was to produce a finished piece that looked photo-realistic. But the closer I got, the more drawing bored me. It felt like a job. One that I didn't want to get up for and go to.

Something had to change.

So I cut myself off from that old style, the one that meant spending days or weeks on a single piece because I was just that picky. I started wondering what I could accomplish in a day, an hour, five minutes. What if I didn't have an eraser? What if I drew with a permanent marker? Could I live with my mistakes? I was humbled. I felt like I was learning to draw all over again. And eventually I began surprising myself.

Now every blank page is a wonder. Putting pencil to paper is fun again. All that photo-realism stuff took itself so seriously. And life is so much shorter for me now. I want to spend it playing. I want to spend it being surprised.

My studio's core is in an upstairs former bedroom, but over time it's exploded to include my whole house proper. It's hard to tell now where the magick happens. I have multiple interests (housework isn't one of them) and I routinely get carried away by something. I've surrounded myself with clutter and animals, toys and plants, creative supplies, BOOKS. Things that spark my imagination and fill my well.

I work full-time as an artist now, not because it's making me rich (:-D) but because it allows time to spend on the things that matter most to me. By necessity I've become frugal and very DIY. So life for me has melted into days full of books and animals and art supplies and play, all the thoughts and feels and pats and smiles. And if I could add more hours to the days, I would. :)

Lead- and colored-pencil are still my go-to's, but I also dabble in resins, mixed media, metalwork, beads, found objects, upcycled items, and a host of others. So you can expect a mish-mash here. I hope that's ok. I enjoy experimenting. But I always come back to earth and reach for the pencils. So you'll find pencil art here, too.

Thank you, Etsy, for this platform upon which I can display my work. And thank YOU, my friend, for letting me share it with you. I hope it makes you smile.

:)
...delayne.

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 26, 2013
Hi! And big welcomes! I'm so happy to have you look at my work. :)

The paper products in my shop feature original designs (created by myself) that have been professionally printed. The resinwork and finished jewelry pieces have been handmade by me and are each unique little individuals, full of quirks and character!, and no two items are exactly alike.

I've photographed everything to the best of my ability, but I firmly believe my creations must be seen and held to be fully appreciated. Colors and intensities vary from one computer monitor to another, so please allow for slight variances from what appears in the photos.

~delayne.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
At this time I only accept PayPal and Etsy gift cards. You don't need a PayPal account to use PayPal, however; when you check out on Etsy, just click the PayPal button and you will be taken to their home page where you will have the option to securely pay with your credit card without having to open a PayPal account. (Cool beans!)

There is no added charge from PayPal for this service either. It's free to you. And with PayPal, you don't have to worry about exposing your financial info, as PayPal never shares it with merchants.

NOTE: Minnesota residents will automatically be charged a 6.875% sales tax, just an FYI.
Shipping
U.S. orders are mailed via USPS First Class. At this time I do not ship Internationally -- sorry.

Your item will be mailed to you as soon as your payment is confirmed through PayPal.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase so please contact me immediately if you are not completely satisfied, OK? I'm very easy to work with, I promise. :D
Additional policies and FAQs
Any feedback you can give me will be much appreciated.

And big thankyous for your interest in my work!

:)
...delayne.