MinervasTemple

The Style Curiosity Shop

7 Sales

MinervasTemple

The Style Curiosity Shop

7 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Nadia

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Announcement   Hello, thank-you for opening this page! I work as a bespoke wall painter in Italy and I am inspired by all things classical but really besotted with all period styles and atmospheres.

Announcement

Hello, thank-you for opening this page! I work as a bespoke wall painter in Italy and I am inspired by all things classical but really besotted with all period styles and atmospheres.

Nadia

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Nadia

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ladypersoff

ladypersoff on Sep 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

i love all my shoes.

ladypersoff

ladypersoff on Sep 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

a fine seller with much creativity.

ladypersoff

ladypersoff on Sep 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Klimt would be proud. thanks

ladypersoff

ladypersoff on Sep 4, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

life is just a bowl of cherries, with a unique bookmark included.

About

Living life like Charity Hope Valentine!

Hello Etsy friends, I am originally from London, and moved to Italy in 1989. My father was Italian so this is a big part of my identity.
I always dabbled in Art and as a youngster in London my studies took a creative path. I was very, VERY influenced by the magic of Musicals. In this respect, my life-long curiosity towards Art in general is related to how it can recall or re-create a specific time or spirit. Just like a musical!
I began working creatively full-time in 2002 as a decorator. Traditional Italian decoration is about "dressing" architecture with a layer of historic, style-conscious wall-painting. Very much the same way a set design re-creates a home for a period drama! On occasion, I use Lime paint. Since this is most certainly a rare medium now in Italy, I felt that it would be nice to talk a little about the subject on a blog. This brought me to begin a small collection of paintings on gesso board made to look like artifacts found among ruins. Small pieces of broken decorated wall-plaster, perhaps from a roman temple, the Vatican or some nobleman's palace? These were the first items I posted onto my Etsy shop.
I have now added to my artistic activities paper-crafts that allow me to play with fashion... and again: style. I started with paper shoes, thus the name "It's only a Paper Shoe" , a play on the song "It's only a paper moon", which is all about reality and fantasy and therefore right up my street.
"These delightful hand-crafted paper shoes and paper crafts are gorgeous little treats that always make a distinctive statement. For a special message, an exclusive invitation, a unique gift, a fabulous favour, an unusual thank you ... It’s only a paper shoe! Includes a tag for your own special message." ( Alida Acton)
I have a passion for drawing figures: portraits, dancers, movement, models and animals.
My hope is that people will feel inspired to interact with me and enjoy the experience of a traditional service approach: where the customers personal taste is the consideration of the Artist/Artisan. Let's face it, it is time for a post-industrial revolution.

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    My hope is that people will feel inspired to interact with me and enjoy the experience of a traditional service approach: where personal taste is the consideration of the Artist/Artisan.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 15, 2014
"It's only a paper shoe" Paper gifts that truly began just for the pure joy of playing with paper, besides which lady doesn't love shoes? Even if it's just for make-believe....

Accepted payment methods

Payment
PayPal: accepts major credit cards.
Shipping
Because of the high costs of postage I am offering the opportunity to save on multiple orders. In some circumstances second, third and even fourth items could well ship for free, depending on weight. Otherwise please note I have quoted basic rate prices from Italy for the shipping of one item per package, including the cost of the specific postal box and suitable packaging, however I will quote shipping for parcels containing more than one item or when insured or guaranteed delivery is requested. Please convo me and I will find the best and most current option available.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are not, I will refund the cost of the returned items (please complete return within 15 days) MINUS postal charges. Packages that are ruined on arrival must be refused so I can claim a refund for you.
Additional policies and FAQs
I work in an extremely traditional manner, I hope to engage with clients that know that I work to provide a pleasurable commercial experience, where personal choices can be made. For this reason please feel free to ask any questions regard eventual modifications and I will , within reason search to accommodate your own aesthetic preferences.