Quiddity Illuminations : Pen and Ink drawings

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Quiddity Illuminations : Pen and Ink drawings

2 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   Original pen & ink drawings which tell your story! ACEO cards, drawings, magic hats, art for your house! Enter STAROFWONDER for free shipping (does not include fed ex).


Original pen & ink drawings which tell your story! ACEO cards, drawings, magic hats, art for your house! Enter STAROFWONDER for free shipping (does not include fed ex).

Ann Brandreth Potter

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Ann Brandreth Potter


Artist dreams in 2d and 3d

In 2010 my friend asked me to make an illuminated letter for her daughter's birthday. I created one for her and my friend encouraged me to try and sell letters to people. That is howQuiddity Illuminations by Off Wheel Studio came in to being.

I use an old fashioned dip pen and bottled ink to create my art work. When I was younger I even tired to draw with home made quill (feather) pens. I started making illuminated letters in high school because I was fascinated by medieval manuscripts. I was fascinated by the fact that at that time every book was hand copied and illustrated, and bound by hand.

I love creating made to order work because it gives me a chance to get to know a little about someone and make something that is truly unique for them.
It is also fun to create alphabet art pictures. I enjoy coming up with words to use. I create work of all sizes from tiny art cards to larger pictures.

The hats started as a side line when I made one for myself for a Halloween party, I can make them in paper and tape and in cloth just send me a message telling me what you'd like and I will send sketches back designed just for you and in two weeks your hat will arrive in the mail.


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  • Ann Potter

    Owner, Artist, Owner, Photographer, And Washer Of All Things Artistic

    I started making art as a young child and just never stopped drawing , painting and making things. I studied art through out school and majored in ceramics in college and grad school. I teach art and ceramics,

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Last updated on September 7, 2012
Welcome! Here is what Quiddity means

noun, plural -ties.
1.the quality that makes a thing what it is; the essential nature of a thing.

Illuminated manuscripts were created during the middle ages before the printing press. Monks would hand copy books and create beautiful, lavish capital letters for the first word in a paragraph or chapter, often illustrating the subject of the chapter or the person the book was created for.

Inspired by medieval manuscripts, I started creating illuminated letters with split nib dip pens and ink years ago for friends and family members. The letters are portraits of each person made up of the things they love to do, places they travel to, anything that makes them special. You can see some examples of my work in the pictures on this site. I would love to create one for you!

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When placing an order include information about the subject as outlined in listing, photos/images and Half the payment for the art work.

After work is completed, I will post a "reserved for" listing at my shop and will notify you via email.

I will mail the art work to you once the second half of payment and shipping is received.

If an order is canceled with in 2-5 days of placing it I will refund the full amount. After 5 days I will refund 75% percent of the cost if you decide to cancel.

When placing an order include head measurement, color choices and trim suggestions. Your Hat will arrive in 7-10 days - carefully wrapped and packaged. Because they are a made to order item hats cannot be returned if they have been worn.

I accept payment via money order, pay pal, or credit card.

If you decide to cancel your order with in 3-5 days of placing it I will refund your payment in full.

ALPHABET DRAWINGS and ACEO CARDS - can be returned for a full refund with in 10 days of shipment.
All orders will ship priority mail or standard rate. All packages will have a tracking number

Illuminations, Alphabet Art, and Cards
All work will be packaged with rigid backing and protective wrapping to protect it in shipment. If there are problems contact me and we will work it out.

Are made to order and will be wrapped, boxed and shipped to you in 5-7 days after receipt of order .

If you live outside the US I will be happy to ship to you! Just contact me for shipping information and costs.

I will provide FED EX over night shipping if needed please contact me if you are interested in this shipping option.

I will ship any where in the world, just convo me so we can work out any details re: customs etc.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will do everything I can to create art work you will enjoy and be proud to give to others. I want you to be happy with the work I create for you, I will make changes( if possible) to work in progress. If for some reason you decide you do not wish to keep your art work you may return it for a partial refund of 75% of the item price.
Additional policies and FAQs
Since all Quiddity Illuminations are Custom Order; hand drawn and painted for you, no rush orders are possible. However I will make every effort to make sure your art work arrives when you need it. A single letter will take 2-3 weeks. A double letter will take 3-4 weeks depending on the complexity of the image.

Hats are also custom order and will take 5-7 days plus shipping time.

Art Cards and Alphabet Art are ready to ship and will be sent out asap after I receive your order and payment.