TheSolitaryRaven

Mixed Media, Assemblage and Altered Art

Victoria, Canada · 121 Sales

TheSolitaryRaven

Mixed Media, Assemblage and Altered Art

Victoria, Canada 121 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Aug. 11: Working on a more appealing shop banner. Or a better shop icon ?
Unique original mixed media art and jewelry, horror art, weird art, assemblage art, original handmade.
From odd to romantic, Steampunk to Goth, carefully made creations without blueprints, just straight from brain, through my hands and out to you.

- Would you like to know more ? * Will be updated.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RainshineWhimsy/about?ref=l2-more-about

- Facebook page for upcoming creations, other favored Etsy sellers and more:
https://www.facebook.com/Ravensmagiclantern

- My Etsy vintage shop:
thecrateinthecranny.etsy.com

- Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/brennasoul/

- Blog:
http://www.magiclanternmusings.blogspot.com

**( unhighlighted links can be copied and pasted in the search bar. Highlight the link, then right click on your mouse/laptop and click ' copy ', then go to your search bar, right click again & click ' paste ', then away you go ).


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Announcement
Last updated on Aug 23, 2016

Aug. 11: Working on a more appealing shop banner. Or a better shop icon ?
Unique original mixed media art and jewelry, horror art, weird art, assemblage art, original handmade.
From odd to romantic, Steampunk to Goth, carefully made creations without blueprints, just straight from brain, through my hands and out to you.

- Would you like to know more ? * Will be updated.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RainshineWhimsy/about?ref=l2-more-about

- Facebook page for upcoming creations, other favored Etsy sellers and more:
https://www.facebook.com/Ravensmagiclantern

- My Etsy vintage shop:
thecrateinthecranny.etsy.com

- Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/brennasoul/

- Blog:
http://www.magiclanternmusings.blogspot.com

**( unhighlighted links can be copied and pasted in the search bar. Highlight the link, then right click on your mouse/laptop and click ' copy ', then go to your search bar, right click again & click ' paste ', then away you go ).


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Tracy Blais

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Tracy Blais

About

In my blood.

I'm not sure if I'd call it intuitive art but every time a project is begun, I simply let my brain relax and go with the flow.
You won't find journals with rough drawings of what I want to do, I just do. Many creations are ' one-offs ', single pieces with no intention to recreate.

Over the years I've found my tastes vary quite a bit. In the past it was mostly Victorian-style pieces, then cutesy candy-like and today I prefer a mix of either oddball, gothic and/or horror creations with hints of Victorian here and there.
Some people take longer than usual to find their niche. It's nice when it finally feels right.
*I feel the need to add a thanks to favorite shows like The Walking Dead, various horror and fantasy movies, and a reawakening of my love for Goth. Time can remove certain things a person once loved, life and its realities getting in the way until you find yourself looking around and craving those loved things again.

Art is a natural part of who I am. It was in my birth-grandmother's blood and I'm carrying it on.

Have I taken any professional art courses ?
One year of visual arts at college but I must confess, it left me more frustrated and bored than fulfilled. The only times I felt alive is when we got to work with reusing items. Taking things like...empty perfume bottles and making a hanging sculpture inside a wood square frame, then spray painting the entire thing in white. Making scenarios/collages out of small things. My style leaned more towards the weird.
Unfortunately there wasn't much talk about altered art at the time, it was the late 1980's in Victoria B.C., not the most up to date place ( unlike New York, Japan, England and more ). Lots of galleries showing similar paintings, similar sculptures.
Apart from that one year, I am mostly self-taught. My visions and ideas coming from nature and/or as soon as I wake up, the mind feeling rich and alive, full of color and eager to begin on a new collage or jewelry.

Here are a couple of links to nature sound sites I enjoy while creating ( and if not them, then I'll throw on some industrial, cyberpunk, dark, epic soundtrack music ! ), another link to one of my fav. drum 'n bass artists & my Raven's Folly Creations Facebook page below.

-- naturesoundsfor.me/
-- http://www.soundsleeping.com/index.php
-- https://soundcloud.com/der_auslander/der-auslander-sickbox
-- https://www.facebook.com/Ravensmagiclantern <--- please pop over and like my page, and if you have one then don't forget to leave yours also so I can return the like.

Namaste everyone, from Tracy :)

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 23, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I prefer PayPal but will also accept Direct Checkout ( pay with credit and debit cards, Etsy gift cards and other international payment methods ).

For PayPal: "CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD CUSTOMERS - You do NOT need a Paypal account to pay for your items through Paypal. Choose the Paypal option during checkout. After you complete your Etsy order, click the "pay now" button. Scroll down and you will see the option to pay with credit or debit card without having to sign up for a Paypal account."
Shipping
Items are posted from Victoria British Columbia CANADA.

SHIPPING TO:

- UNITED STATES is via TRACKED PACKET with delivery confirmation/tracking & coverage ( damage to outside of parcel only ). Up to 7 business days -OR-
PLEASE NOTE: delivery may be longer if mailed during Christmas holidays or very poor weather ( storms, floods, etc...) or anything else that may disrupt proper delivery such as strikes, etc...Please keep this in mind when ordering during these times. Please communicate with me.

- CANADA is via REGULAR POST or REGISTERED LETTER MAIL with delivery confirmation and coverage ( damage to outside of parcel only ).
- Letter mail has a flat rate fee which applies to my Cheese and Crackers pendants and may take 2-8 business days.
- Regular Post will vary from Victoria to Nfld., so I have posted the highest amount to the furthest Province ( Nfld. ). I will refund any extra shipping over $1 back to those who live closer. May take up to 11 business days -OR
PLEASE NOTE: delivery may be longer if mailed during Christmas holidays or very poor weather ( storms, floods, etc...) or anything else that may disrupt proper delivery such as strikes, terror acts, etc...Please keep this in mind when ordering during these times. Please communicate with me.

- INTERNATIONAL is via TRACKED PACKET with delivery confirmation/tracking & insurance coverage. Up to 11 business days.
PLEASE NOTE: delivery may be longer if mailed during Christmas holidays or very poor weather ( storms, floods, etc...) or anything else that may disrupt proper delivery such as strikes, terror acts, etc... Please keep this in mind when ordering during these times. Please communicate with me.

Due to my items being one of a kind ( unable to duplicate unless I were to have more of the same pieces to work with ) and having two items go missing without insurance, or actual proof they truly did go missing, are the reasons why I chose the higher and more secure shipping rates. These rates give you and I more security !

I am an honest seller who believes in the 'do unto others' rule. My descriptions are accurate and what you see in the photos is what you get. I package all my items with care.

PLEASE READ the REFUNDS SECTION for IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING RETURNING ITEMS.

I love being an altered artist and want to give you items that reflect that love and last for years to come.
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURNS:
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LONG POST BUT PLEASE READ THROUGH AND PLEASE NOTIFY ME OF RETURNS.

I keep ALL receipts.

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR TRACKABLE ITEM WITHIN THE MENTIONED DELIVERY TIME FRAME:

- First make sure there are no postal disputes, inclement weather or other possible reasons for late delivery.
- Check around the outside of your home to see if item was left in a safe location. If you are in an apartment, then check with the front desk, security or mail room.
- Depending on how your postal delivery works, a delivery card may be put in your mail box to say you have a parcel to be picked up.
- If card is nowhere to be found, then phone or visit your post office with the tracking number I gave you.
- If it has been 24 business hours ( around 3 days, not including weekends ) since the delivery scan and no further updates are indicated, the sender may be able to initiate a claim.

I will do all I can on my end to find out what went wrong. You may have to contact your post office as well, with the tracking number you were given.

IF FOR ANY REASON YOU ARE UNHAPPY WITH YOUR ITEM:

I will refund your payment & payment shipping as long as you return the undamaged item ( for reselling ) in same or similar packaging **WITH SIMILAR SHIPPING ( tracked/delivery confirmation/insurance ).
**If you send the item using basic uninsured shipping and I do not receive the item, then I cannot issue you a refund or place a search ( I've had two uninsured items go missing in the past, this is the main reason why I now charge the higher shipping ).

You will receive one or two emails to let you know when your item has returned and when your money has been refunded.

DID YOUR ITEM ARRIVE DAMAGED ?

First, your item is carefully packaged. Since 2007, I've had one package arrive where one small piece was damaged but could be repaired.

- *YOU WILL NEED TO SEND A PHOTO FOR PROOF OF *DAMAGE -- IF ITEM HAS BEEN BROKEN OR CRACKED and then I can issue you a full refund ( the price you paid plus shipping ).
* I WILL NOT ISSUE A REFUND IF you do not show me proof of damage, this tells me you may be lying and wanting my item for free.
*I WILL NOT ISSUE A REFUND IF A PIECE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN PULLED OFF AND COULD EASILY BE RE-GLUED, ONLY IF THE PIECE HAS BEEN BROKEN/CRACKED.

Money will be returned to your Credit or Debit card, or Paypal account within 3 business days and only once I've received the item/ or have seen photo/s.

**Please understand that I am a trustworthy seller and do all I can to make a pleasant transaction. BUT I have also learned, from other sellers, there are one or two buyers who will do all they can to get something for nothing, even if it means pulling off one or two glued pieces to get their money back and then turning around and re-gluing those pieces. Unfortunately it does happen and that is why I, regretfully, need to post this detailed policy. Thank-you for your understanding.

Hope that all helps and do let me know of any queries and/or concerns you may have.

Thank-you :)
Additional policies and FAQs
FEEDBACK:

You can decide whether or not to leave it but I hope you do.

**BUT WAIT !! If something should happen that might leave a bad taste in your mouth, then PLEASE don't instantly post a negative feedback --PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST as communication is important & finding an answer may be all you need to turn everything positive again.

A fair & respectful individual who enjoys helping people out, I am not a rude seller & never give out personal information to anyone else ! Neither am I a 'nosy parker' & couldn't care less if you buy items naked, live in a mansion, are a celebrity or sing opera while on the toilet ( though that might be funny to see ).

Thank-you for reading this far. If I've missed out on anything, don't hesitate to drop me a line and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

All the best, Namaste,

Tracy B.