Anonymous on Feb 6, 2009
Your work is awesome! nWe love it. Thanks a bunch!
From the Wintergarden . a glass room, a vision, a new studio.
Sometimes it is necessary to refocus, to simplify, and to bring all incoming and outgoing energy together into a place where creativity can be central to everyday living. I am so lucky to have a room in my home that is going to help me do this.
Technically, it's called a conservatory, "...a room with glass walls and ceiling attached to a building by one wall, and generally used for the growing and display of plants." I dislike this term and I've always felt weird calling it that, it sounds so formal, and I am anything but formal.
A few years ago, while trying to decide what to do with all of my creative outlets, how to rebrand my painting, photography and design into one, it all came together while using an online translator to find another term for this room. Being Scotts, Irish and German I go to those first and I rarely find a useful (or pretty) word in German, but this time I was pleasantly surprised to see Wintergarten. It was perfect. My favorite season. When the garden is sleeping (requiring much less of my time) and covered in a sparkling, frosty, fog embraced cocoon.
Since we moved here I have struggled with what to do with this room, and how to find time to create, and how to balance time with the family and work. I think turning this space into more of a wintergarden, and less of a conservatory is the key. Where I can go at any hour and grab a pen or brush without worrying about making a mess. A place where a vague idea can grow and become something more. A greenhouse for art.
So there it is, a renewed space, full of furniture projects right now to make it what I need it to be, but a hopeful and exciting start of things to come from a new studio space, from the wintergarden.
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If I am contacted about delayed payment and am in contact with you during this time, I will wait 7 days before cancelling the sale.
If within 3 days of the sale I have received no communication from you I will cancel the transaction(s). During these 3 days I will e-mail once, invoice once through PayPal and send one invoice reminder. I will also e-mail to tell you I am cancelling the sale and express my disappointment in you (didn’t you hate when your mother said that?). I may also leave a negative or neutral feedback on your account. It just depends how disappointed I am. ;-)
IF THE UNPAID ORDER IS FOR A ONE-OF-A-KIND ORIGINAL PAINTING I will NOT wait 7 days for payment unless you are a return customer with a good transaction history with me personally. If I don’t know you, even if your feedback is 100% positive, I will cancel the sale and relist the painting on the 3rd day. I know, that’s harsh, but the originals are like my own children. I don’t want them sitting here wondering if they are wanted or not. Better to let everyone move on don’t you think?
I will combine all items purchased at the same time from both of my shops. If you do make a purchase from both From the Wintergarden and Deborah Gwinn etc I will box all items together for shipping. Because the combined shipping prices are not automatically figured when items come from 2 different shops, I will also refund any shipping overcharges to you AFTER I send the package if I determine the amount was excessive.
:: SHIPPING ADDRESS ::
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:: DELIVERY CONFIRMNATION & INSURANCE ::
Because the wonderful, but passive aggressive USPS tormented me by ALMOST losing a few packages this last year, I now ask for delivery confirmation on all packages I send out and I ALWAYS insure my original paintings. I do not generally insure prints or other items unless it is a very large, combined order. If you would like your order insured please contact me and I will be happy to do it.
:: INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ::
My international shipping rates are in flux. I’m slowly figuring out what to charge. In the interim my prices are on the very low side I’m finding so now is the time to take advantage of me! If, after I mail an international package, I find out that the shipping was excessive I will refund any overcharges.
:: DUTIES & TAXES ::
I don’t know anything about these fees so I do not include them in my pricing. These fees are the sole responsibility of the buyer.