LeftHandAsylum

Welcome to the Madhouse!

Tucson, Arizona · 927 Sales

LeftHandAsylum

Welcome to the Madhouse!

Tucson, Arizona 927 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(184)

Shop owner

JT Blake

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2016

A whimsical collection of home decor, jewelry, and ornaments.
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JT Blake

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JT Blake

Monster stash jar, purple mixed media jar

Monster stash jar, purple mixed media jar

$58.00

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Cthulhu stash jar, mixed media  monster jar

Cthulhu stash jar, mixed media monster jar

$58.00

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Sailor Moon Playing Card Box, Crystal Star box

Sailor Moon Playing Card Box, Crystal Star box

$20.00

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Death Star Playing Card Box, Star Wars card box

Death Star Playing Card Box, Star Wars card box

$20.00

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Batman Playing Card Box

Batman Playing Card Box

$20.00

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Spiderman Playing Card Box, Spiderman box

Spiderman Playing Card Box, Spiderman box

$20.00

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Punisher Playing Card Box, Punisher box

Punisher Playing Card Box, Punisher box

$20.00

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Iron Man Playing Card Box, Iron Man box

Iron Man Playing Card Box, Iron Man box

$20.00

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Flash Playing Card Box, Flash box

Flash Playing Card Box, Flash box

$20.00

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Majoras Mask Soap Dispenser, Legend of Zelda

Majoras Mask Soap Dispenser, Legend of Zelda

$25.00

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About

In the beginning.......

Born in San Jose, California, I left before my first birthday to find my fame and fortune in the Big Apple—I’m still waiting. Being the oldest of four children and moving around every few years, I found it hard to make long-time friends, so I would spend most of my time by myself drawing with a pencil and sketch pad. I never really had the confidence to show my work. Even with the encouragement of family and teachers, I was still insecure, so I abandoned the thought of ever becoming an artist.
I worked for many years at various unfulfilling jobs in the customer service field, until I felt the need for some sort of change and touched down in Arizona in August of 1995—the thermometer read 117 degrees—so, I was crazy then too. Shortly after arriving I met my partner Craig and we have been together ever since.
Fast forward nineteen years and I found myself unemployed with no desire to continue in those still unfulfilling fields. I would stay up late surfing the web and came across a site with papier maché. Although I’d never dabbled in this medium, after seeing the prices they were asking, I thought that I could do this. My own personal twist was to incorporate recycled materials—being green, you know.
As each sculpture I made sold, I decided to try and sell them on my own website. Trying to get a web address that I liked—and that was not already taken—was a long and frustrating process. I do most of my creating late at night and often Craig would wonder to whom I was talking. Of course it was to the sculptures that all had opinions on the direction they wanted to take towards completion. Since I am left handed and slightly crazy, Left Hand Asylum was born. The tag line ‘Mixed media art creations from the Madhouse’ encompasses the many different media I work in and doesn't pigeon-hole me.
My smaller pieces came about because my best friend KC suggested that I come up with some things to sell at an event she was attending. Since my sculptures tend to be time consuming I bought a block of clay and decided to make magnets, then branched out into ornaments. I started with cats, skulls and zombies, but my product line has grown to include southwestern style items, sci-fi fan art, as well as visual puns and parody.
My first craft show was in September 2012, and I have logged many shows since then.
Though it has not been an easy road, I have added many new people to my extended family. My website is always being improved and offers a monthly newsletter, The Prescription Pad.
I moved everything to Etsy and kept my website, www.lefthandasylum.com to allow people to see past works of mine that have sold, pictures of sculptures in the works and an event calendar. I also have a facebook page too, www.facebook.com/LeftHandAsylum
I am fortunate to be doing something I love, though the hours tend to be longer than your typical mainstream job and I rarely have a day off but I have never been happier.

Shop members

  • JT Blake

    Owner, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on January 21, 2018
Thank you for choosing the Asylum!
Not everything I create makes it to the Etsy Shop. Check out my facebook page: www.facebook.com/LeftHandAsylum.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
If an item arrives damaged please send pictures of the damage as well as any damage to the shipping box within 48 hours so I can expedite a claim if necessary.

International shipping rates available upon request.
Payment
My store accepts PayPal, Etsy Gift Cards, and credit card direct checkout.
Shipping
All orders are shipped with a tracking number and insurance.
Orders will be shipped out between 3 and 5 business days.
International shipping rates available upon request.
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