How I fell in love with mixed media collage and painting
This shop lorenfidalgodesigns has been in the works for a long time. I have been working on the products for a couple of years andI have been a little shy about stepping into this uncharted territory. I have two shops on Etsy one called dabblingdelights and a vintage shop called justanoldsoul but it was not until a freak accident happened that I began my journey. I have a little secret and I want to share it with you.
In 2009 while in my Ceramics class, I had a injury when I was hit on the head by a huge ceramic vase. I did not have any obvious damage, however I began painting and doing mixed media collage and quit my ceramics class which I had been taking for over 20 years. I seemed to be driven in the direction to paint and collage without an explanation except that I had the head injury. I started a painting class and in the first class I did my entire painting with a palette knife. It never occurred to me to use a paint brush. While I was painting in class and at home, using a cardboard box as an easel, I decided to rework some of my designs that I was trying to license to manufacturers. I began creating them in a technique using mixed media collage. I fell in love with the whole process! I haven't been looking back since.
So was my head injury responsible for my love of mixed media collage and painting or was it a coincidence? I do not know. But what I do know is that I have fallen in love with painting and collage which I had previously felt intimidated with and also did not like very much. I fell in love with the collage process, using unusual materials and techniques. I fell in love with the smell of oil paint and the mess it makes. I am now smitten with the way the paint moves on the canvas. I am hooked on matte medium and my scissors..
When i was pursuing art licensing , I was working in colored pencil and pastels. It baffles my mind how I out of nowhere change directions in mid stream and wound up where I am today.
So, there you have it. I am in love with mixed media collage and painting and now you know my little secret. I hope you enjoy my process and technique as much as I enjoy creating my pieces.
Loren Camille Fidalgo
Owner, Maker, Designer
For more information about me, check out my bio, and the 'about' page.
If you are interested in more info or more designs, please visit my other etsy shop dabblingdelights.etsy.com
For more designs and licensing stuff please visit my website www.lorenfidalgoportfolio.blogspot.com
Accepted payment methods
I accept PayPal as the preferred method of payment. Payment to PayPal is to be received within 3 days. Once receipt of payment is made, your order will be shipped within 1-5 business days.
.Please email me with any questions or concerns about payments and shipping. I will be happy to help you!
Your art will be mailed within 1-5 business days after payment is received.
All purchases will be sent by USPS , First Class mail. (Usually this takes 3-4 business days through the mail )
Express or overnight shipping is available upon request. A fee of $20.00 will be added to your invoice. Please clearly state that you are requesting this method with your order.
If you have an address listed with etsy that does not match your PayPal account address, please clearly state which address you would prefer your items to be shipped to when you place your order, otherwise, your purchase will be sent to your PayPal address.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be excited about the art that you purchase, so, if for any reason, you are not thrilled... with your purchase, please contact me and let me know that you are unhappy, before you send it back ( I will appreciate the feedback) . After your message , please mail it back within 10 days, in it's original condition and packaging materials, and I will gladly refund your money back or exchange it for another piece of art. Customers will be responsible for shipping costs.
Please feel free to leave me any feedback because, I want you to be happy with your art piece. Nothing worse than having a picture in your home, that does not suit you or you are just not excited about. I get this!
TOPSY TURVY PACKAGE
If your package arrives damaged, please return the damaged "goods", and I will gladly exchange it for a new piece, or give you a full refund if it is a "one-of-a-kind" piece. I hope it does not occur, however, you never know what can happen with any form of shipping. Please email me to let me know as soon as you receive the package. I will need to receive the damaged one returned within 10 days after your email.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of the art in my shop is protected and registered by copyrights and will remain the property of myself, Loren Fidalgo Designs. Purchasing my artwork, does not include any type of transfer of copyright. I reserve the right to use all of my art that is purchased, in other venues, such as, advertising, magazines, promotional and all other mediums on this earth and throughout the universe. No reproductions of the art puchased can be made for any purpose or resale.
LICENSING AND MANUFACTURING
If you are a manufacturer and are interested in licensing my art for commercial use, please contact me by email to discuss the possibilities. If you are an agent, and are interested in representing my art, please contact me via my email address. To see more of my work and design lines, please visit my website www.lorenfidalgo.com. You can view a more extensive body of work and style range.