kristy walton on Aug 29, 2014
Beautifully made! Cannot wait to display all our beautiful memories for our baby girl
Nathan on Aug 15, 2014
These notebooks are fantastic! If you are looking for a unique, fun gift for someone, this is perfect.
3782labs on Jul 25, 2014
Beautiful shell book, I love everything about it. So very pleased with my purchase.
Hello! I'm Taylor Sijan.
Having recently moved to beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts from small-town Ohio on Lake Erie, I quit my day job as an amusement park artist to pursue my own creations. I am a self-proclaimed jack of all trades. I like to try my hand at just about any creative process I can find, though someday I hope I can find the one thing that really "speaks" to me. As a result, I've got a wide variety of skills, but I mostly enjoy painting with wax, drawing strange portraits on masonite panels, inking and coloring intricate lineart, making jewelry, stitching small books, creating prints, and photographing my artistic process, results, and all the little details in my life that take place in between. I post all these pictures on my blog, which you can find on my website www.taylorsijan.com/blog.
Though I just arrived on the east coast with my boyfriend, Greg, I really love it here. When I'm not in the studio or being a beginner yogini, we enjoy frequenting the many antique and thrift stores, looking through the galleries and gift shops, going to the beach for shells and sea glass, having a couple drinks with Carol, Greg's grandmother, and nesting into our new home together. ♥
Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer
I like to try my hand at just about anything creative. Learning new trades and techniques is what keeps me happy and motivated.
All items for sale in this shop were made by me, Taylor Sijan. I do hope that you find something you love here.
Accepted payment methods
Purchases made by fellow residents of Ohio must pay sales tax.
I ship from the northeast (OH), so do consider that when calculating shipping times.
Tracking is included in the shipping cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
That being said, I do not issue refunds for damaged encaustic paintings, unless it arrives to you damaged in some way during shipping. Please photograph the damage to both the piece and the box and contact me concerning it immediately (within 1-3 days of receipt). My encaustics are delicate sculptures as well as paintings, and must be cared for gently, as the layered wax formations easily snap off, though often it is quite minor and hardly noticable.
If you have purchased jewelry and it arrived damaged or breaks within 90 days, return it to me and I will be happy to fix it up for you. Please note you will have to pay for shipping both ways.
Additional policies and FAQs
My knotted bracelets and anklets are often made with 10lb hemp, waxed linen cord, or bamboo cord. They are delicate. I recommend not wearing them in water or while you sleep to preserve their shape and prolong their lifespan.
If you notice any fraying or breakage on your anklet/bracelet, I recommend a tiny dab of superglue. They are woven out of hemp/cord and can break from wear and tear.
»»CARING FOR ENCAUSTIC PAINTINGS««
Do not expose them to heat and do not leave them in the sun! These are made of wax, so keep them in a relatively cool environment. Air conditioning is recommended, but not necessary. I've kept them indoors in Ohio and Massachusetts without A/C and they have been fine, but I can't guarantee their longevity without it in places that have very intense summers.
Also, do not touch or bump into the wax formations, as they are very delicate and snap off with little pressure. Handle the painting by holding on to the cradle (sides of the panel).