Original Abstract Art & Nature Inspired Craftiness

Newquay, England

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Shelly Cook

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About 4TheLoveOfTheMother

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On Etsy since 2011

Nature Inspired Craftiness & Paintings

For as long as I can remember I have been interested in details. Not the bigger picture but the finer intricacies, the colours and textures of life. I prefer to find beauty in the bark and lichen on a tree rather than the forest itself. The striations of a rock, the folds of fabric, the wrinkles of skin or the rust and the peeling paint on a weathered object.

Living in Cornwall for many years, my work is inspired by the textures and colours of its rugged coastline and landscape. Its geology and history. Cornwall is steeped in magic and myth. I believe in its magic, the intrinsic wonder and beauty of the natural world. With all of its cycles of life and death and transformation. The energy it raises and transmutes, forever changing. To me abstract art can represent this perfectly. It is alchemy for the soul and often healing for the mind.

Without putting a label on my spirituality and belief system I truly believe ALL life is connected to a Source, every religion has it's own name for that Source but we are all part of it and the best way to feel that connection is to be out in Nature. Surround yourself by the living, be it human, animal, insect, flowers, trees, the ocean. This is what magic truly is. The greatest feats of magic, if you want to be blown away by the best tricks, are surrounding us everywhere we look. Regeneration. The cycle of life, if you follow a religious faith, a more esoteric belief system or a more scientific route, however you look at it, Nature is Magic. I don't believe we have to label ourselves or be in a church to honour our faith, we just need to feel the connection to our planet, to ourselves and to one another.

I have been making crafts and painting that are inspired by Nature for many years as well as being a mum to 3 beautiful children.

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  • Shelly

    Owner, Maker, Creator

    I live in Cornwall, England known for its rugged beauty and ancient history and have never felt more at home than here. I am deeply moved by the magic and beauty of our Mother Earth and enjoy making crafts in reverence to Nature.

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Last updated on 31 July, 2018
Hi! Thank you for finding me and I hope you find my space inviting, inspiring and most importantly makes you want to close your computer and step outside and swell your soul with the magic that surrounds us. Everything I make is connected to my love of nature and the magic it holds.

Everything is handmade by myself and not mass produced. I am more than happy to make commissions so please message me and I will be happy to help.

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Refunds are accepted within 10 days of receipt. If the item is faulty then your postage costs will be refunded to you, but if you just change your mind on the product received then a refund of the price of the product will be issued.

I will send orders outside of UK via Airsure which allows me to track the item up to the point of it leaving the UK but cannot be responsible for loss of item outside of UK.
For UK orders I will use Royal Mail 2nd Class recorded, or for larger bulkier items a courier will be used.

For European and Worldwide orders I will send goods via Royal Mail Airsure which will require a signature on delivery and it will enable your goods to be tracked and Airsure parcels take priority so hopefully they will get to you quicker. The prices I have charged for Airsure are based on worldwide prices but if after posting there is a significant difference in cost then I will refund you the difference or if it is significantly higher I may ask for the extra cost to cover delivery.