Courage My Love
Please allow up to 2 weeks for this fans dispatch.
I've always loved this phrase and its implications that true love is compassion and endurance...and that to love in this way takes wisdom and often enormous courage. I wanted the design to be full of energy, hope, vibrancy and bright....think shamelessly bling Bollywood wedding!
More art object/collectible/statement piece than fashion accessory and made of two sided silk and wood, this is a sturdy double sided calligraphy fans with a lovely silken surface. These fans are being bought either as movable wall decorations or costume props or as deep framed in situ for extra protection.
This particular Art fan has been decorated with a base heart collage from a drawing of mine and various small gems.I have then used a range of metallic, ink and glitter paints and finishes to give the whole piece a glitter and gleam that deepens into shimmering golds and sparkles in different lighting. The back is a plain dusty gold.
I have included an image of the original drawing.
Owing to the surface decoration, the fan is not intended to be closed and will be damaged in an attempt to do so. It will be boxed and sent flat to keep it safe. These fans can be customised....replacing the text for your own etc.
When you consider what you may pay for an original artwork similar to this....this fan is a must have for any collector who can see it's fabulous value in the creative idea and the work that has gone into it's making. Add to this...that it can also be useful... and it's a win all round.
Also, as an art object made by a known Royal Academy of London Artist, it also has provenance, meaning it is informed by my previous art and come from a body of work. This means it will increase in value over time!
In making these fans, I have dawn into and on the surface of the fan and used collage. the collage parts are always a part of my previous art, from my sculpture, painting or drawing. I like the idea of incorporating my past work into a totally different thing.
I also show an image and the medium and name of the original work in it's original form and along with the fan. Some original works may be available, please inquire. If you would like to know more and to see the work that inspired these fans please visit my artist website at www.sandlaurenson.com
Be assured that even when ordering a custom from one of the sold fans..... you're fan will be entirely from scratch and still unique. Please allow extra time when custom ordering.
All fans will come with a letter of authenticity (sent separately by email) which will be numbered and dated along with the fans individual name.
If you have special request or an idea for a special occasion, get in touch and we'll talk about what you need? Please note that if you are ordering a custom fan, it will take longer than buying an available one. Allow up to 14 days for your fans dispatch, longer for a multiple order. I will always do my best to get your fan to you on time.
You're No1Fan Art Fan is sent gift wrapped and sent in a reinforced box. It will be tracked and a signature will be required.
Made to Order within 2 weeks
You will be sent images of your completed fan for approval prior to posting.
Your fan will always be elegantly gift wrapped and boxed at no extra charge. You're No 1 Hand Fan is sent FREE priority shipping, world wide. It will be tracked and require a signature. Please see shipping information for estimated delivery times.
I can also make you a custom order fan like this in any palette you choose. You can specify your particular wishes via the info section.
Gifting a Fan?
Is your fan a gift? I can include a card with your fan. Please let me know if you have a specific personal message that you would like included with your fan.
Want small changes to your fan?
Let me know if you desire any small changes to your fan or if you want a bespoke custom order please get in touch and lets start the creative process!
Caring for your No.1 Hand Fan
Some care instructions....Your fan is pretty hardy but as a hand painted object, it needs to be loved and cared for. When it arrives, open slowly and carefully especially if your fan has had a long overseas journey.
Keep away from excessive water or direct excessive heat and anyone that wants to play with it roughly or with sticky fingers, I find a quick fan clip round the ear does the trick!
Your fan has been sealed and lacquered for its protection and can be cleaned gently with a soft damp cloth, do not rub vigorously as this may damage the painted surface of your fan.
Re International posting: I always send my fans out by deadline via Priority Royal Mail but delivery time may vary upon destination. Unforeseen mishaps and postage efficiency in destination country which are beyond my control may effect your delivery so please order in good time for your fan to arrive by your deadline.
Unless proved to be faulty, fans are non returnable. Please get in touch if you would like to exchange a fan.
I will always refund on a fan that is damaged upon arrival.
This is conditional on:
The fan must be posted back unused within 48 hours with all original packing etc.
For insurance purposes I will need clear images of the damage to the fan and/or packaging taken upon opening the package.
A refund will be void if any attempt is made to repair said damage or if it is apparent that the fan has been damaged post arrival or has been tampered with in any way.
I reserve the right to cancel any order.