The Corner Stone Cowboy About Us Page:
Here at my main website, I offer original, direct from the artist, scripture and non-scripture, photo art wall décor, home decor, and greeting cards.
Unlike most realism photographers, I consider my photographic style reminiscent of the Pictorial movement of the late 19th century and the early 20th century. ca 1885 to 1915. Though some of my photos lean toward a realistic scene, I prefer to create works via digital programs that are somewhat unique and express how I want a scene to appear when finished.
An approach to photography that emphasizes beauty of subject matter, tonality, and composition rather than the documentation of reality.
The Corner Stone II is a small, independently owned business in the heart of the Bluegrass State [Lexington, KY USA]. For most of its 50 year history as a brick and mortar store, it focused on an inventory of church supplies. In the spring of 2007 the store expanded to the internet, and in the summer of 2009 the walk-in store was closed. Today, sales are both locally offline and internationally online.
My parents gave me my 1st camera when I turned 10 in 1965. It was a Kodak Instamatic 104, which I still own. My Dad had been an Air Force photographer and instilled in me my love for photography. I later took up oil painting, but my schedule for both photography and painting has been rather limited in recent years.
I went on to graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Horticulture. I worked in a wholesale greenhouse operation for 2 years and then general retail sales for 20 years. I became a small business owner in 1999. I do part time office management as an independent contractor. I am a screener for the Irlen Institute. I have also been on the volunteer staff of the Kentucky Horse Park since 2006 and the Henry Clay Estate since 2012. Recently, I have joined the staff of the Henry Clay Estate as a part time weekend manager.
These days, as a photo hobbyist, my goal is to present family friendly photography that focuses on the beauty of God’s creation and man’s innovations. All scripture used on my photo art is from a 1913 King James Bible that once belonged to my great, great uncle John.
Mike McBrayer, Pictorial Photo Artist
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2018 Shipping Table: 1st Item 2nd Item
USA $6.00 $3.00
Canada $18.00 $9.00
Select Countries $24.00 $12.00
In Stock items generally ship in 2-3 business days. Custom items generally ship in 3-14 business days. Please see items details for shipping estimates. Holidays and Sundays are not “business days”. After we ship the order the following chart shows estimated arrival times.
USPS/USA DOMESTIC MAIL: Monday through Saturday
*First-Class Mail: 1-3 Business Days/Most items/13 ounces or less
*Priority Mail: 1-3 Business Days/Most items/14 ounces to 70 pounds
*Alaska/Hawaii Shipping Times: 3-15 Business Days depending on USPS service chosen.
We will ship to the following locations at the specified rate shown in the item details: USA and USA territories, Canada, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Greenland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, and, Switzerland.
US SUPREME COURT INTERNET SALES TAX DECISION AS OF JUNE 21, 2018.
South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. (17-494)
Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 504 U. S. 298, and National Bellas Hess, Inc. v. Department of Revenue of Ill., 386 U. S. 753—which held that a State cannot require an out-of-state seller with no physical presence in the State to collect and remit sales taxes on goods the seller ships to consumers in the State—are overruled.
USA SALES TAX:
As of June 21, 2018 the US Supreme Court has given states the right to collect sales tax from remote sellers on the internet. At this time, as a small internet seller, we only collect sales tax for sales to customers in our home state of Kentucky. Please be aware that you may be responsible to pay sales tax on all internet purchases to your state and/or local governments if required by your home state.
We ship First Class International/Registered Mail or Priority Mail International on most items. Once shipped it takes 6-10 average business days to major destinations. Customs delays of 4-6 weeks are possible. Import custom duties, VAT, & excise taxes that are levied by your home country are the responsibility of you, the buyer. The seller cannot pay these fees or taxes. Please check a duty calculator before your purchase to estimate these fees. Size, and import, restrictions may also apply.
NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:
For international customers in countries not listed above, please contact us with any item in which you may have an interest. We still may be able to approve your order. This decision will be on a case by case basis.
MULTI-ITEM SHIPPING DISCOUNTS:
We automatically offer a shipping discount on multi-item orders, but we may be able to offer even more of a discount if you contact us before placing your order. Please send a list with the specific items, and their quantities, that you would like to order. For USA customers we need your zip code for a price quote. For international customers we need the name of your country. We will notify you by return email when we have set up a combined order that you can then purchase, if desired.
Unopened and/or unused "In Stock" items in the original, saleable condition may be returned for a full refund, or exchange, minus original shipping costs. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and requires proof of mailing. No returns accepted after 14 days from date of documented delivery. Please pack items securely as they must be received in the original condition as sent before a refund can be issued.
Note on Custom Made Orders:
Custom made orders are not returnable unless defective or damaged in shipment.
Notify us immediately if items are damaged in shipment. Keep all of the original packing materials including the box. Photos of the shipping container and the damaged merchandise are also required. Replacements if available, or refunds if not, will be given with proper documentation.
New items that are shipped sealed in their original package may be returned for a full refund if they are found to be defective upon opening. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and requires proof of mailing. No returns accepted after 14 days from date of documented delivery.
At checkout you can see the secure connection icon in green at the top left of the page. Our web host, Tictail, Inc. of New York, NY USA
We accept payment by PayPal, major credit and debit cards, and US Post Office money orders for all USA orders. We accept payment by PayPal, and major credit and debit cards, for all International orders on our approved countries list. Customers in other countries need to 1st receive approval from us for any eligible orders.
USA customers can pay for their order by USPS money order. Send us an email with your name, ship to address, item title(s), and item quantity. Allow (24) hours for us to send an invoice by email with any available quantity discounts already included. We must receive the money order within 10 days of the invoice date, or we will cancel the order. Orders will not be shipped until paid in full. Non USPS money orders will be returned to the customer and the order will be canceled.
I am the original photographer, and creator, of all photo art images on this site. Please do not copy, or reproduce in any way, the images on this site without my written permission. I retain the copyright of all images here, even after your purchase. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
All Photo Art& Composition Designs
© Michael L McBrayer
aka The Corner Stone Cowboy