If you're interested in having a portrait commissioned, perhaps you'd like to try my new Artist's Choice option. You'll receive an original work of art - and maybe a bit of a surprise, too!
What is Artist's Choice?
Artist's Choice is a portrait commission very similar to a Standard portrait commission, except with less client involvement, and therefore, a lower price!
Artist's Choice gives the artist (me) much more control over the work of art. The client (you) has much less involvement. If you like a deal, you're okay with surprises, and you feel comfortable giving full creative license over to an artist, you'll love this!
What makes it different from a Standard Portrait Commission?
With a Standard Portrait Commission, the client submits a specific reference photo to be used or we start with a photoshoot (the photoshoot option does not apply to Artist's Choice). The client receives updates and is able to give feedback along the way. The client can request a certain color scheme and has the last say on the finished piece.
What is Included in Artist's Choice?
Artist's Choice Portrait Commission includes:
How does it work?
It's easy! All you need to do is purchase the Artist's Choice Portrait Commission listing.
When I receive your order, I will email follow-up instructions to you and we'll get started!
What you will need to provide:
I look forward to creating a work of art for you!
Tiny and oh-so-cute! Guppy and goldfish pouches are a must have. And now there are five new colors in the shop.
Let me introduce you to all the adorable "pet fish" currently available. They are hungry! And they are excited to go home with you!
You know, I really don't do all that many craft shows, but my absolute favorite part of selling in person is that I get to watch people's faces. Why? Because they almost always break out in a smile at first seeing my work! And my guppy and goldfish pouches repeatedly get the most smiles!
It makes me so happy to know that I'm not alone in thinking that these fish are simply too adorable not to love!
I do my best to spread joy and happiness with my work. I'm so excited that these cute and colorful fish pouches bring joy to children and adults alike!
I hope you'll take one home with you!
As always, my items are lovingly handmade with care, and quantities are limited.
Which fish brought a smile to your face today? I'd love to hear from you! You can connect with me on social media, through email, or add a comment below.
Celebrate sharks and art with a...
This set has all the essentials necessary for your favorite shark enthusiast to get right to coloring all the sharks of the world.
This set makes a great birthday gift, a fun back-to-school surprise,
or the perfect gift to celebrate Shark Week!
Shark Week 2016 starts June 26th!
Are you ready?
Today I'm going to highlight another handbag from my new Mary Pow collection: the Parallel Cross Body Purse.
When designing this purse, I explored color combinations that I feel reflect the seasons and natural world. At the same time, I used my interest in crisp, clean, straight lines to harness these colors. Each purse's color combinations are framed with beautiful, textural linen fabrics.
The Parallel Cross Body Purse features beautiful details, such as hand-pieced parallel lines on the front and small squares on the back.
This well-appointed cross body purse has several unexpected details to make carrying your essentials simple and accessible.
This purse currently comes in five colors: Sunset, Spring, Autumn, Winter, and Summer.
My entire new collection of handbags and wrap belts are now available in my online shop. Today, I'm highlighting the showpiece of the collection: my View Tote, currently available in two colors, Ocean View and City View.
To capture the brilliant look of sunlight reflecting off the ocean, I used four shades of blue in this tote. The hand-pieced detailing is surrounded by a lovely soft gray linen frame. The whole result is a stunning handbag with a look that you won't find anywhere else.
For City View, I used an entire gradient of grays to capture the quality of a city at night. The hand-pieced gray and black squares are surrounded by a dark-gray linen frame. The result is a dramatic, urban and modern look.
I prefer to work with natural-fiber fabrics, such as cotton and linen. That means these totes, and all of my handbags, are incredibly light-weight. It's a real plus for a bag to start out light-weight, when it's bound to be weighed down by all of the items you put inside.
The interior of a bag is just as important as the exterior. I've lined the View Totes with an incredibly soft upholstery fabric. An interior zipper pocket keeps your valuables safe or your private items hidden.
I am an artist and designer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My specialties are textiles and pastels.