May 1, 2011

May Day News, Mews and an Interview from World Headquarters

Happy May Day!
Buttonwillow and I picked this bouquet just for you. We sneaked up to your virtual porch, tucked it into your door handle, rang the doorbell and ran away giggling hysterically. Hope you are surprised and delighted.

My Creativity Has Been Unmasked!
Thank you to Cat Lady Laura for featuring me in a fun interview over at Creativity Unmasked, a beautiful website designed "to showcase and support creativity in all forms. Submissions are invited and comments are always welcome". Cat Lady Laura also happens to be a talented jewelry (or should I say "jewellery"--she's from Australia!) designer. To see her gorgeous work, be sure to visit her other blog, Moags and Smeet

Custom Portraits Have Returned!
I am re-introducing Custom Pet Lover Portraits in my Etsy shop! I've made a few changes to streamline my work process and hopefully avoid the dreaded "creative burn-out" that makes every artist quake in their boots (something I experienced sometime around Dec. 26 last year...). I will be offering just one size: The painting image will be 4.5" x 6.5" and will arrive in an acid-free 11" x 14" double matting (white with black inside trim), ready for framing in a standard size frame. (Note: if you are a previous customer and we've worked in other sizes, drop me a line and we'll talk).

Another change is that I will be accepting orders May through Sept 30th only in 2011, so please plan accordingly for holiday orders (for example, orders placed on Sept 30 would be complete by November 15). Average turnaround time is usually 3-4 weeks, but your portrait may take up to 6 weeks to complete, depending on the size of my waiting list. If you have a pressing deadline, I am usually able to step up my pace a bit and have it done in the 3-week range, so be sure to let me know if it is for a birthday, anniversary, etc.

See my Etsy shop Custom Portraits listings for different combinations of pets and people; if you don't see the combination you would like, please contact me and I will send a quote. I look forward to creating a one-of-a-kind keepsake for you!

Marvelous Mother's Day Giveaway Ends Tonight
Giving, wonderful, sacrificing, supportive, thrifty and jovial. These are just a few of the words that giveaway participants have used to describe their mothers or daughters. There's still time to add your own adjective for a chance to win TWO "art for your fridge" shadow box magnets of your choice (an $18.00 value)-- one for you and one for mom (or daughter)! For complete details, visit this blog post:
Mothers Day Mom Cat Giveaway

Thanks for visiting!

1 comment:

TLN said...

Thanks so much for the shout out - you are too kind. :)

~ Laura (aka Moags)