I have a confession to make… It has been almost a week since I’ve even touched a computer and it has felt rather refreshing! I’ve just gotten back from a camping trip with no cell service and no distractions, just my beautiful family, the great outdoors, and a good book (which I’ve hardly put down since I started it several days ago). With all that has been going on with the blog and our shop opening up next month, it was a much needed break to relax and spend with my family without any distractions. Now that I’m back and refreshed I have a little “show-and-tell” project to share with you today.
Hanna and I both adore the custom family portrait illustrations that are starting to gain popularity. While I myself am no artist, Hanna has been asking for the past couple of months that I draw one up for her cute little family, but I’ve been dragging my feet about it. The task seemed rather daunting and intimidating, but I finally decided to give it a try. It actually turned out to be a lot of fun and I quite liked the results for my first try.
Some of our favorite artists include: Ink & Bobbin, Henry James Paper Goods, Susanna Avila Art, and Sophie & Lili. I would love to have a custom family illustration from any of these talented artists someday, but for now I guess I’ll have to settle for my novice drawing skills.
What do you think of custom family illustrations: love them, or hate them?