As some of you may remember from my colorblock skirt sketches, I’ve been testing my hand at illustration. I’ve always loved drawing. I guess you could say it’s my hidden talent, like all you shower singers. Drawing has always been a therapeutic outlet for me, and with custom portraits making a trendy comeback I feel like it is something I can share that others may appreciate and enjoy. It’s really a win win situation! Honestly the idea of sharing my drawings is super scary to me. I felt comfortable being a “closet artist” (a very novice artist at that), and I intended to keep it that way. However, Hanna is always seeing more potential in me than I ever see in myself and is constantly challenging me to push out of my comfort zones. So when we got a wedding announcement for one of our cousins not too long ago, Hanna thought it would be a great idea to put together a custom portrait for them… and so began me bursting out of my comfort zone.
Now we have decided to add custom illustrations as part of our little shop! Starting today you can order a custom portrait for yourself, or as the perfect personalized gift! I do the drawing, then send it over to Hanna to make into a beautiful image that can be printed right from your home computer in minutes! Frame it, have it printed on a canvas, or even uses it to create this year’s holiday greeting cards! Visit our shop for more information on how to order your custom illustration!
Here is the little look at the process of creating this lovely portrait we did for our cousin and his adorable new wife. And below is one we made of my little family. This picture is from a few years back, taken by Hanna. I always have her take our family pictures. I love her work!
Hard to believe that this is us isn’t it?! We were all trying out different hair dos then. Would you believe that my hair line completely receded after having my baby! I had two giant bald patches right in front for months… hence the bangs! You’ll be glad to know that they have since grown back.