January 2018 Newsletter

Howdy!

It is time for the American tax season! Which means I will be at the office, filing taxes, and questioning government decisions more than I usually do. This is my sixth year as a tax preparer, and twelfth year working in a tax office. Show some love to your tax preparer by gathering your documents together all organized and neat like before making your annual trip. If you wish to do it yourself, or are just curious, you can find all the forms, instructions, and publications for free at IRS.gov. They do have that “Free File” thing, but I don’t recommend it since there are a lot of restrictions and there is no guarantee you can do your State return for free. More like “Free* (* Terms and conditions apply.) File”. Nothing is ever truly free.

Commissions will be closed until May 1st.

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

None
Commissions will be closed from January 1st to May 1st.

All sales, discounts, and promotions are applied before shipping charges.


Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “How long have you been drawing?”

A: I’ve been doodling since I was a wee thing big enough to hold a crayon, but I started taking a serious interest in improving in 2002. I started taking custom orders in 2010.

Standard Available Sizes:

4″x6″ – 5″x7″ – 8″x10″ – 9″x12″ – 11″x14″ – 14″x17″ – 16″x20″ – 18″x24″

Ask about custom sizes.

Children & Adults, Pets & Animals, Houses & Buildings, Fantasy Alterations

Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Memorials, Graduations, Promotions, Holidays

Any special occasion and normal occasions!

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December 2017 Newsletter

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Wishing you and yours a good holiday season, whether or not you will be celebrating this year. Everybody deserves to be comfortable and well fed, no?

I will be closing commissions until May 1st. It is that time of year when the continuing education classes for my job are open and I have to study for the six tests I have to pass to stay employed. Between kids, holidays, and school, I’m not even going to have enough time to sleep regularly.

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

None
Commissions will be closed from December 1st to May 1st.

All sales, discounts, and promotions are applied before shipping charges.


Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “What is a fixative?”

A: In short, varnish. Similar to the stuff woodworkers put on their products to protect the wood or to the clearcoat women put on their nails. Artistic fixative comes in a spraycan to keep from drenching the paper and is available in varying levels of matte and glossiness.

Standard Available Sizes:

4″x6″ – 5″x7″ – 8″x10″ – 9″x12″ – 11″x14″ – 14″x17″ – 16″x20″ – 18″x24″

Ask about custom sizes.

Children & Adults, Pets & Animals, Houses & Buildings, Fantasy Alterations

Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Memorials, Graduations, Promotions, Holidays

Any special occasion and normal occasions!

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November 2017 Newsletter

Howdy!

Be warm, be safe, and whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a good holiday.

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

Halloween
10% off all orders that are Halloween themed, excluding Character Sketches.
October 15th to November 15th.
Christmas Sale
10% off all orders that are Christmas, Hanukkah, or Saturnalia themed or to be gifted, excluding Character Sketches.
November 1st toNovember 30th.

All sales, discounts, and promotions are applied before shipping charges.


Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “What kind of tablet do you use?”

A: From 2004 to 2011 I used a Wacom Graphire 4. After it died I started using a Wacom Intuos 2. I miss my Graphire 4. It had buttons I could program to Save and Undo. The Intuos 2 has eight on there somewhere you have to tap with the stylus and it’s terribly annoying. I’m looking forward to buying a different model some day. I do not like pad computers due to their lack of a real keyboard and I will not own one.

Standard Available Sizes:

4″x6″ – 5″x7″ – 8″x10″ – 9″x12″ – 11″x14″ – 14″x17″ – 16″x20″ – 18″x24″

Ask about custom sizes.

Children & Adults, Pets & Animals, Houses & Buildings, Fantasy Alterations

Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Memorials, Graduations, Promotions, Holidays

Any special occasion and normal occasions!

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October 2017 Newsletter

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Autumn is here! The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing, the harvest arts and crafts shows are going on, and yummy food is just around the corner. This is my favorite season.

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

Halloween
10% off all orders that are Halloween themed, excluding Character Sketches.
October 15th to November 15th.

All sales, discounts, and promotions are applied before shipping charges.


Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “Are there any extra charges?”

A: If you mean hidden fees or charges for multiple subjects or complexity of background items, then no. I do have separate charges per type of artwork, such as a simple human or animal portrait, a house portrait, and conceptual or design work. On third-party websites such as Etsy I do charge a bit extra to cover the fees I am charged.

Standard Available Sizes:

4″x6″ – 5″x7″ – 8″x10″ – 9″x12″ – 11″x14″ – 14″x17″ – 16″x20″ – 18″x24″

Ask about custom sizes.

Children & Adults, Pets & Animals, Houses & Buildings, Fantasy Alterations

Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Memorials, Graduations, Promotions, Holidays

Any special occasion and normal occasions!

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September 2017 Newsletter

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While still technically summer, the air has taken a wonderful turn for marginally cooler weather. Our grapes and muscadines are getting good and ripe too. And premature pecans smack me on the head when I least expect it. Sometimes I think that old pecan tree doesn’t like me that much.

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

Summer Sale:
20% off all orders involving water, such as a scene at the pool, on the river, by the ocean, etc. Does not include Character Sketches.
June 20th to September 20th.

All sales, discounts, and promotions are applied before shipping charges.


Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “Can there be two or more people/animals/subjects in one drawing?”

A: Yes, but I recommend keeping the size of the paper in mind. If you try to cram ten people onto a 4″x6″, they’re just going to be glorified stick figures.

Standard Available Sizes:

4″x6″ – 5″x7″ – 8″x10″ – 9″x12″ – 11″x14″ – 14″x17″ – 16″x20″ – 18″x24″

Ask about custom sizes.

Children & Adults, Pets & Animals, Houses & Buildings, Fantasy Alterations

Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Memorials, Graduations, Promotions, Holidays

Any special occasion and normal occasions!

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August 2017 Newsletter

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How about those dog days of summer, eh? Time to fry some young’uns rears with plastic school bus seats! I think that’s what I dreaded the most during my back-to-school bus days. Those bus seats were not very user friendly. Whose bright idea was it to send kids to school during the summer anyway?

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

Summer Sale:
20% off all orders involving water, such as a scene at the pool, on the river, by the ocean, etc. Does not include Character Sketches.
June 20th to September 20th.

All sales, discounts, and promotions are applied before shipping charges.


Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “I’m in a hurry, how fast can you finish for me?”

A: That thoroughly depends on how many people are in line before you and what all I have going on in my life at the time. A standard bust portrait of one person can take 4-6 hours minimum and I could finish that in a day (or 2-3 evenings if my seasonal/day job is in) if there aren’t too many changes to be made. So under ideal conditions, it could be out the door within three days.

Standard Available Sizes:

4″x6″ – 5″x7″ – 8″x10″ – 9″x12″ – 11″x14″ – 14″x17″ – 16″x20″ – 18″x24″

Ask about custom sizes.

Children & Adults, Pets & Animals, Houses & Buildings, Fantasy Alterations

Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Memorials, Graduations, Promotions, Holidays

Any special occasion and normal occasions!

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July 2017 Newsletter

Howdy!

Summer has arrived in full swing! Sticky heat, pool parties, lightning bugs, and all. And I guess for our southern hemisphere friends winter is doing the same. Whichever end of the globe you’re from, I hope you’re having little trouble regulating the temperature in your homes.

Supposedly starting October 19th, 2017, Paypal is going to start requiring invoices. Whether it’s just for digital goods or all goods, I’m not sure. The good news is that you don’t have to have a Paypal account to receive an invoice! (I tested it.) For simplicity’s sake, I am going to start using Paypal invoices for every commission outside of a third-party platform like Etsy. Besides, it’s extra protection for my buyers should one of these tornadoes decide to pluck me off the Highway to Hell and drop me on the Yellow Brick Road!

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

Summer Sale:
20% off all orders involving water, such as a scene at the pool, on the river, by the ocean, etc. Does not include Character Sketches.
June 20th to September 20th.

All sales, discounts, and promotions are applied before shipping charges.


Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “What happens to the digital copies of my photographs?”

A: They remain stored in your account folder on my hard drive should I ever need to reference it for one of your future orders. I do not repost them to my website or on other websites and I do not use them to create other works without your consent.

Standard Available Sizes:

4″x6″ – 5″x7″ – 8″x10″ – 9″x12″ – 11″x14″ – 14″x17″ – 16″x20″ – 18″x24″

Ask about custom sizes.

Children & Adults, Pets & Animals, Houses & Buildings, Fantasy Alterations

Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Memorials, Graduations, Promotions, Holidays

Any special occasion and normal occasions!

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