Rachael Rossman's Studio Blog

I'm a mom. I'm an artist. I clean up a lot of messes.

When it rains, it pours. November 29, 2009

Filed under: Art,Gifties,Name Paintings,Random,Watercolor — rachaelrossman @ 5:49 pm

I'M IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT. Order a custom pet portrait by Dec. 5 and get a free pendant version of it as well.

I have been SO BUSY this weekend, but not the complaining-about-the-laundry kind of busy; rather, the I-might-get-tendonitis-from-all-this-painting kind.

It seems everyone is doing their Christmas shopping (buy handmade!) and thanks to a couple of reviews and blog posts in the past couple of weeks, I have received a good number of orders for custom name paintings. I love doing these because each one is unique. I love hearing what themes and hobbies people choose to represent them.

The top picks for girls:

  • flowers
  • princesses
  • butterflies and kittens

Top picks for boys:

  • planes, trains and automobiles
  • camo
  • dinosaurs and the jungle

Most unique requests, so far:

  • crawfish
  • fat chefs
  • dog crate
  • stroganoff

I can’t make this stuff up.

What has been fun about this last slew of orders is that they have not all been for kids. There have been a few orders for surnames (what do I get my in-laws, they ask?) and dogs’ names. Since Thanksgiving, I’ve done nine name paintings and have two more to go. That’s sixty-three total letters, each one a tiny little piece of art.

I’ll have to wait until after Christmas to post the finished products, because I don’t want to spoil anyone’s surprise. (Again.) Here however, are a few of my favorite letters excerpted from this weekend’s work.

Sales pitch: There’s still time to order for Christmas!

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2 Responses to “When it rains, it pours.”

  1. Aunt Pam Says:

    Keep up the great work. They are all very clever. LYAP

  2. […] gifts – one that I completed, one that I didn’t. (Sorry, babe!) Then there were three name paintings and two more horsey-type just for […]


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