Friday, November 12, 2010

Some customs...

Helping Gram

Brian's Red Coat

Dressing Up at Gram and Grandad's House


Backyardigans Pirate Birthday Party
(invitation painted by me, wording done by client!)

I love to do custom paintings for people, and these are some I did for family and friends: the top two were for my parents and like a dork, I forgot to take pictures. So my mom had to try to scan them for me and for whatever reason, the colors didn't turn out right. Serves me right--next time I'll remember to take pictures! The second two are for my older brother and my little sister--memories from childhood (Brian and that red coat that mom had to wrestle him out of each night, Kells and I dressing up in our Grandma and Grandad's clothes and Grandma taking tons of pictures!).

"Kiyah" was an order from an old school friend for the little girl she and her husband she was hoping to adopt. I loved doing that one!! And the final one was a custom order for the wife of one of my husband's coworkers. They have quadruplet 4 year olds who are in love with the Backyardigans and also wanted a pirate themed birthday party, so my job was to combine the two! Fortunately, I was able to cheat a bit and found a picture of pirate Backyardigans (I've NEVER watched that show before, so I didn't even know what the characters looked like!), so I based my painting off of the pictures. They loved it, so they scanned and printed dozens of copies with the party details printed directly on the front! Pretty awesome. :o)