Friday, September 2, 2011

Custom Orders

This first custom piece was for a late wedding gift and of course I had to be sure to include their yellow lab! 

This second one was a family rules that the family wrote up themselves.  It's the biggest piece I've ever mailed!  Some of you may remember that I posted a sneak peek on facebook of the Hug square, and another of this baby all wrapped up, ready to ship, but never did show you the whole thing.  I'm such a tease...

Well here it is!!!  It was a doozy!  2ft x 4ft!

This last one is very special (but they're ALL really special- because they're made WITH love and to SHOW love!  :-)  But this one is special because it is for a young military couple:

They've only been married a few months, got married quickly and were then relocated.  They are just starting out their lives together and have already made a lot of sacrifices for one another.  The wife wanted to give her husband something that conveyed how much she appreciates him and also demonstrates how close the Marines are to their hearts and lives.  It was important that the piece included the Marine icon of the eagle, globe and anchor.   A bit out of my comfort zone, which is always good!  I think I pulled it off....

The Marine Corps' motto is "Semper Fidelis" which means Always Faithful.  LOVE that. Very powerful statement for such few words.  It encompasses both their military and marital relationship, don't you think?!

Here was the Marine wife's response upon seeing pictures I emailed her to let her know her artwork was done:
"OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I almost cried when I saw it!!  It's absolutely perfect.  Thank you so much for the thought and effort you put in to making this for us.  It truly depicts exactly what I was looking for; that the Marine Corps is as close to my heart as he is.  :)

You did PHENOMENAL!!  I can't wait to see it in person."

Aww, sweet words!  Thanks Ashley!  Can you see why we love this job?!  This was such a pleasure to do, as we have the utmost respect and pride for those serving our country!


  1. Oh what great works of art and love!

  2. Wow! What a unique take on a military family! LOVE it!

  3. I was just introduced to your amazing artwork at Artapalooza. I saw a piece their I loved, and was wondering if you have an image of it? It was one that said "LOVE LIVES HERE" and had two arrows pointing to the right. I believe it was around $65. Please let me know!! Thanks!!

  4. I am in LOVE with the last one you did for the military couple. My husband is a Marine and this would be an amazing thing to have in our home. Is there anyway I can order one similar to this?!

  5. sure! email me at and I can send you the info. We won't be starting any new orders for a couple more weeks -until we've met another deadline.