Saturday, June 24, 2017

Family Portrait: The Ogden's

As with any of the drawings I do, each one is new and exciting and evolving!

Here is my first family portrait in the Sketch of Life style.  Normally with a family portrait you get a nice, stiff, everybody matches with a nice background.  Not with my custom portraits!  I like to spice it up and include all the fun things you like to do as a family all in the same picture!  It's such an exciting way to show off your family and brings back so many memories at the same time.

To get your family portrait started today email me at

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

If you follow us on Facebook,  then you have seen our little promotion for the last month for Father's Day.  And if you don't follow us on Facebook, then hop on over and give us a like so that you can be up to date on all our sales and promotions!

For the Father's Day sample I used my own dad.  He was really the perfect choice because what is more exciting than being in a band, racing Hot Wheel cars, or photography?

While Father's Day has already passed, you can still order a custom portrait for your awesome dad today!  You don't have to show your love for your dad on just one day of the year - these are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or even as a 'thinking of you' present!  Contact me today to get yours started!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Meet Kennedy!

Little Kennedy turned 7 this weekend! I was able to make her a Sketch of Life highlighting all the fun experiences she had being 6.  One of the best things about the custom portraits is seeing their face light up with recognition and happiness at seeing their favorite things!

This one was kinda different and I made a 'story path', because I know my kids LOVE following paths with their fingers in their story books. 

If you have a birthday coming up and want the perfect gift, order a Sketch of Life today!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Custom Portrait: Riley's Train

If you remember from last year, I got to do a Sketch of Life portrait for little Riley when he turned one.    Well this year, when he turned two, I got to do another portrait of him!  His mom wanted something special to combine his classic love of Mickey Mouse and his new love of trains.  Plus she wanted it a special size to fit into a frame she already had.  Challenge accepted!

It was fun to do a larger piece instead of lots of little portraits, and Riley absolutely loved it!  When he opened it up at his birthday party he had so much fun pointing out all his favorite things - especially himself!

That's the great thing about ordering a Sketch of Life - I work directly with you to ensure you get exactly what you want - sizing, information, and subject matter!  To get yours started contact me today!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Graduation Sketches!

The end of the school year is here, and Sketch of Life is bringing you an extremely darling gift idea!  The Sketch of Life Graduation graphic.  The example below is for a kindergarten graduate, but you could have one for any age.  They are still darling!

The single image is $30, but we couldn't leave the Grandparents out, so for three images it's $75.  Message us now to get yours started!  Trust us, they are DARLING!

And we got a few seconds of TV time because of these drawings.  Check it out!
Studio Chatter talks about the Graduation gifts!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Little Graduates!

It is the time of year when we lovingly watch our kids graduate from one grade to the next!  It's also the perfect time of year to get our Graduation Portrait!  This special Sketch of Life features your graduate (be it Preschooler or Master's Degree ;) ) in their school colors with the school logo, as well as some of their favorite things about school throughout the year.

Personally, my little Kindergartener LOVES her portrait and hangs it in her room.  They come as a 5x7 size at the special price of $30 for one, or $75 for a set of three to include the grandparents.  (S&H extra).  Larger sizes are also available if your child has had an extremely busy school year!  Message me to get your Graduate Sketch of Life picture started today!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Mother's Day is Coming Fast!

Mother's Day is just a month away now and that means now is the time to order your Sketch of Life Mother' Day portrait.  This is absolutely the funnest and most memorable gift ever!  Message us today to get your gift ready in time.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Wedding Portrait: Dallan and Jessica

This past weekend Dallan and Jessica got married.  I was able to do a wedding portrait for them and can I tell you how awesome it is to see it framed and part of their reception line?! So adorable.  Jessica was so happy with the portrait because it captured her favorite part of her wedding dress: the back!

I love doing weddings and capturing all the love the couples have for each other!

Want the perfect gift for the newly wedded couple in your life?  Contact me at to get yours started today!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Child's Portrait: Acadia

This little cutie just turned 5, and so to remember all the fun things she did and liked when she was 4 she got a custom portrait!  Introducing Acadia!  Lover of frogs, cats and dogs, and not a lover of shoes!  It's fun to make a reminder of all the funny little quirks a child has before they grow out of them, and a Sketch of Life child's portrait is one of the best ways to capture that.

This portrait was done in an 8x10 size, which is large enough to get a broad idea of the child and their favorite things.  Perfect for framing and hanging in their room - because let's be real - what child doesn't like pictures of themselves?

To get your child portrait started today, email me at!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Mother's Day is coming SOON!

Mothers Day is coming! It may seem like May is far away, but it's really not. And it's time to take advantage of Sketch of Life's early bird special for these special ladies in your life. Your Mom, your Grandmothers, your spouse or your daughter.

This gift is guaranteed to bring a smile and even a laugh! Each image is hand drawn and colored. And they are all about you and your loved ones!

We can only produce so many in time for Mother's Day, so we put together this Early Bird Special. Order before April 1st to save on the coolest give around!

Order yours today!  Just message us and we will get you started.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wedding Portrait: Kendra and Jake

Wedding portraits are so fun to do!  I love getting to know the bride and groom better and then creating something for them that they will treasure forever.  My most recent wedding portrait was of Kendra and Jake Wright.  It is 12x12 - perfect for framing or scrapbooking - and done in Prismacolor Pencils.

Have a wedding coming up and need the perfect gift?  Look no further!  Email me at to get yours started today!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Couple's Portrait: Caleb and Kim

Recently you saw the super cute Valentines that we did.  The Couple's Portrait is similar to that, only not heart-themed.  For an example, here is on of Caleb and Kim, who chose a theme of 'woodsy' - and it is perfect for all year round!  Couple's portraits are a great way to get a little personality into a picture and have a fun momento to display in your home!  Plus, the 5x7 size is super easy to frame on the wall, or have in a small frame on your desk or table.

To get your couple's portrait started just email me at, or fill out the form on the side of this web page!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

I loved working on everyone's valentine's this year!  The requests and different themes were so fun to create.  They were all 5x7 and done in Prismacolor Pencils.  Here are a few of the portraits:

The 5x7 is perfect for a couple portrait for any occasion!  And they are only $35!  Email me today to get yours started!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Be My Valentine! :)

Surprise your Valentine with a completely unique gift from Sketch of Life! 
A hand-drawn 5x7 beautiful piece of art that you will cherish for a lifetime. 

Because of the time it takes to create each Valentine, there is a limit of only 15 available. Order by Feb 4th so you will get your valentine in time! 

Special price - $25 plus $5 shipping. Order now to be one of the lucky 15!