Saturday, December 30, 2017

It's time for the best Valentine ever! Seriously.

Give your number one the gift guaranteed to put a permanent smile on their face.  An original Sketch of Life Valentine!

This will last a lifetime of Valentine's Days!

With only a few weeks left before the offer expires, make sure you order quickly.  And this is a limited offer, due to the fact that each portrait is an original, hand drawn work of art, suitable for framing.

Nothing says "I love you" more than a Sketch of Life valentine!  Trust me.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Ornaments

Last year for Christmas I decided to make everyone in my family a special custom ornament.  I found some super cute ornament frames at a craft store, and I'm a sucker for small things!  Only, I didn't know what to put in them!  So I decided to draw everyone as an elf and give them a personalized ornament.  It was so fun to see their eyes light up and the laughter as they saw their portrait Christmas Morning.

So this year I decided to open myself up to commissions for your very own custom elf ornament!  Do you have someone in your life who is an Ugly Sweater Queen?  A Grouchy Grinch? Or just a cute little Elf Couple?  All I need is a refrence pic and you get to choose the style of your portrait, AND it comes with a cute ornament frame.  Isn't that the best?!?  Now you will know for sure you got the best unique present that nobody else can beat!  Message me to get started or email me at


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Sketch of Life!

As always, we can do custom holiday portraits.  Halloween portraits are great, especially if your family has themed costumes!  With a Sketch of Life portrait you can customize your portrait to include your costumes, fun Halloween decor, and even if you had any fun (mis)adventures this year!  Sketch of Life portraits are meant to be similar to a story, so the more little tidbits and fun anecdotes you have, the better!

Obviously my family didn't have themed costumes, but getting us to take a decent picture together is always hard work! So let me take on the work so you can enjoy your holiday and order a Sketch of Life portrait today!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sketch of Life goes to Salt Lake Comic Con!

I was so happy to have the opportunity to go to Salt Lake Comic Con this past weekend!  It was so fun to be able to show everyone my artwork and meet so many great people.

I love doing fan art, so this was a great venue for me and I got to meet so many people with a love for animation and characters we had in common. I was also able to display some of my Sketch of Life portraits and generated lots of interest in that! So, yay!

One of the special things I did was offer on-the-spot portraits.  It made my day seeing people's faces light up seeing them drawn as the character they cosplayed or in their original outfits.  One girl even cried she was so happy!

This was an amazing experience and one I definitely hope to repeat next year!

Friday, August 25, 2017

The New Vacation Portrait!

With a Sketch of Life portrait you can literally have anything drawn - but sometimes people need a little inspiration as to what fun a customized portrait can be and do.  I felt so inspired after a trip earlier this year to Disneyland with my family.  It was both my kids first times, and of course we took a ton of pictures.  But you know what? Pictures don't tell the whole story behind situations or why something happened.  That's what makes a Sketch of Life so special.  With it's special combination of quirky pictures, text and placement, it creates a fun unique portrait that is a great centerpiece, conversation starter, and relates stories without having to swipe through hundreds of pictures! Win Win for everyone!

I mean, look how cute this is!?! Every time I look at just this one scrapbook-sized portrait, I am reminded of all the fun we had at Disneyland.  How my kids freaked out at the first character they saw, which characters we did see, my son's funny face in It's A Small World and how my daughter sang the song the rest of the day.  Regular old camera pictures just aren't the same!

So if your family has had a fun vacation and you want to remember all the fun, adventures, good times, bad times and funny times, contact me to get your Sketch of Life Vacation Portrait started today!


Monday, July 17, 2017

Kelsey and Morgan's Wedding!

I recently got to do the Wedding Portrait for Kelsey and Morgan.  Their wedding was so cute with a flamingo and pineapple theme.  Such fun themes really allows for adorable portraits!  I love being able to let the subjects personality show through and draw little tidbits that explain them or their relationship!

The best part is hearing the excitement from the couple as they read their Sketch of Life together and laugh and point out things they love.  Makes my day!

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