Monday, October 31, 2016


If you are anything like me, you see cute little things and buy them without having any use for them whatsoever.  Tiny toys? Check.  Tiny notebooks? Check.  Tiny picture frames?  Check.  The problem with those little mini frames is... what to put in them?  I don't know anybody who has the time to sort through all their pictures to find a perfect picture to frame and then go to the trouble of printing it out.  Thus you have to find tiny art to fill the frame - equally frustrating.

So I started to combine those two worlds - tiny portrait plus tiny art!  The mini portrait is a great way to emphasize a single aspect of someone, and also an easy way to get exactly what you want.

These tiny portraits can still pack a lot of punch, though!  Since they are so small I like to do a watercolor wash on the background; it really helps to bring more life to the picture.  And as always, they are completely customizable to what you want.  Specific color scheme? Head shot or full body?  Name? Accessories?  I can help you with it all!  Even the size is customizable on this one... 2x3, 3x3, 2.5x3.5 oval?  I can do it!

Email me today to get some mini portraits started - they are super cute and a great personal gift perfect for the holidays coming up!

Friday, October 28, 2016

A little TV attention!

We were recently featured on a local talk show, Studio Chatter, in Spanish Fork, UT.  It was fun to hear the hosts talk about Sketch of Life.  Enjoy!
Sketch of Life on Youtube.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

A Wedding Story

The Wedding Story is a lot of fun to do.  First off, both the bride and the groom fill out the questionnaire and they don't share their answers!  Then I get to comb through all their answers and piece them together to make an infographic that depicts the wedding, and each person as an individual.  The best part is when the bride and groom open the drawing up together, they get to learn new things about their spouse they may not have known before!  It's really super fun to see!

The wedding infographic covers everything from favorite movies and food to words of advice and what to do if the other person is mad.  The best part is that you can completely customize it to fit you!  The characters are all designed off of reference pictures that you send me so when someone glances at the portrait they will without a doubt know who it is supposed to be of!

Head to our Facebook page to see the video of Amber and Riley opening up their Wedding Story portrait and then email us at to get your Wedding Story started today!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

5 x 7's

The 5 x 7 is a nice small size that still packs a lot punch!  With this size you will generally get two full body portraits of your desired character, along with all of the fun little extras.

As you can see with the Camden portrait below, with just those two portraits we can get a clear picture of the vivid imagination Camden has, what games he likes to play, and even the fun personality he exhibits.  Some of the little extra's include his favorite foods, how much he likes to color, and even all the words he is saying at the age of two.  My goal is to include all of these fun items without overwhelming the viewer and yet have there be enough that it is fun to come back and enjoy over and over!  You can even customize your portrait further by selecting a color palette and design elements you want to see incorporated!

The first sample I made was of my daughter Kylie when she turned five.  It was meant to be a snippet of who she was at that moment and what she enjoyed.  So there is a definite celebratory 'birthday!' theme in this portrait.  But when Kylie saw it she absolutely loved it because she could totally see it was a picture of her doing what she loved - riding her scooter on the way to go swimming.

There is really no set way I created these portraits - all are individually created from different people, different styles, and different interests!  That is one of the most awesome things about getting your own, original hand drawn piece of art!