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

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!