First of all, happy holidays! I just finished my submission for the Downtown Alameda Holiday Window Contest with Starland Music on Park Street, and had a great time! I’ve never done a window display before, and Starland has a huge amount of space (and great lighting!), so it was a little daunting, but I’m pretty happy with the results (although I definitely learned a few things from the whole process). You can find out more about the contest here, and you can vote for my window display via hashtag. Just take a picture of the display and post it to social media with the hashtag #DAHWC and make sure to mention that your vote is for the Starland display. Super easy!
Secondly, holiday commissions are in full swing and I am having such a good time creating them. So many adorable pups and kitties as well as some lovely human faces and even a non-living subject or two! For those of you who have already spoken with me, your commissions are either currently in process or will be next week. If you are interested in a commission but haven’t contacted me, don’t worry, you still have time!
I have time for at least 3 more commissions for those with a Christmas deadline - but make sure to let me know if you need it earlier, especially if you don’t live in the Bay Area and will need it to be shipped.
And finally, I will be raising my commission prices effective January 1st. This means that all orders received after 1/1/2019 will be at the new rates. After that date, sketch portraits will be $40, full portraits will be $80, and paintings will be $100-$120. The price change reflects both a big improvement in my own skill over the last year as well as the amount of time, effort, and detail I put into each piece.
Thank you for supporting me and my artwork - I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday season!