Posts tagged custom portrait
Holiday Gift Certificates
custom home portrait in acrylic, michelle schneider

custom home portrait in acrylic, michelle schneider

Hello all!

This time of year is so busy for me, and I tend to get a lot of emails in October, November, and December from people wanting portraits or ornaments by Christmas. However, I usually book up by September, so there's not a lot of availability in my schedule to serve those customers shopping later in the season, which is a bummer! I hate to turn away business because I really do think these portraits make the best Christmas gifts. But since I'm just one lonesome lady over here painting while my kids are napping, I have to be pretty strict with the work I agree to take on.

Last year I created these cute gift certificates to serve as place holders for my custom home portrait ornaments...

and so on. I have gift certificates available for each portrait/ornament I offer in my shop, so if you'd like a custom Christmas gift this year, please let me know by purchasing a portrait and then writing "gift certificate" in the notes to seller box during checkout. I'll email you a PDF printout of your gift certificate for easy and fast delivery.

I've just opened up 10 spots for ornament gift certificates and 10 spots for portraits in my shop (to be fulfilled in January), first come first serve.


Please know that ideally I'd LOVE to serve every person who writes to me over the next few months, but simply can't squeeze it all in before Christmas. These gift certificates are my way of serving my customers without the pressure of having to work 60 hours a week (boooo). 

Please email me with any questions or special requests by filling out the form below.

Name *
A Custom Truck Painting
1957 Ford Truck painting, custom truck portrait, red Ford truck

1957 Ford Truck painting, custom truck portrait, red Ford truck

Well, this is a first! I've never been commissioned to paint a truck before, but last Christmas I met a man at a local show I did who saw this truck illustration and wondered if I might be able to do a custom portrait for him of an old truck he was helping to restore. I don't usually agree to paint automobiles, but it happened to be a truck I really liked, so I said, "Sure. Why not?"

Here's how the painting turned out. If it were totally up to me, I would have added A LOT more wildlife (ha!), but I'm not sure it would have qualified as a "truck portrait" in that case. Anyways, just thought I'd share! :)

Custom Home Ornaments of 2016
custom home portrait ornaments by michelle schneider

custom home portrait ornaments by michelle schneider

This week, now that all the gifts have been received and I'm not spoiling any surprises, I'll be sharing a collection of my favorites from the over 60 custom ornaments I painted last year. I still can't believe I was able to get that many ornaments out the door in time for Christmas (Lord knows the panic I felt at times!), but alas, my customers are the best and most supportive people in the world and came back over and over to purchase more.

By far, the bestsellers were the Home Ornaments. I plan to paint many more this year, but won't be officially starting holiday orders until September 1st, 2017. I really appreciate that people are already starting to purchase gift certificates for this next season because it helps me prepare and gather a Wait List. 

To add your name to that list, simply purchase this listing. Thank you again for making my Christmas season so special!