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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.

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Mountain view
custom watercolor house portrait by The Art of Michelle, Michelle Schneider

custom watercolor house portrait by The Art of Michelle, Michelle Schneider

I start each morning in the studio with a big cup of coffee and a new painting. I usually open up iTunes and play one of my favorite podcasts while I paint. Painting first thing in the morning beats checking email and social media any day, so I usually wait until later on to finish those things. If I'm being completely honest, some days I don't even get to those things because I get carried away with my painting! :)

I may not have an ocean or mountain view out my studio windows, but I certainly have one on my easel today! This gorgeous house had me dreaming of a vacation out west somewhere, a cabin, a lake, quiet solitude, and wildlife. 

Want me to create a custom watercolor house portrait of your beautiful home? The process is simple! Just purchase this listing to get the ball rolling. Then email me your best snapshots of your home. I'll take care of the rest!