Commission Project-Sold Out

Thanks everyone for the huge response to The Commission Project. Round one sold out in 36 hours and Round two is almost sold out (30 left!) I just wanted to thank everyone who posted about it. The internet is so supportive I want to just kiss it on the mouth. We knew we would need examples of the style of painting for this so I asked some of my internet friends if we could use their photos for reference.

Chelsea of frolic! let us paint the darling cottage she lived in while she was in Sweden. It is so photogenic it was easy to make it look good.

For Joanna from Cup of Jo Paul painted this one of sweet newborn Toby. So cute.

Jenny from Little Green Notebook had us use her photo from near where she grew up.

For rad Stephanie of Nienie Dialogues we did one of sweet Nicholas, (I want to eat up those cheeks!)

Allison from Hasel Bride let us paint her darling wedding shoes. (A great way to remember your wedding day, more subtle than say, a wedding photo.)

We still needed a pet portrait so I asked my bloggy friend Victoria from sfgirlbybay if we could paint her new puppy Lucy. (BTW I went to Victoria’s famous house a few weeks ago and it is unbelievably gorgeous.)

For Nicole of Making it Lovely she wanted us to use a cropped photo with the cool purse she made. I love how it turned out.

And for my friend Maggie of Mighty Girl (she is the next Oprah guys) we painted one of Hank who is one of the most gorgeous little kids.

Thanks again for the support. Paul is going to be painting like crazy for the next two months!

[Update- We have sold out. Thank you. To get on our email list please send an email to]

The Commission Project [Closed]

I always hear people say they want a painting but it is out of their price range. So Paul and I discussed different ideas and we came up with The Commission Project. For a flat price of $200 you can commission your own custom portrait. There are only 100 paintings available at this discounted rate (they are normally $350.) Just purchase a painting right here and then email your photo to us–then wait by your mailbox for your finished painting. They will be shipped no later than December 1st.

So if you need a portrait of your dog or baby or lover…or a painting of your childhood home, your family car, or your wedding shoes, now is your chance. Click here for more details, photo submission requirements, more sample paintings and to purchase.

These make great little presents, just in time for the holidays!

[Post Edit 10/20/2010: Thanks for the support! all 100 Commissions have been sold.]

[Post Edit 10/21/2010: We are extending the Commission Project with a small batch of Round 2 but the paintings will not be shipped until December 17th.]

[10/22/2010: We’ve now sold out of round 2. Thanks everyone.]

Little Winter Market

I’m so excited to announce that Paul and I will have a booth at Little Winter Market at the Ace Hotel on November 6th and 7th in Portland, Oregon. We will be selling screenprinted poster (like the one below.) In addition Paul will have cake prints for sale and I will be selling some special letterpress stuff I’ve been working on but am keeping under wraps for now.

It’s going to be a really edited beautifully styled craft fair put on by Chelsea and Abby. I can’t wait! Will you be there?

Open Studios in San Francisco

Yea! It’s Open Studio time again. The whole month of October artists in San Francisco open up their studios. This weekend it is our turn in the Mission, so if you are around swing by our studio to see Paul’s City & Country show. Plus there are a few cakes leftover! His new cityscapes are so great I can’t stand it.

October 9th & 10th
11am to 6pm

Ferney Art Studios
766 Valencia St #23
San Francisco, California

Happy Friday

Happy Friday! Here is a picture of my family from my friend, Rebecca’s wedding. She made a photobooth inspired by Chalotte Mann’s trompe l’oeil style walls. It turned out really cute. This photo was taken by Clay Brown but I have to give a shout out to Angela Smith the photographer who took the photobooth photos at the reception in LA. She saved the day at the last minute and was a dream to work with. If you need an LA based wedding photographer, check her out.

I also write for, here are this week’s posts:

Find out where I got Moses’ suspenders from the photo above.
Paris in a Bag (I love these.)
The cutest hat I’ve ever seen.
I’m in love with this bottle. Confetti!
They took the words right out of my mouth.