HOW IT WORKS:
I can work with anyone who has a PayPal account. You email me photos at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you found me on Facebook, please use the private message feature.
When the money arrives in my PayPal, I mail the picture to you in a stiff envelope.
I work in color pencil and use acid-free multimedia paper. I fix everything with spray fixative to eliminate smudging and reduce the possibility of damage from ultraviolet light.
CARE OF THE ARTWORK
You should treat these the same way you would treat a watercolor painting. Don't hang your artwork in direct sunlight or leave it in a hot car. That is about all.
8" X 10" IS THE DEFAULT, STANDARD DRAWING SIZE
I ship them flat and unframed. The framing part is up to you. At 8" x 10", your options are wide open. You may custom-frame your artwork or run to the discount store and buy an inexpensive frame.
The charge for an 8" x 10" is $65. I require $10 of this money up-front as a deposit for new customers.
At my discretion, I may waive the deposit. There are two reasons for the deposit: To ensure that people have something invested in the work and a reason to return when it is finished, and to make sure they all know how to use PayPal.
There is a $10 discount for prepaying your order. Pay before I begin and pay only $55!
5" x 7 IS THE ECONOMY SIZE
And it's only $40. The full amount needs to be paid in advance for this small item. I will begin as soon as photos and the money arrive.
Adding additional pets to the page at any size will be charged at an additional $20 per pet.
Angels (click for examples): Add $10 for the custom-drawn wings and halo.
First Class postage is included in the price. To upgrade to Priority Mail, please add $5.
THE HASSLE FEE
If you reject the picture because you don't like it when it's done, I will keep the picture and $10 of the money for the hassle. All you have to do is tell me that you don't want the picture and don't want to pay the rest of the money.
Therefore, your worst-case-scenario risk for any given order is $10.
ON THE SUBJECT OF PERSONAL CHECKS
Since the bank charges me a fee to bounce your check, leaving me with the problem of not only collecting my money but asking you to pay the penalty fee too -- for obvious reasons I don't want to take checks, and this happens to be why your local restaurant won't take them either.
I have taken a few checks on a case-by-case basis. It's a judgment call.
FRAME SIZES LARGER THAN 8" X 10"
will be quoted on a case-by-case basis. Things change a lot once you go past 8" x 10". There is more area to cover. It doesn't fit in my scanner. And shipping will take a sharp jump. Finding a good container also gets harder the bigger you go.
THE DOUBLE-DOG DEAL...
It isn't just for dogs! Cats, hamsters, rats, and even bats may participate!
If you order two individual single-pet drawings and put the money down in advance, THE DOUBLE-DOG DEAL is only $100!
ABOUT PAYPAL (skip if you already know it all)
PayPal is cool. It is set up as a way for anyone to pay anyone for anything without giving any actual account information to anyone.
You can use PayPal to buy things from eBay. Beware, though, that you don't get too addicted to eBay.
Anyone who has PayPal can buy or sell things to each other. I've also used it to buy music from BandCamp, because I have a nephew who's in a band.
(Completely Off-Topic: This is my nephew's band.)
The beauty of PayPal is that you don't have to worry about whether I'll steal any of your information when you buy from me because PayPal will never give me any info about your charge card, your debit card, or your banking account -- all of which you can link to PayPal in complete secrecy.
All you need to do is log into PayPal with your email and your password (which you already know that you must never share with a soul, right?) and email money around to buy stuff, using whatever card or whatever bank account you want.
Click the image to the right to get started!