Sunday, October 28, 2007

Online Gift Certificates are now available!

I am now able to offer gift certificates that can be purchased from Paypal and then used online in my etsy shop. They are available in any increment up to $1,000 so you can choose how much you want to spend! These certificates can be sent via email so they are great for last minute gifts and are redeemable in Art Lady Manor's Etsy shop using paypal for checkout. The "Buy Gift Certificate" button can always be found on the top right of this blog.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Time for new business cards

I decided to drop the name Precise Portrayals for my business and use Art Lady Manor instead. That means I also need new business cards. I had put Precise Portrayals on hold for a few years while I had my 2 children. I've only had orders thru word of mouth over the past few years. I discovered Etsy beginning of September and have been working like mad to get my shop presentable in time for the holiday season this year. I am really excited about this new venture.

Anyhow, here is the 2nd draft of my new business card. Please comment and let me know what you think!



Sunday, September 2, 2007

Welcome to my blog

Art Lady Manor is an anagram of my real name, which I thought was fitting for my online businesses at*, and

I also have my own website at where I sell custom portrait drawings.

About 5 years ago I came upon an automated technique for converting photos into black & white drawings. The technique was very simple, and looked very computer generated. However, I loved the idea of creating art from photographs so I came up with my own technique that utilizes my skills as an artist and photoshop guru.
My friends and family raved about my sketches and thought I had drawn them the traditional way. A friend even bet her husband that they were hand-drawn with pencil and paper. She lost. The friend's husband only suspected that they were created digitally only because he thought they were too precise. I called my creations Precise Portrayals.