SHOP: danamarie hosler
2019 PRE-ORDER// SHIPPING BY APRIL 30, 2019 ////Custom Family Portraits! Choose from 1-3 People & up to 4 pets in an 8x8/8x10 print

2019 PRE-ORDER// SHIPPING BY APRIL 30, 2019 ////Custom Family Portraits! Choose from 1-3 People & up to 4 pets in an 8x8/8x10 print

(the information below will be copy/pasted and emailed back to you as a reminder when you place your order. Please help me keep my inbox sane and my order process streamlined & retain a copy for your own records. Allow ME to check in with YOU next year to collect your information and photos. Please do not send me any photos or order requests until I email you asking for them. THANK YOU! Ok, now please read on...)

*This listing is a PRE-ORDER for DELIVERY in the SPRING of 2019. 

*As of October 1, 2018, all commissions and custom orders are CLOSED for 2018, in order to allow me time to finish work and ship in time for December holiday gift giving. 

*Purchasing this listing means you are accepting a shipping date of APRIL 30, 2019. 

*My entire shop will be closing for the season on December 10th (meaning after the 10th you will not be able to purchase even ready-to-ship items until the shop reopens on January 25th). 

*From December 10, 2018 -January 25, 2019 I will be on vacation and will not be able to respond to emails or Tictail talk messages. 

*When my shop reopens on January 25th, I *will* have listings for custom portraits back up and running. HOWEVER, due to increases in materials costs out of my control & alongside a return to my original pricing structure for custom work & original turnaround time, there will be a price increase of at least $10-20+ across all elements/ pieces. Those listings will be VERY limited in number, BUT they will also have a 5 week turnaround. If you NEED your custom piece to ship by March 1st/ within 5 weeks of sending in your photos, PLEASE WAIT to purchase a listing until the shop re-opens and those are available. 

*The 5-week turnaround listings that will be back in the shop on January 25th will be very limited in number (probably only 2 at a time), which will mean setting alarms and reminders in order to grab your spot before anyone else. 

*IF you don't need your piece sooner than April; IF you don't want to have to worry about securing a spot during those limited re-openings; IF you would like to lock in this sale price... THIS is the listing to purchase. 

*Purchasing this listing means you are securing a spot in my 2019 order queue. You will not have to do ANYTHING else after purchasing this listing UNTIL 2019, when *I* email YOU to collect your images and information for the piece. 

*You may purchase as many listings as you need. 

*If you will need your order of multiple pieces to ship to different locations, you must complete each of those orders separately so that shipping is paid in full for each order. I cannot split orders after the fact. 

*If you have ordered a portrait before, you will remember that there is a small Q&A that accompanies these listings-- a way for me to information gather before I start the pieces. I will leave those questions (below) so you can begin planning, but PLEASE do not email me your answers yet. I don't want to run the risk of losing anything and I need to work through the 100+ emails I have in my inbox right now for current orders. I will contact YOU in January 2019, when I am ready, to collect your information and images. 

*DO YOU HAVE *ANY* QUESTIONS?! Please please please email me BEFORE you purchase your listing if you do! I will be keeping these listings active until I have reached what I know will be the limit I can complete in that 12 week period. 



For 2019 PRE-ORDERS,
the following info will be EMAILED TO YOU in January 2019, and you will be asked to respond with your answers. You can certainly start thinking about what your answers will be, but please do not send any of this info to me until I reach out to you for it. Thank you!


This listing is for ONE custom portrait
, to be rendered digitally & printed on archival quality 8x8 or 8x10 -- please specify your preference in your message to seller at checkout-- All pieces will originate as 8x10 prints with the image comprising a roughly 7.25x7.25 square; 8x10 prints will remain untrimmed &  have a slightly larger white border at the bottom, where as 8x8 prints will be trimmed down and have the same size border all the way around.

Print will be signed and dated. 

Due to the individualized and custom nature of this work, RETURNS and/or EXCHANGES will not be available. Please note the stylization of the characters in the sample image... this is how you and your pets and people will be rendered. It will not be photo-realistic, but an interpreted caricature of sorts, done in my illustrative style, based on the photos you send me. You will be rendered like a "peg doll" (no arms/legs; just head and torso) and you will be able to choose your own color palettes, clothing types, background pattern & foreground trim. If you need help choosing, let me know! I will also tell you if I think your choices won't work too well together and I'm happy to work with you to make your piece the best it can be. 

1.) choose the number of people/ animals you would like in your portrait using the drop down menu below. 

2.) In your message to seller section at checkout, please let me know if you would like your print trimmed to 8x8 or left 8x10.

3.) complete your purchase; once you have received your order number, please email me at: (this is important-- the Talk feature on this site isn't reliable enough for our communication, so please use the email provided). 

4.) Email me, with your order number in the subject line. 

In this email, please include:
         a.) high quality, well lit and flattering photos of any people or animals meant to be included in the portrait. The best photos for this will be ones with the subject looking directly into the camera and from straight on (especially important for the people and for animals who have distinguishing coloration where not seeing one side of their face would make it hard to accurately render). If you aren't sure if the photos are good enough, send your best and I am more than happy to let you know if I need more or not. Typically 2 photos per subject is enough! For the people in the portrait, it would be awesome if you are wearing what you would like to be rendered in. If you want a "special" outfit... we'll get to that. 

        b.) For clothing, again you'll want to keep it relatively low key, but you can certainly choose the colors or basic idea (ie: a hoodie, a vintage style dress, a polka dot shirt and striped pants, icon of a star in the center...). Let me know your choice in your order. 

       c.) your choice for the background pattern-- these are typically best as relatively simple designs, so they dont conflict with your portraits. Choose from things like stars, waves, stripes, fleur de lis, retro diamonds, starbursts... If you dont have a preference that is totally fine; I am more than happy to pick something that will work best with your other elements. 

       d.) your choice for the foreground border-- if you are an MFM fan and would like me to use this same skull/poppies/knives border, please let me know. Otherwise, typically a floral border will work the best and allow the portraits to shine. If there is a particular icon or design element you'd like me to include, let me know. Otherwise, if you have a specific type of flower you are drawn to, I can use that. Other ideas could include things like banner/scrolls with your names, or a selection of gems/crystals popping up, a pile of stars, ocean waves... 

      e.) overall color preferences or strong dislikes-- if there is something I can USE or definitely NOT use, I will 100% do it. In some cases some colors just wont work with the rest of your image and if that is the case, I will let you know. 

To make things easier on you, you may copy this questionnaire below & paste it into your email to ensure you don't forget to answer any of the elements: 

1.) Photos Included: 

2.) Clothing Choices:

3.) Background Preference:

4.) Foreground Preference: 

5.) Color Preference: 


Expected delivery to occur within approximately 8-9 weeks of listing purchase, provided your photos and answers are sent the same day. Once your photos and answers are received, your order is added to my queue and the 8 week turnaround begins.

Thank you so much for your order!

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