ArtLaBeau Studios Keepsake Ornaments
Q. What is a keepsake ornament?
A: A custom painted portrait of one pet on a wood slice. It's a great personalized gift for the animal lover in your life (even if that's you!).
Q: When will they be in your shop?
A: 2021 Release Dates: The first and only round of ornaments will be released November 4th at 7pm and November 6th at 9am (central time zone). I never want to rush through any ornaments as these truly are keepsakes people treasure for the rest of their lives so I can only take a limited number.
Q: What is the link to your shop?
Q. What size is the wood and how do you get it?
A: The birch slices are approximately 2.5-3 inches in diameter, have a charming raw edge, and are sustainably harvested from damaged or fallen branches in the state of Maine. They're shipped to Oklahoma so I can paint a beautiful custom portrait of your pet on the individual wood piece. Each slice of wood is different and unique, just like your pet!
Q: How do I order one?
A: Visit my SHOP page at the scheduled release date and time. These sell out very quickly, so please do not delay in your purchase. I have a limited number of slices and once they are gone, they're gone!
Q: Why do you only release a limited quantity at a time?
A: Though smaller than my canvas portraits, each piece takes many hours from start to finish. These are a labor of love that I only release a few times a year. Please note that artLaBeau Studios is a legal small business, so after 30% is directly put toward taxes, the cost of materials, shipping & packaging, time spent conversing with each client, painting, drilling, packaging, countless trips to the post office...whew, I do not make much money off of these. However, after several years of offering these ornaments, I know pet lovers adore them and they are some of the most precious Christmas gifts given (especially if it's a first year without a beloved furry family member). It means the world to me that a pet portrait can bring such joy to the most wonderful people there are: animal lovers!
Q: How much?
A: Each keepsake ornament is under $100 plus shipping.
Q: When do they ship?
A: During holiday months and due to an increase in orders this time of year, your portrait will be shipped 4-6 weeks after I receive the photo you'd like me to paint. However, every ornament is guaranteed to be shipped by December 16th.
Q: How do I send you a photo?
A: After your order is completed, please email me a photo Lauren@ArtLaBeau.com. **The best photos to paint from are taken straight on and at the animal's eye level in a well lit area. This allows me to see their face shape and eye color at the most flattering angle. You can send a few and I can pick the one that would translate best to an ornament if you like!