Hi, lovelies! Emma here and today we’re talking about custom painting gifts. But first, Andrew and I moved to a new house a few months ago and, if you’ve ever moved, you know how busy that can be (with two young kids, two curious cats, and one new puppy!) As a person who loves design and decorating, once we were moved in I was eager to unpack our decorations first. The art work from our past house hold such special meaning to us; our most beloved pieces of art work we own are the custom painting, drawing, and wall artwork we’ve designed ourselves or had designed for us. (This is one of my favorites, I used a wedding photo and our names with “established” at the bottom and love how it turned out!) And while it is always a bit difficult at first to get used to a new surrounding — a new place to hang my hat, lay my head, and make memories — I found comfort in seeing those same custom painting pieces displayed in our new space.
That’s why custom wall art or paintings make such great gifts, whether for a new home, engagement, or wedding. Marie Kondo makes it her mission to show others how to “spark joy” by displaying things in your home that make you happy. To me, wall art or custom painting pieces are things that spark joy, and I hope it does for you, too. That’s why today we’re talking about how to commission a custom painting from a talented artist, Emma Ballou.
You probably remember Emma from her shop, Ballou Sky, (remember these?) and, while she continues to paint those incredible starry night wine glasses, she’s also focusing her attention on her other passion: custom commissioned paintings.
Custom Painting Artwork
Emma loves creating commissioned custom painting gifts for her clients. For weddings, engagements, anniversaries, new homes, new babies, or anything in your life you’d like to celebrate, Emma would love to create a custom painting to display in your home and commemorate the occasion. Original art makes such a special gift for your home. Check out a few of her pieces in her portfolio; my favorite is this first piece, probably obvious because of how much I drink coffee. Isn’t this such a beautiful work of art?!
Emma has a beautiful portfolio of custom art. She can even create a custom painting for you from a favorite photo memory. This bonfire inspired portrait is another favorite of mine.
You can capture a favorite place on the map…
… a view from your backyard…
… a custom painting from photo of your favorite sunrise or sunset…
… or even a favorite picture-window view.
You can get a custom painting commissioned of your home, like this one she did for a recent client.
Isn’t it beautiful? She’ll work with you to create a one-of-a-kind painting for yourself or as a gift for someone special.
To get a custom painting of your own, visit her website. Emma is a Featured Artist in The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride. See her Etsy shop here. Check out the latest paintings on her Instagram and email her at [email protected] with any questions.