Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ask a Question Blog Hop

This week's Blog Hop theme is "ASK A QUESTION".  I have had a number of new orders and the question that comes when an order request is given is often "Are you able to draw...?"  It is truly fun to see what people have for me to draw.  As long as the image is a clear in detail and not too dark or too light, I have been able to do them.

Many who first see the samples I have, will ask "What image can my name be used for a Personalized Sketch?"  Truly, ANY image... and with ANY name :o)

Over the many years of doing these drawings, it has been a lot of fun drawing such a variety of subjects. I usually am good about making a copy of the ones that I have drawn. The samples have been a great way to keep record of the drawings that I have done, as well as, a way for others to get ideas from or even decide on doing the same exact subject, but with a different name. 

My question for this link is... "What would you like to see a drawing of?" (Please let me know...I may have already done something that someone has ordered in the past).  In my next post, I will be sure to look through my samples and post images of ones I have done, that are requested in the comments.
Here are a few of the drawing orders that I have done recently. Please click on each image if you would like to see a closer view.

Thank you, Wanda, mom of Nina in Portugal Bound :o), for ordering your "Galo". Wanda's final drawing was in color, but I only have the black and white copy to show here.


These dolphins were done for the dear sister of a dear friend of one of my amazing and :o) dear dental hygiene instructors! Thank you for passing my information along to others :o) I dont think that Alice blogs, so I am posting this now... usually, I like to wait til the order has been received, and this one was ordered for a gift.

This building is the Smith Trahern Mansion in Clarksville, TN. This was ordered for a thank you gift to a volunteer at this historical site. a repeat customer, who has been a wonderful friend for many, many years through our first meeting through the military. My husband was an Army pilot stationed in Alabama and her husband was an Army dentist that was stationed at the same duty station... I think we first met at a Holiday show where I participated at. Nancye, I cannot even begin to count how many drawings that you have ordered throughout the years!

Finally, here are a series of a few photos...

1. This huge shipping PVC tube... My wonderful, creative hubby figured out the perfect way to transport the drawings that had to make the journey to Alaska...

2. Inside, the PVC, he put a large, heavy duty cardboard shipping tube.

3. And what went inside the inner tube was... 15 military drawings that will be farewell gifts to the soldiers that are leaving this unit. The 716th Ord Co (EOD) unit has been one of quite a number of units that I have been blessed to have the opportunity to do these drawings. Thank you so much for your dedication and military service!

(Thank you to my hubby for figuring how to safely package these drawings!)
...I look forward to your answers to my question:
"What would you like to see a drawing of?"
Blessings & Aloha!
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Anonymous said...

Hey You! I've been wondering where you've been! I've missed your posts, but I know you're busy :-)

I would like to see a drawing of....a fleur de lis. I can't think of anything else...or a cat maybe? how's that for a lame answer?!

MadeInCanarias said...

Love the dolphin drawing!
I would like to see something whith water and beach. :)

More Than Words said...

You have been blessed with an awesome gift. I have never seen anything like your sketches. They are wonderful!

I'm sure you have one of these, but I would love to see a sketch of a cross!

Bearly Sane said...

I love all the drawings you have shown here, but I really would have loved to see that rooster in colour, I bet it looked a treat!

HeatherOz said...

I LOVE the dolphins and I agree with Ave that something beachy would be cool. I've been trying to think for a while what I could have you draw. I think a great gift for my Mom would be to have each of my kids' faces on one sheet. Maybe all around the same age.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Quick note here... thank you for your comments :o) In my next post, I will definitely show some past samples of the images that you all have mentioned :o)

I have done several drawings of a fleur de lis, beach scenes/images (is there any specific type of beach images?), and crosses.

And on my August 25, and August 26 posts I have some beach inspired drawings :o) (but will look for more to show on my next post :o)

and on my August 27, 2009 post you can see a similar rooster with the added color :o)

I appreciate the requests to see some samples :o)

Heather, what a neat idea of a drawing with your children at about the same age. Just send me the photos to my email whenever you decide.

Blessings & Aloha!

2003beachbunch said...

I think that I want to order a picture for my hubby for Christmas. I want to run an idea by you. He is getting out of the squadron next summer so I was hoping to make a collage....his picture, his aircraft, his 2 patches from his different squadrons. Do you think that you can make that work? About how much do you think it will cost? You can email me at if you want! Super excited to talk to you!

Nina in Portugal said...

Oh Maria! the Galo you drew for my Mom is beautiful! She went to the Smoky Mtns and had it framed there with a beautiful mat! I saw it over a video call with her! She was very proud to have it!! the way!! If you've not heard, I think you won a gift from Brazil!!

Go on over to Heidi's blog at Mom's ministry and More!

Thanks for participating in the Candle in the Corner giveaway Event! said...

What beautiful beautiful work you do! I think the rooster is my favorite. But I love all the others as well!

Jane said...

You have truly been blessed with a special talent! I am in awe of what you achieve with your pen.
How apropo...answering a question about yourself in this post.

Please take a minute to read my Honest Scrap post... You have been tagged with the Honest Scrap award...the directions are in the post. I was asked to choose 7 people who have encouraged me and made me smile...and I have chosen you. I have truly enjoyed getting to know you through your posts...and I would love to know more. Please take a few minutes and share about you...
Jane (artfully graced)

Becka said...

Once again you have out done yourself,
love them all,
have you ever done one with a fall theme? ,like trees or something, love to see one of those,
Is'nt Ms Nina wonderful ,

xinex said...

Love the drawings as usual, Maria!..Christine

kate blue said...

isn't it grand how folks come up with some ultra creative ideas??? PVC has many uses believe it or not...I've even seen it used as curtain rods...hope you and the family are well and young Mr. B is flu free...somebody asked about him the other day {who's that kid in picture with Brianna?} and I had to sigh cuz he's growing up-he's not that same kid in some ways anymore... I'm sure...


as always - beautiful sketches

your award is up (finally) on my site, come check it out and all of the winners i chose!

theluckiestmrs said...

guess what...I've got an award waiting for you on my blog! I think you'll like it! :)

Alex said...

Wow again and again ^^ But I really really love the dolphins drawn with ALICE.... they are so happy and adorable, and not to mention your unique skill, just amazing :)

tracy said...

I was looking for you e-mail or "contact me" sign...was I seeing things befor??? Any how I guess I can ask you about a drawing here? The post is appropiate for it:)
I and Mr.B. have decided to ask if you can draw us a bald eagle with our last name Grace.
An eagle in flight would be awsome.
Blessings to you

Witchcrafted Life said...

Hi sweet dear, just stopping by to wish you an incredibly gorgeous and glorious month of December. I hope that you and your family have an amazing holiday season!

Big hugs,
♥ Jessica

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