Custom Memorial Tree
A person's handwriting is just like a fingerprint. It is your loved one's unique mark they left on the world and when I hold a handwritten document in my hand I feel as if I am holding a moment in time. Do you have a box of forgotten handwritten notes, letters, and cards from someone that has crossed to the other side?
Allow me to use your papers to create a memorial tree in remembrance of your loved one. Each tree I create is unique and one of a kind. Something else I am able to incorporate in your piece are small objects that the honored person wore or used. Examples would include jewelry, fabric items, guitar picks, sheet music, etc.
It would be your choice of whether you want to "hide" the paper's handwriting or allow it to shine through the washes of paint in the background, limbs, and trunk of the tree. Some people are happy just knowing it is in the painting and others like to see the person's unique handwriting.
I use many,many layers of professional artist quality paint in creating my memorial trees and the color choices would be up to you. A suggestion would be to think about a color your loved one enjoyed. I draw a general sketch and would provide you with my design along with suggestions. You will be updated with progress photos along the way.
A choice you would need to make is whether you would like to use the original handwritten documents or have me scan them. I can mail your original documents back with your finished piece if you prefer to travel that route. You may also scan your own documents and send me the PDF's.
Please keep in mind that certain inks DO smear in the artistic process and I do my best to make this not happen. Documents written in pencil and permanent ink are normally not a problem. If you are curious about a certain document, you can wet your fingertip with water and run it over part of the handwriting to see if it smears.If you choose for me to use the originals, please be aware that they WILL be cut up and repurposed for your tree.
Prices vary for these pieces depending on the size and scope. If you are looking for general numbers see below. Shipping prices are not included. All measurements are in inches.
9" X 12"' = $200
11"X 14"'= $250
12" X 16" = $300
16" x 20" = $400
24"X 36"= $600
Larger - Message and I can give you an estimate. For reference, the painting shown in this listing is 24" X 48".
Please keep in mind that it takes me weeks and even months to create a piece depending on the size and amount of work involved and how many commission pieces I have ahead of me. This is a nice way of me saying to please not be in a hurry because I put a lot of time and thought into your design. I insist on quality and want you to be ecstatic about your artwork.
You are responsible for mailing your handwritten notes and objects to me. Please insure your precious commodity.
You will not be able to add this to your cart through my storefront for checkout because we would need to have a conversation first about this highly personal piece. If you have any further questions or would like to know more information please message me at firstname.lastname@example.org