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March 2015 Newsletter

Dear *|FNAME|*:

After the time change in California we are coming out of the gloom. There is once again a lightness in the air, pretty blossoms are in the trees, and it is getting warmer by the day. We have the delicious stove still on occasionally, but I am not sure for how much longer. I am looking forward to the Lilac Festival.

Special Celebrations

Mother's Day

There is no end to what we can create together as a special gift for your Mother.

Is there any gift that can compare with what your mother gave to you - your life? Make what you give to her this year of 2015, something unique.

Know that we can take your photos, enlarge them, combine them, restore them and retouch as necessary. Note: we do not charge for the photo-work - just for the framing of the picture and this is priced by size.

It is even possible to change the background in a picture.

Here is a lovely story:

We were in Delano doing a show.  An attractive nurse came up to me, shyly clutching something to her waist.

“What do you have there?” I asked.

“Lynn,” she said, “It is my 20th wedding anniversary next month and I wanted to make a Photo to Artwork as a gift for my husband.

“Aha,” I said, “so that is the picture?”

“Yes,” she said and grimaced. Then she showed me the picture.

They made an attractive couple. She was not wearing a white wedding dress but looked good in a summer frock. He wore a suit. They were standing in front of a pretty tree.

“When we got married,” she continued, “we were church mice poor and we couldn’t afford a big wedding.”

There was only one problem I could see in that picture and that was that behind the tree was a row of old vehicles, the ugliest of all in the front, a beat-up gray truck. So we took out the background and changed it to a pretty park and she got a perfect wedding picture twenty years after the fact!

Typically allow one month for delivery of your Photo-to-Artwork to allow time for the photo work and also for the ArTex to set. Also allow time for the back and forth discussion as you share your vision with me as I strive to understand exactly what it is you want. I won’t always be able to do this as I am limited by the quality of your original photo and the technical restraints of the programs I work with. But I will always try!

So now is the time to place your Mother’s Day order.

Understand that the ArTex has to set. This is what makes your final picture look like an oil painting although it really is not. This is also the unique technique that makes the colors vibrant. What our customers also tell us that they like is the excellent selection of quality frames.  

There is a lot you can do to make your Mother’s Day picture unique and different.  For example in this next picture we put five children into a bowl of daisies, and it was very personal for Mom.

Kids and Daisies

Price on original oil paintings is nowadays prohibitively high for most people, so an affordable look-alike is a good way to go. In fact it is better, for ArTex is done on board and is stronger than a picture on canvas, stronger to the degree that we guarantee all ArTex pictures for 4 years.


  • 8x10:   $55.00 (S&H $7)
  • 11x14: $75.00 (S&H $10)
  • 16x20: $125.00 (S&H  $15)
  • 20x30: $175.00 (S&H $20)

(Note We can offer a payment plan)

Our most popular size is 16x20 which seems to be the right size for a collage.

What is a collage? It is possible to combine several pictures into one painting. Here we have a charming rendering for a Mother with an only daughter.

Collage of Little Girl 

Note: If you place an order for P2A early in April your picture will arrive well in time for Mother’s Day. 

The History of Mother’s Day

So how did Mother’s Day start? Three caring women started what is now a tradition in America.

It was Julia Kaye who wrote the first proclamation and demanded an official holiday.

It was Anne Marie Jarvis who expressed the wish that mothers should get due recognition and it was she who fired up her daughter.

It was Anna Jarvis who was determined to make her mother’s wish become a reality and pushed it through. She wrote again and again to powerful men in America.  She began to send her mother’s favorite flower, carnations, to her Church and soon all who agreed that mothers were important wore a carnation in their lapel to honor their mother.

 In 1910, yes, just over 100 years ago, the state of West Virginia pronounced May 8th the very first Mother’s Day. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

To all who have given birth to a child, we wish you happy Mother’s Day on May 10th, 2015.



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