Sunday, September 21, 2008

Theta Chi Shot Glass

Today, I finished an order for a Theta Chi shot glass.

Shot glasses seem to be the top selling item, so I'm focusing on trying to increase the quality of my painted shot glasses as they are small, so very limited on space.

Interestingly enough, I kind of like painting small scale. I'm also trying to work on making more "masculine" products for fraternities and male customers... so what do y'all think, did this turn out okay? I hope the customer likes it!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Alpha Delta Pi Glass Bowls

Well, it's been quite awhile since I last blogged - almost a year, in fact! But I do plan on keeping the blog updated much more often in the future.

This week's project was a HUGE order of Alpha Delta Pi glass bowls.

I am exhausted having spent the week trying to get them ready in time for rush, but they turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself.

Check out a few pictures of the aftermath...

Friday, August 31, 2007


There are so few businesses in the Austin area that paint affordable but quality hand painted gift items for customers, especially sorority gift items, coolers, wood paddles, etc. and I want to try to make Gifted the go-to place for that.

It will also be great to have a website to purchase personalized gift items from - it's a more personal experience online, as you can take the time to find the right gifts and right styles for you, and I can focus on painting exactly what my customers would like to have painted. There are lots of examples of previously painted items to look through on the site, too, which you wouldn't be able to see previously sold items if you went to a store.

Anyway, I am glad it's a long weekend, I will have lots of time to get some painting done. I'm working on small dry erase boards for some sororities - Kappa Delta, Alpha Epsilon Phi, and Alpha Phi. Exciting!

Gifted on the Web - Hello!

I've decided to use this blog as an alternative place to start loading all of our painted items at Gifted (aka Gifted on the Web). As all of them are so cute and it's really difficult to keep them all online all the time for everyone to see each of the items as they are painted, and since I've never had a blog before, I think this will be a perfect place to upload images and get feedback on our painted items and design styles. For instance, see the pic above of our leopard print design style. School has just started and football season approaches so I hope everyone is ready to get their coolers personalized for the Red River Shoot Out! It's going to be a great season and an exciting year!