a little note {xmas in september}

hi friends.

if you know me, you know that i’m quiet and a little shy. i’m an introvert. you know that in large crowds i usually am not the one talking. even growing up, my sisters took care of the talking… i just enjoyed laughing with them. πŸ™‚ as an introvert, sometimes i find it hard to market myself and my art on the blog. even when i do, i cringe and hate putting it out there.

i feel that way about sharing so much of my faith too. it’s hard to be open and honest on this blog when i’m someone who would rather just be a quiet wall flower. but there’s a part of me that really just wants to share with you a carefully thought out idea, or a very loved piece of an art, or a little piece of my soul. and i do that because i feel that everything i do should glorify the God who gave me this heart, these gifts, and these way too many thoughts. πŸ™‚

so today, it’s hard for me to write this. i’ve actually had this written for a couple of weeks but i keep putting it off. i get so nervous just thinking of posting this. but i want to share something with you that i think you might like. and i hope that you would love it if you would bring it into your home or use it as a gift for a loved one.

see, last christmas i had way too many orders for my architectural renderings in december. these are hand-drawn, unique, one of a kind gifts, so of course everyone who bought one wanted theirs rushed!! it was the perfect gift for a wife, a husband, a new home owner, a friend moving away…

but friends… i kind of lost my mind. each one of these takes a couple of days to make! once i finish drawing and rendering it, i scan it in and email you the jpeg. then you can print it off at any size you want, you could make them small for cards or print off a large one to frame. i loved doing each one, i’m just saying it was all a little stressful to do with just days before Christmas.

i also had people who wanted custom paintings, rushed! seriously… custom. paintings. rushed.

did they hear themselves? haha. that’s not even fair. i shouldn’t have said yes in the first place, i was out of my mind saying yes to everyone! i loved each one though. some people wanted their favorite fruit of the spirit. another wanted the names of their two daughters “grace and joy” on two different canvases for his wife (awe!!) and then that one brown pslam canvas was awesome (that i totally want for MYSELF). i’ve never been so busy and it was really fun!

but, in an effort to plan ahead, for my sanity and yours, i want you all to think of who would love a custom house rendering or painting this Christmas. yup, i’m asking you to think about this… in September. or at least by the end of October. πŸ˜‰ and as a gift to you, i’m going to give you 25% off if you order by October 31!! just use this coupon code at check out:

thanks and merry christmas in september, friends! πŸ™‚


kimberly renee

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0 Responses to a little note {xmas in september}

  1. JT Holderman September 20, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    Yes people take advantage! It’s for my sanity too πŸ˜‰

  2. artbyimi September 20, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    I like your writing and your art. I find it awkward promoting my art too, especially telling people prices. Personally I find it easier to write to strangers rather than friends. They often understand the value of it more. “do you have anything round the 25 pound mark?” Well not unless you want me to spend 3 hours doing a painting that would normally take me three days…

  3. Teresa September 20, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Brilliant! It is more than ok to ask people to put as much forethought into planning their gifts for their loved ones as you put into creating them. Such beautiful work πŸ™‚

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