Knowing what to expect can be a little daunting. It's not every day you hire an artist. So, what's next?
1. Send Me a Message
First you'll send me a message via the contact page. You want to include the date, time and length of your event. You'll also want to let me know where your event is. For now, the town it's in will do, but the address is always better. After that's done, I'll get back to you and let you know if I'm available.
2. Pay the Deposit
Once we've worked out the details, I'll send an invoice for the deposit. It's a non-refundable deposit that's due for the sole purpose of booking that day. It ensures I keep that date and time open just for you. It's usually something nominal; anywhere from $50 to a third of your total.
3. Pay the Remainder
Wow! time flew and here we are a week 'till the event! This is when the rest of the balance is due. Once that is paid, there's nothing left until party time!
4. Party Time!
It's the day of and your head is spinning! I arrive between 30-45 minutes early. We confirm where I'll be located and if there are any last minute changes that affect what I'm doing. I set up my lap easel and do some warm up sketches to get started. If guests come up during that time, I simply let them know what my start time is and that they're free to watch me warm up if they'd like. Often they do.
It gets busy and I get very focused on my guests while I'm drawing. The night flies by and we are roughly 30 minuntes from our decided end time. I will try to find you, text you, or send a guest to find you to touch base and see if we want to keep going. If that's the case, we decide how long. Either way, I notify the guests waiting in line, estimate how many people I can draw in the remaining time and cut the line off if need be. Then I'm back at it 'til the end. I charge a slightly higher fee by the half-hour for this which you can either pay at the event (I usually have a Square on me) or settle up after.