Commission an Original Story from Brian


from brian:

Sometimes the only thing that will do is to have an original story.  After collecting a bit of background from you, I'll let the writing start to percolate. Often, this can be a rapid process, but sometimes, to be fair, it can take several months. (I'd love to give you an exact schedule here, but it really does simply take the time it takes.) It's a mysterious process to create the story that ultimately speaks to you & captures the essence of what you hope to communicate: about yourself, or the other, or the relationship & what it has meant in the heart of you. 

A custom story comes in several forms:

  • 10x10 pen & ink drawing & text - $750
  • 10x10 handwritten text with color touches (a 'colortype' original) - $750
  • 10x10 or 11x14 watercolor with handwritten text (this is what people often call my classic style, with a brilliantly painted figure with surrounding text) - $1500
  • 16x20 pen & gouache watercolor - $3500

Shipping is included.

A bit about the process:

All right. this takes a bit of work from your side, too. I'll need you to tell me a bit about the person, or persons, the story's about. not the details like Oh they're five foot two & drive a Prius, but stories about them that say who they are to you. because a story is all about the whole context, not just them & not just you, but who you are to each other. (To tell you the truth, you giving me your stories actually allows me sort of a psychic pass into both of your worlds & it lets me to float around in there picking up my own impressions..)

I understand that it's not inexpensive, but having a story done for you is something that's hard to describe. knowing that it's your story somehow has you carry yourself differently in the world. (yes, it's almost like magic...). People I've had the honor of working with have all said that it affirms your presence in the world, that it says in no uncertain terms that you belong here at this perfect moment in time.

So, there's the basic overview. Let me know if any of it interests you & we can start the process. I'll look forward to hearing your thoughts...

Until next, with love, b