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Jenni on Nov 12, 20185 out of 5 stars
I can’t speak highly enough of Geralyn’s work! This is the third mini drawing i have purchased and definitely not the last!
Claire on Aug 12, 20185 out of 5 stars
Absolutely LOVE these DooreBefore drawings! We have had one done of ea house we’ve lived in. I’ve also gifted them to family members! Don’t hesitate...you’ll be delighted with the work!
Molly on Aug 8, 20185 out of 5 stars
Love the work that Geralyn did as a gift for a friend. She is very talented and was so generous when I had a mailing issue. I will be back for more!
Talia on Aug 6, 20185 out of 5 stars
Shipped right away and looks great!!
Beth on Jul 3, 20185 out of 5 stars
Geralyn is incredible to work with and I absolutely love her art. This is my 4th mini house drawing that I ordered through DoorBefore and I couldn't be more happy. I use these as realtor gifts at closing and my clients have loved them!! Look forward to many more minis with Geralyn!
Katryn on Jun 19, 20185 out of 5 stars
Geralyn always does an amazing job on these mini house portraits for me. I use them as gifts for my clients and my clients always love them!
Megan on Jun 14, 20185 out of 5 stars
The mini-house drawing is perfect as always, and I'm so excited to be able to give this as a gift! I have purchased several of these over the years, and they're my favorite housewarming gifts, as well as probably the best thing I've ever discovered on Etsy. Everyone always loves receiving them :). Geralyn does lovely work, and I highly recommend purchasing one of her drawings.
Sarah on May 23, 20185 out of 5 stars
This was my second drawing purchased from geralyn and she is amazing!!! They were gifts for my mom and my mom said they were one of the best gifts she ever received. Geralyn is so wonderful to work with and she really wanted to make my drawings perfect. She was more than happy to make small tweeks to perfect the drawing and she shipped immediately to make sure I got it on time. I couldn't be happier with her customer service or the drawing itself. I would highly recommend this shop to anyone!
Jenni on May 3, 20185 out of 5 stars
Love my print so much!!! Thank you!
Stephanie on Apr 21, 20185 out of 5 stars
We had a mini house drawing done for our friend's housewarming gift and I can't say enough how much we and our friends LOVE it! It came our beautifully and the seller was so thoughtful and professional. I absolutely recommend.
The charm of your home in the palm of your hand
If you love home, my Mini Door printables are a big idea. They're intended to be multi-use, interactive and fun... perfect for framing or to make into notecards, stickers, and more.
As a self-taught illustrator, the only way I know how to draw is from the heart. I describe my style as "crooked lines." Instead of scale and perspective, I draw using charm and character. I draw to capture the feeling of a place.
The story started (where else?) at home. When my husband and I bought our first house, we cut an opening to join two rooms and added French doors.
I thought ... wow! Where there was a wall, there’s a new path. I saw this as a story of knocking down walls in life, and I wanted to tell it in pictures. One problem? I didn’t know how to draw.
So I taught myself to draw and wrote a picture book, The Door That Wasn’t There Before, about seeing things the way they can be.
Since then, I draw houses, doors and home decor to help others capture and share their love of home.
I’ve been honored that my Minis have been named The Best Gift of 2016 by the Erin Likes to Gift blog. I’ve been told more than once my Minis are “the best gift I’ve ever given.” I like to call that #minilove.
Thanks for visiting... I hope you find something that captures and reflects your love of home.
Owner, Drawer, Lover Of Home
I draw to help others convey and share their love of home. My drawing style in two words? Crooked lines. :)
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Produces my prints with much better quality than I could do on my home printer
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To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
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Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
Frequently asked questions
Why do you do Mini drawings instead of larger ones?
I find the Mini size to be more versatile and fun for my clients. Instead of a larger work of art that might require costly framing, you can frame your Mini but also can scan and use it for cards, gift tags, stickers, anything you can dream up! Minis also work well when grouped together; I've had clients order every home they've lived in, etc.
Can I also receive a digital file of my Custom Mini House?
Unfortunately I can't provide digital copies. I recommend either scanning your Mini on your home computer or having it scanned at your local print shop.
Will my Mini be in a vertical or horizontal format?
That depends on the home's shape and size, and I'll decide that as I begin drawing your Mini. If you have a preference for your Mini to be horizontal or vertical (for framing, etc.), just let me know :)
Will I see my Mini before you mail it?
Yes, I want you to love your Mini, so I'll Convo you a photo when it's ready. You can make any changes to it at that time.
How do you recommend I frame my Mini?
I suggest using an 8x10 frame with a 5x7 mat (a combo readily available in many stores). I think this adds a nice presence to the Mini. You can also use a 5x7 frame if you prefer.
Do you offer Minis for businesses?
Yes, I love working with businesses! Please Convo me for details on rates, rights to use, etc.
Can you add words under the Mini (name, first home, etc.)?
Yes! My style is a simple, hand-drawn block lettering that I think works well with the Mini. Just let me know the text you'd like in the Convo when you send your pictures.