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A watercolor gift card from The Welcoming District.

Give the Gift of Watercolor Artistry Are you a wedding professional looking for a client gifting solution? Whether you’re having trouble getting to the Post Office or knowing what to gift, I am here to help! I give you watercolor artistry gift cards! My ideal client is who just booked you as a wedding photographer/planner […]

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Yorkipoo portrait by Alicia Betz of The Welcoming District.

Yorkipoo Dog Portrait Meet Milli! She’s an adorable & sassy Yorkipoo whose human mom, Rachel, I met through leading Tuesdays Together DC. Since Rachel is a fellow creative entrepreneur who owns Rachel E.H. Photography, she has some really beautiful photographs of her sweet pup. It made painting her accurately SO much easier and serves as […]

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Custom home watercolor painting notecards by Alicia Betz of The Welcoming District.

Custom Home Painting This year my uncle commissioned a home painting to surprise my aunt! It made the perfect Christmas gift! Since she is someone who has everything, gifting custom artwork by her favorite niece is a wise choice. 🙂 They have a gorgeous bar and love to entertain, so these coasters were a must […]

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A watercolor painting of a classic margarita on the rocks by Alicia Betz of The Welcoming District.

Margarita Signature Cocktail Sign My favorite cocktail – a margarita on the rocks with salt! I used to think I didn’t like these, but then I realized it was the store-bought mix or wrong tequila that had be saying “No, thank you!” The key to making the best margarita is silver tequila and fresh lime […]

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A sympathy gift for the humans of these two sweet pups who crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

In Memory of Addie and Bunk 2020 was a difficult year for many. Many found comfort in their fur babies while spending more time at home. But unfortunately for my dear friend Courtney and her family, they lost their two sweet pups. Addie, a yellow Labrador Retriever and Bunk, an English Bulldog crossed the Rainbow […]

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A watercolor painting of an Irish Coffee by Alicia Betz of The Welcoming District.

Irish Coffee Signature Cocktail Sign If you’re planning a winter wedding or event, an Irish Coffee may be your perfect signature drink! It’s easy to make and serves as the perfect warmup on chilly winter evenings. Garnish these elegant glass mugs with chocolate shavings, peppermint, or maybe a little cinnamon and sugar. Regardless of your […]

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A dog portrait canvas by The Welcoming District.

Welcome Sign Canvas Get your dog’s portrait printed on a canvas! It will serve as beautiful artwork for your home and a lovely welcome sign for their birthday parties. Cupcake Toppers Pupcakes get personal with adorable toppers featuring the birthday pup! Sheet Cake While the doggy friends enjoy their pupcakes, their humans can enjoy a […]

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Labrador Retriever Dog Portrait Meet Chloe! This sweet yellow Labrador Retriever is the fur baby of a dear family I’ve known for years, the Helminiaks. When I was a horticulture student, I worked at their greenhouse. It was such a fun learning experience that I’ve cherished for years, so when Mary Helminiak reached out to […]

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I love painting the love story, fur baby(ies), and places that are special to you! My hand-painted artwork is digitized so I can help you apply it to gracious welcoming details like invitations, gift tags, labels, tea towels, games, and so much more!

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