Enjoying Grace Story Co. is an art and music business, a community of like-hearted creatives and small business folks, and the market-place for Don Shorey's drawings, stories, reflections, and conversations.

Photography courtesy of Elizabeth Baxter & Caroline Ruth

 

Enjoying Grace Story Co. has three primary layers: 

First, it is a (growing) set of creative business endeavors currently offering commissioned art and framed drawings and a "record label" collaborating through vision and creative-consultation in the production of excellent and beautiful music projects (check out our just-released EGSCo. produced Christmas album at Cal Morris Music). These two activities introduce a growing set of plans that include broader audio and visual media production, writing, and publishing—all with an orientation toward story-telling and story-making.  

Second, EGSCo. is a community of like-hearted creatives and business folks, who share a grace-filled, family-oriented passion for beauty and industry. The founding center of this community is the intimately-linked endeavors of our Shorey/Baxter/Bossom family clan and of family-like friendships with folks like Caleb and Kristen Morris of Cal Morris Music. These core family-associated activities of EGSCo. include artwork, music production, wedding photography, graphic design, craft-brewing, and wood craftsmanship. Beyond this, our increasingly-connected network includes movie-makers, writers, artists, musicians, teachers, photographers, and those doing creative industry in a variety of product and service endeavors.

Third, EGSCo. is the market-place for Don Shorey's art, stories, reflections, and conversations. This includes past and future content in the form of teaching audio, writings, podcasting, blogging, and the conversations, interviews, and encouragements that grow out of 30 years of family-life, public ministry, and current relationships and mentoring leadership.

Why Places?

Places — homes, wedding venues, family or childhood vacation settings, churches, schools, grandma & grandpa's house — have all been the set and stage for the lives we have lived. Read more HERE about Our Places, Our Dream Place & Your Places to glimpse our vision for the goodness of nostalgia and the happiness and hopefulness of our holy places.

Carolwood

Realistic Whimsy

My unapologetic mission is to provoke the emotion, memories, and profound nostalgia deeply connected with the Places our lives have been. I draw structures (both simple and complex), with an eye to portray them accurately, while also injecting into each portrait a touch of magic — infusing the picture with the warmth and wonder with which we see our own holy places.

Santa Barbara Bikes

Don's life

Loving life with my Lisa and our happy flourishing clan. Artist. Wordsmith. Storyteller & Speaker. Wanderer, Wonderer & professional Wool-gatherer. I have never met a mere mortal. I am cheerfully sacrificing normal for the better, the relational & the restful. Read more than you could ever possibly want to know about me, my people, and my plans HERE.

Read more HERE about why I want to capture Your Places.

Getting Started

Email me at donshorey87@gmail.com or message me through the inquiry form at the bottom of this page, with any questions you have or to get a commission rolling!

We can discuss all of the factors involved in your project, determine pricing, and estimate delivery time.

 

Gift Certificates

Christmas (and other event) Gift Certificates available! These allow a portrait to be a gift at any time and makes it possible for the gift receiver to be involved in the process—providing photos and other preferences.

Details of the Gift Commission Certificate packaging and presentation coming on Thanksgiving Day!

 

Pricing

Simple House or Structure Portraits — starting at $175

$30 for Matting & Framing

$15 Shipping

More complicated Portraits (public venues, churches, schools, detailed landscaping, etc.)& Larger Sizes — Mutually Discussed Price

Additional Options:

Additional Prints — $65-$95 (depending on size)

Coming Soon — Small, Medium & Large Banner Wall Hangings

We will also produce Wedding Invitations, Thank You Notes, Christmas Cards & other Products with your image!

Inquire for details & give us your ideas as well!

 

The Ideal Photos for the Best Portrait

It will be my pleasure to draw the best and most compelling portrait that I am able, from ANY available image you have

— even that tattered, faded, black and white, newspaper-clipping from Grandma's hope chest in the attic —

BUT there is no denying that the better the photos, the easier it is to create a beautiful portrait.

If you are gathering existing photos or taking new ones, consider the following:

 

5 Tips for Gathering or Taking the Most Useful Photos for a Portrait

1. Choose the Angle of the building that is most beautiful or nostalgic to you or the ones who will own the portrait.

2. Take up-close photos, that show the whole building, but also show the details (even of what is hiding behind trees and such).

3. Take photos from the same angle but from farther back to show the whole profile in the context of its surroundings.

4. Take photos from a low perspective, looking up at the building. The upward angle adds a grander, more atmospheric look to any building.

5. Don't hesitate to send lots of photos! Every one may contribute an important perspective or detail.

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Enjoying Grace Story Co.

1415 Cooper Circle
West Chester, PA

 

Our Enjoying Grace Story Co. Products

 

A full, online shop will be coming very soon to EGSCo.!

Included will be:

Framed Prints of Portraits of Interesting Places

Banners, Mugs, Thank You Notes, Christmas cards & Other products for Portrait Images

Wood Products

Various Paraphernalia  

SHOP NOW BUTTON — COMING SOON!