Thursday, December 1, 2011

2011 Holiday Shipping Deadlines


With Christmas just around the corner.
We would like to make sure that gifts ordered through our Etsy Shop arrive in time for gift giving so...

Please keep these dates in mind to insure that your order arrives in time.

Domestic Shipping for Custom Made to Order Paintings: December 3rd
Domestic Shipping for Wearable Art: December 8th
Domestic Shipping for 2012 Calendars: December 10th
(Please see note below for large packages shipping to Alaska or Hawaii)
Domestic Shipping for Original Paintings: December 16th
Domestic Shipping for Limited Edition Prints: December 16th
Domestic Shipping for Standard Size Prints: December 16th

Shipping upgrades and Express mail is available for most items in our Etsy Shop until December 20th. Please contact us before placing your order for quotes and availability.

Large Original Paintings ordered from Alaska or Hawaii are shipped via Parcel Post which does take much longer than Ground or Priority Mail. Any Single Canvas Painting that is 24"X36", 24"X48" or 32"X40" will be shipped via Parcel Post to Alaska and Hawaii and so must be ordered on or before December 9th.

We are sorry but the deadline for Custom "Made to order" Paintings, Wearable Art and 2012 Calendars has past for all international orders.
International Shipping is as Follows...

Standard size prints: December 2nd
Limited Edition Prints and Original Paintings: December 4th

Central/South America:
Standard size prints: December 2nd
Limited Edition Prints and Original Paintings: December 2nd

Asia/Pacific Rim, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico & Middle East:
Standard size prints: December 8th
Limited Edition Prints and Original Paintings: December 9th

Shipping upgrade to Express Mail is available if ordered on or before December 16th.
Please contact us before placing your order for quotes.

Thanks so much,
Mike and Jaime Best

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Prints to be Retired

We are retiring a large number of prints from our Etsy Shop this month.

All Prints listed below will be pulled from our shop Dec. 1st 2011 and will not be Available again in our Etsy Shop.
If these prints are sold between Nov. 1st 2011 and Dec. 1st 2011 they will not be re-listed (except upon request).

Prints to be retired...
All mini print packs

From the 8X10 Fine Art Print Section...
"My Escape"
"How Long"
"No Girls Allowed"
"Breaking Daylight"
"The Butterfly Tree"
"Free at last"
Link"The evolution of love"

From The 7X7 Fine Art Print Section...
"When I ruled the World"
"Just to be near you"
"The Love Letter"
"The Suns Embrace"
"Because I love you"
"My Broken 8-bit Heart"
"Falling Apart"
"Moving on"
"Silent Twilight"
"Deja Vu"
"Because you are Beautiful"
"How you loved me"
"The First Sign of Hope"

From the 5X7 Fine Art Print Section...
"Across the World"
"Into your arms"
"Once upon a midnight dreary"
"This Night"
"The only Escape"
"Acid Rain 5"
"Our Little Victory"
"Heartache and Poetry"
"Heartache and Poetry 2"
"Heartache and Poetry 3"
"Heartache and Poetry 5"
"Heartache and Poetry 7"
"Heartache and Poetry 8"
"Heartache and Poetry 12"
"Heartache and Poetry 13"
"Heartache and Poetry 15"
"Heartache and Poetry 18"
"Heartache and Poetry 24"
"Heartache and Poetry 27"
"Heartache and Poetry 28"
"Please don't leave me"
"He will never know"
"Acid Rain 7"
"Losing my religion"
"Alone, watching the autumn leaves"
"Almost there"
"The Last paper swan"
"Sending you a letter 2"
"Into the deep crimson"
"The night of the paper swans"
"What do we do know"
"Bang, Bang, Bang"
"Memories are never what they seem"
"The world"
"Bored Robot"
"It's lonely down here"
"When dreams collide"
"Midnight Flight"
"I will get them down for you"
"Alone, Watching the Parade"
"Alone, Watching the Parade 2"
"Worth the Waiting"
"What the hell am I doing here"
"All we need is love"
"My Best Friends a Robot"
"The journey begins at the end of the road"
"Pulling Heaven Down"
"Break Free"
"Lost in the Wake"
"Can u fix it"
"A Forest of One"
"The Fear"
"The night belongs to them"
"Going Home"
"Everything is going to be okay"
"There's lipstick on my coffee cup"
"A Place of Dreaming"
"When night has fallen"
"Robot Kittens"
"Wishing you'd come back to me"
"Unique, unequal, special..."
"The Love Letter 3"
"Just A Dream, Within A Dream"Link
"You can use my umbrella"

From the Print Sets Section...
"Braving the Storm"
"Heaven Falls Around Us"
"In Flight"
"Watching in Envy"
"Heartache and Poetry 53" (This is the 5x7 set, the 8x10 set will remain in our shop)
"Above the Clouds" (Again, this is the 5x7 set. The 8x10 set will remain)
"Soul Mates" (Again, this is the 5x7 set. The 8x10 set will remain)

These Prints are the first in a series of Prints to be retired, the next selection of prints for retirement will be posted in December.

Mike and Jaime

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mini Print Sets

With the holiday season right around the corner we are again offering
Mini Print Packs in our Etsy Shop.

Each Pack comes with Three or Four 4X6" Prints. Professionally Printed
on High Grade Glossy Paper.

With more than 20 Different sets to choose from these packs
are an affordable, fun way to collect our art.

To see the entire collection click here!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Price Adjustments

We have lowed the price on our Standard Size Fine Art Print For the Summer!!!

We have decided to lower our Standard Size Print Prices for the Summer in our Etsy Shop...
5X7 Prints are now only $10.00 a print!

During this time period we will not be offering wholesaling through our Etsy Shop.

Thanks and Enjoy!
Mike and Jaime Best

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Mike and I did an interview for Etsy On Sale and it has now been posted to their blog.
So, if you'd like to get to know us a bit check it out...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

From Sketches to Paintings

I thought it would be fun to share a few concept sketches
along side the finished paintings.

This first piece is a quick sketch, with a little note about color on the side.

The original painting is titled
"Hurry Up"

The next two sketches were done separately and later put together to create the finished painting seen below.

The Original Painting is titled
"I've got a bad feeling about this"

Both of these pieces belong to the Original Series by Mike Best
Titled "Robots of the Apocalypse"
In which a select few robots are helping a little girl survive
a world destroyed by malfunctioning robots.

Though these original paintings have sold,
you can get prints of these and others in the series by following the link below...