Hey'all, I just finished my mother's Christmas present. She bought a farm down in VA to retire on and they named it Autumn Song. She loves birds and works for a non-profit agency which helps protect wild bird habitats so I thought accenting it with the two birds was appropriate. The bird is a tufted titmouse which is a year round resident of the Blue Ridge and is a song bird. The background is the mountain view from their homesite. I thought it turned out pretty well and was wondering if anyone would like to commission one for themselves. This one is 24" by 14 or so inches. It is made of old pine barnwood and has a wormy chestnut frame. The birds are carved into the wood as well as the calligraphy. I then burned and stained the calligraphy and burned and painted the birds. I'll give an estimate before I begin the sketch and won't begin the sign until I get the sketch approved by you. You don't have to pay unless you are completely satisfied with the finished product. A sign like my mothers would be about $75. That includes one med. sized, simple image or two smaller images as well as two words in the calligraphy of your choice. A large, more detailed image like a pair of birds and 3 or more words would be about $125. Intricate signs like detailed homes (folksy farmhouses are cheaper) are $150-$200. Super sized farm signs (app. 2' wide by 30" long) with larger pictures and more wording can range from $200-$300. The price is based on the amount of carving that needs to be done and how intricate the design. Just pm me your ideas and we'll go from there. Thanks so much! All finished signs will be posted in the sale section as a "Buy it now" item to help assure proper feedback.