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Posted on Don't sweat the small stuff

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#1 posted 09-29-2010 03:47 PM

Well, as daunting as a large commission may be, the client apparently loves your work and trusts that you will do a fantastic job. Being the artist and craftsperson that you are, you probably need to have a challenge to keep your interest and art keen. Although my commissions aren’t as large and complicated as furniture pieces, I enjoy dealing with each client’s individual needs and it keeps my work valid yet creative. Otherwise I could make all sorts of whimsical designs but they may not all be as usable to a person who needs a walking aide. That is one concept that I insist that my work be practical and usable, not just an artsy piece. Don’t get me wrong, I love art and artsy things but they end up collecting dust and not being used. Meanwhile, between commissions I can create designs to my whim and sometimes be less practical, so I can dance between the lines here!

I look forward to seeing your work through this journey! I know it will be spectacular.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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