My First Commission Work
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
I DID IT !!
I completed my first commission in stained glass art.
And the client really loves it! She said it’s better than she imagined.
My client requested an abstract blue & yellow panel similar to a section she saw in a picture of my mosaic windows. She loves ducks & liked the way the yellow looked like a duck’s bill. So we determined I would ‘hide’ a duck in the abstract.
Before I got to the duck though . . .
The first pieces I leaded in ended up looking like a bust of Lady Daisy May — how did I end up doing that? So, once we had a dog & a duck, we needed a whale, . . .
and since Vanessa [my first name] means butterfly in Greek, I soldered a glittery metallic one at the top. My client says it’s a beautiful signature & completes the piece.
I feel empowered — full of self-confidence. I questioned my choices so many times along the way. Hmmm, I like this, but will my client?
Turns out she did!!! 😎
Lesson learned –> trust my gut & go for it!
Now, if I could just learn to photograph stained glass in the sunlight — the semi-opaque yellow is completely washed out in the above images, while in real life it looks more like this:
Most of the blues look true in the sunlight pics — except near the top, where again they appear washed out.
But, trust me, it is beautiful! My client says so. 😮
What do you think?