Some people don't like commissions. They take a lot of extra time. It's a lot of work... I like them. I get to explore ideas that I wouldn't necessarily think about without the input of another. It's a wonderful opportunity to collaborate. So much comes from a commission piece. Relationships are built, new ideas are explored, old ideas are given voice. It's so much fun!
For a very long time, I've been wanting to create a cedar frond pedant. I've looked at the cedars on our property for mold making possibilities, but nothing ever worked out. With the start of a new commission, I ventured off my property. Yea! I found an amazing cedar shrub at my new studio that was perfect for this project, and perfect for future projects.
I've learned new techniques with this commission project and past commissions. It's so exciting to be given the opportunity to play and get paid for it. Some might say that we aren't paid enough for commissions, but the skills learned from a commission are forever. What price can you put on that?
Here are some views of the items I created with my experiments for this commission...
I am so happy with the work that has come out of this commission. I feel like I have gained so much as a result!