Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I'm Happy

Good news: I got my tree estimates and they were high and low. But one was very low and my tree problem will be taken care of on Saturday.

Other good news. I've been commissioned to do a painting. (Although I secretly HATE doing commissions. I prefer someone just liking what I've done and buying it. Commissions are so stressful to me, I know what is in MY mind but I'm always worried that the client will have something else in THEIR mind).
A woman who brings her dog to the clinic for chiropractic adjustments liked this painting that I had done:
 and wants me to do the same thing of her dog.
But smaller.
And a different background color
And she's not sure if she wants it on wood or canvas and whether she would like a frame or not.
She is emailing me a photo of her dog.
I'm just to do whatever I think best.

I have paintings up around the clinic where I work at
and several have sold but for some unexplainable reason I have not painted anything to replace those and there are bare spots on the walls.
A client brought in some little framed mats with stickers on them and Doc let her display them for sale. The girls at work aren't big fans of these and are always pestering me to bring in some of my paintings. I honestly don't know why I can't get going on them???
But now that I have this commission and a tree limb to pay for, I have the motivation.
Which reminds me. The tree guy said that on Saturday they would have to unhook my phone (Internet) line but not to worry, they would hook it back up for me.
At first I felt paralyzed with fear.
What if they can't/don't hook it back up properly?
I might be without Internet for the whole long holiday weekend!
Hmmmm....just might be what I need to get rolling and churn out some art!

6 comments:

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

So glad you got a cheap estimate to do the tree. Yes, you need to get some art up on the walls at work. Make some extra money and take advantage of having a captive audience.

yoborobo said...

I think this is FABULOUS! (not the tree part, but I'm glad you've found someone you can afford), but the painting part. It makes my little heart sing. I hope you get lots of paintings finished - be sure to show us! xoxo

sassypackrat said...

So glad you will be painting again! Maybe this is just what you need to get on a roll.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

My brother refuses commissions :-) He hates it because he knows the costumer never think the way he does :-) But it is perfect that You got this now when You have that tree problem!

I don't think they can do much wrong with the internet cable, but if they can we'll soon know :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love these ...and I am not old!!!! Peace, Mary Helen

Robin Kent said...

I feel the same way about commissions- never sure if they'll be 'good enough' for what the client has in their mind. I try to tell myself they like my work or they'd do it themselves and they'd like a new take on their ideas. It's a gratifiying way to make $.