After my trip to the UK it’s been a whirlwind of art commissions and projects. If there is one thing I don’t mind being busy with, it’s painting and drawing. I’m posting this to remind myself of the euphoric feeling in seeing my works come together. These were all sent to the respective clients so I don’t have a copy anymore; this post will be my memories of them.
When I first began painting I never thought about getting commissions much less this many for two months. I always thought I’d be painting for myself and have a room full of my artworks (decluttering the pile of papers from time to time). It feels different to make art for others and receive positive responses – it makes me super happy and fulfilled. And also really scared that one day nobody will like my art anymore. It’s the pessimism in me that resurfaces when good things happen. I cannot help it but I’m working to be better in not letting it get to me. Anyways, going back to commissions…
I also appreciate the fact that the clients were ok with my time schedule. Naturally I did not accept all of these at the same time so I had to negotiate if they are willing to wait for me to finish my initial commitments before I start on their project. In making a schedule of my commissions I make sure to give myself ample time, and also consider my full-time work. I learned a lot in time management, negotiating prices, checking the terms and conditions and dealing with payments. Compared to how I deal with clients before, these sets of projects were less stressful and the end result is that both parties and happy.
We are now down to the last 3 months of 2018!! I have so much stuff coming up, plus two workshops, that thinking about them is making me anxious/excited/scared/nervous. But I’ll get through it….one artwork at a time.
Bye for now,