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Thread: Commissions- Bonus or curse?

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    Commissions- Bonus or curse?

    In addition to quilts I make a goodly number of art pieces. I sold one to a woman who asked me to make a companion piece. The original was prairie fields, the compansion was to be the same picture in the dead of winter.
    It was 4 months after I'd made the original and I had kept no data, other than photos of the construction.
    It's one thing to have an inspiration but another to revisit it with someone else's vision. While it wasn't a nightmare as there were some visual clues in the orignial re dimensions it was a real effort.
    But I'm out the other side and rather pleased with the results. I've included both pieces below.
    ART is usually "one of" work. I'm taking a lot more photos now and adding notes etc to my records. Who'd have though ART would necessitate paper work.
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    You are an amazing artist!! Great job!

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    very nicely done
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    WOW....you do fabulous work!!!
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    nice pictures...

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    amazing art work.

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    great work....Sandy 64

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    Once again, MaryKatherine ... amazing work!!!!!!!
    Complete to the icicles hanging off the eaves and windows.

    And you know what you might as well do now ..... Spring and Autumn, to complete the foursome!


    All ... if you didn't enlarge the photos, be sure to do so, so that you do not miss out on MaryKatherine's detail work. I'm blown away with this woman!
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    Beautiful work! Love the use of metallic thread to replicate icicles!
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    Those are absolutely gorgeous. I love them.

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    In awe of your talent. You have great vision.
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    Love it. It is the only kind of snow I would want.

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    Terrific job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    how beautiful

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    Wonderful work!!! I love the oriental woman in your photo, did u do that yourself?? Am.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs View Post
    Wonderful work!!! I love the oriental woman in your photo, did u do that yourself?? Am.!
    Yes I did that a few years ago. Thanks
    MK
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    These are so pretty. And yes I did enlarge it & thanks for letting us know. The details are great. Esp. love the winter scene.

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    I loved them both---but you know she is going to ask for spring and summer soon right?
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    Wow, beautiful!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Love them!!!! Awesome! Better work on the other two seasons!
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    lovely work,continue the other 2.
    Pegg


    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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