Monday, January 21, 2008

Commission Work


After a very long break, I've decided to accept a few commissions again. Although I suppose I should qualify that, and say I'm accepting commissions again on a very limited basis.....

The goal with commission work is to create something that is both FUN to work on, and pleasing to the collector. So I'm admittedly pretty choosy. The commissions I tend to accept are those with vague preferences rather than specific; basically those pieces that still leave me room to create freely. The piece shown here is one such creation - an antique milking stool painted this past week with a couple of small requests, but also with the client's complete trust in the process; that these things tend to evolve on their own. I was really pleased with the way it turned out. :)

With a few other orders already pending, scheduling and completion dates are now running into March, and will continue through the spring and summer, ending in August so as to give me time to prepare for fall shows (show info to be posted soon!). I should also stress that completion dates are an estimate. With John's upcoming heart surgery, the next few months are likely to include some unexpected scheduling changes, so I won't be accepting orders with strict time limits, etc...

If this all sounds very fussy, it's because I know myself, and just don't work well with restrictions and deadlines. Or rules. Or structure....or - well, you get the idea. ;)

But if you're OK with that, and want to "be the muse" in a vague sort of way for your very own creation, drop me an email.

In the meantime, there are several works in progress for eBay auctions this week; a tea chest, another black cat piece, and a sign or two. One of which is calling my name as I write this, so I'd better get started.....

Wishing everyone a happy and *creative* Monday! More in a couple of days.....

~ Carolee

5 comments:

Gypsy Lace said...

I absolutely love the commissioned piece that you did for me!!! Anyone who gives you free rein will not be disappointed!! You're the best!!

Connie
Gypsy Lace

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Carolee, your new piece is absolutely wonderful!!!
That stool makes me wish I could afford a commissioned piece myself!

Lori

Holiday Queen said...

Beautiful Carolee! A very fortunate collector to receive such a work of art.

Designs by CK said...

Lovely Carolee ~ and I commend you for being choosy...picky clients take all the fun out of commissions! '-)

Best,
Chris

vintagepaletteart said...

Carolee.......I have ppainted many a chair in my day and I know how much work they are. This little stool is adorable! I'm sure that she was thrilled with this!

Hugs! *Lori