So I guess I had to learn to "listen between the lines." Because I already deal with nit-picky mandates in my day job as a teacher, I have no desire to create drama for myself trying to meet someone else's expectations. No "a quarter of an inch to the right and make it a little bigger" for me. For that reason I prefer not to do custom work. I'd rather figure out what someone wants, make it and let them decide if what I made fits their vision. If not, so be it… someone else will want it.
|Before a color wash was added|
Once again though, I don't do any work that compromises my sense of what I should be doing. Life is just too short to roll that way.Personally, I think I'm pretty lucky to get to work as I choose. It probably does cost me more in materials to offer such a wide variety but I think I make up for that in sales.
All in all, I think I'm one lucky girl. And you can bet I'm listening all the way home. : )