Tuesday night I stood in a fabulous downtown condo with an interior designer and a client sipping wine and discussing a commission work. It was a pretty nice moment. A feeling that I was doing absolutely, totally, exactly what I want to be doing. It took me awhile to get to this point. I used to welcome commissions with excitement, but also with a underlaying feeling of dread and pressure. I have had meetings with 3 clients for sizable commissions in the last week and a half, and I can now say without any hesitation, Bring it ON! There is something special to me now about a commission. It is a piece that I am doing specifically for the client, it doesn’t ever belong to me in a real sense. The whole time I design and execute it is with a focus on the space in which it will reside and the people who will be welcoming it into their space. I just love that!