Starting a blog was a stretch for me - a little bit scary - but I figured the worst that could happen was that no one would read it, and the best that could happen was ...well, who knows? Sometimes not having a plan is the best plan. It leaves us open to serendipity. When we don't try to control things to the nth degree, surprisingly good things can come our way.
One of those good things that have popped up since starting the blog is that I've been given several opportunities to do custom artwork for people, as a result of their seeing my sketches here.
One day, out of the blue, I got an email from Amber Sachetta, co-owner of Madison Lane Interiors, a retail shop in Joplin, Missouri, asking me to do a watercolor painting of their building to use as a header on their blog. I happily agreed. They emailed me photos, I drew up some rough sketches, we agreed on a design, I did the final artwork, and, just yesterday, they posted their brand new blog header. Pop on over and take a look - I'm so proud!
|Original artwork (pen & ink line drawing plus watercolor) for blog header|
When I emailed the finished artwork to Amber and Pam, I held my breath, waiting to hear what they thought. Was it what they wanted, what they had envisioned? Would they like it? Read the post on their blog to see.
Okay, I'll tell --- they LOVED it! Ah, that makes me so very happy. This is fun.
Anyone else need a new blog header? Hmmm? Well, maybe I should get to work on one for myself first!