FAQ: Do you do commissions?

Posted by on June 30, 2017 in Art, Motivation | 1 comment

The answer to this question is absolutely YES!

In fact, I just recently created a page on my website that shows the range and possibilities of custom-made art.  Check it out and then come back and finish reading.

examples of custom-made artwork by Virginia Beach artist Maggie Kerrigan

Working on a commission is both frightening and fun.  It’s the ultimate challenge.  In some cases, the client has a complete vision of their own and sometimes I’m given a very basic idea and total free rein.  What ensues is a combination of imagination and ingenuity, two of my favorite things!

It’s a risky process in the medium of altered book art because it’s all or nothing.  Either the piece works or it doesn’t.  Unlike a painting, I can’t do much tweaking to change things for fix it up.  If the client isn’t happy, it’s not an edit, it’s a complete do-over.  Thankfully, though, the “do-over” is still an option.

Sometimes I hit a home run with the first shot, and sometimes I have to work the project over a few times to get the right result.

custom made artwork by Virginia Beach artist, Maggie Kerrigan

In some ways that mirrors life.  A lot of what we do is risky.  We have to make decisions, take chances, put ourselves out there.  A lot can go right, and some can also go wrong.  Sometimes after a mis-step, we can adjust and tweak and fix the situation, and sometimes a complete regroup and do-over is needed.  The important part is persevering.  Keeping the goal in mind and working on toward it.

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