Friday, August 22, 2008
I'm lucky to have picked up a few commissions this summer. So far I enjoy that way of working: I know the individual is excited to have the piece (or pieces), they understand the work and time that goes into the box or book so the price is fair and it's a great motivator for me.
A friend brought her daughter over a few weeks ago to see my Penland work and she asked me to make two boxes: one for her daughter and one for her daughter's best friend. They chose paper that has the same pattern but two different colors and wanted the box structure with the "secret page." For the secret part of the box, she sent me an absolutely adorable picture of the two girls, totally best friends! It was so fun to make (her daughter loved it) and it gave me a chance to work on the secret page structure a bit more and improve the hinge.