Last August a good friend asked if I would write out the poem that her husband read to her at their wedding. Of course I was delighted to do so.... and she said those oh-so-marvellous words, "no rush do it when you're ready". Well - I failed to deliver it for their anniversary, but did manage to get it to them in time for Valentine's day.
Usually with a commission I will share my thoughts on what would work for a piece with the client quite early on, because of course you want to be sure that you're heading in the right direction.
This time, I didn't do that, and my thoughts on what I would do evolved considerably over the 5 months. Of course this would have been more difficult if I'd shared my early ideas with the client.
I'm really pleased with it, and am happy to report that my friends are happy with it too!
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.