Commissions are always interesting, and the stage at the beginning where I'm trying to work out the best way to meet the customer's requirements is always fascinating.
It's unusual to have several commissions starting at the same time, but I had a week recently with 5 all starting together - care and attention needed to send the right drafts and ideas to the right people!
In that week I had a commission for the Ashton family tree, and for a present for someone with a name beginning with Z.
I hadn't realised the two pieces are in such similar colours and complement each other very well!
Apparently the (practice!) letter Z is perfect for a zzzzzzzz.....
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.