I also consider the faith that the person, who commissions the piece, has in me. I am often someone they have never met. They see my work and they ask me to make something special for themselves or for them to give to someone special. Of course, it would be much easier for them to just pop out to the shops and buy something ready made.
I owe my business to that fact that they do not.
And for this, I am truly thankful. It means I get to make beautiful things like this:
|Hydrangea petal print and vintage pearl detail, May 2013, Cari-Jane Hakes|
That didn't happen with this piece. The petals veins and intricate cul-de-sacs left their beautiful impression; as it popped out on the other side of the roller I knew it was a perfect print.
|Orchid detail to rear of the 'locket', detail, May 2013, Cari-Jane Hakes|
|Hand stamped detail to edge, May 2013, Cari-Jane Hakes|