Sometimes I am asked to create a special image for a paint party…especially for kids…since they don’t always want to do something from the list of many paintings that the adults choose from for their parties. I don’t mind trying to create just what they want.
Here is one I spent a several hours coming up with for a girls birthday party with her fellow softball team members. This is exactly what she requested. The sad part is that they canceled a few days before the party. The only reason I mention this is just to say that while being an artist for a living is FUN, there are many people who think that what we do is a “hobby” and never consider the time that goes into the preparation to make a party a success for the guests. It’s almost always worth it to me to do special requests but sometimes I’m a little surprised that a few people don’t understand that it is work that takes hours and cancellations like this one left me with supplies and several hours of work from research to painting for which I didn’t get reimbursed. Just saying it’s something for which some people may not be aware.