Thursday, February 22, 2007

My First Commission! Success!


Several weeks ago, right before going to Washington, DC, I had the privilege of meeting with Barbara Blau, the CEO of DP Professionals (www.DPProfessionals.com) and discussing a commission. She really wanted a large textile for her spacious, main conference room. On the far wall proudly hangs a glorious oil painting by the acclaimed artist Brian Rutenburg. On the exterior wall are two large places for artwork. The opposite wall includes windows to the hallway. This space and the existing artwork, a real showcase setting, frightened me. I felt much more comfortable accepting my first ever commission for the more intimate and smaller, second conference room. Then I set to work. Below is a photo I took while in the process of doing the free-motion machine embroidery.

Well, I finished the piece last Sunday and met with Barbara and her daughter Dana Shenkar, the company's account manager, this afternoon. Success! They both loved the piece.....so much so that it will be soon hanging in the large conference room! Steve will build the selected frame and deliver the piece next week while I'm in California. I couldn't be more thrilled, more honored, and yet....
They need another piece for the second place on the same exterior wall. I've got in mind a really large piece like Strata I. I'll be thinking about it while out west. For now, I'm just giddy over how well my artwork looked in such a fabulous office with such outstanding decor and furnishings (the conference table is TOO DIE FOR!)
I will get a photo of Barbara by In Box XXIII when I return!



2 comments:

wanda said...

Hey Susan! This is just fsntastic!! Congratulations! And the piece is absolutely wonderful! What a gorgeous piece...it even sparked my limited imagination!

nancy said...

This is absolutely beautiful. What a piece of art to have in a room. I like it withouth the frame, but don't think I'd want anyone touching it....

Way to go. Peace