Working on commission allows another person's ideas to initiate a project that I can follow through on and realize. New ideas and characters are constantly emerging. I have made sets of plates on an opera theme, Andirons portrating a specific pair, posters for companies and community events, illustrated poems for a lover and furniture to fit a specific space. I am always interested in more work and love to discuss ideas with potential clients. When I work on commission, the first step is to visit me in the studio and to discuss ideas.  I start with sketching out a few ideas, then I create drawings and then move onto paper patterns. From there, depending upon the project, I create a life sized pattern or piece of the work I'm creating.