I went through her artwork one day and was discussing with her on what to buy. She came up with an idea of making something specifically for me if I wanted. So we started talking about different ideas and we came up with the most awesome idea....
I love faeries and we decided to make me a faery. So she asked for me to send photos of my face, asked my favorite kind of faeries, and asked what kind of background I wanted. I am a fan of music so I'm not sure who came up with the idea but we decided to make the background sheet music of one of my favorite songs at the time. I sent her the sheet music (or she looked it up) and she went to town.
When I received it I was in complete awe at what she did. And it was all for me! She created something so perfect and that made me so beautiful. And it was fun to be able to collaborate in a way that made me feel like she really wanted to understand what I wanted. She could've easily just said if I wanted some of her work I could pick what she had already had and that would be the end of it. But her personalizing it for me and really keeping me in the process of it was such a delightful experience. I cried opening up the package because I knew it was made with love and undivided attention. It made me feel important which is important especially when it's something that will be hung and displayed in your home.
I will cherish the physical gift of this artwork and the emotional gift of an artist understanding her client in order to create a piece that will be cherished for life. I will never forget the gift she bestowed upon me.
~ Christina Bolden