Back in December, I ran a Deep Thought Thursday about how to satisfy an unreasonable client who has hired you for a commissioned piece of art. I presented a particular situation (which you need to read about to understand this post) and many alert readers helped an artist address this problem.
Later, I received this email from the artist with the unreasonable (?) client. She wrote.
I just wanted to update you and everyone that offered ideas and support with my 2-year-old commission. I met with [the client] several days ago and he asked me how I liked the finished piece. I told him it was perfect and that there was nothing more I could do with it. He said “ok” and thanked me. And that was it.
I think reading some of the comments really helped give me the confidence I needed to talk with him.
1. Worrying about something too much or for too long tends to make it a bigger problem than it is. Attack it head on!
2. There’s a lot of powerful energy in a group–even a bunch of artists that you run into on a blog. When you encounter a bump in the road, hearing about others’ experiences makes you feel connected and not quite so alone. You know that you’re not the only one who has ever been in this situation.
If you need some group dynamics in a more structured format, think about joining my Cultivate Collectors for Your Art class. We’ll be focusing on starting and expanding mailing lists while paying close attention to the special people who purchase the most from you. It all starts tomorrow (February 3)!