My First Public Commission!

My first public commission! Sounds a bit grand doesn’t it? But there it is.

Yesterday I was beside myself with excitement. Today I’m “yeah, whatever”! But secretly excited, nervous, astounded . . . a bit in shock I think.

You Are Enough Red 1

Here’s how it happened . . .

I created a Facebook page after years of putting it off:  Gillian Pearce Art

Unknown person but soon to be first public client takes Yoga class and hears a quote she likes.

Arrives home and decides to look it up on the internet. Finds this site, likes my paintings then finds Facebook page (no idea how that works). Leaves a message on FB asking if I could paint a picture using the quote she likes in the style of a couple of other paintings on the site that have different quotes.

Wow! What? Wow!

Painting begins . . .

. . . and that’s What’s On My Workdesk (this) Wednesday.

Pretty cool, eh?

If you like this blog/my writing/my art/me please like my new FB page Gillian Pearce Art and follow along there too. You’re already following this blog, right? 🙂

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

17 comments to “My First Public Commission!”

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  1. Julie Ann Lee - 03 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Wow! Congratulations! I’m off to look at your FB page. Well done you! Julie Ann x #54

    • Gillian - 03 Jul, 2013 Reply

      Thanks Julie Ann and for the “likes” too.

  2. emma - 03 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Ha! Fabulous…what fun. Just getting out there…and things start happening. Great stuff 🙂

  3. Michelle - 03 Jul, 2013 Reply

    I’m so glad you’re excited. I am too! Can’t believe I’m your first commission. I feel honoured 😉

    • Gillian - 03 Jul, 2013 Reply

      You’re a miracle. That’s what you are. Not only did you find me when I haven’t sorted out my “web presence” yet, let alone my “social media” one. But you ordered a picture before I’d sorted out a form to make it easy for visitors to do just that. Marvelous! That’s why one of my favourite painting quotes is “Put it out and let the world decide”.

  4. Monique - 03 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Congratulations, that’s great! =)
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
    xx Monique #74

  5. Lisa - 03 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Fantastic!! Congratulations!!

  6. Claire - 03 Jul, 2013 Reply

    congrats on your first commission! first of many, i’m sure 🙂
    happy WOYWW and have a blessed week 🙂
    no. 35

  7. ♥ Karen ♥ - 03 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Congratulations on your commission!!! Hope to see the finished product soon if you are able to blog it here. Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 97 x

  8. Jackie - 03 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Congratulations on your first commission!
    Jackie 38

  9. Chris - 03 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Congratulations! Onwards and upwards! Chris#119

  10. Julia Dunnit - 04 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Big fat well done! And to the client who tracked you down, how nice. Am not sure about twitter, but feel that good management of FB and blogging can make the time it takes an investment rather than a distraction in terms of business.

    • Gillian - 04 Jul, 2013 Reply

      Thanks for the comment Julia. I’m not sure about Twitter either but it’s sooooo much easier for me than FB. At the moment it’s taking a massive amount of time because it just doesn’t work the way I expect it to. Management of FB is challenge enough. Let along “good” management. I’ll stick with it though. it can only get easier. 🙂

  11. Gillian - 04 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Thanks to everyone for the comments and congrats. It really makes a difference!

  12. Jacqueline Stevenson - 04 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Congratulations! No wonder she asked you though, your work is amazing.

    you will be receiving a ‘friend request’ very shortly on Facebook. I think it’s a wonderful tool and I plan on opeing a page just for my art. my page is currently very ‘messy’ with ‘stuff’ everywhere so want to organise it a bit better.

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving your lovely comment. I plan to use that whole poem and do 4 pieces in total, think it works well as a stand alone or in a set. With any luck i might be able to sell them.

    Take care

    Jackie #80

    • Gillian - 04 Jul, 2013 Reply

      Thanks so much Jacqueline. I look forward to seeing the set. I would have signed up to receive updates on your blog post if there was an email sign up option. I don’t have a blogger blog so don’t participate in Google friend connect so can’t get updates that way. Look forward to receiving your ‘fiend request’.

  13. Ria Gall - 04 Jul, 2013 Reply

    oh wow how amazing is that for you, so excited for you congrats. I look forward to seeing your finished piece
    Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #52

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