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komos
And so it begins...
One of my co-workers just talked to me about making custom tiles for her, insisting that she pay me for time, materials, and markup.

I just got my first paid commission.

(Holy Cow.)

Current Mood: amazed

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From: couplingchaos Date: August 15th, 2003 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
awesome!

i don't know the going rate for your time and materials, but i'd like to have something you made. if it were something like sake cups or a pitcher, i'd have to have you over to drink from it.
komos From: komos Date: August 15th, 2003 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
If there's something you'd really like, just let me know.

...and I won't be taking money from you. ^_^
shelbyg From: shelbyg Date: August 15th, 2003 12:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
That rocks!

Are you going to have a show?

I would love to actually see your work.

Shelby
komos From: komos Date: August 15th, 2003 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gah! Not yet. I think I'm a little ways off from that level of exposure. Perhaps if I get really serious, it will be something I can do in a couple of years. For now, it's mostly just for fun and sharing.

What I should do is start documenting "the early works." (Heh.) Seriously, though, I need to start photographing things and sharing them here. In the meantime, you're welcome to drop by any time you like.
transcribe From: transcribe Date: August 15th, 2003 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
CONGRATULATIONS!! This is good news indeed!!
komos From: komos Date: August 15th, 2003 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'll admit to being a little intimidated, but overall I feel pretty good about this.

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komos From: komos Date: August 15th, 2003 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't even really know how it happened, but I'm not going to turn down the opportunity. I'm actually kind of looking forward to it. It should be pretty straightforward once I figure out how to mass-produce the desired 'wavy' texture for the surface of the tiles.
shutupbetsy From: shutupbetsy Date: August 15th, 2003 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
cool!
komos From: komos Date: August 15th, 2003 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Innit, though? When she first came to me, I thought it was just crazy talk. Now, I can't wait to run more test tiles over the weekend. ^_^
shutupbetsy From: shutupbetsy Date: August 15th, 2003 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
If someone offered to pay me for knitting, I'd be ecstatic. Of course I"m not very good.
komos From: komos Date: August 15th, 2003 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel like an absolute beginner myself, but what she's looking for is not terribly complex. It mostly falls to her wanting something very specific that she hasn't been able to find, and she's been looking to do the project for about ten years now.

It's weird thinking that I'm going to put something together that will become part of someone's home.

What can you knit?
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: August 15th, 2003 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holy S**t!!! That's incredible, wonderful awesome!!! Conratulations!!!
komos From: komos Date: August 15th, 2003 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Danke.
From: ex_sjc Date: August 15th, 2003 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can you make me a bust of Augustus Caesar?
komos From: komos Date: August 15th, 2003 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure. I didn't think that you were terribly into man-breasts, but I can probably manage to put it together for you. ;P

Honestly, I'd need to do a lot more sculpture work before I could do a likeness.
futurenurselady From: futurenurselady Date: August 15th, 2003 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you ever want to trade something like Japanese style tea cups for something I can crochet (like a hat or a scarf or something), let me know.

You go, dude!

FNL
komos From: komos Date: August 15th, 2003 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just give me an idea of what you might be looking for. I've been working mostly in stoneware, but that doesn't mean I can't venture into porcelain or otherwise.
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