Recently I was commissioned to do an incredibly special word cloud picture for a family in America.
I had been recommended because the piece was going to be a very special one. It was to hang in a nursery, for a newborn baby.
I have done quite a few nursery pieces before, so what was it about this one that made it so special?
The family in America were adopting a baby and the piece they wanted from me was a picture of the word “family” surrounded by the names of approximately 100 people who were making this adoption possible.
I have never been asked to create a picture with such meaning behind it before!
Prior to this I had no idea just how many people it takes to bring a new family together. It really does take a village. What wonderful people these all must be, I knew I had to get this one right!
I set to work creating a design and communicating with the soon to be new parents on colours, fonts and whose names should be most prominent in the picture.
When we were both happy with the design I emailed it over for the family to print at home.
I had immediately decided that in this case I was going to pay it forward and they would not be paying for this piece! How could I ?! it was just too special and it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
What’s even better is that halfway through the design process, I got an email letting me know that the adoption had been approved and the couple were now the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy. And he is a cracker!
This is by far the most meaningful, fun, important commission I have done to date and I enjoyed every single second of it.
Please see the photos below of the picture in its rightful place on the wall of a beautiful new nursery in the USA.
I am so delighted to have played even such a small part of this journey with you! Congratulations!