Thursday, May 05, 2011

french tangerines


The French Tangerine contacted me via etsy with a monogram request. The above monogram was the first one that I designed.

My client came back with comments to make the letters "equal" in size, so I went back to the drawing board and came up with this one.

I thought this one might be fun using a tangerine as the moniker for the monogram.
After getting to know my client a bit more by reading her blog, my homework paid off.
I realized that perhaps something that was a bit more "french provencal" would be more suited to her style than a monogram. The above artwork was sent.
My client came back requesting just the monogram, no wording and to eliminate one top tangerine. So I did the above illustration and sent it off and she was thrilled.

So you see that part of my work is getting to know the client, and to also let them know that this process takes time as all my work is done by hand and I strive to create original work for each client.

I love creating unique designs for each and every client to be used for personal stationary.
Imagine getting one of these pretties in the mail...from The French Tangerine!

28 comments:

Heather said...

I like what you did! Especially the tangerines in the urn. Would look adorable on statonery! xo

The Buzz said...

Having see you work personally on a project of ours, it's such fun to see the evolution of someone else's design! Love how your process encompasses a client's wishes without losing your signature touch.
xxoo

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love all the different options!

Summer is a Verb said...

Your talent never ceases to amaze and delight me PVE! XXOO

julielorusso@gmail.com said...

So fun to see the process. I love the final work!

pretty pink tulips said...

I think every design is fabulous! You really do get to know your clients and bring ideas to the table that they (me) didn't even think of.

I know Jan will love the finished product. I know I do!!!
xx

art2cee2 said...

I love it. You create the most beautiful monograms! This will make such wonderful stationary! :-)

I Dream Of said...

Oh, how sweet and lovely. And I love getting a little insight into your process. That you take the time to get to know your client certainly stands out in your work. Beautiful!
Jeanne

Joyce said...

To be a talented artist doesn't only come with the magic of a brush, but the gift to listen. AND you my friend have both!! The images make me crave a tangerine. xo

Dana said...

Oh, how I can relate! Getting to know the client is so important. I usually end up doing several drafts myself, but it is fun, isn't it. You did a wonderful job. I have no doubts she loved it!!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Your clients are some of the luckiest in the world.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Cute!! Love it and the color combination!

VictoriaArt said...

I liked the path you took to reach that charming result!
Nothing helps more then to know your client a bit more...
And: Thank you again for the wonderful Dahlia flower!
KARMA is always good!
She will find a sunny spot over the weekend in the garden!

meenal bishnoi said...

i love the evolution of this design..its amazing how knowing your client shapes and enhances your own creativity..thanks for sharing patricia..I would love you to check out my daughter's room ( that i recently decorated) on my blog today..xx meenal

ParisBreakfasts said...

I love No.4 illustration
Adorable!

Southern Lady said...

Hi! I've been really busy lately, but finally got a chance to catch up on your blog. I'm so glad that I did...I've missed it! Hope all is well with you. Carla

the gardener's cottage said...

patricia, you are just amazing. i'm not one to gush but dang it, you create the most beautiful images. each image was more beautiful than the last one. only you could turn a tangerine into such a work of art.

xo
janet

Purple Flowers said...

I love them all!

The French Tangerine said...

You know how excited I am about you and your artwork! I keep thinking of new things you could illustrate for me!
So grateful we got the opportunity to work together!

Claudia Lane said...

A very beautiful design :))

Shayla said...

You are incredibly talented. These works are AMAZING! I love the colors you used, glad that your client was pleased in the end.

LindsB said...

So so pretty! Love the orange and green colors and the monogram is so lovely!

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

Ohhh loved seeing the evolution!

Happy Weekend!

Sherri Cassara said...

Impressive! Not just your talent and the artwork but that you would be willing to redo and redo the artwork until it was exactly as the client wanted. Do you factor that in (all the changes) when you set your fees? And do you always show completed (in color) work before the design is finalized?

quintessence said...

I love reading about the creative interplay between artist and client - it is definitely an evolving process. Love where you ended up!!

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

I love seeing the process and all of your charming options were great! ; )

Aspiring Kennedy said...

you do such a great job of not only making gorgeous work... but giving really different, unique proofs. i love it!

kayce hughes said...

My fav is the second one.