You may feel that you do not have the necessary talents, gifts and patience required to be, let’s just say, a fine fine artist. But of course, this is no reason for you to stop enjoying creative fine art, functional fine art, commercial art even, wall art, architectural art, living room and fireplace art, sculptural art, every single kind of art that you can think of, whatever interests you more than the other, basically art for art’s sake.
And you will always be looking out to beautify your interiors, outside in your garden even, with fine works of art. You rarely have time these days to go out shopping for fine works of art, so that odd weekend or two that you spend at the arts and crafts markets, or at the galleries, is luxury time well-spent. Or not, because hours may have gone by and you would not have found a single piece that catches your eye or inspires you somewhat.
So, what is to be done then. No time or talent, so you will not have a little studio set up in your backyard shed. What you could do is this. Yes, you could hire your own artist. They call it commissioning work. It may sound quite posh, but believe this if you will, people in the know are doing it. You get a fine artist with obvious and immense talents over to your home and tell her what’s on your mind.
Thinking about redecorating that old fireplace? Thinking of having a kitsch family portrait made up? Thinking of adding something Greek and God-like to your garden’s center? Those sorts of things, that’s what you and your commissioned artist sit and talk about over a cup of green tea. Or a flute of champagne.