I had the honor of meeting with a wonderful person who wanted a statement piece for her new digs. Her story was inspiring, and right up my alley for the kind of commission I love to work on. I love it when people jump out of their comfort zone… It’s awesome.
She had reached out to me after a good friend recommended that she should own a “Rafi” piece in her new abode.
After a fantastic phone conversation where we talked about everything from having a positive mindset, to pushing past comfort zones, and I scheduled an appointment to meet in person.
I like meeting with someone, whenever possible, to get a feel for who they are. I have a series of questions that give me a little insight to who they are, and what they want.
After a great conversation, taking measurements, and staring at the space (I’m sure it looks weird as I attempt to visualize the piece and how it will interact with the other objects and colors in the room) I had what I needed to get started.
My notes are usually very simple, I use single words to evoke the conversation we had, the colors that mean something to the person, and my own intuition.
This is what I wrote:
- Bright Light
- Positive Energy
- Inspire Others
- Purple (Different Shades)
- In tune with touch (Massage)
- Create a piece that will be a magical and constant reminder of self development and self empowerment.
The end result was amazing, and the mermaid just came to life in the space, and in the energy of its new home.
I am very proud of this piece, and honored that I was given the opportunity to create her.