First - A little story: Back in high school, a well meaning art teacher tried valiantly to get me to paint, draw & sculpt what she wanted/needed me to (read: teach different styles & techniques.) Well, stubborn as I was, I refused.
Since then, I still refuse to be told how or what my art should be. I fight every step of the way.
Why is she telling us this, you ask?
I just have to say it: I don't DO custom work. There - I said it. Whew!
So, when I rediscovered painting & drawing & art in general - I told myself no customs. Then friends & family whined at me - I huffed & I puffed - but:
Mom got her Oak picture:
Mandy got her Zanara & Lite picture:
Jessica got her cupcake painting:
& Mary got her goldfish necklace:
Despite my temper tantrum - it all turned out alright. Now my inner 5 year old is safely back on the shelf with a big lolli & a band-aid! :0)