If you've kept up with me in the past then you know that I have an especially wonderful client who comes to me for couture hats. I get to see what she's going to be wearing and am told some general guidelines: "Something small, pick up the purple color, she'd like a good flourish on this one." And then I make.
The whole experience is both thrilling and terrifying all at once. I fear that my creativity will cease to exist and that I'll come out with nothing. But the thrill is he challenge—to meet a specific, yet open-ended need.
Here's the sketch that was approved by the client.