Work That Gives

My parents always told me there was great satisfaction in a job well done. May seem corny, but it’s true. And it’s one of the things I like best about my work …  it’s satisfying to interpret and conceptualize a broad range of messages. I like to call it giving things a “visual voice”.

No two voices are the same; each has something distinctly their own ~ and to hear, discover and express that in its most dynamic way is really kinda neat.

Naturally, it’s also satisfying when the work is appreciated. (Who doesn’t like a kind word?) Clients are happy, you’re happy. It’s good for their business, it’s good for you. A “job well done.”

Sometimes though, the work achieves more measurable, tangible benefits ~ and when that happens, it’s that much more meaningful all around. The small piece of art below is one of those.

Commissioned specifically as a fund-raising effort for my alma mater, Wittenberg University, I was pleased to learn that this hymnal bookplate raised more than double the intended financial goal, attracted a high percentage of new donors and brought valuable support to other campus needs above and beyond the original effort.

This is truly “work that gives”.  And somehow that’s doubly satisfying.

Patricia Saxton

  • saxtonstudio

    November 11, 2010 at 9:59 am Reply

    Thank you all for your kind remarks! It was a unique opportunity to play duet with my own art and the mission of the Wittenberg Fund, and to serve a worthy purpose under the wonderful direction of Fund Director Chris Norman.

  • Penny Sitler

    November 8, 2010 at 9:26 am Reply

    Great job, Pat, and I’m especially proud of you as a fellow Wittenberger! XO

  • Community Action Hero Yorka

    November 7, 2010 at 11:37 am Reply

    What a great post, presented in a way that does justice to the impact of your book plate.

    Thank You for sharing this Patricia.

  • Patty Newbold

    November 7, 2010 at 11:19 am Reply

    It’s really beautiful! It’s no surprise it worked so well for Wittenberg.

  • Lucie Boyd

    November 7, 2010 at 11:15 am Reply

    Stunning,of course! A job WELL done!!!! Congratulations.
    Love you

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