This commission is a great example for the evolution a custom order sometimes goes through. It also explains why the turnaround for a custom order is quoted between 3-6 weeks; we never know where the creative process will take us. Often times, my clients can have a hard time verbalizing the vision they have for their ketubah. It's my job to help them through the process, so both they and I understand what their vision is.
With all custom designs I start with questions to flesh out the ideas and thoughts of the clients before they even order. Sometimes though, as with the above ketubah, seeing a preview of the design can make the clients think of a new concept instead. It basically helps them themselves understand, as well as describe to me, what they want. A complete change of heart is not ideal, and can lead to added stress for the bride and groom, but that's why I am here. In the end, there's always a beautiful heirloom artwork to cherish!