I’m an art student trying to become a muralist.
I recently got my first opportunity, painting a mural on the wall of a doggy daycare. The client presented six ideas to me, and after talking we settled on one. I did some sketches, she agreed, and we signed a contract.
Me: Oh, one thing: it will probably be difficult to paint if there are dogs in the room while I’m doing it. It will distract me, and they might get into the paint which would be bad for everybody.
Client: No problem.
First two days, two dogs were there. I tried to work, but one actually kept humping my leg and the other growled and barked at me every time I tried to reach up to paint.
Worse still, after three days she changed her concept and asked that I paint clothes on the dogs in the mural. She also said “I need this done in five days” when we’d agreed on seven.