My latest commissioned painting...
I traded a painting for a baby.
The less illegal version of that sentence is that I partially paid our midwife's services with a work-for-trade portrait of her husband, who I incorporated into Ghirlandaio's 1480 fresco of Saint Jerome in His Study. Part of that incorporation involved adding elements that would be meaningful to the recipient... like his favorite guitar, sheet music for a Johnny Cash song—that sort of thing.
While I've got some anxiety about jumping back into something quite this elaborate, for the right project and the right price... who knows?
Reach out if you're interested!