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Friday, 11 April 2014

Lucky Me....Paying It Forward for Paint Party Friday (PPF)

I'm so excited and must share my news with you all...
Even though I had a different post ready to publish for today, that'll now have to wait for another day.
As many of you know...my middle name is 'tail-end Charlie' because I always seem to be on the last minute when it comes to posting a blog or entering any artwork etc to all the various linky's. So imagine my sheer surprise and delight when I went visiting Paint Party Friday last week, even though I was disappointed that I hadn't completed any artwork to enter myself, but found an opportunity awaiting me. 

I'm a regular visitor to the amazingly talented Tracey Fletcher King's blog who regularly links to PPF. How anyone can make kitchen utensils look so amazing is beyond me, but she manages to. She's so talented and inspiring but not only that, her sense of humour shines through, even as she faces an incredible personal health battle. She manages to find humour in every situation.
 She's my hero!
Reading Tracey's Friday PPF post she announced that she would create a painting for the first five people to comment on her blog and 'wanted in'...I noted that four people had already put themselves forward, so trying to control my hyperventilating and typing a comment as quickly as I could, that made sense before the fifth person nipped in before me, I pressed publish your comment button and whoosh...off it went...gulp...and shazam (showing my age here)...I was number 5!!!! YAY! 
So Tracey will pay it forward by giving away 5 pieces of her brilliant artwork away and I'm on the list to receive something...which makes me very excited but as part of the deal, I will now have to pay it forward as well. 
I have to admit I thought it was a brilliant idea because it will give me focus to produce five pieces of work...and I think that's what I need. 
A kick up the bahooky! 
(a drawing of a garlic from last year...or was it the year before now? It is black ink on white paper but I took this photo very early this morning and the light has played tricks on me)
I'm not sure what 5 pieces I'll produce...it may be something similar that I've posted previously, but there again it might be something completely new.
I don't have a clue at this stage which is both terrifying and exciting all at once.
So here are the details that I've cut and paste from Tracey's blog...
* Pay It Forward Art-making Project for 2014 *
I promise to make a small work of art for the first five people who comment on this post and say "YES, I want in". A 'like' alone is not enough of a commitment, nor is a comment about thinking Pay It Forward is a great idea.

You must in turn post this as your status update and make something for the first five who comment on your status.

The rules are simple:
– It has to be your work, made by you, and the recipient must receive it before 2014 ends.
РIt can be anything art-based: a drawing/illustration or a conceptual work of art, a photograph, a knitted item, cross-stitch, paper mach̩ Рor anything in between.

I'm paying this forward thanks to Tracey Fletcher King.
Yes, you can be on each other's pay it forward lists.

First five, GO!

PS. It doesn't matter if you aren't an artist, try something out, google/ YouTube how to make stuff, step out of those boundaries. 
If you'd like to see some of my previous artwork then click on the links below...
but it's only a snippet. I'm not sure what I'll create for the giveaway...
...it'll be a surprise for me too https://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1511767.gif

Zentangle 1
Zentangle 2

Don't worry if you're not wanting to participate...you can still stop to chat. 
I'll only take the first five comments that have the words 'YES....I WANT IN' in their comment to receive a piece of artwork. 
I'll just have a natter with everyone else as usual. 

Enjoy your weekend everyone...I'm off to lie down now...it's all too much for one day!
I'm linking with Eva and Kristin's Paint Party Friday and you're invited too...
Paint Party Friday


  1. Am I first? I can't be can I? Lol Well it sure looks like from this end of the highlands ma quine ;)
    I too am hoping to pay it forward, but I'm pretty sure I'm 'Tail-end Chariles' close cousin, 'The Coo's tail', haha.
    However, I'm going to risk my sanity by saying, 'Yes....I'm in', here too, and try not to have a heart attack whilst trying to create 10 pieces to send off. Does this make me the local eejit Neesie?
    Not that I'm in the same class as everyone else, so I may not be 'invited' to join in again, lol.
    Not my plan, guv' honest! ;)
    Have a grand weekend xx

  2. Congratulations on being #5 on Tracey's giveaway. By the time I got there there were about 15 ahead of me so I didn't try. I like the pentangle garlic. Very clever.

  3. Yes,I want in!!!!! I would love to have a piece of your art work. I do not have a blog but I read yours every time you blog. I'm not an artist but I do make cards. Not sure How I would play it forward except to send five cards to people. Also, I have wanted to send you an email to let you know the book "Gone Girl" has been made into a movie. Ben Afflick has the lead role and it was filmed in Southeast Missouri where the book takes place. I read the book because I saw it on your blog. I'm now have the Black Diamonds on my Kindle to read. Enjoying seeing you and your daughter working in your gardens. Have a good evening.

  4. So glad you Are paying it forward... I love my Neesie work and it shines down from the studio wall every day... So I want in too... Let's hear it for increasing the collection.... Unless that means I have to do another pay it forward... The thought of ten makes me a bit weak at the knees... Love to you bahooky one... T xx

  5. Tracey is indeed a remarkable woman that shines brightly.
    I can hardly wait to see what you both make, actually. I hope you will show us what you are sending out. :)

  6. Well, you got your five lucky people. I am just am getting back into "the game" of art, and couldn't promise to pass it forward right now. But I would love to have had that "garlic bulb" Just wonderful!

  7. Good for you! Tracey is such a beautiful soul I am happy to own a few pieces myself. You won't be disappointed. Your garlic is amazing! So glad you won a piece from Tracey...good for you paying if forward!

    Hugs Giggles

  8. Love the garlic and eating too : ) A really beautiful piece.

    Annabelle : )

  9. i'm happy for you; ENJOY;

    much love...

  10. Looks fab, enjoy your PIF. Happy PPF, Annette x


  11. How lucky are you getting one of Tracey's pics. Please put up pics of the pieces you make, that's going to make you a busy lady. I'm flat out trying to get a heap of canvasses finished so I can't play this time. Can't wait to see what Tracey sends you.
    Luv Von.

  12. Woo Hoo It's me from the Big Apple :)! Well you certainly like to keep the pressure up, or maybe you'll know that this will be good for the soul? It's typical of your generosity when you must still be flat out with the house and garden to be thinking of working on some gorgeous project for others. I have many of your previous works which I still treasure :)
    Wren x

  13. Hi, Neesie, I just found and published your comment on the old CREATIVE TUESDAYS blogger site and was wondering if you'll be joining us all over at dottyhill.com/blog/ where CT is now hosted? It would be fun having your zentangles and art used for the various themes. Current one is, HAPPY BIRTHDAY over at: http://www.dottyhill.com/blog/ . Maybe you could even tie it into one of your travels? Anyway, we'd love to have you. Current theme is due any time between now and April 22nd when I will post mine and then go visit eachother's contributions. Hope to see you there. Cheers!

  14. BTW, if that's your home, it's absolutely gorgeous! :)

  15. What a terrific idea - enjoy your "winnings" - love that onion by the way. I think zentangle is so amazing to work on and view.

  16. Really wonderful!! I, too, am a "Tail End Charlie"!! I am always posting at the last minute :)


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