Thanks to those who responded to my idea about the portrait swap and are interested and also to those who responded even if they don't want to join in! Although can I just say that those who said they didn't think people would like their style or they weren't confident enough - please join in - the difference in artistic style is what it's all about!
Overall, I think enough folk responded to go ahead and do a small portrait swap although those who did sensibly pointed out that it would be better left until after Christmas as there are too many other things to be done in the next couple of months. So, to give everyone plenty of time to think about it and to get Christmas over with first of all, I thought I would set up a Mr Linky so people can start to sign up between now and the New Year and then we could start the swap in February and allow the whole of that month to complete the portraits before we have the blog hop.
Here's the Face Forward button if you'd like to add it to you blog and please, by all means tell your blogging followers about it as the more, the merrier
Please just go ahead and add your name to the list and then you can happily forget all about it until February when I'll post an update on who you'll be painting!