Thursday, 17 April 2014

Pay it Forward

'Purdey' - doodimal (zentangle pet portrait) Nicola McLean
'Purdey' - doodimal in ink and gouache

I recently visited my friend Tracey Fletcher King's blog and she mentioned she was taking part in the Pay It Forward Art-making Project for 2014. She'd learnt about it from Marji.  The whole idea is as follows:-

* Pay It Forward Art-making Project for 2014 *

I promise to give a small work of my art to 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 (on Facebook) or on your blog and make or give something to 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, papier mach̩ Рor anything in between.

I'm paying this forward thanks to Tracey Fletcher King which makes her number 1 on my list.  Yes, you can be on each other's pay it forward lists.

First five, GO! (By the way, Marji's already said she'd like to be on my list so really it's the first 3 to comment here!)

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.

Step 1 -Copy&Paste this (see below) as your latest entry on your favourite social website (in my case, it's this blog) 

Step 2 -For the first five people who comment on your blog entry saying they want to participate, you will do an art trade with them that must be completed by December 31st 2014. I would count as the first person so technically you only need another four. If you find your friends are keen you can do as many as you want. 

Step 3 -All forms of art count including creative writing , photography, digital anything goes!
If you have any more questions, just email me and let me know. 

By the way the illustration on this post is a doodimal of my wee Purdey that I intend to get S to frame in one of his gorgeous upcycled pallet frames and hang in our bedroom.  It isn't what I'll be sending as part of Pay it Forward -I'm still thinking about that! 

I'll be linking up to PAINT PARTY FRIDAY this week as I haven't been partying for the longest time and I thought it was time I popped by to visit some friends, old and new. 


  1. Am afraid I cannot join in with the PIF Nic, but wanted to say I love your beautiful and intricate piece and am sure Tracy will adore it. Happy Easter, Annette x

  2. I love the doodled cat, he has a bit of a mischievous look in his eyes, which should suit Tracey and bring her a smile. I decided not to join in the Pay It Forward when Tracey invited me because of lack of time, but it certainly is an interesting idea.

  3. What a cool idea! and love the cat :-)

  4. I won't be joining but what a real treasure someone will have in receiving your beautiful Purdey!

  5. It's just beautiful! Unfortunately cannot join in at this time, but I will pin this one!

  6. I'm in :) and so looking forward to receiving beautiful art from you.

  7. This is a lovely piece of art. I can not join in either.
    Happy Easter

  8. Sweet! I read Tracey's post about this project, and it sounds like a marvelous idea. Blessings!

  9. I love your cat Purdey. While I love the idea of the paying it forward, I am not in the position to take part now, but I wish you all good luck at it.

  10. I cannot join in at this time; but your work is beautiful!

  11. What a fantastic idea! I am too busy to join in right now but next time I will go for it. Absolutely love your doodimal. Happy PPF!

  12. Love your doodimal, especially the expression in her eyes. I read about this on a few blogs already, and it sounds like a marvelous idea. Can't commit to it though, but I wish you lots of fun with this project!

  13. GReat cat. I love the colors and the textures.

  14. Love your cat. Have fun in your project. My time is dedicated to the outside right now, planting, etc. Enjoy.

  15. Beautiful, fun doodimal of Purdy. Good luck with the project.

  16. There was a lot of people saying "no", would there still be room for me? It would be a great joy to have something made by you.


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