Thursday, November 8, 2007

Pay It Forward

Pink Bookends, 2007, Oil on Panel, 8x10

Last week I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful painting from Mary Klein. I caught her post about a project called Pay It Forward, and since I was on my toes that day, I immediately left a comment and voila! I have a new addition to our art collection. And don't get me started how perfectly it was packed, I have a complex now about the fact that I simply wrap my paintings in bubble wrap, (secondhand sometimes!) toss it in a box and ship it. Hers involved typed information, layers of cardboard and velvet, and a fitted nest for the panel. Clearly, I am not worthy. Heh.

Anyhoo, in exchange for her gift I have promised to continue this project. Here are the rules for Pay It Forward (via Mary, via Deanna, etc):

I will send a handmade gift (in my case I can specify that it WILL be a painting, probably a very small one, but a real live painting nonetheless) to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

When you leave your comment, please also do one of two things: leave your post address or e-mail it to me.


I am usually a humbug about these sorts of internet things, getting tagged and all of that, but this one sounded fun, plus I get free art AND I get to yet again show off share my work.

Good luck!

16 comments:

Nat said...
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Lisa said...

Count me in - I need a mini companion for the larger piece of yours I have. I've been seeing these pay it forward posts and never read them in time. Today is my lucky day!

Angela Rockett said...

I made it! I'm in!

indigomar said...

tracy, i'd love to do this,
is this exclusive only to this blog community? i've recently joined the art calendar community and would like to extend it there...
mary ann

Tracy said...

Wow! I leave the house for an hour to pick up the kids and look what happens! Maybe this is the ticket to get more comments-free art, every day!!

I am pretty sure I won't get a piece out to you guys next week, but it won't be much past that. I tend to forget about things if I let them go too long:)

Natalya said...

bummer.... i'm too late...

Elizabeth Perry said...

Too late as well - but what a beautiful idea. Thank you for offering your work this way.

Christine DeCamp said...

Darn! Too late! (Always a bridesmaid, never a bride....)Oh, well.
Christine

Dean H. said...

Too late! Rats!! Would have loved to have gotten in.

Sunil said...

'Pine bookends' is beautiful. I read Chris Rywalt's description of your paintings at the blogger show and it confirms my thoughts.
Keep going,
Sunil

Tracy said...

Sorry, to all of you latecomers, but who knows, maybe this will come around again and you'll have another shot. Thanks for trying.

And thanks Sunil, for the compliments. Are you going to be able to get to the city to see the blogger show?

Chris Rywalt said...

You know, if I could, I'd send out a drawing (at least) to everyone who ever comments on my blog. And also to anyone whose blog I read regularly. I'm not sure everyone would want something from me, but what the hey.

Daphne said...

I am so late and disappointed!

Although, follow thru on my end would be slow. Maybe, it's a sign to get my painting in gear...

drips of paint said...

good job all these giving and recieving ... would have love to own some gorgeous artworks this way of exchanging... great idea who ever started this.

Tracy said...

Daphne, and Tim, thanks for trying, and keep an eye on the winner's blogs, maybe you can still participate. I think it's a nice little project too.

Sunil said...

Tracy,
I could not make it. Was travelling on business over the last two weeks..