Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Pay It Forward Art Challenge for 2014


A lovely piece of beaded art a friend made for me on the last Pay It Forward Challenge
My blogging friend Deborah has put out a challenge for a Pay It Forward Art/Craft Challenge that I couldn't resist joining in with.   I did one of these a few years back with my Facebook friends, and while I found it a bit stressful at the time, it was great fun and so lovely to receive hand made things from people I hardly knew.  In the past month or so, I've been craving a bit of time to meddle with some arty crafty things so this is a perfect challenge to satisfy that.

Here's how this was worded on Deborah's site ... and as she pointed out, this was probably first done on Facebook but it transfers easily enough.

 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. – It can be anything art-based: a drawing/illustration or a conceptual work of art, a photograph, a knitted item, cross-stitch, paper maché – or anything in between. I’m paying this forward thanks to Deborah at Temenos of the Blessings.


I have absolutely no idea at this point what it is I'll make but for the first 5 people who sign up to this, I'll send you something hand made by me, in the post, before the end of 2014.  Let me know in your comment, what your favourite colour is too .... and I'll see what I come up with:)

Have you had any experience of these before?

16 comments:

  1. I used to be very artsy fartsy, and still love the talent of so many. I love the idea of paying it forward and do it any chance I get. Since I no longer paint or do crafts, I cannot contribute, but I promise that I will fulfill the promise of helping someone who is in need.

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    1. That sounds good enough for me :) I'll email you to get your address ... I have to say my own craft abilities are not brilliant lol

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  2. Oh yes please!! This sounds like a wonderful idea and I really could do with using up some of my craft supplies this summer as even I realise it has got a bit out of control. Also coming up to the six week holidays is perfect timing for trying out some new ideas before back to school art projects in the autumn.
    I will put up a post on my blog today and my favourite colours are purple and black. Feeling so inspired now!! pempispalace@yahoo.co.uk

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  3. Sorry I forgot to say how absolutely beautiful and skilled is the piece of beadwork you received. I love the treble clefs incorporated in it. You have a very talented friend there!

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    1. Isn't she ....she produces beautiful work - Kathy Marsh is her name.

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  4. I quit crafting about the same time I started performing. Still, I admire anyone who can make beautiful things like that to brighten the world. We need the variety.

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    1. Y'know Crystal - I don't have a lot of time for it either - but I keep wanting to do more with colour and my hands so I'm looking forward to this.

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  5. ooooo...yes please...will give me a kickstart to finish sorting my studio, sit down and make stuff...well, before the end of 2014 anyway ;-) fav colour - indigo

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    1. Brilliant Rois - you're in ... I loved your bracelet last year - photo being added when I get around to it :)

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  6. Fil, I want in. Is it too late? If not, first of all I love your piece. It excites my tactile senses and it makes me want to hold it. Also, I love butter yellow and lavender. I love art making but lately it has taken a back seat to all my writing projects.

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    1. Not too late at all Stephanie :) welcome :)

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  7. Oh, I'm so glad you're playing Fil - this will be great fun. What a fabulous beaded piece you received from the last challenge. The idea of unexpected surprises showing up in the mailbox is just too great to resist.

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    1. Brilliant Deborah .... I know! I love this :)

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  8. Hi Fil, I want in, hopefully this works this time, couldn't remember my google account name and password! xx

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    1. Hi Denise .... I thought I was the only one that that happened to ... there are far too many passwords these days .... All excited now to have everyone on board :)

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