Thursday, January 17, 2008

Free Stuff!

A while back I joined in on a paying it forward meme. Jeanette Jobson has sent me a piece of work, so I better get busy fulfilling my end of the bargain. Last time I mentioned this I got a few responses that people wanted to join in, but were just too busy with end of the year stuff to join in (although, I'm changing the rules, see below). My readership has increased since then, so I thought I'd give it another go here. If I don't get enough responses, then I'll just find a few ways, offline, to pay it forward.

To the first three commentators, I offer a choice of the following:
  • graphite portrait of an individual, 9 in x 12 in on Bristol board, based on a reasonable photo (reasonable meaning, if it's too blurry and I don't know you, I doubt it will be all that successful - see my website for samples)
  • colored pencil or pen and ink work based on a subject you suggest and I agree to
  • or if you have no preference, something of my choice
  • 4in x 6in Canson sketchbook, 50 pages, I picked this up a while back and while I'd like to think I'll get to it, I just won't.
In return, I won't require you to do anything. It would be nice if you found a way to do a little paying it forward yourself, but I won't demand it. If you do some PIF, you don't have to publicize it either, if you don't want to. So, there you go, free stuff! Any takers?


Jeanette said...

I'm going to take you up on your offer Rose. And I have already done the PIF thing, but may do it again in another form.

I'd like to see what you can do with an image of me as a portrait.

Jo Castillo said...

Hmmm, nice idea. How about the bell pepper you started with Kelly's idea. I like that. If not, any in color with red or blue for my red, white and blue kitchen.

Thank you!

Rose Welty said...

Jeanette, I'd love to do your portrait, just send the image to rose dot welty at gmail dot com. Whatever you decide to do is great, as I said, I'm not going to require anybody to do anything. I think most bloggers already do alot of PIF, at least those that offer information, ideas, and advice, such as yourself.

Jo, I'd be happy to do some peppers for you. I'll give the one you mention another look, it's on paper and I think vellum comes out a little nicer, but we'll see.

Off to take care of the yucks that have invaded my house - when my kids get a stomach virus, boy do they get attacked! ;-) I'm so thankful for my washing machine. :D

Jo Castillo said...

Eeeeuuuu. I'm glad you have a washing machine, too. When our kids were little and got sick, Gene couldn't help clean as then he would get sick and I would have two messes. :) Hope they recover quickly.

I will love either painting. I am excited. Now to decide what I will do. :)