Lucky Me....Paying It Forward for Paint Party Friday (PPF)

I'm so excited and must share my news with you all...
Even though I had a different post ready to publish for today, that'll now have to wait for another day.
As many of you know...my middle name is 'tail-end Charlie' because I always seem to be on the last minute when it comes to posting a blog or entering any artwork etc to all the various linky's. So imagine my sheer surprise and delight when I went visiting Paint Party Friday last week, even though I was disappointed that I hadn't completed any artwork to enter myself, but found an opportunity awaiting me. 

I'm a regular visitor to the amazingly talented Tracey Fletcher King's blog who regularly links to PPF. How anyone can make kitchen utensils look so amazing is beyond me, but she manages to. She's so talented and inspiring but not only that, her sense of humour shines through, even as she faces an incredible personal health battle. She manages to find humour in every situation.
 She's my hero!
Reading Tracey's Friday PPF post she announced that she would create a painting for the first five people to comment on her blog and 'wanted in'...I noted that four people had already put themselves forward, so trying to control my hyperventilating and typing a comment as quickly as I could, that made sense before the fifth person nipped in before me, I pressed publish your comment button and whoosh...off it went...gulp...and shazam (showing my age here)...I was number 5!!!! YAY! 
I'M IN'
So Tracey will pay it forward by giving away 5 pieces of her brilliant artwork away and I'm on the list to receive something...which makes me very excited but as part of the deal, I will now have to pay it forward as well. 
I have to admit I thought it was a brilliant idea because it will give me focus to produce five pieces of work...and I think that's what I need. 
A kick up the bahooky! 
(a drawing of a garlic from last year...or was it the year before now? It is black ink on white paper but I took this photo very early this morning and the light has played tricks on me)
I'm not sure what 5 pieces I'll produce...it may be something similar that I've posted previously, but there again it might be something completely new.
I don't have a clue at this stage which is both terrifying and exciting all at once.
So here are the details that I've cut and paste from Tracey's blog...
* Pay It Forward Art-making Project for 2014 *
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 Tracey Fletcher King.
Yes, you can be on each other's pay it forward lists.

First five, GO!

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. 
If you'd like to see some of my previous artwork then click on the links below...
but it's only a snippet. I'm not sure what I'll create for the giveaway...
...it'll be a surprise for me too https://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1511767.gif

Zentangle 1
Zentangle 2

Don't worry if you're not wanting to participate...you can still stop to chat. 
I'll only take the first five comments that have the words 'YES....I WANT IN' in their comment to receive a piece of artwork. 
I'll just have a natter with everyone else as usual. 

Enjoy your weekend everyone...I'm off to lie down now...it's all too much for one day!
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xoxo
I'm linking with Eva and Kristin's Paint Party Friday and you're invited too...
Paint Party Friday