Sunday, 19 April 2009

Having a rest

Jed - Watercolour on Not paper 12" x 10"

The past couple of weeks have been a break away from home and the brushes. Although, I did manage to pack sketch books and a small watercolour block that have given me some source material for the next few weeks. Watch this space. Now that I'm back home I'll be able to get out with my old school friend Jed, pictured above. He is a life long artist and musician and we have managed to keep in touch throughout our days since school. Just recently we decided that it was about time we did a little relaxed painting together and have had a couple of very pleasant sessions. Further sessions and a gallery excursion are now in the pipeline along with some tentative interest from another couple of old friends.

It's about time that I publicised an idea that I picked up from my cyber friend, Dan. He prompted me with an idea that he had found on the site of another artist, 'PIF'.

Let me explain: PIF stands for Pay It Forward and is an interesting way to be in contact with other like minded artists.

The rules are simple: "I will send a handmade gift 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 postal address or e-mail it to me.This offer expires one year (365 days) from the post date, on Apr. 19, 2010.

I look forward to seeing what happens with this.

Till next time when I hope to have worn out some bristles.

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