So here’s a fab idea. Nat Dickinson, whose lovely drawings you may have noticed over in the Flickr pool, is doing this “Pay It Forward” art exchange, which he picked up, in turn, from Mary Klein. Here’s Mary’s pledge:
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.
I don’t think what I’m doing here qualifies as art, so I’ll unarchive or make something nicer. Perhaps a print, if I can find them. (They’re not too bad—a couple of years ago, my mom had one of my old linocuts framed for me, and I’m actually not embarrassed to have it hanging in my living room.)
So if you wish to receive an unspecified artistic product from me, payable within the next year, be one of the first three commenters on this post and e-mail your snail-mail address to me at my first name dot last name, at gmail dot com. And then pledge to make the same sort of exchange, preferably on your own blog, if you have one.
Update: Oh, um, if you’d rather have a ladies’ hand-knitted hat instead of a dubious piece of artwork, just say so. I’m no prodigy of craftiness, but I can make a pretty cute hat, with or without shiny things.
You can even pick the color.