Friday, April 17, 2009

Soulbrush ATCs, Pay it Forward, Dare You? 17.4.09

Oh more lovely ATCs, this time from Soulbrush. They are all hand painted and in an African theme.
Left, African ladies, centre, Masks and right, Huts and people. Aren't they wonderful?

Now Soulbrush has also got me involved in another venture, Pay it Forward.

Soulbrush wrote: 'While visiting Marianne's blog,
I found this wonderful idea of paying it forward....this is all with something creative.....'

Here's how it works....
The first five (5) people to respond to this post will get something made by me if they want to be involved. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. Whatcha get is whatcha get.
2. What I create will be just for you, with love.
3. It’ll be done this year (2009).
4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. Or it may be monstrous and annoying. Heck, I might bake something for you and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something strange.
6. In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your blog post.
7. Send your mailing address - after I contact you.
IMPORTANT: This offer is null and void if I do not see you post your own blog to pay this forward.
This text was used from: and then from Soulbrush!

Have a wonderful day....
Well who wants to play?
Who dares...........?

Well, that sounds fun, doesn't it? I will not be baking a cake or baking anything, rest assured, I don't want to lose any of you!!

Now for the rest of today. Jim and I got up early and went to look at 'the table' in the closing down sale of a shop in Gort. Wow, what an amazing thing it is. It's not just a table, it's A TABLE, with a swagger like John Wayne, the looks of Brad Pitt and the voice must be of Richard Burton. Of course, we just had to have it!

It weighs an absolute ton and 2 kindly chaps carried it to the back of our car. We had Buster with us and he then had to move to the back seat, which he didn't like one bit! He shivered and looked miserable. Table is still in the back of the car, as Jim and I wouldn't be able to lift it out alone. We will have to enlist the help of our good neighbours, Joe and his son Danny, those two plus Jim should just about be able to manage it.

Now, how does one describe Table. Hmm, it's like the bottom of a real tree. It has various 'flat' parts carved out of the tree and they have been polished. The inside part is still quite rough and, well, tree like. Hmm, not doing very well, am I? Lots of people hated it apparently, but we loved it. It will look wonderful in our new extension's sun room. As soon as it is out of the car I will, of course, photograph it from every angle. What are you all thinking? From Jim's description to me, I imagined it pretty much as it is, but not as high. Apart from our bed, it's the first piece of furniture we have bought together. I think it may become 'a talking point'.

Today it's not been a very bright day, so no new photos. I carried on with the border at the edge of the arboretum. It's looking splendid. Jim's seeds are sprouting like mad, so we'll be able to plant some flowers in there soon, as well as the shrubs we already have, though they are rather small.

This afternoon, the builders turned up for about an hour!! I think at this rate the extension will be finished about July. We are going to look at Joe's house tomorrow to see his windows. If we like the colour of them, then they can order ours. Should be interesting to see his house. We think when they're not at ours they're busy with Joe's. Ah well, Rome wasn't built in a day.

That's about it for today, a nice short blog for Jason! Don't forget to read all the rules with regard to the pay it forward before you commit.



Bea said...

Ok, I'm game. I LOVE the idea of Paying It Forward for everything in life.

BT said...

Woo hoo, my first victim! 'come into my parlour said the spider to the fly'!! so post to your blog then I'll need your address Bea.

DK Leather said...

~grin~ I'm already doing that one, but it was on livejournal months ago, so it's a timely reminder for me to dig out my list of people and send them something - thank you! :-)

Look forward to seeing the table xxx

Leatherdykeuk said...

Lots of people got Jasfoup paintings when I did that meme :)

soulbrush said...

the atcs do look great there. so happy they arrived.i can' wait for a photo of that table. sounds fantastic. and thanks for playing with me....

BT said...

Glad I reminded yo DK. You'll love the table!

Wish I'd done it then Rachel! I'm sure you'll like the table too.

Soulbrush, they do look good, don't they? Table will be in storage for a little while!

Ces said...

Oh gosh, you lost me. Too many instructions. I have seen these going around. I am bad at following instructions unless it is medication administration and nursing procedures. Just being a pain int he pattots. You know I love you.

BT said...

Ha ha Ces, I know what you mean. I was hooked in by soulbrush so had to play on! No problem, love you too.

Renee said...

BT I love the pictures of your garden and house and land.

It is so beautiful.

And by the way I love your stash of ATCs you have been getting.


BT said...

Thanks Renee, I have done rather well with the ATCs, haven't I?

The Weaver of Grass said...

Shall be away for a while, so can't play.
I have just seen your raggy bag and love it.
Could you explain about ATC's to me please?

BT said...

Oh Weaver, we shall miss you. Are you off on one of your travel adventures? Lucky girl.

I'm so glad you like the raggy bag. I'm going to try them on Etsy.

Aha, ATCs. They are (as you probably know) Artist Trading Cards. Rather like calling cards from businessmen only much nicer. ATCs are little (2.5" x 3.5") pieces of art, collages, paintings, mixed media, in fact anything you like. Fabric, lace, string, wire, found objects. Anything goes. The only rule is the SIZE. The artist makes them and trades them with someone else. Or swaps. On the back is usually the details of the artist (email, address if liked, phone or whatever) so that the recipient can ask details about how it was made, what was used, etc, if they wish. Also the number, if it's one of a series (as mine from Soulbrush are), the date it was made. And that's about it. It's just a fun way of giving and of course receiving. You can give them as a gift if you like but they are usually traded or swapped. The only rules. They must be the above stated size and must not be sold. Only given or traded.

Any more questions, just ask Weaver.

BT said...

That sound like just ask yourself, Weaver, but I'm sure you know what I mean!!!

Son1 said...

Ohhh le Tab sounds exciting!

I bet shorter blogs are far more effective! :-)

BT said...

Hello J, yes, they probably are more effective! Still, I like to burble on sometimes!

marianne said...

Soul´s ATC are fabulous!
You saw mine already. Cool you are plaing too. I have my 5 so I am busy creating something.....

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