Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Brighten those corners--pay it forward!!

Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do
Don not wait to shed your light afar
To the many duties ever near you now be true
Brighten the corner where you are.

~Ina D. Ogdon, 1913

I love that old hymn because of its message: Don't wait till you're "rich and famous" to make a difference, even with your art! The only time we have is right now.

This fabulous idea is from Diane Evans via Dot/Dabbled via Piggy in the Puddle, and I'm adding my own stuff at the end (out of italics):

Then I headed over to one of my friends blogs and 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.

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

So then--everyone clear on how this works? Hope to hear from you! And yes, I will gladly send outside the USA.


Pixie said...

i am doing this as well! cool!maybe we can start a worldwide trend!

Klay Kisses said...

Would love to do this. Are you sure though? I am just starting to make friends here. Have you seen the stuff I've made? Just kidding. Count me in!

Leslie said...

Hmmm, I am doing this too... Verra good company I am in, then.

Vone said...

Great idea. Love to see what other people make.


Patty said...

Hey! I'm number five! Can't wait to see what it will be.

LOVE your new posts, btw!

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