Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Paying It Forward ~ Sneak Peek at Thursday's New Paintings

Recently, Jae created this lovely promotional visual video for me out of the kindness of her heart ~ her only request was that I pay it forward.

So I offered a free 12x12 print with hopes that the receiver would then pay it forward as well. Offering this to the wonderful community surrounding me brought in a variety of kind-hearted responses, that truly inspired me.


Check these out:



Theresa
said... If I were to win the Pay It Forward, I would pass the print along to the next one of my friends who becomes pregnant. I am so moved by the thought of being pregnant, giving birth, and then nursing and nurturing the new life and your work speaks what I feel. I can only hope that the next one of my dear friends that brings life into this world sees its beauty as I do.



Marcela
said... I would pay it forward by taking time out of my day to call a friend, send someone a nice email or letter.



Lynn
said... I would then offer the print to our local Crisis Pregnancy Center. There is no telling how many lives will be affected by such heartfelt paintings, and how many unborn lives could be saved just by causing a young woman to think twice about her options.



Izice
said... I would pay it forward by giving one of my dance outfits to a friend who can't afford it for our belly dance gala in May. It is the dance of femininity and motherhood and I want her to take part of it without considering money problems.



Monica
said... I would pay it forward by using my skills as a knitter to bring knit baby hats and booties to my local Labor & Delivery floor...every baby needs a soft and beautiful hand knit item....



Rose
said... I would pay it forward by, well first let me tell you what I have done with the cards I have gotten from you.... I framed them and have hung them on my wall. I have 6 of them. If I were chosen I would take 3 or 4 of them down and give them to mothers in passing.



Sarah
said... I would support a friend on her journey to becoming a mother and offer all the help and support I can (which of course I will anyway!) And I would Pay It Forward by buying the Rose Quartz I've been thinking about buying for my friend to help her on the way to becoming a mother :D



Loa1002
said... I would donate all my baby clothes to a church and/or good will vs just some of them which I had intended to try and sell on Craigslist. Not as creative as your art but...hopefully helpful.



Kenderyl
said... I would Pay It Forward by donating the print to the Legacy Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital. Dr Fred Coleman and his team of Perinatologists (high risk pregnancy specialists) were instrumental in bringing my youngest two daughters into this world after I endured two very dangerous pregnancies two times in a row and then keeping me alive after facing extreme odds post-delivery. If it weren't for their expert care, I (and my daughters) would not be here today.



Mondria
said... I would pay it forward by passing the print and a breastfeeding necklace on to a dear friend of mine who is pregnant and very nervous about being able to nurse. She happens to be surrounded by other mothers who are already encouraging her to use formula and not "bother" with the stresses of nursing :o(



Melanie
said... Even if I don't win, I plan to plant an extra row in my garden to donate to a local food cupboard this summer.



Kristen
said...I would make a quilt for a friend who doesn't have the money to make something creative and artsy for her newborn baby.






It was so hard for me to choose (alas, I took too long to choose) but in the end I hope that even if you are not chosen, you will still find it in your heart to go ahead with your plan. Kindness is needed now and always.




Shall we do this once a month? Yes, I think so.



I have chosen to send a 12x12 print to TWO of the responders, since I had such trouble choosing just one, indeed I wish I could choose all of you:



Kenderyl & Mondria



I hope you will both email me so that you can let me know your choice of print, and prepare for your kind deed.





A Sneak Peek at Thursday's 8x10s in an unfinished state


Organic



Breathe Life



These two paintings will be released Thursday morning as the 4th & 5th Releases for The Expanded Visions Collection a new series of 8x10 paintings Learn More.





I hope you have a wonderful week,


Love & Sincerely, Katie

4 comments:

  1. Wow...those are gorgeous. I have already knit a wee hat and have booties on needles for my local hospital. I am looking forward to taking them in...thank you for the inspiration. ♥

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  2. you are AWESOME Monica! Thank you for sharing ~ I wish I had that gift, of knitting ~ more power to you,
    Love, Katie

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  3. Katie you are so wonderful!!! What an incredibly tough decision - so many truly great responses.

    A big CONGRATULATIONS to Kenderyl and Mondria and hugs to all.

    Jae

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