So, the curtain budget is pretty tapped. Why Ellen (I said to myself), why don't you use this as an excuse to try crowd-funding with your abstract paintings?
Self (I replied), that's a lovely idea.
I can staple up some second hand rugs over the windows, in a pinch. We don't have anything fancier in our bedroom. But I'd really like some nice curtain rods and blackout curtains that I can pull back easily... I live in the land of the midnight sun, which I imagine will be pretty confusing to a baby we're trying to convince to sleep, so standard curtains won't cut it.
I'd like to earn these curtains, and paint some abstracts for you!
Participation is free! I will paint to prompts for as long as I have energy on Tuesday, August 9, doing tip incentives first, people who helped spread the word next (be sure to tell me if you link to the project!), and first-come, first-served after that. These will be abstract ACEO (2.5 x 3.5 inches) paintings, acrylics on canvas sheet.
A few of my favorites:
I will take photographs of the pieces in batches on painting day, though scanning will require a few days of drying time, and at the end of the project, I will also take pictures of the nursery, to show you the curtains you helped me fund.
You may also mail your tip to:
Ellen Million Graphics
PO Box 82851
Fairbanks Alaska 99708
You may also spend EMG credits - just let me know!
You may tip in advance, during the prompt window, or within 24 hours of the posting of the finished painting photos to claim your prompted painting.
If you are sending a tip now, you may send me your prompt at any time, either as a comment here, as a private email, or a PM on Facebook, etc. I'm flexible! If you are participating in the free window, you have to wait until Tuesday, August 9th. I will post an entry here at LJ where you may leave your prompt in a comment. I am planning to leave prompts open for about 4 hours, approximately 9 AM - 1 PM Alaska time (1 PM - 5 PM ET). If I get a manageable number of prompts, I'll leave it open longer.
Prompts should be simple ideas, single words, or short phrases. For example:
More complex and representational things may not translate well to abstract, though I may do very simple things, like:
Previous posts showing some more examples of my abstracts:
Please spread the word and link to this post! I look forward to painting for you and hope you will leave me some prompts!