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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Should I Give Away Irish Paintings?

I believe the Free Books for Bloggers offer has now closed - or is about to, so if you're a blogger who wants a book, a good read, an autobiographical self-help how-to art-creativity thing, without having to review or blog about, then, well, dash over and find out (by asking, not reading).

Being involved with the Living the Artist's Life   giveaway has been fun. More than that, it has me thinking. Paintings are not the same as books, as in they're not mass produced, but nonetheless I'm tempted to give something away. Maybe to give lots away.

It's the dynamic the project would create that interests me - and anyway it's not as if somebody would receive a painting for free, give it a great review on a blog, and people would flock to this site to buy other   paintings - so there shouldn't be a need for me to deny that I'm just crudely pimping paintings for free advertising. Marketing maybe, but it's more than that; it's pulling the rug from under my feet (and other cliches).

Anyway, I have a few ideas and I'm working on mechanisms that might make things practical. If I move on this it will be genuine. We would be talking real paintings, possibly ones that exist already?, or maybe new ones, but genuine nonetheless. It would need to be fun for people to participate also. And yes you would be eligible, even though you already have a painting of mine, and you don't blog.

And I'm also thinking of a couple of other projects regarding paintings that might be fun to follow along with in this blog format. I'm thinking a lot.

The answer is yes of course. Fantastic idea, whilst I don't currently have a painting of yours, I do blog and would love to get my grubby hands on one of your masterpieces.

I am afraid the less creative of us will are left with no such goodies to give away!
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