art, design, paintings

Can I please draw your face? I will make it nice, I promise.

October 10, 2011

On Friday last week I went to my postbox after work and found this envelope waiting for me. I had no idea who it was from, but when I pulled out what was in it, I was confronted by the most wondeful thing ever, a hand painted picture of a polaroid of Shane and I that I blogged about a while back.

This is one of the raddest things I think I have ever received, from I might add a perfect stranger, so Bianca Sgammini all I have to say is – Wow and you deserve a bench named after you in a fancy park. I mother-fing love this painting, it seriously made my whole day and weekend.

Bianca got this idea was from something I mentioned a while back, that now I’m going to put into action. So, i’m calling all clever hands or not so clever hands (like myself) that can or can’t (even better) draw or paint or sculpt or ink etc etc to join the very first ever Lucky Pony Portrait Project and this is how it will work:

I think this project could be super fun and if you think about it, you will be the only person in the whole world to have a once off original of yourself, made by someone you will probably never ever meet. Ha. Nice. So let me know if you are keen and lets make art together.

It’s open to absolutely anyone, local or overseas and you DO NOT have to be able to draw, I can’t stress this enough. So if you feel like joining, please do so xxx

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  • Oolex October 10, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Totally interested.

  • NickiD October 10, 2011 at 9:48 am

    This is BEYOND cool! x

  • Genevieve October 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

    cant say i’m the best at drawing but this is awesome so will give it a bash!

  • Lea October 10, 2011 at 9:57 am

    1st – WOW , what an awesome suprise!

    2nd – I can’t draw but I would love to try my hand at this project sooo – learees@gmail.com

  • Brent October 10, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Keen.

  • Nadia October 10, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Oh wow! How cool is that… count me in! πŸ™‚

  • Thunderbolt McGraw October 10, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Keen as mustard

  • clint October 10, 2011 at 10:08 am

    count me in… please?

  • vintage lover October 10, 2011 at 10:09 am

    pretty please with a vintage cherry on top! <3

  • cath October 10, 2011 at 10:11 am

    The answer is yes.

  • lentie October 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I will join also :))

  • NIkki October 10, 2011 at 10:14 am

    why yes you may!

  • Kerryn-Lee October 10, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Let’s make Pretty Portraits πŸ™‚

  • hannahjoy October 10, 2011 at 10:20 am

    i would love to, but i can promise nothing more than strange scribbles to whoever gets me πŸ™‚

  • Donovan October 10, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Bloody fokkin befok

  • Leigh October 10, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Ja ja.

  • rowa October 10, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Yes please Angie πŸ˜€

  • tegan October 10, 2011 at 10:29 am

    yes I will – sounds fun.

  • Este October 10, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Me. I’m in.

  • Vanessa October 10, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Yes, sounds fun! Pls bear exams in mind when setting end date. Mine are over first week in Nov. Thx.

  • Bianca October 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Yay I’m so glad it got to you! πŸ™‚ Wouldn’t mind doing another, so count me in!

  • joface October 10, 2011 at 11:34 am

    i am so in! Gimme a face now!

  • Jenny October 10, 2011 at 11:47 am

    sounds awesome, so count me in!

  • Greggy October 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    yes.

  • Jerusha October 10, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Me too! I’m in!

  • angie October 10, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Man alive! It’s awesome and it was such a cool cool surprise, so glad you didn’t warn me πŸ™‚

    Thank you again new friend
    x

  • Emma October 10, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I’M IN πŸ˜‰

  • Nicole October 10, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    yeah!

  • briony October 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I am so keen to do this. Count me in.

  • Nina October 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Yes please!

  • Gina October 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    me me me! Im in πŸ™‚

  • Mia October 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    YESSSS count me in!!! And I still owe you that schnauzer painting, will ship it to payment or not, life’s too short to care about money πŸ˜€

  • Tracey October 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I want in! Yessum. Too much fun.

  • Simone October 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Whoo hoo, can’t draw at all but dead keen to give it a go πŸ™‚ Sign me up Angie, quickly!

  • Magdel van Zyl October 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Yes Please!!!I’m in!

  • Jeanne Scholtz October 10, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Yes please:-)

  • diane October 10, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    okie:)

  • Caryn October 10, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Such a cool idea! I’m in. x

  • Tat October 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Keen, count me in

  • Emily Jane October 10, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I’m super keen to be a part of this!

  • Roxanne Lindenberg October 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Not that I can even draw at all, but I would love a one of a kind portrait !

  • Becky October 10, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    yes! was so hoping you’d put that idea into action after that first post! sign me up πŸ™‚

  • fablefairy October 10, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    hells yeah

  • fathima October 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    What an awesome idea! Totes keenzers, count me in πŸ™‚

  • Michness October 10, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    so keen! xx

  • micaela October 11, 2011 at 1:44 am

    this is ALL KINDS of rad!!! what a great drawing!!!

    oh how i wish i could draw… i would be in this in a heartbeat.

  • Coenie October 11, 2011 at 6:54 am

    so in. for shizz

  • Michele October 11, 2011 at 7:00 am

    In like Flynn.

  • Sam October 11, 2011 at 7:40 am

    yes please πŸ™‚

  • Lauren October 11, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Keen.

  • Elzanne October 11, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Love the idea…will get the brushes out!

  • sasha October 11, 2011 at 10:47 am

    YESSSSSS. i want in, please!

  • Jess October 11, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Meeeee!

  • The Gee October 11, 2011 at 11:38 am

    The voice in my head is saying:
    “Pick me! Pick me!”

  • Jarrett October 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    count me in πŸ™‚

  • Goodluck October 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Yay! Time to get my drawing hands drawing. Throw me into this bucket! Hopefully I get someone who looks like a character from cyanide and happiness. Aaaah you shall be happy with your face πŸ™‚

  • Melissa October 11, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    so exciting πŸ™‚ yes please!!

  • Julia October 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    yup yup yup. id love to be part of the portrait project. awesome idea.

  • maja October 11, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Oh Happiness! Yes Please!
    ready to go
    EVERYBODY CAN DRAW!

  • Alet October 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    This is an awesome idea! I’m so in!

  • Sarah October 11, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Yes yes yes please!!!! I am no artist, but I will try my best!

  • Stephanie October 12, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Count me in, please.
    (Childlike drawing skills will have to do.)

  • Amy October 12, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Oh sounds fun… I’m in!

  • Mr Dom October 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

    This looks like such a brilliant idea, can i play too? this is going to be awesome….

  • shane October 12, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I am so in!

  • JANA+KOOS October 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Nine Nine. Definitely keen.
    Both of us.

  • Flamy October 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I’m very keen! Give me someone with big hair, I am great at drawing hair πŸ™‚

  • LeChelle October 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Im frothing at the ides of this. cant promise a mona lisa, but hey its going to be awesome πŸ™‚

  • Sonnet October 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

    pencils sharpened and kokies color coordinatedly lined up! Bring it on πŸ™‚

  • Megs H October 13, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I love it, love it, love it! I am very keen!

  • Michelle October 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Yes please! I am so keen!

  • Larabrite October 13, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Yes please – me too (or seven thousand four hundred and two – but in, in any case ;))

  • Naomi October 14, 2011 at 6:57 am

    Ah this is amaze! I’m in πŸ™‚

  • Ashleigh October 14, 2011 at 7:00 am

    OH GEE WOW! That sound like fun.

    I’m in.

    Fair warning – The last time I drew somebody’s portrait was in preschool and I’m pretty sure I made her hair blue and her face green…

  • Tunet Jordaan October 14, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Me please! I would love to take part!

    Did I mention that I am good at art?

  • Marija October 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Yes please πŸ™‚

  • Bibi October 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Interested!

  • ArnΓ© October 15, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Hope I’m not too late! πŸ™‚

  • Ann October 17, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Me also!! I want to aswell.

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  • CandidKar October 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Yes to this!

  • olga October 17, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    this.is.miss.kotova@gmail.com

    This is amazing, I would love to illustrate a stranger.

  • Amy October 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Love it – would love to be involved

  • Lize Kay October 17, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Yay! Memememe!

  • Kirsty Jean October 17, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    me memememememememe im in!!!

  • Cecelia van Rensburg October 17, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Please count me in!

  • Ivana October 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I would loove to join the project !!!

  • Tami White October 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I would love to get involved πŸ™‚

  • Kate October 17, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I’m IN!

  • gina October 17, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    yes that sounds nice count me in

  • meagan October 17, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I’m keen to register for the competition!!!

  • lee October 17, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    i wanna join the competition πŸ™‚

  • Cheralee October 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    If im not too late, id love to take part. sweet idea! x

  • Vanessa October 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    ope I’m not too late – it sounds like fun!

  • Michelle October 17, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    If there’s still time to be a part of this please enter me.

  • Lucy October 17, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I’m in!

  • Genevieve October 17, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    me too.. I’m in

  • Emma October 17, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Yes please!

  • melody October 17, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    asseblief. sounds like good times.

  • jonathan aaron jones October 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    yes please!

  • Camila October 17, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Yes please count me in, this will be so interesting!

  • Lexi bechet October 18, 2011 at 8:10 am

    oh my lolly! frikken coolest vibe ever in the history of the world! Cannot wait to get my scribbles onto paper- yippee!

  • nix October 18, 2011 at 10:43 am

    keen…hook me up.

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