Wednesday, 7 November 2012

My (Hopefully) International RAOK - Finished!

Hi There

Well after a lot of posting about her, here she is - the finished pastel painting of a lady from Mozambique:

The only issue I'm having now is that I worry she isn't up to standard.  Not only that, I don't think she looks like my model.  See:

I *so* want to say a filthy word right now.  But I shall try my best to control myself. (*$!#&@#)

The idea of creating a painting of someone and then anonymously sending it to them is indeed a wonderful and noble Random Act of Kindness gesture.  However, I'm a tad worried that this isn't good enough and may well have the opposite effect and inadvertently impede world peace if I was to send this painting to Mozambique.  I'm thinking that maybe this is a good first attempt and to try again?

Sooooo.....In order to determine what I should do with this painting, I am going to conduct a wee poll.

You'll be able to vote if you look over to the side of the screen.  Voting closes Saturday, so be sure to have your say.  It's a simple case of majority winning!

Thanks for stopping by.  Talk to you soon!


POST EDIT:  The poll results were 80% in favour of sending the lady to Mozambique.  This shall happen over the next week or two - I'll provide you with an update if there ever is one.  Thanks so much for participating with my little poll!


  1. Kate - I love this painting. Stop second guessing yourself and buy a PostPak!

  2. Oh, thank you for your lovely message of support! You make me smile. :-) K

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  4. Kate I already tried to comment, although I am not sure it ever made it out of my computer. This is what happens when you are "of a certain age" and have no clue what you are doing on the internet. BUT, I will try again. As I said,
    I think you totally captured the peaceful beauty of this woman. And I am sure she would look at your painting as a total compliment to her. So I say send it. Good gob Kate. xoxo Susie Boyer

    1. Opps, Kate I meant "Good JOB Kate". OMG, I wonder if I should still be allowed on the roads????? :)

    2. Thank you so much for your kind words Susie - I'm *Really* glad that you like it and that you think I've captured her essence.

      I'm gonna do it! :-)


  5. Hi Anonymous

    Thank you so much for your very kind words about my blog - I'm glad you like it!

    I'm not paid or sponsored in any way for the content contained in this blog. All artworks and words are the product of my (sometimes zany and off-beat) imagination.

  6. Sorry Susie - I missed the typo - HILARIOUS! (Although I must say I think her gob is my favourite part of the painting. Just sayin... ;-)


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