100 Portraits in 50 hours – my craziest fundraiser yet!

So… as you know I like a challenge. Especially a fundraising challenge. And I’m once again raising funds for the awesome Magic Me.

Over the weekend of 30 April to 3 May I’m going to try and complete 100 portraits in 50 hours.

I’m going to need subjects, I’m going to need sponsors. They might be the same people, they might not!

You don’t need to sponsor me to have a portrait done and you get the portrait as a thank you for helping me get to my goal of 100 portraits in 50 hours.

Sponsorship is of the activity itself (like sponsoring a marathon) – and you don’t have to have a portrait done to sponsor me – Magic Me is a brilliant charity so your money will go to a great cause.

HOW TO GET A PORTRAIT DONE – 3 DIFFERENT OPTIONS

3 ways to get a portrait done – it can be of you or a loved one (human or pet!)

In person over zoom/meet/teams

Use the form below to book a 30 minute slot – you won’t need to sit completely still but wriggly children, pets etc might be best done from a photo!

If there is more than one of you please let me know when booking and book continuous slots for each person – so for 2 people it might be 10am and 1030am, for 3 it might be 10am, 1030am, 11am – if you can’t find the right slots let me know and I can hopefully shuffle things about.

In person in my front garden in Maidenhead

Use the form below to book a 30 minute slot – you won’t need to sit completely still but wriggly children, pets etc might be best done from a photo!

If there is more than one of you please let me know when booking and book continuous slots for each person – so for 2 people it might be 10am and 1030am, for 3 it might be 10am, 1030am, 11am – if you can’t find the right slots let me know and I can hopefully shuffle things about.

My house is in Ray Park Avenue, there are usually places to park nearby on the road – I’ll send the exact address once I’ve received your booking.

Booking form for the in person options here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2aRsmBuZYPkgXZ6VVMKLSbd7-3hRfck9fQgIPDPaeLQbZrA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Send a photo (or more than one)

You don’t need to book a slot for these, I’ll fit them into any empty slots in the timetable (or do them at unsocial hours early in the morning or late at night if necessary). Please send photos through as soon as possible and by 6pm on 2nd May 2021 at the latest.

All you have to do is send the photo to me here hashtagcollage@gmail.com

HOW TO SPONSOR

Magic Me is a brilliant intergenerational arts charity helping to combat social isolation and loneliness in one of the UK’s most deprived areas. You don’t have to sponsor me to have a portrait done but if you’d like to you can make a donation here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DeborahMason7/1

WHAT DO YOU GET – WHEN DO YOU GET IT?

The image above is the style of portrait I’ll be doing – for 20-30mins anything other than pen and ink is a bit too much of a challenge. Most individual portraits will be A5 size (about the size of an exercise book), group portraits will be A4 size (about the size of a magazine).

The challenge period between 30 April and 3rd May will be pretty intense – I’ll be working 12.5 hours a day to complete the challenge. I’ll be taking quick snaps of the portraits and sharing as I go (I won’t share anyone’s name – just the number of the portrait and the image).

Once the challenge is over I’ll scan each portrait to a high quality jpeg and send this through to you. This might take a little while but I hope to have this done by the end of that week. If you like the portrait and would like the original just let me know, with a postal address, and I’ll post it out to you.

Image shows: three images next to each other left to right: a pen and ink portrait of a middle-aged woman with a pink face, glasses and hair pulled back, an old man in a blue shirt smiling, a black and white drawing of a dog’s head, the dog is wearing a poppy on her collar.

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