Caveat: It doesn't have to be a painting. It doesn't even have to be visual. Things I haven't yet acquired through this project I'd love to have: sketch, handwritten poem, sculpture, blown glass, woodcarving, treasure map, interocetor schematic, ironwork, sheet music, photography, needlepoint Cthuhlu, lapdance.... I could go on.
In any case, here are some examples of incredible art I've picked up through this project. The first I got was from @Trilety - an amazing portrait & poem. The portrait was done from a handful of photos she'd seen of me, and amazingly the coloring is reflective of my own self-image. The included poem at the bottom is also a deeply personal dedication, the likes of which could only be the product of dozens of late-night bare-all conversations distilled through 140-character limitations. I love this piece and am proud to display it.
This next one is by @Chanonista, This is a two-part piece, the painting and its tweet-companion. I just got it back from the framer & it's not hanging yet, but it's representative of one of my favorite aspects of "weird twitter," the idea that life might just be a silly dream & the world a make-believe sandbox. If you haven't experienced this, let me know and I'll give you a dozen folks to follow. You'll see through a child's eyes again in a matter of weeks.
As you can see, it's awesome so far, but the main thing is that I want you to send me a part of you - something of your choice either inspired by something you've written or something that exemplifies what this community or framework means to you. If you'd like to pair it with a past or future tweet that's even better, but not required. I want you to do the art you want to do, whatever part of you that you'd like to share with me.