CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
One of the great things about being a creative, is the process or learning curve of finding your own voice. For me, blogging has been a very helpful outlet in finding my voice. Painting and photography, writing…they are what I do to relax. Some people watch tv, I make stuff. Here is the deal, there is only so much stuff you can have in your own home. At some point you have to move stuff out and make room for new ideas.
So recently, I’ve been toying with the idea of creating an artistic co-op with other friends who are in that same groove. My thought was, what if we all banded together and created an etsy store and show cased some of our creative work. We could create a facebook page, and promote the store on our blogs. Then we could raise money for an organization like Lemonade International. There is something lovely in making something that is an expression of your voice, and I think something even more lovely about selling it and donating the money to a worthy cause.
So I have a few blog friends and local friends in mind who I would like to ask to join up with me. I started making my own etsy store awhile back, and it seemed a bit flat and I haven’t moved forward. I think this is why. What about you? Do you create, and want to donate a few items to a collective store that would raise money for those in need? Hey, maybe it is just a small nudge to say, “Yes, I will get out my sewing machine, pick up a paint brush, snap a few photos of my local area.”
I am not going to beg. It is above me…..but pretty please with sugar on top….it will be loads of fun and just in time for Christmas giving. And maybe the money we raise will make life a bit easy for the forgotten ones. We can direct our friends to buy hand made art (instead of things from stuff-mart) from our collective store that gives to those in need.
If you are interested, leave a comment, or facebook me. Hey leave a comment and encourage me ether way. Artists need that ya know:-)
Peace to all~