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Posted by on Feb 12, 2009 in Feed Your Soul, Got Art?, Printables & Downloads | 47 comments

Feed Your Soul: the free art project

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News flash….the economy sucks. The stock market is up & down, people are losing their jobs and homes, all sorts of businesses are closing down & nobody seems to have a freakin’ idea what the hell is going on. That’s the bad news…

Now for the good news. Even though the economy is tanking, it’s more important than ever to stay positive.  We shouldn’t dwell on the negative news, it’s just not doing our souls any good. To that end, I have got something that will hopefully bring a smile to your face and brighten your day and it’s called Feed Your Soul: the free art project.

“What is this Feed Your Soul: the free art project?” 
Well, every month I will share FREE ART with you from artists that I have invited to participate in the project. Each invited artist will contribute one print that you can print out on some cardstock and frame or even just thumbtack to the wall.

“Why are you doing this?” 
Well, I love art and I know you do too. I also know that when people start to tighten up the purse strings they tend not spend money on things that aren’t necessary for survival, things like books, magazines and art. But, art is important for your soul. It helps rejuvenate, it’s thought-provoking, offers inspiration and can generally brighten an otherwise dreary day among other things. In addition to helping brighten your day and put a little spring in your step, I want to help promote some of my favorite artists.

“Which artists are going to be participating?”
I’m still working on the schedule, but here’s a tentative list of artists who will be contributing in the next few months.

vol. 25
Berkley Illustration
Browington Forest
Michele Maule
Tricia Mckellar
Things are Better with a Parrott
Stephanie Fizer
Unconventional Ida 

“I’m an artist, can I contribute?”
Send me an email, I’d love to take a look at your work!

“Okay, so where’s my free art?”
To kick this whole thing off, you will find links below to 3 different prints that you can download and print. This month’s contributions are from Samantha Hahn, Jessica Gonacha and little ole me.  I’m not an artist, but I want to be one when I grow up!

I hope you enjoy and remember to feed your soul with some art!  You can see my framed prints all ready to hang on my wall below.

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About Samantha Hahn: Samantha Hahn is an illustrator, surface pattern designer, crafter, blogger, and art teacher. She also writes the blog Maquette where she writes about art, design, craft, and eclectic style. She also often shares her daily drawings there as well. Samantha has done commercial work for: Glamour Magazine, Craft Magazine, Hallmark, Mankind Magazine, Blanket Magazine, & Lovely Magazine among others.   To purchase prints of her work, visit her etsy shopLittle Paper Planes and Shiny Squirrel.

Download Samantha’s Feed Your Soul contribution HERE!

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About Jessica Gonacha: Jessica Gonacha is an artist from Atlanta, Georgia who is endlessly creating. Her work includes paintings, drawings, illustrations, and paper goods and is vibrant, colorful, and charming. Her work can be found on her site and in her Etsy shop. You can also read more about Jessica and her work on her blog.

Download Jessica’s Feed Your Soul contribution HERE!

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About Jen Wallace: That’s me! I just wanted to share something that I made too, even though I am not an artist. :P

Download my Feed Your Soul contribution HERE!

47 Comments

  1. What a great idea Jen I love all the prints and can’t wait to see the rest in the series. I already have prints by Jessica Gonacha and Berkley Illustrations in my casa, but can a girl really ever have too many.

  2. What a great idea! Love this.

  3. Wow….this is amazing! What an incredibly wonderful thing for you all to do! Thank you SO much!
    xo
    Melissa

  4. oh this is a wonderful, generous, inspiring idea, indiefixx! gorgeous and wonderful! thanks so much!

  5. YAY Jen! These artists are fabulous –what a great idea! If I had a printer, I would so print them out ASAP.

    hugs!
    x
    Amy

  6. Oh, these are just beautiful! So cool, and such a very generous thing to do. I happen to like yours best of all :) and I think I will download it right now.

    I have to thank *heart handmade* for sending me over here… of course the free art is fantastic, but mostly I am happy to have found your delightful blog. Have a happy, happy day!

  7. What a wonderful idea! :)

  8. This is awesome!!! Thank you! :)

  9. Ahh! I totally agree, and I think that this idea is amazing. I’m so excited to hear this because I really want to buy art, but I really can’t afford it right now. Thanks Jen, and all of the artists!

  10. This is SOO wonderful Jen! What a great thing to do. I love focusing on the positive and this is such a great way to do it! I love the art and the entire concept! I’ll be linking to this tomorrow.

  11. Whattya mean you’re not an artist? That’s totally art. Wow. This is all so awesomely awesome! Thank you! xoxo

  12. Yowzer! What a great project to offer! Totally looking forward to it :-) Thanks Jen.

  13. This is a very great idea (though others have just said so). It’s the kind that makes me wish I were able to draw.

  14. Sweet little idea! Great way to brighten a relatively bleak time (financially speaking ^^)

  15. Love this idea.

  16. This is a great idea! This is my first new artwork in a while since I’m unemployed. Thank you all for brightening my day. :) I’m off to print these on some cardstock and frame them. :)

  17. This is a great way to save money and promote the works of independent artists alike. I am thinking of submitting my own, but I haven’t got anything new these days.. I’ll try!

  18. this is too good to be true. I’m writing a post about this, spreading the word so many will come and contribute.

  19. this is the greatest thing ever. thank you so much. i am definitely linking to you.

  20. a positively brilliant idea! thank you for doing this…art really is a wonderful, natural and uplifting thing/experience and in times like these, it might be more important than ever!

  21. This is such a wonderful, generous idea. Thank you for the downloads!!!

  22. This is an amazing thing, thank you for putting it together! <3

  23. just brilliant.

    you are right. art IS important for our souls.

  24. Awesome. Thanks for offering this! Will definitely be participating and sharing it around!

  25. What a great idea! Thank you for this!

  26. what a fabulous idea!! you are so thoughtful & inspiring!!

    thanks again, i can’t wait for the other prints!

  27. This is such am amazing idea…all the way around!

  28. Thank you so very much! The Jen Wallace print is exactly what i have been looking for!

  29. What a great Idea! I agree with you,that art can be important for our soul and all people should have some art if they want.So I thank you so much for this project.

  30. Ladies I just love what you do. I just wrote a post on my blog about Weird Art I came across but I would love to feature what you guys do as a unique ‘good art adventure’.

    Top idea, great site too.

    Celebrate Life
    Lorrette

  31. This is such a lovely idea! I’ve downloaded your print as it made me smile so much :D Thanks for being such a star x

  32. Wow, I just came across this…love the art. Thanks so much for letting us download. This is such a great way to advertise your work…what a great idea!!
    Thanks so much.
    Vickie

  33. I love this idea its genius!

  34. Oh, awesome! This is like Christmas! Thank you!

  35. What a fabulous idea!!! Thank you so much to all the artist and those of you putting this on!

  36. this is totally rad. you’ve brightened my day, for sure.

  37. This is such a great idea! Art for everyone!

  38. Great project idea! Can’t wait to see all the art!

  39. A great way to keep art alive!!

  40. What a great idea! In this economy free is good.

  41. What a wonderful idea. I’m on board.

  42. Hi everybody,
    Un mot in french pour donner une coloration internationale. Je veins de trouver le lien du blog chez Littlerobot…et je trouve l’idée formidable. Je vais en parler sur mon blog français
    Best wishes
    Laurence from Bordeaux

  43. Wow. Just – wow! This pictures are beautiful in so many different ways. Thank you sooo much to all the the artists for contributing, and especially to Jen for starting and organizing it.

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