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Artistic Endeavors: IndieFixx Feeds Your Soul with Free Art

Mar 19, 2009

by indiefixx

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

News flash: the economy sucks. The stock market is up and down, people are losing their jobs and homes, all sorts of businesses are closing down and nobody seems to have any idea what’s 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, like books, magazines and art. But, art is important for your soul. It helps rejuvenate, it’s thought provoking, it 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 lots and lots of Etsy artists are participating (I’m booked through June with at least 6 artists per month) and I will be debuting a new FYS pages with more batches of artists. Here’s a list of some of the contributing artists.

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

Belle and Boo
Elsita
My Zoetrope
Gemma Correll
Shawna Handke
Valentina Ramos
Abigail Halpin
Yasmin Surovec
Flossy-p

If you have any questions about sharing your artwork and becoming a part of this project, feel free to email me. If you’re looking to get some free art right here and now, check out the original blog post and get printing!

Artistic Endeavors series | Art Category | Digital Print Subcategory

Lamb print 8x10
Lamb print 8x10
Sold
Three Water Towers...8x10 Reproduction Print
Three Water Towers...8x10 Reproduction Print
Sold
love is magical alternate colors- NEW
love is magical alternate colors- NEW
Sold
Summer Owls Limited Edition Print
Summer Owls Limited Edition Print
Sold
Little Bird Screenprinted flat notes - set of 5
Little Bird Screenprinted flat notes - set of 5
Sold
Gemini
Gemini
Sold
SALE - Ahoy hand painted plate
SALE - Ahoy hand painted plate
Sold
miss linnie page . miniature original
miss linnie page . miniature original
Sold
Porporo the Fish Print
Porporo the Fish Print
Sold
Ava With Wings
Ava With Wings
Sold
Best Ever LIMITED EDITION
Best Ever LIMITED EDITION
Sold
Little Lost
Little Lost
Sold

117 comments

  • SouthwestFlower

    SouthwestFlower said 7 years ago

    What a great and gracious idea, thanks!

  • Diffraction

    Diffraction said 7 years ago

    how fun! I'll check it out!

  • NestaHome

    NestaHome said 7 years ago

    AWESOME!!!

  • PeppermintDaydreams

    PeppermintDaydreams said 7 years ago

    thanks for this! food, water, shelter, art? i thought those were the necessities for survival?! haha.

  • VintageinBohemia

    VintageinBohemia said 7 years ago

    i'll paper my office! what a treat!!

  • Mireio

    Mireio said 7 years ago

    Bravo!. :D

  • petalandpink

    petalandpink said 7 years ago

    This sounds great! I'll be checking it out!

  • elizandaxel

    elizandaxel said 7 years ago

    What a fantastic idea!

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 7 years ago

    Wow what an amazing project and gift!

  • artsharkdesigns

    artsharkdesigns said 7 years ago

    awesome- what a great idea!

  • alwaysadorable

    alwaysadorable said 7 years ago

    Amazing project! Off to check it out!

  • kaoruwerk

    kaoruwerk said 7 years ago

    that is so cool

  • londicreations

    londicreations said 7 years ago

    WOW!!! Just let me know!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    What a grand idea~ wonderful project, kinda like the old saying, It's better to give than receive.

  • 4TheSparrowsNest

    4TheSparrowsNest said 7 years ago

    There is a similar project going on, where artists are giving away jewelry, accessories, and other items to blog readers. Readers are asked a thought-provoking question and the artists select their favorite responses. I've already participated and have given away three free gifts from my shop. See www.thebrightsideproject.com :o)

  • EpicBones

    EpicBones said 7 years ago

    that's great, i agree it's important to stay positive through this economic crisis. my roomate's company just had major lay-offs, and i've been trying to keep his chin up, maybe a card would do it :)

  • FluteTeacher

    FluteTeacher said 7 years ago

    Fun! I'm excited!

  • IceCreamCandy

    IceCreamCandy said 7 years ago

    that's so great:)

  • zombuki

    zombuki said 7 years ago

    Wonderful idea! Sounds like fun :3

  • uncharted

    uncharted said 7 years ago

    sounds like a great project!

  • jessgonacha

    jessgonacha said 7 years ago

    this is great! yay for jen for being featured here-- this project is awesome!

  • GreetingsthatGrow

    GreetingsthatGrow said 7 years ago

    AWESOME idea--can't wait to see all the new art you feature!

  • SleepDreamPlay

    SleepDreamPlay said 7 years ago

    this is such a great idea!

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 7 years ago

    This is such a wonderful idea! I've seen this somewhere on a smaller scale, but this is just amazing. I can't wait! Thanks so much to Etsy, the coordinators of this project, and the artists. You guys rock!

  • PipocaHandmade

    PipocaHandmade said 7 years ago

    This is a 'FANTABULOUS' idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • suryasajnani

    suryasajnani said 7 years ago

    Great idea!

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 7 years ago

    I just emailed you, I would love to feed an art soul! :)

  • AkumuInk

    AkumuInk said 7 years ago

    Very interesting!

  • LushPunk

    LushPunk said 7 years ago

    I'm loving vol25 - great collection, even better idea!

  • BlueTerracotta

    BlueTerracotta said 7 years ago

    Great idea! Can sculptors participate?

  • shopgoldmine

    shopgoldmine said 7 years ago

    Damn straight, the economy sucks!! Luckily, we have Etsy!! This is such an amazingly inexpensive way to buy and sell treasures of the best variety ... Handmade and Vintage!

  • travellingcircus

    travellingcircus said 7 years ago

    Brilliant! I wholeheartedly agree, art is an element that cheers us, feeds both our mind & soul and indispensable. Especially when there is so much negativity floating around.

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy said 7 years ago

    What a wonderfully selfless idea!

  • MyArtShoppe

    MyArtShoppe said 7 years ago

    How fun!

  • blackbirdtees

    blackbirdtees said 7 years ago

    Yay! I just love Michele Maule's artwork. Oh so lovely.

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 7 years ago

    sounds fun...thank u

  • GumballGrenade

    GumballGrenade said 7 years ago

    So happy to be participating in this!

  • WoollyWonka

    WoollyWonka said 7 years ago

    I love the lamb!

  • wynnemrabbits

    wynnemrabbits said 7 years ago

    I've save this page to my FAV's! And Check out the brightsideproject.com sweet! Big Bunny Binkies to you all!

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 7 years ago

    just fantastic - good chi all round

  • arcanearts

    arcanearts said 7 years ago

    This is great and I am happy to be participating in this!

  • shabbyvintagemom

    shabbyvintagemom said 7 years ago

    Very cool! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  • fromlucywithlove

    fromlucywithlove said 7 years ago

    Fantastic idea! Do you still have place for more artists to participate? I have some artwork that was made exactly with this in mind.

  • J2Jewelry

    J2Jewelry said 7 years ago

    you know what? You rock.

  • Xenotees

    Xenotees said 7 years ago

    Such an amazing thing--- love your idea!

  • indiefixx

    indiefixx said 7 years ago

    Thanks for all the love, guys. I've kinda been inundated with all the requests to participate, so it may take me a while to get back to everyone. I'm a one woman show here! Just to clarify, if you are an artist & want to participate, you will need to produce a print just for the project and it will need to be exclusive. Also, I don't really think sculptor can contribute, but if you can figure out how to print out a 3d sculpture, email me and we will talk! ;) Finally, you can see an updated list of upcoming contributors here: http://indiefixx.com/Feed_your_soul/schedule.html

  • Shroompiloop

    Shroompiloop said 7 years ago

    Sharing is Caring -- Creativity is the mechanism of feeding ones soul ;)

  • indiefixx

    indiefixx said 7 years ago

    Oh, I forgot to say that you should sign-up for the newsletter to learn about future downloads. http://indiefixx.com/Feed_your_soul/newsletter.html?Submit=Subscribe!

  • Mattamorphis

    Mattamorphis said 7 years ago

    This is wonderous!

  • sandali

    sandali said 7 years ago

    This is awesome !! Looking forward to your upcoming Art Project ;)

  • HazelHoney

    HazelHoney said 7 years ago

    oh lala sounds great!!

  • TreeHuggerStudio

    TreeHuggerStudio said 7 years ago

    Neat idea. I'll be checking it out/

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 7 years ago

    Wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  • doodleandhoob

    doodleandhoob said 7 years ago

    love this idea!

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 7 years ago

    this is FABulous! thank you for your creative efforts to bring art and positive energy to the world, indiefixx! :)

  • IngridsCreations

    IngridsCreations said 7 years ago

    Wow, that is an awesome idea! Thank you for being so positive and having a wonderful idea!

  • bitfolky

    bitfolky said 7 years ago

    WOOT! worthy, i must say. merci, indiefixx, merci.

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    Iammie said 7 years ago

    Nice arts. FYI: I take CUSTOM CLAY ORDER: earrings, amgnet, beads, charms, etc. Any shape you'd like, convo http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6441363

  • munieca

    munieca said 7 years ago

    Fantastic idea!!

  • ericawalker

    ericawalker said 7 years ago

    what a lovely idea. thanks to everyone participating.

  • SudsNSuch

    SudsNSuch said 7 years ago

    Cool:)

  • novadesigns

    novadesigns said 7 years ago

    great idea!

  • shandke

    shandke said 7 years ago

    I'm excited to contribute my piece! I'm sending mine her way soon.

  • CarolinaCottage

    CarolinaCottage said 7 years ago

    This is SO cool. I've already downloaded and printed 2 pieces.

  • evesimone

    evesimone said 7 years ago

    bravo! what a great idea!

  • Urbanknit

    Urbanknit said 7 years ago

    love it!

  • TrilbyMade

    TrilbyMade said 7 years ago

    thanks all you artists!

  • Lunatiger

    Lunatiger said 7 years ago

    Hear Hear! I agree art is a must! I'm trying not to let stupid economy woos bring us down!

  • quarks

    quarks said 7 years ago

    this is fantastic!!

  • sunnywonder

    sunnywonder said 7 years ago

    Brilliant! I can't wait.

  • DandielionsDream

    DandielionsDream said 7 years ago

    What a Great Plan! I truly appreciate your effort with this artistic endeavor.

  • metrostation

    metrostation said 7 years ago

    Great looking forward to learning new crafts!

  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye said 7 years ago

    Very inspirational way to share art! Thanks

  • meeanddeeshome

    meeanddeeshome said 7 years ago

    this is really wonderful!

  • intrinsicimagination

    intrinsicimagination said 7 years ago

    I look forward to it!

  • MagicMarkingsArt

    MagicMarkingsArt said 7 years ago

    love seeing new works of art! thanks.

  • moonstr

    moonstr said 7 years ago

    wonderful idea!

  • TheBearAffair

    TheBearAffair said 7 years ago

    This is wonderful - we must share to grow!

  • SavonShoppe

    SavonShoppe said 7 years ago

    Lovely...I'm getting my cardstock ready. How nice of you to share...we creatives need to keep the soul properly feed and inspired.

  • CutieDynamite

    CutieDynamite said 7 years ago

    Great! Loving all selections!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 7 years ago

    this is an excellent idea/project, thanks jen. am really happy to be contributing a print :)

  • mainsdefees

    mainsdefees said 7 years ago

    magic is all around with stunning ideas. ill try and craft one :)

  • mykonosland

    mykonosland said 7 years ago

    great work!!

  • coltsgroovies

    coltsgroovies said 7 years ago

    Great project! Love this idea!

  • irisdesign

    irisdesign said 7 years ago

    wonderful! absolutely wonderful!

  • SandraKay

    SandraKay said 7 years ago

    Wonderful news!! Thanks

  • tamerut

    tamerut said 7 years ago

    this is an awesome project! Fabulous work guys & gals :)

  • sarahparrott825

    sarahparrott825 said 7 years ago

    yay! so glad to see the project feature here. Jen is the best!

  • RenJewels

    RenJewels said 7 years ago

    What a lovely idea. I agree with the trying to stay positive idea although I guess this is difficult at times in the face of so much bad news. Well done and keep up the good work.

  • buffet

    buffet said 7 years ago

    SUper

  • hanginmoon

    hanginmoon said 7 years ago

    awesome

  • LaurenAlexander

    LaurenAlexander said 7 years ago

    I love it.

  • bluebirdart

    bluebirdart said 7 years ago

    this is wonderful. really fits in with what I think is the true spirit of art and creativity

  • BirdAndMoonStudio

    BirdAndMoonStudio said 7 years ago

    these are very wonderful

  • vivilian

    vivilian said 7 years ago

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  • MRSBAUBLES

    MRSBAUBLES said 7 years ago

    Uplifting idea - thanks!

  • SparklePaw

    SparklePaw said 7 years ago

    this is awesome. free art - yeah!

  • SavonShoppe

    SavonShoppe said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing. Already bookmarked.

  • Blakenetizen

    Blakenetizen said 7 years ago

    Awesome! I would love to be one of the participating artists! Art always cheers me up.

  • lazydayz

    lazydayz said 7 years ago

    What an amazing idea! Thank you to all contributing!

  • JazzGreen

    JazzGreen said 7 years ago

    great idea - wish i could participate too...

  • ArtConductor

    ArtConductor said 7 years ago

    What a great and gracious idea, thanks!

  • OrbisOrbis

    OrbisOrbis said 7 years ago

    A nice idea. Free is so affordable.

  • tinyspace

    tinyspace said 7 years ago

    great!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 7 years ago

    Can't beat any type of free art.

  • CGDesigns

    CGDesigns said 7 years ago

    This is a great idea...

  • Tina669

    Tina669 said 7 years ago

    Wonderful! I love Fish. Thank you so much!!!

  • icanspellit

    icanspellit said 7 years ago

    So much CREATIVITY. I love it!!

  • redtag1715

    redtag1715 said 7 years ago

    wow! thanks your a genius

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