Friday, April 03, 2009

No more Starving Artists - The Stone Soup Challenge

This week I became aware of something called The Stone Soup Challenge.  This challenge is based on the story of Stone Soup, where a weary traveler cannot find anyone to spare him some dinner so he decides to make stone soup.  The villagers are intrigued and start to bring out various items to add to the soup and by sharing create a meal that has plenty for all. 
Times are tough for everyone right now and for artists whose products aren't considered to be necessities times are even tougher.  This is where the Stone Soup Challenge comes in.  If artists band together and support each other we can all get thru these tough times.  
The premise is simple.  Go to the link I included in the first paragraph and comment on the post with your pledge to support fellow artists.  Then spread the word wherever you can, blogs, forums, etc...  Finally, decide on a percentage of your monthly profits you can afford to spend and spend them on items from your fellow artists.
I personally will be spending 15% of  my profits with my fellow artists.  Won't you join me in supporting our fellow artists? 

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for spreading the word! Your work is lovely!

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  2. awesome idea! i am TOTALLY in!

    <3

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  3. What a great idea! I love your lampwork!

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  4. Hi....I found you through The Creative Bloggers Blog Ring. I've heard teh fable of Stone Soup but have never heard of this challenge....in fact, I'm clicking over there right now....what a neat idea...anything that supports creativity is always a plus! Teri
    http://www.sandtcreations.com/wordpress

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  5. What a brilliant idea - thanks for sharing this - I've already joined up and am spreading the word now!

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  6. Fabulous idea! I will be supporting the cause as much as I can!

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