Feed Your Soul: The Free Art Project

Take one talented artist, pair her passion to inspire others through art in these dark days of a recession and you’ll find a great way to brighten what might be an otherwise dreary day.

Feed Your Soul: the free art project is a way for talented artists to share their gifts while promoting their art. Sharing free craft projects has always been a powerful way to positively impact your online business. One artist takes this marketing through the freebie to an inspired new level by encouraging her site’s visitors to download and print the art featured in order to keep beauty in our lives.

Jen Wallace, an indie designer, has been promoting indie artists since 2006 on her blog Indie Fix. Feed Your Soul feeds Jen’s desire to inspire us all while assisting each month’s featured artists to gain wider exposure.

The premise of Feed Your Soul is site visitors can download the shared art for free and use it to decorate their home or workspace. Of the art currently on the website, my favorites include…

art by mandy sutcliffe Mandy Sutcliffe is a wonderful children’s artist who studied illustration at Leeds Metropolitan University. A university exchange program brought her to France where she was inspired by French children she sketched in a park. To view more of Mandy’s work and to purchase individual pieces or one of her three books, visit her website Belle and Boo, named for her two most popular characters.
Jen Oaks is just beginning her career and is currently working on earning her MFA Thesis at the Academy of Art. Jen shares her home with her husband and two cats in Berkeley, CA. Her work can be found one her own site, JenOaks.com and on Etsy.
Shira Sela is the third artist who’s work I selected as one of my favorites. This piece makes me think of letting go and moving on to exciting new things using the metaphor of a child letting go of her balloon toys. Shira does not share much about herself on her website but her work, like Mandy’s, appears to be strongly influenced by children. Her website, ShiraSela.com features many of her pieces and offers a number of prints and original works for sale on her own site as well as Etsy.

(Sorry, don’t know what is causing the giant gap before the artwork and to be quite honest the day has been too long for me to have the gumption to try and figure out why.)

All of the artwork is available in pdf files designed to be printed and framed for personal use. So, if you are looking for a bit of free art and would like to explore the work of some talented indie artists be sure and check our Feed Your Soul!

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