The Stone Soup Challenge

I've just recently found out about the coolest community. You may have heard of this already. The Stone Soup Challenge is an idea Laura Bray of Katydid Designs dreamed up and put together. It's based on the old Grimm Fairy Tale about a man who came to a hunger-stricken village and offered to make stone soup - soon the various people added their various ingredients it became a stew that could feed them all.

The challenge is similar to this. Many of us crafters are trying to sell our wares online, especially now that fantastic venues like Etsy and ArtFire are available to us, but for the community to continue to expand and thrive, we have to support each other a little bit.

Laura has set up a place for people to pledge that they'll spend a certain amount of their crafting income (after expenses, of course!) on another artist, so that we can spread the soup around. And of course, the more that pitch in, the easier this is to do. So go on over and check it out, I highly encourage it! You don't have to promise to spend 50% or anything like that - no one expects that of you. But just help out someone else... and then maybe tell them about the Soup Stone Challenge, and maybe they'll help someone else out! Are you seeing how this works?

I love this idea! I mean admit it - don't you spend some of your income there anyhow? You might as well make it official. ;)


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Comment (1)


June 2, 2009 at 4:26 PM

That is a great idea! I'm going to head on over.