Part of Wild Violet’s mission is to support independent writers and artists. With that in mind, on my author’s blog, I have created a post where writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, crafters, etc. can list their goods in order to make it easier for holiday buyers. So if you have something you’d like to sell, stop by the 2012 Holiday Bazaar and promote your work!
So, I’m going to do the same for the writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers and crafters I know: in the comments, put your name, your connection with me (IRL, FB, Twitter, etc) and tell us about an item you have available for folks to buy this holiday season: be sure to include a link to where people can find out more. If you want anything to change in our upside-down culture, stop handing your cash over to the bloated corporations who take all their untaxed profits off-shore while complaining about their underpaid workers needing healthcare.
Of course I have a bunch of books to flog —
But I want to share a group I’ve shared before, artists doing their best to help in simple ways: Hand to Hand Vision. Created and managed by Elizabeth Massie, it was begun in Jan. 2011 to raise money by auctioning quality handmade items to help others during these tough economic times.
I also want to mention my friend Mary Browne’s sanctuary Universal Pathways; she offers a wonderful oasis just outside Albany with gardens, a labyrinth and over 500 acres of woods, fields, streams and hills to walk in. She has a wonderful retreat center and in the summer does weddings and other gatherings.