Hello, and thank you for following! Welcome to Open Art Media’s weekly newsletter! We’ve got so many fun projects going on we just wanted to share. We want you to be the first to know about our hottest new products, sales, articles, recipes and more! Every mailer will have exclusive coupons and special sales just for you. Keep coming back for weekly updates on our Open Art Life. Start living your bliss today!
Check out this week’s awesome new products over at our design store! Just click on a picture to see the full description and buy now!
New From Pokey & The Bear
How To Roll Your Own Sushi Pokey and Bear are rolling their own sushi! Follow along and get the super quick and easy recipe so you can make sushi too!
Looking for a way to give back, either in your community or world-wide?
Check out vList.Ninja! Create your account and list your projects or volunteer services and start creating a new world today!
vList is like Craigslist–only it’s just for volunteers and volunteer projects. These projects range from small or local projects to large or world-wide endeavors–nothing is too big or too small. The idea is that by harnessing community resources both local and world-wide, we can create a non-currency based economy of solidarity and change the world. Our motto: We rise by lifting others. The only catch? No currency can change hands.
Here’s how it works: Let’s say that Stan has a full set of tools, but never uses them. Bonnie knows how to use tools, and she has some free time. John needs some planter boxes built. He has all the lumber and supplies, but no tools or carpentry experience. On vList, John can advertise his project and connect with both the tools and a volunteer willing to give her time toward building his planters. Stan can advertise as a “volunteer” who volunteers the use of his tools. Bonnie can advertise her carpentry skills–or answer John’s ad looking for help, and she can look at ads to find the tools to do so. Using community-based crowd sourcing, John can get his project completed.
Later on, if John has a surplus of fresh veggies from his new planter boxes he could advertise to “volunteer” free veggies to someone in need–and/or give each of his volunteers a bag of produce from his garden in order to give back to the community. He doesn’t have to, of course, but isn’t it nice to give back?
Everybody is happy!
This is a short-term local example of how vList can work to bring projects and people together. However, vList is flexible enough for project managers to advertise for large world-wide projects as well. Need 6 volunteers to build houses in Haiti? Advertise on vList for volunteers who want to work internationally! Together we can make the world a better place!
Tired of all the downer news from Mainstream Media?