I also forgot to tell you that you can also upload a mp3 sample of your music, video and pictures of your portfolio. This website is not like a DVD where you sit and watch, you actually need to put something on it for others in the community to see.
Example: You carve prosphoro stamps and would like others to know or would like to direct people to your website.
Example 2: You made a great musical album and would like to share it.
Example 3: Your church has a good website and may be having an art show.
Example 4: You write Icons for a living.
Example 5: You write short stories poems novels etc.
I wanted to inform you that after several weeks of pondering ideas, I
decided to re-launch dotcollective.com as a directory and community for
Orthodox Christian Artists. I have had this vision for a on line community
of artists since 1998 when my previous church put on an art show. I saw how
wonderfully talented many of my fellow church goers were and that they never
showed them to their community.
Often we never see how gifted our fellow parishioners at our Orthodox
Churches are. I am reminded about not hiding your talents but to express
them from Matthew 25:14-29. I posted the scripture on the home page to
remind myself not to hold my talents back and to share with others.
DotCollective.com was previously used as a domain reseller registration and
hosting site. It didn't quite make it after the dot com bust and had
several rebirths that did not amount to anything. I realized that what I
wanted to make was for selfish reasons and the domains that were registered
on the site were not wholesome to my soul and often left me awake at night
wondering what I was doing. I let my domain reseller registration license
expire and transferred the whole thing to another reseller, I then sat on
the name for about 5 years now. I only used it for experimentation.
DotCollective.com redeemed itself and was used to demonstrate our future
church website and what it would look like before we got a domain of our
own. I still wanted to use DotCollective.com as an outreach on its own and
kept renewing the name until I realized that our community needs a directory
and place where Orthodox Christian Artists can meet and display a virtual
Submitting a listing is pretty simple. First you will click on the link
that says "Artist Directory"
Then click on "Add Entry"
And fill in the blanks. You may want to register before doing this, so that
you can update your listing. You do have the ability to upload pictures,
music, etc. Registering also allows you to use the Forum and submit a Blog
if you want.
Why am I doing this and why is it free? I want to give back to you a gift
from my heart in thanks for praying for me when I was in the hospital and
others for teaching me so much by sharing with me this past year.
If you have any questions or something glitches, please let me know and I
will have it taken care of.
Thank you for your time and understanding. I hope to see your free listing.
Jacob Lee from eXist designs has this motto "if it is not online it doesn't
exist". J Enjoy your free Orthodox Christian Artist Directory and get your
In Christ's love,