This year, like last year, I engaged in a little post-Liberate Your Art swapping and received more beautiful artwork to add to my LYA collection. Although many started swapping even before Kat Sloma sent the postcards, I preferred to wait till the blog hop to begin swapping–I like the element of surprise.
Here are the post-swap cards I’ve received so far.
Sheila of Sheila’s Corner Studio shared this pretty watercolor. Instead of having her postcards professionally printed, Sheila printed her own, front and back. She shared a personal note wishing me a “fantabulous” day and included a couple of quotes:
One eye sees, the other feels. Paul Klee.
Imagination needs moodling–long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering. Brenda Ueland.
Marsha of Winnipeg, Canada sent this “heavily textured” photograph of a crow in flight. She shot this photo a year ago. Marsha works with various art forms–photography, quilting, watercolor, gelatin monoprinting and more. You can see more of her work on her blog, Coolquilting.
Louise sent these ships with best wishes from Brittany, France. You can find more of her photography at Drops of Everything: Sharing Steps From My Path of Life.
This one wasn’t exactly a direct swap. Heli’s postcards took the long route from Finland to Kat’s address in Oregon and didn’t arrive until after the swap and blog hop were over. Kat called for five volunteers to send Heli a card and she sent cards to the volunteers on Heli’s behalf. Poor Heli. She even paid for expedited shipping. I’m pleased that I volunteered. This is such a beautiful work of art. It is likely a reproduction of an art journal page. Heli’s blog, Art Journal – Coloured Stories, features many of her art journal pages.
Finally, I received two mixed media cards from Janice who challenged herself to break out of her usual mode of art (photography) and ventured into mixed media this year.
This dreamcatcher postcard will be framed and placed in my office at work. I was secretly coveting the image (below) when I saw it in a number of LYA blog posts and Facebook posts, so I was thrilled to find it in the envelope with an encouraging message written on the back: “Share your passion!”
Check out all six of her LYA 2015 creations on her blog: Janice Darby: Photography Through My Eyes.
Thanks, ladies, for the cheer you added to my crazy May and hot June days. Thanks for creating art and for having the courage to liberate it!
Haven’t had enough? Check out the video Kat put together (of one postcard from each participant): LYA Video. The video is in the middle of the post.
[Note: A few people requested a swap, but forgot to share contact information. Please leave your email addy in the comments section and I’ll be in touch today. Thanks!]