Well, I promised I’d be back with a post on the bonus Liberate Your Art package I received.
At the end of the LYA blog hop, Kat held a giveaway for participants in the hop. As noted on her blog, by random drawing, she gave away:
- One 6×9″ fine art print of this year’s final celebration image, “Art brings Light to the World”
- One copy of the second edition of her book, Art with an iPhone: A Photographer’s Guide to Creating Altered Realities, which was published at the end of 2017.
- Eight packets of postcards from other participants. These were extra postcards participants sent to give to Kat’s helpers on “swap day.” There was a lot of love and appreciation left over.
Guess what! I won a set of postcards!
I know you want to see the “bonus” postcards. Right? Be sure to read to the end because my blessing could become your blessing.
There was an eclectic set of seven postcards in the envelope–one a duplicate of a side swap, one similar to a side swap, and the rest new to my eyes. Here they are:
Natasha P’s “Peony Party” was featured in yesterday’s blog post.
So was one of Janice’s angels–though this one is different.
Check out my previous post to find out more about these artists and their work.
The first “new to me” piece was made by Jennifer Calvin.
Have you figured out what this is? It’s handmade paper! Jennifer makes paper. How cool is that? You can find all sorts of paper and other artsy stuff she makes at Wild Oaks Studio.
The next one was made by Karen J. It’s a mixed media project that won first place at the Ohio Montgomery County Fair.
What is the art made of? According to Karen:
the underlying paint is acrylic. Attached are various round items including: giant checkers, backgammon blots, tiny spools, buttons, tiddlywinks, jewelry pieces, slices of a huge woody vine from my backyard, faucet handle.
The next postcard came from L. Hudson, I assume.
I have no information on the art or the artist, but the person included an email address and a printed message on the back:
Now go make something happen with your art!
Carolann shared a multi-view card featuring scenes from Western Ireland.
Carolann dedicated this year’s card to:
the beauty of Western Ireland and the open hearts of its people. It is truly the land of a thousand welcomes [and] to the Moores of County Mayo Ireland [family].
I like that phrase, “a thousand welcomes.” She added a blessing, of course:
May your heart and your art be filled with Irish blessings.
Last, but not least, a lush autumn scene shot by Nick H.
This card is from a scene from the area where I am lucky to live in Yorkshire. I enjoy traveling and making new friends around the world but I especially love to come home to this beautiful part of England.
Yorkshire is indeed beautiful. And if you know how much I ❤ autumn, then you know that you might see this photo again in a few months.
Now that this art has been liberated by the artists, again by Kat, and liberated again by me, I want to liberate the art even more! The postcards need writing and postal marks, evidence that they’ve traveled. Don’t you think? Sooooo, I’m sending these out into the world AGAIN.
Two are already claimed–I promised a friend the peonies and I’m keeping autumn (sorry, not sorry). 😉
That means the other five are up for grabs! If you want one, let me know in the comments. I’ll write a note and send one on its way to you. First come, first served. No strings attached.