Thursday, April 17, 2014

Liberate Your Art!

I participated in a postcard swap sponsored by Kat Sloma.  Over 200 artists from around the world each created postcards, then sent 5 to Kat (along with address stickers and proper postage).  Kat then "liberated" our artwork by making sure that each participant received five different postcards -- plus one from her!  I decided to take them out to my back yard and photograph them today for this blog post.  Enjoy!

The first step was to have some of my artwork made into postcards.  I used the images below and had them processed by Moo.com.
 I put messages on the back with contact information and sent them to Kat by the deadline.  Then it was waiting and anticipating time!  The first postcard I received was this Kingfish painting, created by Charlotte in Maryland.

A few days later, I opened my mailbox to find this great photo of seagulls from Patricia in Vermont.  She processed it with Photoshop to give it that chromatic look.

The third photo was this seascape from David in Nashville, Tennessee.  Given our long winter, this was a welcome sight!

This whimsical image from Andrea in Staten Island arrived right around the time we were getting yet another spring snowstorm. At least today I had a few flowers to remind me that her message is indeed true!


 The colors on this gelli print doodle from Lisa in Virginia made me smile!


 And the final postcard was from Kat, called Layered Autumn.

Throughout the process, we were able to post updates on our "Liberate Your Art" facebook page.  I found out that one of my postcards ended up in Scotland!  

I'm hoping Kat does this again next year!  If so, I'm in!

28 comments:

  1. This is great fun blog hopping to see all the cards everyone sent and received! Still looking for where mine ended up! Aloha

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  2. beautiful postcards, I love the bird with the postcard motif on the front! You also received some nice one too.

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  3. Lovely cards. so far on the blog hop I have seen none of these cards. So much good art in this swap! Have a great weekend!

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    1. I agree! So much fun to see all the great art that was liberated!

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  4. Great cards, sent and received. I'm not finding mine anywhere...sigh.

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    1. Oh no! That's half the fun. I hope you find out where yours went. :-(

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  5. Love the cards you sent, and you got beauties in return!
    Lovely to meet you through the swap and Happy Easter from England x

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    1. Thanks, Claire! Hope you had a happy Easter as well!

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  6. I especially love your talent for capturing animals and blossoms. :)

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  7. Kate, you sent some lovely cards to the swap. And, you received some great cards. I'm enjoying the Blog Hop -- great chance to see even more of the marvelous cards. I do love mail call! Looking forward to 2015!

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  8. Love the robin card. I commented about nice it was on a blog that the robin flew to in the swap!

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  9. How cool to know how far one of your postcards went. This was a fun swap and the blog hop is great for meeting some of the people behind the postcard.

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  10. Your cards are wonderful, my favorite subjects also.

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  11. Beautiful work! I love the ones you received as well.

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  12. It is so much fun seeing all the art that was liberated! You got a great set.

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  13. So happy that you got one of my postcards. Pat

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    1. Me too! Keep taking great photos!

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  14. Lovely collection Kate, and your cards are so pretty! have a happy creative year!

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  15. Of course, we will definitely do it again next year! Thanks for your participation in the swap and the hop. AND I'm writing to you with some fun news... You won the matted print in my blog hop giveaway! Please drop me an email with your address and I'll get it in the mail to you. Congrats! :)

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    2. Oops - I commented on this, not realizing my daughter was logged in! Anyway, thanks so much, Kat! This whole experience has been great fun. Loved getting connected with other artists around the world!

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  16. How exciting to see your card and what you received!

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  17. It's so much fun to see postcards on the blog hop one hasn't seen on the Facebook page. Fabulous! The postcards you sent are lovely as well. I really love the image of the bird! See you next time!

    Ps. Lucky you for winning the matted print! Again...fabulous!

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    1. Thanks, Suzette, I'm excited too! This has been a great experience to be a part of!

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