Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Liberate Your Art 2014

Liberate Your Art 2014 has come to a close.
This is the second year for me to participate and I had a great time again.
It's always fun to see what surprises might be in the mail box.

Kat Sloma puts this swap together each year and it is because of her that it is such a big success and so much fun.

Last year, I made five different postcards to swap.
I only heard from two of the folks who received my cards and I was disappointed.
So, this year I picked one image and had Moo make the postcards for me.
They did a great job.

This is the image on the cards I sent to Kat for swap.
Two of my favorite things: the baby Buddha and Iris.


The first card I received was from Lynne Foerster of a lighthouse near Cape May.
She used the pallet effect on photoshop.



Collage of Postcards

The cute little shore bird is a photo by Annie Kelleher of Crimson Cove Photography.
I love shore birds. They are very entertaining. So much fun to watch.

The second photo is by Eric Muhr
He was in the right place at the right time to capture the morning sun along the crest of the young fir trees.

Both of these cards speak to the beauty of nature, contemplation, quiet. 


Postcard Collage

The watercolor circles are by Carlyn Clark.
I love watercolor and the colors on this card are so bright. Cheerful!
The mixed media LOVE postcard is by Tina.
Clicking on Tina will take you to her Flickr page.

Unfortunately, I have not received Kat's postcard.
I'll keep looking and hoping that it is just slow or that the mail people
are enjoying it before they deliver!

I'm already looking forward to Liberate Your Art 2015.
I hope Kat will be able to put together a video of all the postcards like she did in previous years. This year she was unable to do so. 

See you next year!

Wishing YOU well and much joy!



Pat - Arkansas said...

Thanks for sharing your postcards. Quite artsy folk in that swap. Your card is lovely, lovely!

My Maine Blog said...

Your note cards are just beautiful and I especially love the one with the Iris and Buddha. The Iris has a very special meaning to me and to my daughter. When she was a Senior in high school one of her classmates sitting in her classroom during English class all of a sudden fell to the floor and had a heart attack and died right in front of all of her classmates. It was one of the saddest days but the class decided to plant a memorial garden in her name and it was all filled with beautiful blue Iris and every year they grow and bloom in this gorgeous burst of color. They are a wonderful reminder of a beautiful young woman who died way before her time. Thank you for stopping by blog and for your kind comments.

Vee said...

Such a fun way to share art with others. I took note of Moo, too. =D

Debra She Who Seeks said...

All are beautiful! I especially like that photoshop effect on the lighthouse.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I love your postcard snap, well done. You received some nice ones back. It's disappointing during a swap when some people don't follow the rules or thank you for your contribution. I had that happen with a tea swap once.
Happy Easter

Michelle said...

I really do like the Buddha and Iris.

Claire said...

I have a 'thing' for lighthouses, and that palette effect is wonderful! Wonderful cards you received :)
Lovely to meet you through the swap and Happy Easter from England x

Anonymous said...

Wow, what amazing work. This swap just blows me away with all the talent that pours in.

hula-la said...

This is great fun to see what everyone has sent and received! I'm still sending out postcards! Aloha

Anonymous said...

Love your card Snap!

helena said...

great piece that you sent and lovely items you received. I was also disappointed at the lack of acknowledgment from people who received my cards

Suzette Rothlisberger said...

Love all the postcards you received...all stunning works of art. See you next time!

janice said...

beautiful postcards you sent out and received... it was a great year.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

your collection certainly brings a smile to the viewer! love them all.
cheers, dana

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

I'm sorry you've only heard from two people who received your cards. I only know where two of my cards ended up as well. I'm going to definitely be in touch with the people I received cards from!

The postcard swap makes checking the mail each day a lot more fun, doesn't it :-) Enjoy the cards you received, they're all lovely. And so is yours - I love irises too :-)

Ahayes1225 said...

You have some wonderful postcards.

Jill Eudaly said...

I love the name of your blog! You truly received some beautiful postcards in the swap. Crossing my fingers Kat's card shows up!

Cathy H. said...

You received such beautiful cards! This has been a great experience!

Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful! I've only heard from one person this year although I always try to notify people when I get one. I haven't seen mine on any blogs yet either although I'm just beginning the blog hop part. Oh, well...

Anonymous said...

Great selection of cards!

Corrine at said...

Really wonderful swap. Good liberated art all around. xox

Jo Murray said...

A lovely collection. I too am surprised that I don't hear from some of the recipients of my cards. would be nice to know where they went.

Gallery Juana said...

That is a sweet postcard you made for this years swap. And your kitties in the side bar really made my day! Wonderful postcards you received as well.

Michele Matucheski said...

Nice work on your Namaste card! So nice to spread that wonderful sentiment around the world. Looks like you got some back, too!--Michele at Sweet Leaf Notebook

Funkyrosebud said...

Hi I got one of your lovely cards, and also one of Annie's and Carlyn's! You will find my setting for yours at

Cheri said...

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

Anonymous said...

Your blog offers such wonderful eye candle that I'm having a difficult time moving away from it! You received a varied and beautiful collection of cards too! Looking forward to 2015... (You can delete the other comment sent using google account. I hit the button too soon). Thanks!

Sheila said...

I love the card you sent out. I am still trying to find most of mine too. See you at next years swap!

Lui said...

I may have commented on FB but I guess its OK to add another one :-)

I love all these exchanges because they liberate us and our art!

Aimee Cotton Bogush said...

You sent out a lovely card and received such beauties in return!