Saturday, May 11, 2013

Liberate Your Art

I first learned about Kat Sloma's "Liberate Your Art" project last year when my friend Rinda participated and shared information about the swap on her blog. I remember thinking how fitting that was for Rinda to participate, as I consider her a true artist.

And then I took an online class with Kat this year, ended up signing up for her e-newsletter, and I learned first hand about Liberate Your Art and it seemed possible that even I could join in if I wanted to. :o)

{Kat's 2013 postcard}

This year there were 1,290 postcards submitted from 216 different artists from 11 countries! Here's how the art swap worked: participants send five postcards, mailing labels (with their own address) and postage stamps to Kat. Kat and her crew collect postcards from participants from all around the planet, and then switch them around and mail them back out.
I was so excited when I received my first postcard in the mail! How wonderful to participate in a project that not only nurtures our creativity, but encourages us to share it with others. Here's a look at the postcards I received:

A lovely card from Carolyn Jane in the UK ~ I loved her whimsical quote. 

A pretty card from Janith from California ~ I love her beautiful textures. 

Kristina from California sent this happy card.
What's happier than a nice photo of balloons?

I loved the quote on this card from Amanda. I emailed her and asked if this
was her own drawing and she said yes. Isn't it lovely?

And last but not least, this beautiful flower photo from Cindy
who lives in the same state as me! Arizona.

Finally, here's a look at the postcard I submitted:


My thoughts on the swap:  I loved participating in Kat's Liberate Your Art postcard swap! I was unsure of what to include on the back of my postcard - ended up putting information about myself and what I blog about. It was fun to see the different ways other people interpretted this project, and there are some things I'll do differently next year. And yes, I will definitely participate again next year!

22 comments:

carm said...

Very nice…

Auntie Bliss said...

Amanda's is my favorite!! Wowee!!
Does she have an etsy?

Carrie Rosalind said...

Love the postcards you got, but where's a picture of the ones you sent?

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful cards, this swap really was fun! Valerie

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

:o) Updated to include the postcard I submitted. Thanks, Carrie. xo

humel said...

Wasn't it fun? :) I'm definitely in for next time, too - and, like you, I've already started to think about what I was pleased with and what I might do differently!

Candace said...

The card you sent is lovely as are the cards you received. I'm a Phoenix blogger so I'm going to add you to my AZ Blogger blogroll...I always enjoy "meeting" other local bloggers and you've just tipped me off to an additional one, too.

Suzette Rothlisberger said...

Oh! You received some real beauties. I've seen some of them throughout the blog hop, but not all of them. The postcard you liberated is just wonderful as well. Take care and I'll see you next time!

M said...

I adore the map by Amanda! How fab!

craftingwithstyle said...

A great collection! I'm especially partial to the map!

Karen said...

What fun to find people I know on this blog hop and swap! Love your card (of course!)

Maria Ontiveros said...

What fun! I love the card you sent.
Rinda

The Mann Fam said...

Nice post. The swap was such fun and now seeing and reading how and where the art was received is a treat.

Joanna said...

Wow, what stunning postcards!!

Katie said...

Such a great group of art!

slsmyth said...

Loving all the colour in your cards! This has been such a great swap!

Ahayes1225 said...

Looks like you have some great cards. This was fun...

Sheila Hughes said...

You received such beautiful cards and the one you sent is lovely! Can't wait to do this all again next year! Cheers....see you then! Sheila

Kat Sloma said...

I'm so glad you see yourself as an artist and you took the plunge to participate this year! It was great to have you joining in.

Sian said...

I think this is the most amazing swap I have ever seen! I've been enjoying posts about it for the last few days and I'm blown away by the skill and the organisation that has gone into it. Just amazing.

Moms Who Click said...

So excited to see you received on of my cards. I agree, it was fun to see not only the beautiful cards but the messages written on the back. Kristina

K8 said...

Thanks for your gorgeous card! It reached Calgary, Alberta, Canada..

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