Friday, April 14, 2017

Liberate Your Art

I missed a week or so because I was in the midst of several projects around the house and just couldn't seem to sit down and write something.

And then a big SWAP in which I was participating came to a close and part of the deal was to blog about it if I had a blog so HERE I AM.


Liberate Your Art is a big swap started awhile ago by one of my favorite on line artists... Kat Sloma.
The deal is, you send 5 postcards to her and you will get 5 back plus one from her. (And they are to be copies, not the originals.  Some are collage, others drawn and others photographs.  You never know and they can come from all over.  

My postcards were some photographs I took awhile back.  They were, as I tell folks, taken in one of those serendipitous moments.   I was getting in my car to run errands and about to turn on the windshield wipers when I realized what a lovely picture mother nature had provided for me....   Since I always carry my camera with me I was able to take a picture or two of this lovely surprise.  I have to admit I hated to run the windshield wiper and erase the lovely picture.  But errands had to be run so I did it.

Here is the result.


I love this kind of swap because, while it doesn't take a whole lot of time, you get immense rewards,  I have also participated in a number of post card swaps with Lisa Vollrath.  So many in fact that I now have a notebook filled with those results.  And I added these new ones to that book...........

 You can check out and possibly join with Lisa's group at this link.....  http://www.lisavollrath.com/.  I can't find a link for a current swap but if you get on her mailing list you will no doubt learn about future ones. I should mention that her artwork can be unusual!

 I am sure there are other swaps out there.  I just don't know about them "yet"....



SO here is the picture I promised of all the postcards I received.  Some drawn or painted, a collage, and some photographs.  A wonderful mix.  I am so glad I participated.


And here is a link to see what this is all about and what folks participated this year..........
LIBERATE YOUR ART.  Check it out.

I hope you will come back to visit my blog.  I write about Tea Cups, art and crafting I do, and what ever else that seems important at the time.

12 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Lovely photos or the postcards. :) I'm excited to see which ones you got in return.

debs14 said...

What a lovely photograph - Mother Nature certainly helped you capture some lovely colours and textures!

Lisa Comperry said...

Wow! Beautiful what Mother Nature revealed to you!
I am glad to meet you, I am now a new follower :-)

Sea Dean said...

I adore the single leaf, the colors in the background are amazing. It reminds me of a photo shoot ai recently posted on my blog that I did in a carwash. https://paintamasterpiece.blogspot.com/2017/03/photography-by-sea-dean-car-wash.html

hula-la said...

Wasn't it a great swap? This is my 5th year in the swap, and I always look forward to it! I wish I knew where all of mine ended up. I only heard about 3 of them. Oh well. You got a nice bunch! Aloha!

Kelly Warren said...

Those serendipitous photo moments are often the best! Great shot!

Sea Dean said...

PS The mostly red collage of paintings postcard is mine :) Thanks fir sharing.

Mellowood Gallery said...

What a super photo you were able to take - gotta love mother nature! I am sure everyone who got one of your cards was thrilled. It is also nice to see which cards you got in return to add to your collection - I have just started mine - lol

Sheila said...

I love the cards you created this year. And you received a fabulous bunch too :) Had fun looking at your blog. Oh my, those tea cups!! Put me in the mood for little cakes, tea and an episode of Downton! Here is another swap for you. She does several each year... have fun!
http://yourheartmakesadifference.com/heart-exchange/

Linda Ursin said...

A beautiful photo :) It's great when things show up like that

Suzette Rothlisberger said...

I love your collection of postcards. Each one is a beauty. Take care and we'll see you next year.

Kat van Rooyen, CZT said...

What a wonderful gift from Mother Nature! And the cards you have received are also great. I'm a new follower! My blog is
HeartsUntangled.com