The month of April, I participated in the Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap 2013 over at Kat Eye Studios. Over 1200 pieces of art were sent out all over the world. I was so thrilled to be included in this event and plan to not miss it next year. This was my first year and so fun! We were to take a picture of our art in any form and make it into a postcard. We sent five postcards and received 6 back.
They arrived once a week for 6 weeks and made mail time the highlight of the week!
This is the postcard I sent out. I took this picture with my Nikon DX5100 using my 300 lens and set on continuous release mode. I used the quote "life is the flower, for which love is the honey" by Victor Hugo.
The first postcard I received was from Gail at OXOX in Rhode Island. She took this after stacking this cairn. I was able to contact Gail and love this picture. A quote on the back says " Always be on the look out for the presence of wonder." by E. B. White. I love this author and have some of her books. It also spoke to me, because one of our sons-in-law stacks cairns whereever he is...Hi Jason.
This post card flew in on a very cold gloomy wet day and just made me smile. It is from Janice from jmeyersforemanphotography.
When this arrived I was having a very difficult time with my surgery recovery and it was so cold and wet and I love Tulips. It gave me hope that spring was really just around the corner. I love the details in the petals and leaves and the varigated colors. The way we are looking down on the buds let us to see how they are starting to open. This quote says,"with each bloom comes an openness unknown- bloom, my love. Thank you Michelle. I am not sure where you are located but suspect the UK? I promise to get an email to you right away.
Caroline sent this from Illinois. She is a professional photographer where I am a beginner. It was interesting the day this arrived. I had a best friend visiting from out of town and we were actually sitting at the dining room table drinking coffee and having a great gab fest. Caroline included this message on the back." Find the Miracle in simple things. Rid the excess and rejoice in the freedom of lightness. We thought this was such an approriate picture and says it all. Caroline I have never thought of such a simple, every day picture. It speaks volumes to me. I even love cream in my coffee....sigh
Helen sent this from England. I am still mesmerized by the techniques here and have lots of questions. I can't wait to go to her site and read more about it. At first glance, I thought it was a picture scratched out on black paper then I realized she must be taking a picture of the shadows in the tall grass? I have so much to learn about photography and am so inspired by this.
I cannot thank you enough Kat for letting me participate in this wonderful event. You really inspired me to put myself out there and do something I truly love. I have always been self critical about my art and am so new to photography that I don't show much because I don't want any one to laugh, you know how that goes?
But this was a first step for me and a HUGE one. I am so excited to push myself to learn as much as I can. I might even be brave enough to send out my real art in the form of drawings or my mixed media next year!
For those of you I haven't contacted yet about your personal post cards, look for my emails soon.