4/27/2014

Liberate Your Art Post Card Swap


I participated in the annual LIBERATE YOUR ART postcard swap recently.  Unfortunately my computer crashed mid April and I was only able to pick it back up yesterday.  I missed being part of the bloghop to visit all the participants blogs.

I thought I would share my post cards sent and received anyway.
I found this stamp and put it on the backs of my postcards:

"Creativity is Contagious. Pass it on." Albert Einstein

This is a 'pink' and in my garden.  I loved the contrast of the flower with the green background.



                  After a rain storm I was out checking on my roses and took these pictures.



               This is my favorite....all the rain drops beading up on the petals turned out so nice.


             This was taken at a local amusement park with a huge ferris wheel just at dusk.
                                                                      


This was at the end of our drive way this past winter. Lights from a neighbor cast a red glow.


We sent out five post cards that were then resent all over the world.  Unfortunately I did not personally hear from anyone who received mine.

These are the postcards I received in return.  They showed up once a week. It brought joy every time one appeared in the mail box.

                 This card was labeled "Layered Autumn" by  Kat Sloma, the organizer of the event.  Kat wrote on the back of her card:  "Thanks you made the world a better place by Liberating your Art. Now go do it again!"

I love the serenity of the sailboat out on the water. This photo was taken by Karen Walker The back of the card said:
     
                "When you can't change the direction of the wind - adjust the sails." Jackson Brown.


                 This picture was taken by Michelle Gier of Michell Gier Photography in Canada
She wrote on her card:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Out deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  Your playing small does not serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.  We are all meant to shine as children do.  It's not just in some of us; it is everyone.  As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  And as we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others."


This was taken by Suzette.  I love the way the trees are marching off into the distance. Her card read:

"What is this faithful process of spirit and seed that touches empty ground and makes it rich again?  Its greater workings I cannot claim to understand. I only know that in this care, what has deemed dead is dead no longer, what has seemed lost in no longer lost that which some have claimed impossible, is made clearly possible, and what ground is fallow is only resting...resting and waiting for the blessed seed to arrive on teh wind with all Godspeed." Clarissa Pinkola Estes  May the seeds of creativity find their way to your door.

                                            This was taken by Judith and is her original collage. She says she usually works in post card size, but this art piece is done on rough cut cardboard. This really speaks to me as I love collage.


This photo was taken by Bonnie. It shows the beauty in the muted fall colors of fallen leaves.   Her card read:
"I believe art matters.  I believe art is essential.  I believe art is about connection.  Connection to people and connection to the world.  This is why I am grateful and dedicated to be particiapting in this project."
"Art is the proper task of life." Friedrich Nietsche



6 comments:

My Garden Diaries said...

Goodness! What a beautiful swap and such amazing photographs all the way around!!! Just stunning! I was taken with all of the words of inspiration as well! A very wonderful week to you! Nicole xoxo

Art and Sand said...

Oh my goodness!

Such beautiful photographs.

Your flowers are wonderful

Susan said...

Pinks grew abundantly in my grandfather's garden and I've always loved them. The post card exchange sounds fun, especially with the quotes and so many artistic interpretations.

Gallery Juana said...

You must have a green thumb. Those are such pretty flowers in your garden and perfect postcard motifs.

You got some wonderful ones with beautiful messages.

Your calico and tortie are so sweet:) I have had both and they are such characters. Someday I'll be a cat lady again.

Thanks for stopping by and hope your ankle is doing better.

Karen said...

Although all of your flower photographs are wonderful, my favorite is the ferris wheel. I just love the bright colors, and the sense of excitement it represents. (Actually I'm terrified of heights, and probably wouldn't get on it, but I love the idea!)

Suzette Rothlisberger said...

Thank you so much for contacting me. I'm so happy to see that one of my cards landed with you. The other four are missing in action. This is my second year to participate in the swap and this is the second time in a row that I didn't know where any of my cards went until after the swap was completed. Last year, long after the swap ended, I got an email from a gal in Australia who had received one of my postcards. I never knew where the others landed. So it's funny that I would hear from you after the swap and at least know where one of my postcards found its home.

I'm also sorry to respond so late. I was in Utah when I first got your email and then my mom came to town for a few weeks. My daughter and her 4 children arrive this weekend and are staying for 3 weeks. I'm not sure when I'll get back to my photography. I'm so far behind now.

I love your work! Each image is beautiful and so full of color. I'm sure whomever received them is thrilled.

Take care! I hope to see you next year at the swap!

Suzette