4/16/2015

Liberate Your Art Swap



Once again  I have been participating in Kat Sloma's "LIBERATE YOUR ART swap.

The idea is to turn your art/photography into post cards and then send five different or all the same cards to Kat. With the help of many volunteers she then sends the postcards twice a week starting at the end of March until they are all delivered to the over 200 participants.  Everyone sends five and in return gets five and an extra one from Kat herself

Each year I look forward to trying to capture better photos.  Knowing I am going to be sharing them with other artists/photographers that are so much more professional pushes me to see the world around me form a different point of view.  And who doesn't love snail mail that is uplifting?

I sent the following five postcards and did hear from one recipient in the UK.  This was the first time I have heard from anyone who has received one of my postcards and was overjoyed it went so far.






The flowers were all in our yard and the door is one of several I have painted and
have used to help landscape our back yard.

Below are the postcards I received in the swap.


            This one arrived from Jen of  Lashua Art. She is a very talented artist and her art can be found on facebook.


This breathtaking   photo is by Shirina Manez. Her other photography can be found at Crated.  Shirina I tried to find a way to contact you to let you know where your post card landed and was unable to do that.


I love this photo of an old beat up truck interior and seemed to like the wagon wheel for a perch.
This photo is done by Catherine Brashear.



This photo of the sea is accompanied by a poem by Dani in Australia @Sandhasnohome.com  The poem reads:
                                      Did the sea water baulk
                                      when first if met the tide?

                                      What lyrics do the waves sing
                                       When they meet the shore again?

                                        Do Seashells cry for mercy
                                        in their metamorphosis to fragments?

                                         Does the water long for peace
                                         in the midst of its violence?


                   This beautiful postcard was sent from the Midwest by Siobhan Wolf. You can find out about her and her family here.


 This last postcard was sent to everyone by Kat Sloma.  She is a wonderful photographer and teaches in person and online workshops.  Even my husband looks forward to the post cards that arrive in the mail during this event.  I encourage everyone to follow the link and view several hundred more postcards by all the participants.
  

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22 comments:

Suzette Rothlisberger said...

Hello! I was one of the lucky ones to receive one of your postcards. Thank you so much. It landed in Roanoke, Texas. I received the photo of the rose after a rain shower. It is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. See you next time!

Gallery Juana said...

Fun cards you received and I love your colorful postcards! I am already looking forward to next year's LYA:)

janice said...

Beautiful postcards... I love the painted doors you do! Another great year!

Snap said...

Hi CatieAn,
You sent some beautiful cards and received quite a different selection. Isn't it fun??!! Looking forward to next year!

Laurie said...

I love all your postcards, Catie An, especially the pink door. So beautiful!

Marrianna said...

Everything is absolutely gorgeous! Your photos are fantastic. The flower that interests me the most is the 3rd one down that you sent out. What is the name of the flower? I have never seen anything like it.

I have not participated in Kat's postcard swaps but might do so the next time. Thank you for sharing your photos and the ones you received.

Hugs, Marrianna

Joanna Schoff said...

love your pictures of the cards in your environment. very cool

marshaleith said...

beautiful cards that you sent out!!! And you received some lovely ones in return

Siobhan Wolf said...

Yay! So happy to see where another of my postcards landed. Thank you for participating in the swap this year!

Fil said...

That looks like such a fun challenge to be part of ... beautiful photos of your own ... and the cards you received are so varied and gorgeous.
There's something very special about receiving things in the post.
Fil

Jeanie said...

I've seen this on another blog and hope next year to be part of it. I love what you did and shared and what you received. Must poke about those links!

~*~Patty S said...

Gorgeous cards from your really fine photography and you received some really beautiful cards too!
This is my first year joining in the swap.
Happy beginning of the weekend.

Sheila said...

Your photos are gorgeous :) Hope we can swap next year :)

Sarah Huizenga said...

Your post cards were lovely, as well as the ones you received. I did this a couple of years ago. It was so fun to receive postcards from all over the world.

sandhasnohome said...

So glad that you received my card safely :) Your cards are beautiful.
Dani @ sand has no home

dropsofeverything said...

Your cards are beautiful, so colorful, great job! You received some nice one too. May be you should check the Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap Facebook page to find out who received your cards...just a hint :) Have a great weekend.
Louise from Brittany, France

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you joined the postcard swap! Perhaps we'll connect via postcard in 2016! In the meantime, visit me at: http://www.kathrynvwhite.com/blog/2015-liberate-your-art-postcard-swap-so-much-fun

Cheers, Kathryn

Mary Jo said...

Hello! Hopping by to see all the lovelies people made and received, and enjoying all the creative ideas for displaying them. You have a lovely place here--I adore your garden door! It was my 1st year, and like many others, I'm already looking forward to next time!
Have a happy, creative year, and thanks for sharing!

kath001 said...

Your postcards are beautiful, CatieAn, as are the ones you received in return. What a fun swap!

Junebug Furniture and Design said...

CatieAn, your photos are amazing..Beautiful!!

twil123123 said...

Beautiful works sent and received!!! Happy LYA 2015. Looking forward to 2016. How about you?

Cindy said...

The postcards you received are wonderful, and the photos you took to share are beautiful! I have never heard of such a swap, what a lot of fun!