Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap 2016

For the past four years  I have participated in Kat Slomas Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap.  Artists are asked to photograph their art in any medium and turn them into Postcards. Kat's swap encourages artists to share their work with others around the world and to bring Happy Mail to all participants.

My participation has encouraged me to try new media, to look with a new eye at whatever I want to photograph and to gain confidence in putting my art work out there.

The past three months has been very difficult for myself and my family.  Our Mother has been very ill and finally came home to my house with Hospice care a week ago.  Many long hours were spent at the hospital and coming home to find such inspiring art in the mail was a perfect gift. Thank you each of you.

This photo of well used and loved paint brushes was sent from Deanie Houghtaling from Paris France.  Deanie this reminds me of my own brushes I look at every day I am in my studio.  I now want to see what they paint! The inspiring words on the back are:  "I dream of painting, then I paint my dreams." Vincent Van Gogh

This postcard hails from Therese Misner of Oregon.  Therese does modern contemporary original paintings.  I love the colors in these. Her inspiration is: Art is meant to be shared. Thank you Therese.

I fell in love with the simplicity of this black and white photo. The few highlights of blue just draw your eye in and make this sing.  Sue from Corvallis Oregon sent this with this quote: Inhale  Possibility, Exhale creativity by Laura Jaworski.

This photograph is mixed media collage done by artist Susan Brown.  This is from her "Birth of Humanism Cycle of Life Series."  She hails from sunny Florida.  I keep picking this card up and looking again and again to find something new.

This very intricate and original zentangle was drawn by artist Danielle DeRome who has studied art all over the world.  I have not tried this art form but find it very intriguing.  You can see more of Danielle's art at www.certifiablyzendoodly.com

This is from Kat Sloma  the creator of the swap and an original photographer from Eugene Oregon. Kat's photography always has this ethereal element that I find fascinating.

Theses last postcards are my original photography  taken in my back yard and house with the exception of the vintage truck full of flowers.  I took that at a nephew's wedding on Whidbey Island, Washington.

To view the rest of the post card art click here

I hope this art inspires you in some way to explore your art medium even more and build the confidence to put it out into the world for others to enjoy.