Liberate Your Art 2017

Once again  I have been participating in Kat Sloma's  of Kat Eye Studio'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 167 participants from  all over the world.  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?

This year was a little different.  We were on vacation and so when we returned just recently I had all my post cards at once.  They all make me smile and so happy looking at them.

I sent the following photos this year.

These two photos were taken last Oct. when we spent a month on the Big Island.  We took a boat tour
to view the lava flow from the active Volcano Kilauea.

The pontoon boat held 40 people.  We were about 20 yds  from the flow.  The sulfur smell was very strong and we felt the warm steam and spray from the ocean as lava fell into it.  It was a breath taking site.  I am sure one I won't see again.

I drove into the drive way just after our first snow storm last fall and was greeted by this rose.  I had to take a picture.

                              This was taken on a fall walk in the rain.

I received the following post cards:

This beautiful cat looks like she could be a relative of my baby. The inscription on the back reads:
A look that will melt your heart and the pet of a nursing home resident. This was sent from Vi Jones.
Thank you Vi.  The cat is beautiful and so is the photo.

This original art was done by Amy Garten from Nashville Tennessee.  Amy wrote "Dear Artist--keep going. You did it! You spread love and color across the globe.  May your creative spirit thrive in 2017.  I love the colors and the simple message.   When I look at it again and again I see an ocean and sunset with a sail boat in the foreground. Thank you Amy.

This mixed media piece was created by Regina. I apologize if I don't have it in the right direction. I love to do mixed media and I have yet to really put it out there.  This inspires me to try that.
The quote on the back says "create what sets your heart on fire and it will illuminate the path ahead." Karma Voce.  Thank you Regina. I enjoy the balance and the colors.I see something different every time I look.

This is a digital painting by Kat Sloma of Kat Eye Studio in Eugene Oregon.  Thank you Kat.  I love this piece.  It reminds me of a chalk painting.  Thank you for all of your hard work in the swap.

This  original mixed media piece is titled "California Springtime" by Natasha Monahan Papousek.  Our Spring time is way behind and we are inundated with rain.  It is a sweet reminder of what is to come.  Taking in the entire picture with the music notes as well as the mountains and trees etc I hear a spring song.  The note of the back: Hello Art friend "How does the meadow flower its bloom unfold?
Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold- William Wordsworth Let your life be free and bold.`Thank you Natasha.

This mixed media piece is from Andrea in Vienna...Peace-crossing oceans  Inspire Kindness.  This is a simple but profound message.  It looks like she sewed the lines on here.  Andrea started swapping art just a few months ago. I love hearts so this will find a prominent place. Thank you Andrea.

I am blown away by the art I received.  Everyone is so very talented. It makes my heart sing to know there are so many wonderful artists around the world.  I hope this gives you inspiration to keep going or try something new.
Maybe you would like to join in next year's swap.

I have extra postcards if any one is interested in them.

To see more amazing art follow this link and see what everyone else received.


Lisa Comperry said...

Beautiful art! Love your photos sent too!

Art and Sand said...

What a great idea and your photographs are wonderful.

NatashaMay said...

Love those lava shots. Great postcards all around :)

Jeanie said...

These are so beautiful and so unique. You can tell people really put their thought and creativity into remarkable art and photography. Your lava shots and that snow rose are stunning. Very unusual. What a great swap!

Sheila said...

Love the cards you created this year! WOW! Fabuous lava shots. I have been there also, a once in a lifetime trip. I lost most of my photos though, I guess they were on an old computer. Terrific cards you received, so glad to see you in the swap again. I have you on my swap list, but since I did not see you on the Facebook page... well now I know why. So if you have cards left, I would love to swap with you. My address has changed. Message me on Facebook, and I can give it to you there, or email... shemar67@gmail.com. Send your address too, so I can be sure I have it correct. Happy creating to you :)

Sea Dean said...

I love all your postcards and the snowman in the blog before. I look forward to seeing your work next year.

Linda Ursin said...

You took some amazing photos!

Suzette Rothlisberger said...

Wow! Your postcards look amazing. And of course, the postcards you received are fabulous as well. I'll look forward to seeing you next time.

hula-la said...

Lovely post here! I love your Kilauea shots! Very powerful images there! This is my 5th year in the swap, and I love hopping around to see what everyone sent and received! Aloha!

Mellowood Gallery said...

WOW! Those photos of yours are stupendous. I am so glad you are in the blog hop otherwise I wouldn't have seen them. I also like the cards you received in the mail - seeing all the cards is the best part of the swap. I would love to swap cards with you - especially if you have a lava shot left but any card will be great. You can message me on FB or email me at val@mellowood.ca so we can exchange addresses. Once again, lovely work CatieAn

Cathy H. said...

You received some wonderful postcards. The ones you sent are fantastic!

twil123123 said...

Beautiful work sent and received, that lave, wow, what a capture!
Happy LYA 2017!

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