Sunday, August 28, 2011

Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap


Over the summer Kat organized a - what she called - Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap. You can read all about it here. I can't even begin to imagine how she handled that swap even in the midst of her moving from Italy to the USA, but, honestly, I'm so glad she did.

I received the most beautiful cards and it really was such a joy to come home after a busy day in the office to find those treasures in the mail. So let me introduce you to the wonderful artists in the sequence of the arrival of their cards:

This wonderful work of art was made by Tia from The Inspired Life. It is a mixed media painting and is called "You are Marvellous". The texture of this card, which was made of several layers, is really amazing!

 This card is also a wonderful painting - it's so unbelievably dimensional with all those details and shadows. I'm not sure if I read the name correctly, but this work of art was made by Lea from the Beaufort Art Center

 This wonderful postcard was was made by Lorraine Lewis from Paper Bird. There are so many details in this work of art that I notice something new every time I look at it.

 Next was this card with lucky wishes for me from Tarijune at the Studio Mailbox. I wish you could feel the texture of this wonderful card! She also painted pretzels on the back of the card and I wonder how she knew how much I love pretzels!

 You all know of course, who the sender of this beautiful card is - Kat, who not only organized the swap but also sent out a card of her own! I love not only Vespas but also the tones of this photography.

 This wonderful card shows a photography of Caesarea, Israel, taken by Alison from My Life - An Adventure. The patterns and shapes and shadows are simply amazing.

This postcard swap was a wonderful experience and so much fun! Thank you all for your wonderful work of arts and thank you, Kat, for making this happen!



31 comments:

Evelyn S. said...

Oh...what beautiful pieces of mail art! Thanks for sharing them with us, Rosie.

Mira said...

beautiful, beautiful cards! :)

Aimee Cotton Bogush said...

Beautiful post cards, beautifully shared!

Kat Sloma said...

Wow, you received some beautiful pieces of art! I'm so glad that each and every one brightened your day. That makes me happy! So glad to have you in the swap and the hop!

Chrissy Lewis said...

I loved the idea of this Postcard Swap and was tempted to participate but was so tied up with stuff at the time I just didn't have the time.

It's amazing to see the results. I love the postcards you received! So beautiful!

Joan said...

Lovely art you received! This was so much fun.

Becca said...

How fun to receive such beautiful art in the mail!

Susie said...

Gorgeous cards. Aren't we all so lucky to have received beautiful bits of mail thanks to Kat and all the creative souls involved. Thanks for sharing.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Isn't it amazing how much talent is out there? It was such a fun project!

Ellie said...

What wonderful cards they are, and such a lot of work has gone into them. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Deanna said...

What a beautiful collection of cards. How fun to check your mailbox each day and find treasures like these. I originally signed up to participate, but life got in the way. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Jo Murray said...

You did well Rosie... lovely images, and post.

NatashaMay said...

Cards are really beautiful. It was such a pleasure to participate. :)

Lynn Richards said...

boy, you received some beautiful work!!! thanks for coming by blueskies!
xo
lynn

Julie said...

What a wonderful collection!

Anna said...

I totally agree this was such a fun exchange! Looks like you received a wonderful assortment of different mediums in your postcards. Great pieces!

Linda R. said...

This looks like it was an amazing swap.. How fun to get all these wonderful pieces in the mail..
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Hugs, Linda

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Hello... so nice to meet you!
These are lovely postcards, indeed :]
Thank you for sharing, I really enjoyed my visit here.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Karen Koch said...

What wonderful postcards! Thanks for sharing.

Alison B said...

Its so cool to see where one of my cards ended up! I love the connections that Kat helped us all make and the blogs that we're now joined up with! I especially appreciate that you're a fellow "lens" junky... I love travelling with my camera and finding all those wonderful nuances that travel affords! I look forward to browsing through your blog in the next few days - you're up on my dashboard with all my favorites!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a cool idea! If only I could do arts and crafts like this. :/ These are all beautiful works of art.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Beautiful creations. The swap was alot of fun. :)

justine said...

wow they all look great, sounds like it was a fantastic success

Katie said...

you recieved some really beautiful cards!! Lovely!

K8 said...

Hi Rosie! thanks for stopping by my blog. Wow - your banner picture is absolutely breathtaking! I can't wait to explore some more of your photos! I see you're a fan of Kim Klassen as well - love her! Glad you enjoyed the swap. :)

Dorian Susan said...

Thank you for sharing your cards...they are all so uniquely beautiful. I like pretzle design, but all cause pause which is really cool.
I so wish I did this, but I was thinking "art" not photos and thought I wouldn't "get it". My loss, but living vicariously thru others.

Margaret said...

This sounds so FUN! How exciting to get "real" mail. :)

Darlene Cunnup Photography said...

I too participated in the Liberate Your Art swap. Just blog hopping from Long Island, NY!
You got some loving postcards
I love the way you did the post on your blog!!
I am coming in late because of my chemo treatments and hurricane Irene!!
Nice to meet you and your pics!

Peace love photography
darlene

Oliag said...

I am finally getting a chance to visit all the links in the Postcard Swap! Love your post and the gorgeous cards you received! I have been so impressed with the creativity of all involved!

Thanks for stopping by my little blog and leaving such a nice comment too:)

TJ said...

Hi Rosie! Thank you so much for letting me know you got my card. I apologize for the extremely late response, but I was in the middle of moving from Germany to the US.

I love how you presented your cards pinned on a line. This is a beautiful post sharing your mail art!!

Best wishes, tj

Katy Noelle said...

Somehow, this swap seems especially special. What a lovely idea!

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