Sunday, April 17, 2016

Blog Hopping

This weekend Kat is hosting a blog hop for this year's Liberate Your Art swap. I don't remember the last time I participated in a blog hop - I almost feel nostalgic!

I do remember, though, participating in the first ever art swap, which you can read about here. After having missed the last 4 years for various reasons, I'm happy to have managed to be a part of the art swap again this year.

So far, I received 4 of the 6 postcards, and here they are:

postcard

The top left card is from Jacque Hodgen. It's a photograph of a reflection in the Japanese Garden ponds at the University of Washington Arboretum. I love how it looks like an impressionist painting - so beautiful! Jacque wrote that this picture is part of a series - I'd really love to see the other pictures.

The top right card is from Kitty Mitchell. For this gorgeous piece of art, Kitty printed on hand tinted rice paper and then hand coloured the black and white photo! I love the amazing texture of the rice paper and also the beautiful picture, which reminds me of happy days at the beach.

The bottom left card is from Mary Ann Hurt. I just love the collage of the ladies in their bathing suits. The colours are so vibrant and the vintage look with the pictures layered on top of the handwriting topped off with the mermaid is just amazing! There is also a beautiful picture of a mermaid on the back of the card.

The bottom right card is from Jacqui (Jacqui Photography). The photo of this wonderful hood ornament was taken at the National Auto Museum in Reno, Nevada. I love the details of the ornament and also the colours of the hood. I can somehow feel an energy radiating from the pose of the ornament.

Thank you all for sharing your beautiful art - I'm so happy to have received these wonderful postcards! And thank you especially, Kat, for taking all the time and effort to organize this swap once again!

Now over to the main page of the blog hop, where you'll find all the details, a beautiful video showing all the wonderful pieces of art and further links to all the other blogs participating in the blog hop - enjoy!

8 comments:

Sea Dean said...

Hey Rosie, thanks for the trip down memory lane. AND you've given me an idea about doing an actual art swap. Not sure of the details, but certainly locally it would work. Hope to see you on my blog and of course next year.

Gallery Juana said...

Hi Rosie! Glad you could make it this year.
It's always great fun receiving the cards! Happy LYA 2016.

Natasha Papousek said...

What a fun swap this year! Love the way you displayed the cards you received and love your card,too.

See you next LYA!

Lisa Gordon said...

So glad you participated this year, Rosie!
I just love the Japanese Garden.
What a beauty.
Have a wonderful week, my friend. xo.

Lisa Comperry said...

I had so much fun being a part of the LYA community this year!
I love your selection of postcards!
Have a wonderful week ahead :-)

twil123123 said...

What treasures!!! Happy LYA 2016!

Christine Barker said...

You got an interesting variety of cards. Thanks for popping over to my site. I think we both like photographing flowers!

Sheila said...

So nice to see you in the swap! Hope to see you again next year, happy creating to you!

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