This year marks my second year of participating in the Liberate your Art Postcard Swap..
My participation in the 2015 post card swap came at a traumatic time in my life when everything was one big blur, so I didn't have so much time to fully enjoy it...
Not only did I enjoy this LYA 2016 main swap, I also did many side swaps..I became addicted to making postcards that feature my favorite photography work...
When the mood hits me, I give up e-mail for a time, Instead, I send my postcard snail mail to family and friends (old and new)..
I especially love having other people's pretty mail land in my mailbox...
I think a LYA swap of postcards and blog hop is a very effective way of networking with other artists to promote their work and our own..
In this blog post I included photos I took of the numerous beautiful postcards that landed in my mailbox over the last month or more...
One important thing I found out about myself during this fun experience...
I LOVE the challenge that comes with finding/creating unique ways to set up photo shoots..Backgrounds - stages that relate to the subjects being photographed while providing a glimpse into my own life...
These collages pictured are images of the cards I mailed this year with info on where they have landed...Memories of how many cards I mailed and with which image featured has become a blur....All of the cards I have received in the main swap/side swaps are pictured in this blog post :-)
|Another side swap that I sent|
This postcard landed with Amy Irwen in Minnesota..
Below are the cards that landed safely in my mailbox ( in Texas ), thus far...Side swaps are still ongoing :-)
Many of the goodies I included in these postcard shots are very old and precious to me..Most were gifts.....All of them trigger pleasant memories for me, of activities with my family and friends..
The postcard on the left is a beautiful piece painted by Sheila Delgado..sheiladelgado.com. "Creativity takes courage" ~ Henry Matise ~ is a quote on the back...
The postcard on the right is from Amy Irwen...This card pictures a collage made of tissue paper, gel and ink.."Innocence" is the name of the piece..Amy dedicated her piece to courageous Paris, in the aftermath of last year's bombings...
|This postcard is from Charlotte Prado of Annapolis Maryland....I love her artwork, a whimsical drawing of a big city or village..The notecard I received (not pictured) from her is very pretty too..|
|From Sarah Calhoun in Atlanta Georgia|
|A side post received from David Wolanski of Wilmington Delaware..Title of art pictured on this postcard is " Lost " ...A photo done with toy camera and film smile emoticon I love the dreamy mysterious feel..His website is http://davidwolanski.com The hanging camera ornament was gifted to me ( this past Christmas ) from a dear friend :-)|
|Postcard featuring the beautiful and whimsical work of Janice Darby landed in my mailbox .. Janice lives in California smile emoticon|
|S. Lane's wonderful post card from Texas landed in my mail box ...Main Swap..I also live in Texas, near Galveston..S has this colorful water garden to care for and retreat to..Ms S Lane's blog is twistylane.blogspot.com|
|A Zentangle from Tazwell Virginia landed in my mailbox..From Kat van Rooyen..Hearts Untangled|
"No one can see through your eyes, no one can speak your art...Create!" is the quote on the back of the postcard..
I love Zentangles smile emoticon
Post card received from J.(Jewels) Welsh.. justticketyboo.blogspot.com
Postcard from Pat in Portland Oregan
From Sarah Wiseman in Cumbria UK. Gecko painted on silk panel... Sarah's website
|Another landing, a postcard from Sean Dean in B.C.Canada|
I love her colorful collage of adorable critters :-))
Another postcard from David Wolanski- David's website ..His picture was shot using a toy - camera...A Holga...Scene in picture is in Vicksburg Mississippi..Background is Mc Hale Park in Seabrook Texas...I became aware of David's work via this year's LYA Swap ..I was inspired to buy myself a Holga, I am currently shooting my first roll of film..We shall see :-)
|This beautiful postcard from Louise Mamet landed in my mailbox from France..The image on the postcard is Venice as seen thru her lens.. "I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it" ~ William Shakespeare ~ is the quote on the back.. Louise's website is dropsofeverything.wordpress.com smile emoticon|
|A lovely postcard that landed in my mailbox from the main swap..From Debra Fillingim in Florida..http://debrafillingim.com |
I love owls and the sounds that they make smile emoticon
From Karen in Ohio-main swap 2016
| From Kat Sloma our host of the Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap :-)|
I love her work..Kat has been a big inspiration to me in finding new ways to work with texture layers..
|I love this whimsical and colorful postcard..It speaks to my soul|
smile emoticon The image is of Jenni's original work "Find Your Happy Place"... Gouache on watercolor paper- size 12" x9 "..
Jenni's web site is www.everythingjenni.com.
Jenni's web site is www.everythingjenni.com.
|This bouquet of tulips traveled to my mailbox all of the way from Australia..These beautiful blooms were done in color pencil by Diane McWhirter Diane's work|
The small canvas in the background was painted in acrylic by an old friend of mine, Jo Claire Hall Groovy Girl Art
|This postcard features a photo of an old passenger car..Photography by David Wolanski...The old passenger|
car is being used as a hunting cabin in a town that is mostly abandoned..
I love the color and textures displayed on this postcard from Terry Owenby ... Gelli-plate prino and collage...On the back is this beautiful quote " Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul-and you answer"
~ Terri Guillemets ~
|This teapot didn't have far to travel to land in my mailbox..I live on the Upper Texas Coast, near Houston..|
This postcard by Snap Lane made its travels from Houston..Snap received this teapot as a gift from a dear friend who hand carried it from China..You can find Snap's blog here
Landed in my mailbox yesterday ( June 20th, 2016). From Debbie Osborn in Norfolk United Kingdom
Many thanks to Kat and her helpers for making this Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap possible :-)
For the past month or more I have been having a lot of fun exchanging postcards with other artists.... It is fun to find out which corner of the world they live in..Interacting with this online community ( on an almost daily basis) lets me find out what inspires the individual artists in the production of their work!
I treasure the many new friendships that I am making :-))))
Beautiful video compilation that Kat made for us with stats on how many art pieces were liberated, and from where.. Many of the postcards that were swapped this year are featured here :-)
I shall make this postcard swap a yearly habit to usher in the Spring Season :-)
Beautiful artwork!I am not sure what I like best!ReplyDelete
Such gorgeous work from everyone, such creativity. I am so happy to hear that this year's swap has you in a better place.ReplyDelete
Are either of you ladies participating in this years LYA? If so I would love to do a side swap with you :-)ReplyDelete
Yay we made it to the hop! This is a beautiful page and I'm so happy that I was able to side-swap with you this year (my first of many LYAs!).ReplyDelete
Patsy "PJ" Lawrence in Murfreesboro TN
You have certainly mastered the art of displaying your postcards. I've enjoyed watching for your submissions on the event page. Thank you for posting about receiving my postcard and mentioning me here. I look forward to seeing you next year.ReplyDelete
Wow, so many art pieces liberated! What a lovely collection you now have! I wish I had done some side swaps as well. Anyway, this is my first time to join...you've inspired me to do some side swaps next year!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful way to share this LYA 2016 Postcard Swap. Your settings are just so creative, Lisa! Thank you for featuring my Venetian postcard, Venice was, is and will be always special for me... Am happy to have shared one of those photos with you. We will keep in touch, this will help waiting for the 2017 LYA edition...ReplyDelete
Awesome job, beautiful art sent and received! Happy LYA 2016!ReplyDelete
Great post of the wonderful LYA Postcard Swap 2016! Aloha!ReplyDelete
It's been a great year for you and side swaps! And I recognize some of them, too--as a few of them also landed in my mailbox. Have a wonderfully creative year! -- Michele at Sweet Leaf NotebookReplyDelete
Lisa loved your post, and seeing all of the cards you received again. Fun to learn that those items have special meanings for you. An old chunk of wood? Oh yeah, I have plenty of those, and I know where each one came from. LOL.ReplyDelete
I am so happy to have swapped with you this year, and I hope we can next year as well :) Your cards are fabulous! I had to look up the camera... very cute. And they have it in blue, OH MY! Happy creating to you Lisa :)
Looks like you got some beautiful cards :)ReplyDelete
My goodness gracious, girl! You did a fantastic job of posting so many postcards. I'm loving everything you received. And if you want to swap postcards, from this swap and/or other ones, please let me know. You can reach me at Marrianna65@gmail.com.ReplyDelete
I love how you gave each postcard a different, thoughtful setting. You are amazing! You have so many gorgeous postcards here! Reading the different blogs about the swap and cards received is so much fun! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wonderful post. I did not do a blog post this year for the swap ... my first "miss" in 4 years. Just not enough time. I'll try to plan better for next year!ReplyDelete
Wow! You have jumped into this LYA community whole-heartedly! So many side-swaps! And I love the way you took time and care to photograph them where they landed. If you have any left of the blackbirds on pink, I'd love to do a side-swap with you. Let me know and I'll send you my address on FaceBook.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed seeing the postcards and also smiled at some of your critters posing with them.ReplyDelete
Lisa, thanks for stopping in at trashbubbleandlifeslittlebits.com! Can't wait to side-swap with you. So nice to have you back at LYA for a second year. Looking forward to getting to know you through art!ReplyDelete
You've amassed quite a collection, and you sharing these beauties is such a wonderful, enjoyable post to read/view. Also, the work you put into displaying them for us is fantastic. I so enjoyed this. Very much.ReplyDelete
Ps...the wrought iron "When Pigs Fly" miniature would be something my daughter would LOVE to add to her collection [she collects pig figurines] LOL
What a beautiful collection of cards!ReplyDelete
Wonderful post about how LYA has interwoven itself into your life. Thanks for posting all the side swaps and artist links. It's always great fun receiving the cards and I like the ones you sent out! Happy LYA 2016.ReplyDelete
Creative installation of cards. All of them evokes different feelings. People's creativity is impressive.ReplyDelete
Beautiful postcards and post!ReplyDelete