Liberate Your Art 2015 Postcard Swap – Blog Hop!

Once again, The Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap has been an enormous success! Today, we are celebrating our success with a blog hop… A little trip around the globe to share the fruits of our labor with each other and with all of you.

My piece for the swap began as a humble two page spread in a glue book. And it was transformed into a postcard that I was happy to distribute. Here are the before and after scans…

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Before: the original two-page spread

Postcard of Image

After: Printed at VistaPrint, lost the bright colors, but otherwise, it came out okay.

These are the pieces I received in the official swap, throughout the month of March…

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From: The Contemplative Gardener, this piece sustained some damage, having been torn in the postal machines, but it is still very beautiful.

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From: Paint A Masterpiece, this sampler arrived. Very nice! Would make a great marketing tool!

From: Melissa Parks, this blonde angel tells us to " let your light shine."

From: Melissa Parks, this blonde angel tells us to ” let your light shine.”

From: Meena Schaldenbrand, a quilt entitled "Savor Every Second, Value Every Day." I'm sure the photographic postcard fails to do the quilt justice.

From: Meena Schaldenbrand, a quilt entitled “Savor Every Second, Value Every Day.” I’m sure the photographic postcard fails to do the quilt justice.

From: Ungala, "A Tribute to Women." The black border frames the piece nicely.

From: Ungala, “A Tribute to Women.” The black border frames the piece nicely.

I was saddened to receive the final postcard. It is always a “Thank You” from Kat, signalling that the swap has officially come to an end.

From Kat Sloma, "Imminent Downfall."

From Kat Sloma, “Imminent Downfall.”

Before the swap officially started, we were clamoring to trade with fellow artists. As I had only created one postcard design for this year’s swap, I elected to wait until after the swap to see if the folks received mine officially. That way, if they did, I could send another design. If you are one of the folks to whom I owe a postcard and you did not receive the one pictured above in the official swap, let me know and I will send it on to you. If you received the one pictured above and I still owe you a side swap, let me know and I’ll send out something different. I apologize for not keeping closer track of these side-swaps and want to honor my commitment.

These are the postcards I received in the side-swaps. Spoiler Alert! They are pretty AMAZING!

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From: Janice Darby

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From: Jill Eudaly

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From: Kat van Rooyen

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From: Amy Irwen

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From: Sherry Harmes (Both of them!)

It was another enjoyable, successful and inspiring swap season, thanks to Kat Sloma’s organization and hard work, and thanks to all the participating artists!

If you haven’t seen it, you can check out the swap video here:

http://kateyestudio.com/2015/04/liberate-your-art-2015-blog-hop.html

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

 

 

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21 thoughts on “Liberate Your Art 2015 Postcard Swap – Blog Hop!

  1. Hi Lynn…super blog! I am in need of one of your amazing postcards. What a great way to end winter here in MN. My LYA photo book is getting quite full…love you and happiness always.

    Amy

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Wasn’t this fun?! This was my third year and it gets better with each year. Your card is wonderful and you received some great cards … ones that I hadn’t seen before. So much fun to see what everyone got in their mail.

    • I love this swap, above all others! It’s amazingly fun! So great to look forward to reconnecting each year! Hoping to hop a bit, myself, today… Thanks for the lovely compliment! 😀

    • Thank you! So glad you took the plunge! Mail Art has become my life… hope to receive a piece of yours one day… until then, thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend! 😀

  3. I love mail art:) Your postcard is terrific with the bird and boots and encouraging quote. I met you through iuoma and didn’t realize you were participating in lya too. Hopefully, my iuoma pc got to your doorstep?

  4. Hopping by–hello! This was my 1st year, and I was a little nervous about it–I signed my efforts but didn’t put my email on! Looking to see if I can discover where some of them landed. I love your sweet one, and it’s so fun to see what others received and how they display them. I’d love to prolong the joy of snail mail, too–if you’d like a side swap, I’m MaryJo Fisher, 519 Church St., Logan, OH 43138 Have a wonderfull, Art_Full year!

    • Thanks for popping in, MaryJo! So glad you took the plunge and joined us this year! Sending you one of my LYA postcards… it will be in Monday’s mail. My return address is on it. Have a cReAtiVe day! 😀

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