Friday, May 10, 2013

Liberate Your Art Postcard Exchange 2013

This year, I decided to participate in Kat Sloma's Liberate Your Art Postcard Exchange.  The purpose was three-fold : 1) Get some of my own artwork professionally printed, 2) get it out into the world, and 3) enjoy receiving postcards from other like-minded creatives.  In April, 200+ artists worldwide sent postcards of their artwork (plus address labels and stamps) to Kat Sloma, who then fostered the exchange sending postcards around the world.  What fun to watch the mail every day!
Here's what I received :
 from Sherry Harmes at Amook Island Creations near Kodiak, Alaska. 
On the back of the p/c, Sherry included the date, temp, wind speed, and wave height.  A great way to share more of where this card came from.


This was sent by "Pearl."  She says this is an embroidery of a Buddhist Parasol, a symbol of protection.


Typograffitti by Viv Halliwell.

From Lindsy's Garden.

"Adorned and Alone" by Kat Sloma.  Everyone who participated in this year's exchange got one of these gorgeous postcards by Kat Sloma, the organizer.  

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Here are the cards I sent out :






I have extra cards, so if you like what you see, contact me and I'll send one to you, too--wherever you are ...  Cheers!

Linking up with Kat's Liberate Your Art Postcard Exchange 2013 Blog Hop :

30 comments:

Snap said...

This was my first year to participate and it was so much fun to see what treasure I would find in the mail. You received a lovely variety. Looking forward to 2014!

JansArtyJunk said...

Wonderful post...Love your postcards...I do love a quote...and what wonderful art you got in return!.. I'm enjoying hopping around all the blogs to see what lovelies everyone else got in their mail :)

slsmyth said...

Oh my gosh - I love what you sent out and I love what you received. So much colour and inspiration! I hope there is another swap next year...this was my first and I'm eager to do it again!

Barbara said...

loved all the cards!

davidmorelphoto said...

I was lucky enough to receive one of your wonderful post cards! Thank you for participating and for sharing it with me!

Becs said...

What a great collection of cards. Love this swap so much, great to connect with everyone!

twil123123 said...

Lovely sent and received. I want that coffee cup in the on from Viv!

seabluelee said...

Michele, you received a lovely collection of cards. I also love yours. Each image is beautiful, and so is the message you added.

Diane said...

wasn't this fun? I really enjoyed it. It's my first time participating and I'm still checking all the blogs to see if I can locate any of the postcards I sent out.
If your offer still stands and you have a leftover card, sure I would certainly do a swap with you, if you'd care to receive one of mine.

Karen said...

You received some lovely art, but the art you sent is equally wonderful. I especially love the blueberries!

The Mann Fam said...

Nice post. The swap was such fun and now seeing and reading how and where the the art was received is a treat.

The Idaho Beauty said...

I DO like what I see. Do you still have any cards left that you could send me? I could return the favor with a card of my own artwork.

jmeyersforeman said...

it was wonderful to receive these gifts in the mail, and now visit different blogs and see some of the cards we didn't get. it is such a lovely idea, I can hardly wait for next year.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

what a great exchange of art for you and your recipients!

M said...

WOW! Your postcards are so awesome! You should sell them. They are all so beautiful and unique, and the quotes are perfect.

Suzette Rothlisberger said...

I have not seen any of these cards along my blog hop journey! They are wonderful. The postcards you sent into the world are filled with art as well. This was so much fun. See you next time!

Candace said...

I love all the cards you sent. That Mary Oliver quote is my favorite all-time quote. And the cards you received are also beautiful. I keep seeing that Explore card on blogs and it makes me want to take off! And I love Roberta's work, she's one of my blogging friends.

Kat Sloma said...

Lovely cards, sent and received. So great to have you in the swap!

craftingwithstyle said...

Such a lovely collection of cards, both what you made & what you received~

Ahayes1225 said...

I have extra cards also... I would love one of your! Nice post.

Mandy Kopelke said...

Absolutely love the images you sent out!!

Joanna said...

Oh wow, you sent and received such beautiful postcards!

CatieAn said...

Michele.. thank you for hopping by my blog. I love your photography and took a peek at a few of your other blogs---such a creative soul!
I love all the postcards you received as well as the ones you sent out. What great inspiration

Jo Murray said...

Such great cards!!! Yours AND the ones you received.

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

Hi Michele, thanks for visiting my blog. When I first started looking at the cards you received I was confused I recognized the first two right away. My frien Viv received those same two and then I saw that you received hers! How funny! The ones you sent out were fabulous just my style. Your quotes awesome too.

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

This it too funny. The first two cards were received by my friend Viv, and I see you received one from her too. The ones you sent out are awesome. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sheila Hughes said...

Beautiful cards received and I love the ones you sent out! I remember them from Facebook. I would love to swap cards with you if you still have some left. Take a look at mine and let me know :) Thanks! Sheila

nancyjean said...

hi Michele...i love the cards that you sent out into the world...such talent! You mention on my blog that you might like one of my postcards...i would love to send you one! How can i get your address?

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful cards sent and received. Your photos are gorgeous. Valerie

Stacie said...

Beautiful cards, both the ones you sent out and the ones you received! The swap has been such a great experience and I love seeing all the art.