Thursday, April 17, 2014

Liberate Your Art Post Card Exchange 2014 Blog Hop



This is the second year I decided to participate in Kat Sloma's The Liberate Your Art Post Card Exchange.   The purpose was three-fold :
1) Get some of my own artwork professionally printed -- Wow! What a revelation this simple act is in this digital age!
2) Get my Art out into the world, and
3) Enjoy receiving postcards from other like-minded creatives.

The "Old Homestead" at the top of this post is what I sent out this year.  I took the original photo with my iPad, then processed it with some filters from SnapSeed   The actual building is on Hwy 10 outside of Stevens Point, WI.  This was my first try with SnapSeed.

I know that 1 of my cards landed in Seattle, WA, with Carol Hart at www.openhart.com
1 went to Kate TerHaar in Michigan.   Thanks for letting me know, Kate!
 
Where did the others land?  Please leave a comment if you got one of my postcards. ;-)

I had extra postcards printed (other pictures, too), so if you like what you see, contact me and I'll send one to you, too--wherever you are ...  Cheers!
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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 are the cards I received this year :
[If you see you're postcard, please leave a comment. ;-)]

by Deb at Paper Turtle Blog in Arizona
It's been a long, cold winter, here in Wisconsin, so I appreciated this postcard.  
I am looking forward to the spring and the return of sunlight.

by Sue Williams in New Bern, NC


From mthoodmama in the Pacific Northwest

 Claire at Another Deep Day Blog  in the UK

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Everyone who participated in this year's exchange got one of these gorgeous postcards by Kat Sloma, the organizer.  
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Linking up with Kat's Liberate Your Art Postcard Exchange 2014 Blog Hop:

27 comments:

Claire said...

Yay, you got one of mine - first one I've found on the blog-hop :)
I LOVE the card you sent *sigh*
Lovely to meet you through the swap and Happy Easter from England x

Kris said...

I love SnapSeed. It's such a great tool. Your barn shot is beautiful.

hula-la said...

You got some great postcards! It's fun to see what everyone sent and received! Still looking for mine! Aloha

Snap said...

I love the card you sent. I love "old". You received some wonderful cards -- each so different. Wasn't this fun? I'm looking forward to next year already!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

:o) So fun to see my little postcard among the others that you received, Michele. Thanks for the link-up too!

Suzette Rothlisberger said...

Wow...you really got some beauties and some I haven't seen before now. Just fabulous. Your contribution is stunning as well. I love the mood of the image. So well done. Have a wonderfully creative year and I'll see you next time!

Shelly Gross said...

I love the photos you received and the art that you sent out!!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Sweet - your work looks amazing!!!!
cheers, dana

Kate TerHaar said...

I was lucky enough to receive your card. Love it!

Ahayes1225 said...

Looks like you got some wonderful cards.

Jill Eudaly said...

I love the card you sent out, my kind of art. Lovely cards you received. Happy Easter!

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

Your photo is fab and you got some wonderful cards too.

Candace said...

So beautiful and all so different. Hope you come across yours...I have seen one of mine on FB.

janice said...

beautiful cards you received, I would love to post swap if you are still interested.

Gallery Juana said...

Love the postcard you sent out. It reminds me of a place I happened upon as a child. And you got some terrific postcards!

Funkyrosebud said...

Great cards both sent and received

Cheri said...

It is so much fun seeing all the art that was liberated! You got a fun set. Sorry I didn't get one of yours. Still searching for mine as well!

Kat van Rooyen said...

I'm so thrilled to see my card (pink cosmos) on your blog! It's the first I've seen. Also, I would have LOVED one if your postcards - my kind of art. I'd say I'd swap but you have one already... Unless you would like a different one.

Loved this entry, hope to more fully explore your blog soon

twil123123 said...

Beautiful cards!

twil123123 said...

Lovely post, you got some beauties!

Sheila said...

Love the card you sent out! You received awesome cards as well :) Happy creating to you in 2014 :)

Kat Sloma said...

Awesome! I'm glad you enjoyed this year's swap. Did you find more of yours in the blog hop? Thanks for participating in the swap and the hop this year. AND, by the way, you won the book giveaway! Drop me an email with your address and I'll get it off to you. :) Congrats!

Lui said...

Wonderful cards!

sarahwisemanart said...

I love the photo you sent out. It has inspired me to try snapseed - I've downloaded it but not figured out how to use it yet. Thanks!

Michele Matucheski said...

Dear Sara-- Snapseed will be a world of discovery for you! Enjoy it!

Michele Matucheski said...



I won the book? That's wonderful, Kat!
Thanks again for organizing Liberate Your Art. You are indeed making the world a more beautiful place!

Aimee Cotton Bogush said...

Wow, your photo is amazing....I'm now going to fool around with Snapseed which I had never heard of! You received lovely cards in return!