Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Liberate Your Art 2014 Postcard Swap

Both last year and this year, I participated in Kat Sloma's international postcard swap.  It's such a great artistic combination of online activity and snail mail.  Kat encourages you to meet a deadline, follow instructions, and get your work published into a postcard format.  O.k., on initial reading, this may not seem like such a big deal, but really people, it is.  It's just another way of demonstrating to our procrastinating selves that taking baby steps forward can help to push a door or resistance down and let your art pour through.

Below are some of the wonderful postcards I received, along with their messages.  I posted the one I sent out at the very bottom.  Join Kat next year yourself, and push your art a little further out into the world!  Click on the link at the bottom of this post.

From Jae-Eun Pilsbury, Surrealist Painter (www.jaeeunpilsbury.com)
"Art Must be an expression of love or it is nothing."  -Marc Chagall


From Pearl:  "The creative adult is the child who survived."  --Ursula Le Guin
(Quilt block)

From Granny Sharon:  Art is Everywhere.


From Lyne Augh (I think that's the spelling)  Be Amazing!  Keep up the good art!


From Lui at www.houndsinheaven.blogspot.com "Seek the divine in all that you do and your fruits will always be a celebration."


Mine.  A little something I drew/painted while sitting in my booth at an art show a few years back. I added the following quote: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see...”
— Henry David Thoreau


56 comments:

  1. Great to meet you through the swap! It's been fab, hasn't it?
    Happy Easter from England x

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    1. Thanks, Claire! Nice to meet you, too!

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  2. Hi Juju! You got my card! Thank you for being part of the swap. See you next time!

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    1. Hello Lui! I loved your card--so glad I received it! (-:

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  3. Great art! Im not sure how you got the other links to show up on your post but the link Kat gave us yesterday takes me to the Liberate original info. I had to paste in a link to her blog. I'll need to go check this again.

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    1. Hi Roxi, thank you! I got the link from the last email she had sent to us which took me to the code to copy. I then clicked on the HTML button and pasted the code at the bottom of the other code. I hope you got it to work!

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  4. Isn't this fun?! So many different postcards and new friends! YeeHaw!

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    1. Howdy Snap! Yes, super fun! So much return for just a little effort! (-:

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  5. Hello JuJu...I received one of your cool cards! I wrote about how it made my day on my blog. Keep up the good work! Aloha

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    1. Hello again, Hula-la! You are one super cool, hula girl! So glad you got one of my cards and so happy it made you happy! (-:

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  6. Oooo you got some really great pieces this year! :)

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    1. Didn't I, Kris? I was a lucky gal! (-: Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I know Granny Sharon!! Looks like you received some wonderful art!

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    1. Hi Shelly-- I love her art and her name! (-:

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  8. What fun postcards and beautiful quotes. Love the one you sent out too!
    Lovely to meet you through the swap:)

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    1. Thank you so much, Gallery Juana. It's a pleasure to meet you as well! Yes, I love those great quotes as much as the beautiful artwork.

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  9. Wonderful postcards you've got there and I love yours...so artful! This event is always a treat! Can't wait until next time!

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    1. Hi Suzette--thank you so much! I've done the swap for 2 years. Such a wonderful event and so much work by Kat! Take care!

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  10. beautiful postcards! another great year.

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  11. Yes! Baby steps! Thank you so much for participating in the swap and the hop. Keep creating!

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    1. So much gratitude to you, Kat, for all your effort in bringing artists of the world together! Thank you!!!

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  12. love your realistic voice...yep we need babysteps!
    cheers, dana

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    1. Aw, thank you, Dana. What a wonderful compliment. Well, I hate phoniness, it's just so tiring! ha! I just write the way I speak. Mwah! Thank you for stopping by my blog. (I remember you stopping by before, too!)

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  13. You received some lovely cards from around the world! I love that Great Dane in the rose bushes. I used to have a nice garden; now I have nice dogs! Cheers!

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    1. Hi Michele--
      Well, I love dogs so much. And that Great Dane in the garden just says love and happiness, doesn't it? (-: I, too, used to have a great big garden (replaced by a garage now) and the rest of our yard has been taken over by our 2 dogs--but that's o.k. They sure give me a lot more joy than a tomato, as luscious as it might be. (-: It makes me happy that you have your dogs. (-:

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  14. Looks like you got some great cards!

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    1. Thank you, Ahayes! I completely agree! (-:

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    1. Hi Jill, thank you! Always nice to meet a fellow "Jill."

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  16. You received such beautiful cards!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! I think so, too!

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  17. You received great cards and so is yours!

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    1. Thank you, Candace! (-: I love all the cards I received!

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  18. I love all the cards you got! And yours is great! So much fun - I've been in the swap for three years and will continue as long as the swap does!

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    1. Hi artykatsart! Thank you! I'm with ya', girl. It's such a fun event to participate in. I'm a year behind you though--have only done it for 2 years...

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  19. You got some amazing pieces! Love all the colors!

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    1. Thank you, Cheri! I love all the colors, too! (-:

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  20. What a great collection you ended up with. And your work has wonderful colors. Love it!

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    1. Thank you, Carlyn! I certainly was blessed with a great collection! (-: Everyone, though, got so much great art! (-:

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  22. Hi Jill,
    WOW, you have a great collection this year! I loved reading your about me. Do keep sharing your "wacky" art, the world can always use more style! Happy Easter Jill!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sheila! (-: I do like some craziness in my art. (-; I hope you had a Happy Easter as well!

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    1. Thank you, twill123123. (-: Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Lovely to see the cards you received! Great collection! Looking forward to next year already :)

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    1. Thank you, Maddy Moo (what a great name, by the way!) (-:

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  25. Looks like you got a lovely collection of postcards this time around! Glad I got to participate this year and look forward to connecting with great artists next year too! :)

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. (-: I will most definitely to it again as well!

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  26. What a fabulous collection of cards! Thanks for participating!

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    1. Thank you, Aimee! Right back at ya'! (-:

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  27. So many great pieces! I love this swap!

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    1. Thank you, Natasha! It definitely is a great swap! (-:

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  28. Hello I took part for the second year in a row for the art swap but sadly was unable to participate in the blog hop. I have enjoyed this so much. Glad you were able to be a part of this. IT is such a joyous event as well as a spark to get us moving on our creativity.

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    1. Hi CatieAn-- Sometimes life gets in the way of things, that's for certain! I'm sure you will be back next year!

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