Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap is completed again for another year but lucky for us Kat Sloma (the amazing and talented organizer of the Liberate Your Art) has arranged for this wonderful Blog Hop so all the incredible Art sent around the world can be further liberated and shared. This is the second year I participated and I plan to keep going as long as the Swap does. I received six beautiful cards, five from Swap participants and one from Kat. Here they are:This postcard is a photo Colleen took of a lovely surprise she found in her flower box. The quote on the back of this postcard is:
“The desert, when the sun comes up…I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began” ~Forrest Gump
Candance’s blog is: Glenrosa Journeys
The original size of this painting is 60×80 cm. Vigdis blogs at: Kunstkanskje
This beautiful piece is by Tamara B. you can find here at www.writeyourliferight.com, she wrote this quote on the back
“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home…it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” ~Chuck Palahniuk
This beautiful postcard is from Madge, she can be found at: The View From Right Here a Pacific Northwest Photography Blog
This lovely artwork is by the one and only Kat Sloma, who with an incredible group of volunteers, sorted and swapped 1290 pieces of art by 216 artists from 11 countries this year. Watch the video Kat put together here.
Here are the four pieces of my art that I liberated into the world (I sent out two of the ‘Found Love’ postcard):
I was happy to hear from two of the recipients of my cards, I hope the photographs and quotes brought a little happiness into everyone’s mailbox.
Please join in our blog hop to see all the amazing art and artists who set their art free and I think must have made some postal workers hearts a little happier and bags a little heavier.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! to Kat and each and every artist that participated. The world can always use more beauty!
Cheers! xx Sheila
Love the cards you sent. This was my first year to participate and I am amazed by the variety of little treasures that arrived in my mail box! Looking forward to the swap in 2014!
Thank you so much! It is such a wonderful event and I am blown away at the talent and beauty we sent around the world! See you next year! xx
Wonderful collection and love the ones you sent out. My fave is “pure joy”. Beautiful.
Thank you Sherry! I admit I have a VERY soft spot for dogs and this little fellow just made my heart melt. He belonged to a surfer on the beach and was having the time of his life running back and forth the length of the beach. He came up to say hello and was so full of salt and sand….cutest guy ever!
I know what you mean. I love seeing my Westies race along the beach having the time of their lives. Pure Joy is right!
Sheila, I’m sorry I missed this! Do you do this often?
It is a yearly event Lynda, it has been in August but moved to April this year. I will let you know for next time if you like, Kat has a wonderful Blog and newsletter to follow. I met her taking some online photography classes.
I followed the link in your post! I’m signed up now. 😀
Sheila, I adore that lion, all your work is wonderful, but I think that is my favorite!!! So AWESOME! Looks like you got some great postcards in the swap, it was so much fun and I cannot wait until next year!
Thank you Tammy! I took that photo at the Calgary Zoo this winter. Some birds were squawking outside his enclosure and his concentration was intense. Beautiful creature! I am looking forward to next year too!! xx
Nice post. The swap was such fun and now seeing and reading how and where the the art was received is a treat.
What a beautiful idea. Naturally, I’m a little partial to your “Pure Joy”!
Thank you! I agree, he is adorable!
I love the cards you created. You got a lovely colorful collection back! It was a fun Swap!
Lthank you very much! I loved all the cards I received and loved watching the video Kat made with everyone’s amazing art!
Love the ones you sent out as well as what you received. Glad to see where one of mine landed!
Thank you! I loved your postcard, the light looks amazing in the desert, i would love to visit there.
All of these are beautiful. I was the lucky recipient of your ‘abandoned’ card and I absolutely adore it – thank you so much. Looking forward to next year. 🙂
I am so glad to hear that you received one of my cards and that you liked it :)! It travelled all the way to the UK, how wonderful! Thank you very much! I’m looking forward to next year already too! Cheers! Sheila xx
Wow! I love your photos, especially the heart carved into the tree trunk. So cool that you have a pet photography biz too! That must be such a fun way to make a living!
Thank you! It was such an unexpected treasure finding that heart. I consider myself very lucky to be able to spend so much time with four legged creatures, they make my soul sing 🙂
I LOVE the cards you sent. I haven’t seen them until now…perfectly gorgeous. There’s one you received I haven’t seen either…so glad I came to the blog hop to see ALL the art. Take care until next time!
Thank you so much! See you next time…it’s been such fun!
what incredibly fortunate people who received your photographs — they are beautiful. I remember seeing the one on Kat’s video. Cheers from another dog ‘person’ but here in Canada. (www.dianeschuller.com since the name link takes you to an old blog from over 10 yrs ago that hasn’t existed for years — don’t know how to update it so my apologies for leaving my web url)
Thank you so much Diane! No worries…I love being a (kinda) crazy dog lady…so good for the soul these little creatures.
Looks like you got some good ones. And sent out some wonderful ones.
I sure did…love them all!! Thanks very much 🙂
Stunning postcards both given and received!
I love them all! I am going to steal someone’s idea and put them all in a frame together. Thank you!
Great cards and I adore the ones you sent!
Thank you so much!
You do lovely work!
Thank you so much! You are very kind 🙂
I love the wide selection of art you received, and I love the variety that you sent. I had done only the one image but for next (should Kat decide to do this again!) I just might do 5 that are all different…challenge myself just a little more
I think the first year I did one piece but for the past two I mixed things up a little. What a blast this is, so inspiring to see all this amazing talent.
I’m have no doubt your photographs and quotes brought a LOT of happiness into everyone’s mailbox. So great to have you in the swap this year!!
Thank you Kat! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all your efforts in putting this Swap together! Until next year!
thank you for stopping by my blog. This has been such a wonderful event and I am so happy I joined this year. Your postcards are amazing—expecially the Lion. I am so inspired by all the beautiful art out there. Thank you for sharing and for your very kind and supportive encouragement.
I’m so glad you popped by too! Thanks so much! I love your blog too! Stop by and say hello again sometime 🙂 xx
Sheila, I love the cards you created. I think my favorite is Pure Joy. And your pet photos are wonderful too! Can’t wait to see what you create for next year 🙂
Thank you Sheila! So glad you stopped by and will be coming along on my adventures 🙂
You certainly sent some beautiful post cards out. I especially love that big cat, amazing picture. This was my first year and I am looking forward to 2014. Thanks for sharing your art.
Thanks so much for stopping by! It was so much fun wasn’t it? So glad you joined in too! See you next year!
Wonderful cards sent and received. I especially love the photo of the dog racing along the beach, it reminds me so much of my ‘Scruffy’! Hope to see you again next time at LYA, Valerie
Thanks so much! Oh…you must have such a cute dog!! I have 4 Tibetan Terriers (one is a cross) so have such an affection for scruffy, shaggy dogs! I absolutely love your blog site too!
Great cards, all of them, but I LOVE that lion.
Thanks very much!
I love the cards you sent out–and the ones received, of course!
Your photography is wonderful and you received a great collection also.
I found you finally!! Some how the URL for your website kept telling me the website didn’t exist, managed to figure out it didn’t like the www at the beginning. Thank you so much for participating in the swap, I absolutely love the lion I received from you!
Looking forward to next year!
Yay! glad you found me and came by for a visit…I’m glad my lion found a good home! Cheers until next year! Sheila
Beautiful set of cards 🙂 I love your b+w images… I’m sure i’ve seen “watchful” and “abandoned” in the hop (the latter is my favourite!)
Thank you very much!
Sheila, you may get this twice… weird goings on here 😉 Love the great set of cards you received. Your b+w images are gorgeous – I think I saw “abandoned” and “watchful” as I was hopping… abandoned is my absolute fav.
Wonderful post…Love your postcards…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 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! See you next year!
Such gorgeous cards – the ones you sent, and the ones you received!
Thank you very much! It was lots of fun, wasn’t it? I hopped over to your blog, I take it you are a Canadian girl? 🙂