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Friday, May 10, 2013

Liberate You Art 2013

 
Liberate Your Art is a postcard swap hosted by Kat from Kat Eye Studio. Each year the swap has grown. This year there were; 216 artists from 11 countries that showcased their artwork on a postcard. A total of 1290 pieces of art were shared. We mailed our cards to Kat who had the monumental task of redistributing them around the world. Let me stop a moment and say "Thanks, Kat, you are awesome for doing this!"
 
I am thrilled with the postcards that I received. They were meant just for me!!
I love
  • flower photography, there's such beauty in the details of flowers
  • birds, I have a bird theme in one of my bedrooms
  • art journals, I want to try my hand at one
  • macro images, one of my favorite types of photography
 
The first postcard that arrived in my mailbox was from Marie Johnson, San Juan County, New Mexico. Marie's talents include quilting, painting, mixed media, knitting, photography, and she makes the most gorgeous felted bags.  http://www.musingcrowdesigns.com/




For the second year in a row I've received one of Terri Porter's cards. I've know Terry through online photography classes and blogging. I'm thrilled to have another one of her photographs.  Terri lives in Arizona and creates the most gorgeous images of flowers like the cactus on the front of her postcard. Her photography is not limited to flowers, she's a wonderful photographer. Terri has a personal blog http://porterimages58.blogspot.com/ and she also collaborates with several other fantastic photographers on a blog filled with beautiful photography and inspiration.   http://focusingonlifegrp.blogspot.com/ 
 



Valerie-Jael  from Kaiserwerth, Germany is the artist behind this beautiful piece of art. Valerie creates beautiful journal pages, tags, altered projects, and is also a very talented photographer. You'll enjoy her blog and seeing her art.  http://bastelmania-craftattack.blogspot.com/
 



This inspiring postcard was created by Jennie who lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is a very talented artist that shares her knowledge through art teaching. Her postcard is a photo of the front cover of her art journal, a mixed media piece. You can see more of Jennie's art, which is full of color and texture, on her blog. http://artyjenniep.wordpress.com/
 
 
 
 
This postcard is from David Morel,  a fine art photographer from Nashville, TN. I visited his blog and discovered that this is a macro image of a vintage wallpaper press. David's photography includes; sports, structures, macro, abstract, nature, and more.
 
 
 
 
We all received a postcard from Kat who lives in Oregon. Kat is a brilliant photographer whose photos are beautiful and inspiring. She also shares her love for photography through her courses and workshops, which I will say are wonderful!!

 
Kat has put together an amazing video with a sample of each artist's work. You MUST go see it! I don't tell people what to do very often, but I'm telling you GO SEE IT!
It gave me chills when I looked at this amazing collection of art. I've already watched it three times and I'm going back again! I'm looking forward to Liberate Your Art 2014! If this sounds wonderful to you, join us next year. Kat has a newsletter that keeps you informed of everything that's happening at her studio.

We are participating in a blog hop where we can see many of the postcards and hopefully see where our own cards landed. I know where two of mine went, so I'm off to look for the others and enjoy this fabulous collection of art!
 

30 comments:

  1. Great cards Cathy - really hard to pick a favourite

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  2. Glad my card found an appreciative home! :-)

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  3. Great set! Love this swap so much. :)

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  4. This was my first year to participate. I love Mail Call! What wonderful treasures in a mail box! Lovely variety.

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  5. You got some beautiful cards, Cathy! So funny that you got one from Terri! Except for Kat, I've yet to get one from somebody I 'know'. I love your card holder, too. {And ... thanks for plugging FOL!}

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  6. Cathy, you received some really beautiful art. I did see one of your cards while hopping around this morning, but unfortunately don't remember whose blog it was. You'll find it!

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  7. Forgot to say...I love the way you've displayed all your cards on that pretty little bird cage!

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  8. You sent a beautiful card, and received beautiful ones as well!

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  9. oh did you ever receive some amazing art! And yes, wasn't that video she put together soul-stirring? Loved this whole experience.

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

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  12. Hello from Kaiserswerth! I think we all enjoyed the swap very much, and I am glad that you liked my card! Hugs, Valerie

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  13. The swap was fun and would be nice to keep getting them It was fun watching the video of all the cards sent and now going on the blog hop and seeing them in all the different places.

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  14. Cool selection of postcards from all over the world. I was with Terri when she took that image, pretty cool isn't it?

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  15. The little bird and the journal cover are both very inspiring. Thank you for providing their links so I can look them up, which I will go do now! ;)

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  16. They're all beautiful and go nicely together.

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  17. Beautiful collection of postcards. I love seeing new ones I haven't seen before. Everyone is so wonderfully creative!

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  18. I love how you got art that related to your interests. It's all random, but it often works out that way. I love your display on the birdcage - very creative! I'm glad you enjoyed the video. It is powerful to see the art all in one place, isn't it? Thank you so much for the kind words and for participating this year!!

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  19. The birdcage is a great way to display your cards!

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  20. Great display of the cards. next year I will be more creative.

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  21. Incredible talent uniquely displayed…

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  22. What a perfect way to show off your cards! I love that you feel each one was meant for you in some way :-)

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  23. Oh i want them all, they look fabulous, every one xx

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  24. Thanks for sharing these. Another great way to Liberate our art!

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  25. What beauty graced your mailbox Cathy! Love each and every one!

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  26. Beautiful postcards that you received Cathy... Amazing that you got one from Terri two years in a row! I Love how you displayed these.

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  27. you received some beautiful cards and it was fun to have a look around your blog... you do lovely work ... and I do love how you displayed them...xx

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