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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Liberate Your Art ~ 2014

 
I'm not a fan of going to the mailbox and retrieving the daily mail. Mr. H does that for us. He brings it home, puts it on the counter, and it may stay there a few days before I look at it. There's not much that arrives in the mailbox that interests me. The only time I grab the mail from his hands as he enters the door is a few days each year. Which days? The days Kat at Kat Eye Studio hosts her annual Liberate Your Art Postcard swap.
 
 
 
We each sent five postcards of our art to Kat. My card was a photograph of a tiny basket that is woven of pine needles. It's only about 1/2" tall. Since it's so tiny the only thing I could find to fill it with was hedge berries. When Kat received all our postcards, she swapped them, and sent them through the mail.
 
 The final numbers for the swap are:
1254 pieces of art liberated
209 participating artists
10 countries represented
 
 I can't imagine how much work this must be,
but I can imagine her joy at seeing all this beautiful art.
 

The first postcard to arrive in my mailbox was from Martha This beautiful scene is of a park in Shoreline, Washington. It's looks like a quiet place to sit and enjoy the beauty of the shoreline.

 
 
Marsha from Winnipeg, Canada photographed a section of a gorgeous machine and hand-embroidered quilt she made. I love the fabric she choose and her choice of threads for the stitching. You can see more of Marsha's work www.marshaleith.wordpress.com/.
 
 

 
Suzanne sent this postcard of beautiful Capitola, CA. I love the variety of colors in this row of houses along the coastline and the their reflection.





Cindy who is from Vermont sent this gorgeous postcard which is a photograph of her painting "The Waterfront." If you hop over to her blog http://www.hungermountainarts.com/ you can see more of her artwork and also the beautiful felt creatures that she creates.
 



Beth from Grandview Hts, Ohio, painted this beautiful prayer wheel. The intricate design reminds me of stained glass. She included a prayer meditation on the back.
 
 
 
 
Lastly, we all received a postcard from Kat, who is a very talented photographer from Oregon. You really need to stop by her blog and see her beautiful images. Kat has influenced my photography since the very first class I took of hers.

This is the third year I've participated in Liberate You Art and I'm still amazed at the many talented artists that share their work. If you click on the button below, you can visit other blogs and see the beautiful art they received.
 
 

27 comments:

  1. Wow- this is too coincidental. I displayed my cards together very much like you did(blog post will be up soon). You have 2 of the same cards that I got, plus Kat's, and you have my card!! Love the way you presented each card too!
    Sad to say I didn't get your card though..it is very pretty.

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  2. I love the lone tree one! You received some fab cards :)
    Lovely to meet you through the swap and Happy Easter from England x

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  3. Gorgeous display! Great fun to see what everyone sent and received! Still looking for who received mine! Aloha

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  4. I love your tiny basket -- really lovely. I loved how you photographed the cards you received. So much great color! I'm already thinking about next year!

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  5. Amazing, amazing work from all the artists - including your lovely photograph of your tiny, tiny basket! I can understand why you would be excited to get the mail.

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  6. I love how you photographed your received cards. Beautiful stuff!

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  7. I love how you displayed your cards. I love them hanging on a line in the woods. Your little basket...oh my gosh! Who would believe it is so small. You did a beautiful job in creating your postcard and I love all the beauties you received! See you next time!

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  8. The card you sent is beautiful, Cathy. I'd never have guessed the basket was so tiny, so it was fun to see it next to the card. I love the way you photographed each one you received in a way to enhance its beauty. Such a colorful and loving display! I took part the last three years but decided not to this year. (I was disappointed last year not to hear from anyone who received my cards.) You make me wish I had joined in again anyway.

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  9. You got some beautiful cards! I haven't done the swap the last two years. Someday I'll tell you privately why. But I'm so glad you enjoyed yours this year. Happy Easter!

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  10. Cathy you got some beautiful postcards! And I love the tiny basket filled with blueberries.... really beautiful!

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  11. Such a beautiful collection of cards. I am enchanted with your small basket and "large" blue berries--great idea!
    Happy Easter

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  12. You got some of the most colorful cards I've seen. Yours is absolutely gorgeous! If you have any extra I'd love to swap.

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  13. Those are beautiful and I love your tiny basket!

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  14. I loved seeing all your post cards. They were all so different. I loved how you showed all and then featured all of them. Great post

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  15. I can see why you would be excited to see the mail--each card is an amazing piece of art, and you've made them even more special by featuring each one in its own special way.

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  16. This is my second year and like you, it's the only time I really check the mailbox:)
    Love how you strung the postcards between the trees.
    And, wow, how I love your postcard with the mini basket and berries!

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  17. You received some lovelies and yours was even more lovely.

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  18. Very nice postcards, I got a lot of the same ones.

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  19. Love the blueberries, and you got some fab cards

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  20. It is so much fun seeing all the art that was liberated! You got a great set.

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  21. I love your photo! I love all things tiny!

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  22. Is this your backyard? Beautiful! You got some fabulous cards, especially Martha's! See you around next year!

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  23. That tiny pine needle basket is amazing! I've made willow baskets before but can't imagine weaving anything so small. Did you make it? And I loved your cards and you received some gorgeous ones in return. I also enjoy getting the mail during the postcard swap.

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