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Thursday, April 02, 2015

#Liberateyourart Postcard Swap Art Received

It's been a fun month, this winter I participated in an art postcard swap project. Every week this month I have been getting mysterious postcards in the mail. How fun! Here is the loot:

Postcards from artists all over the US. 

I hadn't drawn much or painted in almost a decade so I used this as an excuse to force myself to do just that. Here are my contributions to the project: 
You can see more images and read more about my postcards in these blog posts: #liberateyourart

This was a fun project, I think I will use a different printing company next time. I wish more of the artists wrote notes on their postcards like Kat the organizer suggested, I wrote nice notes and was hoping for the same, some of this felt very promotional which wasn't what I was expecting. But either way. it's fun to see what people are proud of and to get surprise mail! Who doesn't love a little mail. I didn't make any new connections out of this like I thought I might but oh well, I painted! I like what I contributed, and hope it brightened someone's day!

Here is a video montage of some of the contributing artists, compiled by Kat Sloma (copyright Kat Sloma 2015) I'm sharing as one of my pieces is included at 3:00 minutes. Enjoy!

April 16-19 you can follow the "link hop" by scrolling down and clicking on any of the participating blogs to see what other participating artists have shared. 


14 comments:

  1. I love mail call ... always fun to see what is in the post. The FB group was fun, too. You got some wonderful cards.

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    1. It has been so much fun checking the mail this past month. I was reminded of how much fun having penpals was as a kid...internet babies don't know that joy ;)

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  2. Love what you contributed to the LYA swap. Snail mail is always fun. The first year I hadn't participated in the facebook page, but this year I kept more up to date with the swap that way. It made a difference for feeling the connection to the mail art exchange. Hope to see you next year too:) And congratulations on getting back to painting!

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    1. Thanks. It was fun forcing myself to draw in paint for the first time in years! I hope to participate next year too. This was a fun treat!

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    1. Thanks. What a fun project :)

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  4. Fun to see the great cards you received and your artwork is wonderful too!
    This is my first year participating.
    Happy beginning of the weekend.

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    1. Thanks! It was a fun project. Looking to be a perfect weekend, 70+ and sunny in Minnesnowta today!!! Writing this from my front porch :)

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  5. Your art is fabulous! Thanks for shaing it with us, hope to swap with you next year :)

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    1. Thank you! I had fun with this. I hope to participate next year too :)

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  6. So happy to have participated in the Swap this year and so wonderful to see what you received. See you text time!

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    1. Thanks, me too! Thanks for *stopping* by :)

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  7. I love your blog background! What wonderful work you sent and received. Happy LYA 2015!

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed participating. My background is one of many free backgrounds from this talented artist group, itkupilli: http://blo64rt.blogspot.com/

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