Friday, May 10, 2013

Liberate Your Art--Blog Hop

This year I was so excited to take part in Kat Sloma's Liberate Your Art postcard swap.  This was her third year organizing this event which encourages artists from around the world to reproduce their artwork and distribute it to others.


How it worked was each participant mailed 5 postcards of their art to Kat (mine are pictured above) who then organized a massive mailing (along with her Liberate Your Art elves) over the course of 5 weeks.  Words can not express how exciting it was to go out to my mailbox each week and find these little pieces of art waiting for me.

Another terrific aspect of this swap was the community that formed on our Facebook group page.  As cards started to stream in, people from around the world would post photos of what they received to our group page.  It was incredibly inspiring to see all of the creativity flowing from all across the globe.  And also fun to see where my cards ended up.  

Every card I received was beautiful and many had heartfelt messages or quotes which brightened my day.

Below are the gorgeous pieces I received........


The top card is from Shirina from Making Moments Count.  The bottom from Emelle, with a message to "Be brave! Have fun!"


The top card is from Jani who also had a message that resonated with me, "Remember that only you and you alone can create YOUR art."......so true! And the bottom card is from someone who unfortunately I can't figure out their very pretty signature.  :)  If it is you, please let me know!


These lovely cards came from Peter Harklau (top) and Kat Sloma (the organizer and artist extraordinaire!).

I look forward to participating in the card swap again next year and am very thankful to have been a part of it for 2013.  To see some of the other amazing pieces created by this very talented group of photographers, painters, artists, please check out our blog hop.  And stop by Kat's blog to see the slideshow of all the artists that participated.


24 comments:

  1. So much beautiful art! I enjoyed participating this year (my first time) and hope Kat does this again next year!

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  2. This was my first year to participate. I'm amazed by the wonderful variety of art on the postcards. So lovely! I really like Mail Call! Looking forward to 2014!

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  3. Wonderful post! This was my second year to participate. I love seeing the postcards you received, they are gorgeous! Can't wait for the next swap.

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  4. Beautiful! Cannot wait until 2014!

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  5. So nice to see your cards, Kristina! I love the happy feeling that comes from the one you made. The postcards you received are wonderful. Props to Kat for facilitating this wonderful opportunity.

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  6. I like that first photo, with your cards ready to go out. You got some lovely ones in return!

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  7. you received some lovely art. Your postcards are beautiful. I don't do Facebook so I hope even one or two people who received my postcards will show up during the blog hop.

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  8. Nice 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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  9. How interesting that all the postcards you received were beautiful nature scenes!

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  10. This has been so much fun sending and recieving can't wait to do it again....

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  11. Hello! Nice to meet the person who sent out those balloons! I love your creation for the swap. Such a happy and cherry card. I also love the postcards you received. You got one from Shirina...I love her work. I'm still hoping to find where mine landed. Take care and I'll see you next time!

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  12. Beautiful cards you received. They have all been great.

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  13. And I am very thankful to have you and your gorgeous work in the swap this year! It was great fun.

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  14. It's so interesting to go to each blog & see the interesting array of cards that were made. Thanks for your post!

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  15. Looks like you got some great one. Nice post.

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  16. What a gorgeous set of natural history photos you received :-) Love them all !

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  17. Oh gorgeous collection, all trees and flowers, they'd probably look great mounted up together :)

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  18. Amazing postcards, given and received!

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  19. What a fun way to connect with other creatives. I am amazed at the diversity and talent out there.

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  20. Such beauty you received! xx Sheila

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  21. There were so many different, and very creative, cards. Great way to connect with everyone.

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  22. Such gorgeous cards! I loved participating in the swap, too, and can't wait for next year's!

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  23. This was a lot of fun and inspiring too. Lovely cards that you received and the one you sent out too (first photo).

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