Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Liberate Your Art postcard swap and blog hop !!!!

Kat Sloma from The Kat Eye View was the creator, host and laborer for this creative and fun event.  Each of us created 5 unique postcards and forwarded them to Kat.
Kat very graciously received, stamped, sorted and mailed 1020 of them !!  phew!

I studied my photos and went back and forth before finally selecting the final 5.
I wasn't certain what I would write on the postcards, but finally chose a quote which came from a fortune cookie of all places.  The fortune read “Never judge a work of art by its defects".
I never look for the defects in anyone else's artwork, yet it is something I always to do myself. … see my previous post here

Every day I looked forward to checking the mail, eagerly awaiting a postcard.  I displayed the postcards on our fridge and let my family know every time one arrived.  It was so much fun to participate and receive the lovely postcards.  And the fun still continues as we meet each other and share our creative lives with each other on our blogs.

I chose to use a little creativity with the scanner in my sampler of the beautiful postcards I received…..

And after all of the effort Kat had already put into this project, she was kind enough to send each of us a postcard from her.  I am really grateful that I was fortunate enough to find Kat’s blog and everything that she has brought out in me since then.


  1. “Never judge a work of art by its defects". - what an awesome quote!

    And I love your postcard sampler.

  2. Beautiful - I love what you did with them!

  3. I love your new artistic creation with the postcards. What a wonderful way to present them here! So much creativity to be found in this swap. I'm so happy to have you in the swap and as a blog reader. Thanks for joining in!

  4. Love the quote! This has been alot of fun.
    Lovely cards you have received, and you displayed them beautifully.

  5. Hello... nice to meet you!
    What a clever idea, love it :]
    You make it extra special posting them up like this <3
    Thank you for sharing, I really enjoyed my visit here.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Great quote and what a wonderful piece of art you made with the postcards sent to you. Truly wonderful, marvelous. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. Hi Phyllis! thanks for your beautiful postcard! It arrived at my doorstep safe and sound. :) I was excited to visit your blog and see that we definitely have 2 things in common - a love for photograhy and we are self-proclaimed Scanners! :) Can't wait to explore your blog some more.

  8. YEAH! You got one of my postcards! I hadn't seen anyone post that received one of mine! They are all lovely!

  9. You've created a beautiful collage. I'm glad I got to see some of these and wish I had participated. I'm so clueless on how to make my own postcard. Is that crazy or what. It looks like you recieved some lovely pieces and how clever of you to send such a fitting quote. Looking good!!

  10. I too participated in the Liberate Your Art swap. Just blog hopping from Long Island, NY!
    You got some loving postcards
    I love your blog!!
    I am coming in late because of my chemo treatments and hurricane Irene!!
    Nice to meet you and your pics!

    Peace love photography