Every year for the last five years I have participated in a wonderful international postcard swap. I look forward to it
eagerly every year, and this year was no exception. I wanted to share the post cards I received with you here. The swap was originated and is hosted by Kat Sloma, who’s postcard is at the end of this post (just in case someone hasn’t received theirs yet and want to be surprised).
The way the swap works is we send 5 postcards (some of us send 6 so Kat gets one, too), and 6 stamps and return address labels to Kat Sloma. She then gathers them from participants from all over the world sends them back out. No one knows where their postcard will end up or who they’re sending it to–that is part of the fun!
The terrific Liberate Your Art 2016 swap postcards that I received, left to right–
Top: 1.Beautiful hydrangea oil painting by Margaret Henning S?
2. Unknown- anonymous.
3. Wonderful card celebrating “BadAss” women by Linda Yeatman
1. Vietnamese Sunset photo by Mary Jane Henderson of Brisbane, Australia
2. Beach photo taken in Naples, Florida in December 2015 by Cakers of Cakers and Co.
I received lots of side swaps, too, which I will share over the next few posts. Those are cards that people exchange after the main swap is over, and we know who and where we are sending our postcard. I had a lot of postcards printed so I could trade with lots of other folks. Sadly, a situation arose that caused me to get a new domain and website AFTER I had the cards printed so I may never know who received mine.
This photo was taken by Swap host Kat Sloma of Kat Eye Studio. Go see her impressive photography work.
The postcard below is what I sent — a ZIA that I drew on Canson watercolor paper with a Micron O1 Sakura pen, about 5×7 originally.
The swap is ALWAYS fun! Getting Happy Mail is a real joy in my life.
Keep your heart untangled and LIBERATE YOUR ART!