|Paris in Springtime|
|Courage Brave Heart|
|Love, Peace, Joy|
|Daffodils on the window sill|
Above are my 6 postcards that I swapped this year. I still have a few of each if anyone wants to swap?
This is my Fifth year participating in Kat Sloma's Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap and as always, I never want it to end. The connections made through the swap are priceless! So last year, one of my LYA friends Tammy Wilson and I challenged each other to make a mixed media, art type postcard instead of our usual photographs for this years swap. I signed up for a few mixed media classes at the start of the new year and I am hooked! It is so fun to get your hands dirty and be creative. It is my goal for this year to get better as an artist.
This year was a little bit different. In the past we have always waited until the swap was over to "side" swap, but this year it started right away... so I joined in! Below are my "pre" swaps.
|The Tangled leaf from Kat van Rooyen in Virginia|
|King Fisher from Amy Irwen in Minnesota|
|Central City Cemetery from Sarah Calhoun in Atlanta, Georgia|
|An ipad and app creation from a crow photograph from Marsha Leith in Winnipeg, Canada|
|a moody piece from Lisa Schwinghammer in Madison, Wisconsin|
|Lasting Impressions by Tammy Wilson in Griffin, Georgia|
|Strawberry from Jane Peeks in Holland Michigan|
|Pear from Anne Doyle in Australia|
|bleeding hearts from Michele Matucheski in Oshkosh, Wisconsin|
|Walnut orchard from Shirina Manes in Yuba City, California|
|My Grandmothers Brushes from Shirina Manes in Yuba City, California|
|birds perched on a branch from Tammy Wilson... Yea Tammy!|
|Loose the map from Teena Lurlene in Richmond Virginia|
|Sunset at Waikiki from Vicki Ducham in Pine Bush, New York|
|Fathers Yashica Camera and decorated envelope from Juana Almaguer in Langley Washington|
|lavender soap card from Terry Owenby in Portland, Oregon|
Then our official swap postcards started to arrive.
#1 is Flowers in Gouache by Yellow Sun Lisa, I love the colors in this piece and of course I am a sucker for a pretty flower.
#2 is from Dorothy Louis from Corvallis Oregon... Peace, Beauty, Truth, Love. Beautiful colors, so calming, thank you Dorothy.
A few more side swaps...
|Wonder from Sherry Harmes from Larsen Bay, Alaska|
|Carousel from Deanie Houghtaling in Phoenix, Arizona|
|rainbow trout from Lenna Andrews in Bradenton, Florida|
|Currawong in ink from Diane McWhirter in australia|
|heart and star zentangle from Libby van Rooyen in Brighton, UK|
| vintage sewing machine and dress form from Janette Smith in England, UK|
|Bull from Kathy Onarheim in Pewaukee, Wisconsin|
|Hoya Plant from Lui Bacaltos in Laguna, Philippines|
Official Postcard #4, Tranquility, comes from Patty Szymkowicz from Virginia. Gorgeous collage, the colors are so soothing.
Official Postcard #5 is from Dona Hyll in Dayton Ohio. She likes to be creative making crocheted beaded jewelry with a small group of artists. I don't think I would have the patience for this... beautiful work Dona.
And a few more post swaps...
|endurance Emu from Linda Ursin in Norway|
|Sublime Moments and Summer Memories from Jane Ross in Reston, Virginia|
|Free Bird from Sheila Delgado in Wildomar, California|