I participated in an art swap this year, hosted by Kat Sloma of Kat Eye Studio.
The rules were simple: Make 5 postcards and send them along with address labels and postage to Kat who then organized and sent out 6 postcards (5 plus one of her own)… so you make 1 postcard and get 6 back.
How awesome is this!
I signed up immediately!
And then I had second thoughts. I’m not a real artist. I’m just a henna artist. I just decorate things.
But I pulled it together to create a peacock and chose a quote for the back:
And I made copies and added some dots of glitter (because a girl can never have too much glitter and I’d just gotten a new batch of cosmic purple which was too yummy to keep for myself)… and I packaged everything up and sent it off.
Then I began to receive my cards! What fun to check the mail!
The first one was from Terrie Purkey of creative-explorer.blogspot.com
The next card was from a mystery sender, who turned out to be Renee Martinez (apparently in her excitement to get the cards out, she forgot to sign them! That nearly happened to me, too!)
Then I went on vacation for two weeks… and had to wait until I got home for the final four:
And this delightful one from Mia Ora of Aukland, New Zealand (tuatarasnest.blogspot.com) and a kindred multi-media artist:
And finally, Kat’s card:
This was so much fun, I’ve already started thinking about next year’s card! If you want to participate in the Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap in 2013, sign up for Kat’s newsletter and stay tuned for the details.
And if you want a copy of my card, just email me with your address and I’ll send one out to you!
Here is an amazing video that Kat made of all the cards in the swap; what an inspiration! It wasn’t all about the incredible images, but also about having the opportunity to connect with the artists via the swap and the facebook page.