Liberate Your Art 2013

Last year I participated in Kat Sloma’s Liberate Your Art Swap and it was a wonderful experience!  Not only did it push me out of my boundaries, but I got some great cards in exchange and met some really interesting people!

This was last year’s card.

Natasha's Peacock

On the back it has a quote from Picasso which inspired me to leap into the unknown and make this card: “I am always doing what I can’t do. That’s how I get to do them.”

This year the task seemed harder.  It’s earlier in the year and I found myself distracted with work and taxes and a zillion other things. Also, I wasn’t sure what to do.  So that took some time to come up with an idea.

Once I did get the idea for doing a hamsa, I drew many draft ideas before I settled on the hamsa as a dove idea…and then I made several backgrounds to see which one worked best… and did a couple iterations of the dove to find the best fill pattern combination… and I decided to do it as a collage –which made it possible to change the background 4 times without drawing more doves.

So now I am down to the wire.  The deadline is April 6.  I just finished my cards (mostly — still have to sign each one and add a personal touch of glitter, but they are all PRINTED.) I will get them to the post office on Monday and they should get to Kat in Oregon by Wednesday, Thursday at the latest.  Squeaking in just under the wire.  But making the deadline by a hair is better than not making the deadline at all.

This is this year’s offering:

The year’s quote is from Scott Adams: “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
I might add that glitter always helps distract attention from mistakes and thus should be used liberally.

And on Monday, my 6 cards will make their way out into the world…I wonder where they will end up?!

If you are not part of the Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap and would like one of my cards, just send me an email: and I’ll get one out to you.

If you are part of the Liberate Your Art Swap this year, I’ll be happy to send one to you, too, once all the cards have arrived and you didn’t get one of mine.

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2 Responses to Liberate Your Art 2013

  1. Diane says:

    lucky me — I received one of your works of art! And I’m thrilled your art was sent to me! Thank you for your creativity, for participating, and especially for showing me art that I may not have pursued on my own. I LOVE what you have produced very much.

  2. admin says:

    Aw shucks… 🙂

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