It’s that time of year again. Time to liberate some art into the world! Kat Sloma has organized the Liberate Your Art event for 5 years. This is my fourth year of participating.
Artists can share anything that can be printed on a postcard… paintings, photographs, photographs of sculpture, scans of silk painting…. the postcards can be printed at home or professionally. 5 postcards are sent to Kat, who then sorts and labels and sends them out. Each participant gets 5 cards, plus one of Kat’s. Part of the fun is sharing the cards we have received by taking photos of them in our spaces. I love seeing where my cards end up!
For the past 3 years, I have done collages that were heavy on henna-like embellishment. This year I decided to try something different.
I inherited my mother’s cat this year, and she is very photogenic.
Then I took an art class with Suzanne Visor and was inspired by the constraining frame. I had originally thought to use the right side.
Not quite right.
So I tried the left eye.
And then I tried painting it… which is way out of the box for me! I am a henna artist. I work with lines, not brush strokes. But after several hours of painting and leaving and thinking and more painting and more thinking and more painting, I ended up with something I liked. It doesn’t look exactly like the picture, but close enough!
I uploaded the image to Moo and am waiting for my postcards to return. Once they arrive, I will send 5 of them to Kat, and then wait for the fun to begin!
I’ll have extras, so if you want one, just let me know and I’ll send you one!