Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap Celebration

The 6th annual Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap (aka LYA) has come to an end… with 175 artists, 12 countries and 1050 pieces of postcard art!

Wow!

This is the card I sent out:

The postcards fresh out of the box!

The postcards fresh out of the box!

Here are all the cards I received during the swap:

The quote on the back of the card reads: It doesn't matter what kind of dance it is, you just have to dance. -- Unidentified Youngster

This card is from potter, Mark Wilson, from Oregon. He describes the pieces as: “Temples of Not Yet Discovered Spiritual Traditions” The quote on the back of the card reads: It doesn’t matter what kind of dance it is, you just have to dance. — Unidentified Youngster

Miss Sahara appoved of this card.

Glomz says she loves to do collage because she can’t draw or paint! Her etsy shop is: LoLaiLo. Miss Sahara appoved of this card.

I had to take a picture of two NY apples with 2 California lemons... the tree in our backyard.

Vicki aka Hula-la from New York State sent this card. She sent wishes of love, peace and joy in abundance. I had to take a picture of two NY apples with 2 California lemons… the tree in our backyard.

This cheerful chicken looked right at home among the ducks at Seaport Village... The artist, Debbie Osborn, hails from Fakenham, Norfolk in the UK!

This cheerful chicken looked right at home among the ducks at Seaport Village… The artist, Debbie Osborn, hails from Fakenham, Norfolk in the UK!

I thought this moody piece would like being in a Southern California "meadow"!

I thought this moody piece from Suzette near Dallas, TX would like being in a Southern California “meadow”! She says: “Think love, live joy.”

Then I got the final card from Kat Sloma, the organizer of the the LYA…

When you liberate your art, you get a boost of happiness and joy!

When you liberate your art, you get a boost of happiness and joy! That little faucet in the sky turned out to be a scratch that happened during transit… really had me thinking for awhile!

The Side Swaps:

Each year brings the opportunity to swap with folks who printed extra cards and enjoy side-swapping.

The first came from Sonya Versluys from just up the road in northern Southern California:

I thought her snowy landscape needed a spring thaw!

I thought her snowy landscape needed a spring thaw!

Next came a cheerful flower from Sheila Delgado who is my neighbor in the mountains — just an hour or so away.

Of course I had to frame this cheerful flower in our Mexican Marigold bush! Unfortunately, Sheila's card got damaged during transit, but it's still happy and vibrant.

Of course I had to frame this cheerful flower in our Mexican Marigold bush! Unfortunately, Sheila’s card got damaged during transit, but it’s still happy and vibrant.

The third card came from Janice Darby, also a SoCal neighbor.

She sends Peace, Love and Joy!

She sends Peace, Love and Joy!

Check out the amazing video Kat made of all the cards!  So inspiring!

This was definitely a labor of love for Kat Sloma who coordinated, labelled, stamped and mailed all the cards and then made the celebration video.  It was also a labor of love and leap of faith for each of the 175 artists who sent their creations out into the world, and made the world brighter for it…

Liberate Your Art 2016

Liberate Your Art 2016 Postcard Swap Blog Hop 15-17 April

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12 Responses to Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap Celebration

  1. Sea Dean says:

    I love all the postcards you received and you enhanced them by finding just the right background to set them off. I totally love your singing dog postcard and I’m sad I missed out on it. See you next year.

  2. Lisa says:

    I absolutely love the art that you sent out!!! Beautiful assortment of postcards that you received too, with their lovely backgrounds..I am glad to meet you here :-))

  3. carol edan says:

    What a beautiful presentation!!! Great set of cards!!! All the best for a CREATIVE 2016!!!

  4. Rosie Grey says:

    Such a beautiful collection of cards!

  5. catiean says:

    your artwork on your card is so adorable. Love it. Your presentation was wonderful and all the cards you received are amazing. I love the diversity in the art work.

  6. Your presentations this year were so wonderful! Works of art really! So glad we had the chance to swap, thanks Natasha 🙂 Keep on spreading your sunshine in San Diego! Happy creating to you, and see you in 2017/ There will be one with your name on it 🙂

  7. Tammy says:

    Lovely ART! I adore your Dog has Fleas card, it brings a smile to my face every time I see. Great job! Happy LYA 2016

  8. What a fun card to send out! The world also needs more humor, so that is a special gift. And beautiful cards given in return. Hope to see you next year!

  9. Chandra says:

    Adorable postcard you sent out. Beautiful cards received!

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