Hello & happy spring, wherever you are!
Finally I am sharing the beautiful postcards I received from the Liberate Your Art exchange. It was such fun to find them steadily show up in my mailbox, and then to connect with the artist over the next few days.
Also… it brought other connections into my life – a special mention & thanks to my friend, Art Hill, who also joined the LYA ‘movement’ and shared with a blog post, so nice to hear from you again, Art…
I am at least a month behind everyone else in the LYA group for sharing in a blog post …. although I did make sure that I contacted each and every artist by email and the connection was always lovely.
Already, I am looking forward to next year’s event. Knowing the ‘ropes’ will certainly be of help for next year – it’s rather a big thing to jump into at first, even though Kat’s instructions are all anyone needs to participate and the Facebook group is extremely helpful.
It’s the little things I struggled with, like what exactly should I write on the back – how much information is required? What pictures to choose? (This took forever to decide!) Should I make all the postcards the same picture? Or make them all different? (I went with the latter, but I think next year I will choose just one picture – it will be easier when folks are responding to my cards.)
Another important lesson I learned is to keep a list of where my cards landed and also keep track of where the cards I received came from and who sent them. I foolishly thought I would remember these details and of course… I have not!
So… to the best of my memory, here are the postcards I received, in order of their arrival:
FROM: Judy on Whidbey Island, WA, USA
FROM: Gloria, CA, USA
FROM: Polly in Florida, USA
FROM: somewhere in the Hudson Valley, I believe… so sorry I lost all record of the artist who mentioned that she painted this in a watercolour class….
FROM: Louise ….. as far as I can tell, Louise lives in France but I was unable to find out where….
FROM: Kat Sloma… a lovely way to say ‘thanks for joining the LYA swap’ from Kat…
My postcards managed to scatter themselves quite nicely – one went to the mountains of Finland (so cool!) and the rest popped up all over the US, and I don’t know which postcards went where, which is why next year I will do just one picture. I heard back from all but one recipient, so I don’t know if that means someone forgot to contact me or perhaps there is one lonely card still traveling the world in a mailbag, looking for it’s home….
As always, thanks so much for joining me. I’m so grateful you stopped by…. and one day, in the perfect world I am always expecting – I will post more often and with great regularity! (kidding, of course.)
As Kat so perfectly says:
Experiment, Play, Create & Liberate!!