I missed the train last year! I discovered too late the 2014 Edition of Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap. I promised to myself that I will have to sign in for the 2015 session. I did it!
As some of you may know one of my favorite words is sharing, this represents for me the basic steps of life and I do my best to keep to it. This postcard swap has some meanings for me, first sharing… then communication and also, eagerness to see how other people in the world expressed their creativity. It is (I could use the past tense but the Swap is still going on, with the Blog Hop for example) as far as I am concerned a wonderful adventure to discover the creativity each of the participant (not only my fellow “swappers”) and to be honest I was really amazed by the skill expressed either in paintings, collages and photography. Each one did a fantastic job.
Before showing what I did receive for this Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap 2015, I would highly recommend you to join in the 2016 Edition:
First postcard which landed in my mailbox is from Susan Stewart, from Florida, USA. Wonderful watercolor, thank you Susan, now the Florida’s sun has met with the one in Brittany, France! As the postcard came from across the pond, I thought that showing it next to a vessel illustrates that the World has no boundary.
A couple of days later, Debbie Osborn postcard was received… Debbie is almost a neighbour, she lives in the UK, just across the Channel. Thanks Debbie!
Then it was Carrie Wiggins postcard, coming along from Nebraska, USA. I really liked Carrie’s words “Happiness is the vehicle we travel in, not our destination”… Thank you Carrie! I displayed this sweet image in a turquoise environment…
The fourth postcard I received, came from Amy Duncan, Seattle, WA, USA… I really love your postcard Amy, thanks a lot! I am showing it combined with a maple leaf I collected some time ago visiting New England… Check out Amy’s blog to discover her amazing work.
Then came the fifth postcard… When I received it from Lynne Foerster from Pennsylvania, USA, I didn’t know where the photo was taken. Then connecting with Lynne, she told me it was in Cape Cod, which I visited during my last visit to the US… I was thrilled to have this image as it reminded me having a great time with my friends over there. Thank you so much Lynne… Hope to meet you in Cape Cod one of these summers! I thought adding 3 hearts was a good way to show Lynne’s photo… I would recommend you to check Lynne’s Etsy shop.
And the last but not the least is Kat Sloma‘s postcard. Kat is the “créatrice” of the Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap and I would like to take this opportunity to thank her first for her lovely postcard which travelled from Oregon, USA to Brittany, France without a fallen leaf! and also for her fantastic job organising the swap, without her and her team this swap would not have been such an amazing adventure…
Here are the postcards I had selected for this year postcard swap :
I really would love to know where my postcards have landed… As at today, I know one of them landed in Texas, USA at Lisa Comperry’s home, another reached Kathy Onarheim of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA, and Maria “Rinda” Ontiveros, from El Granada, California, USA received the third one…. Glad they made their way to you ladies! Now what about the other 2? Would be happy to know…
Postcard side swap
Once the official postcard swap done, some side swaps were implemented and I was pretty fortunate to receive – up to now – 2 postcards, one more should be coming in the next few days, hopefully before this blog post is published, keep fingers crossed, anyway thank you Janice Darby, from California, USA, for your forthcoming illustration of your art…
Here are the ones already received :
This proud peacock flew from Phoenix, Arizona, all across the ocean and landed in Brittany, France. These blue flowers were waiting for him. Thank you so much, Deanie!
This one school room house with this beautiful light made my day! Siobhan Wolf from Ohio, USA, sent it to me. I am really fond of this red color either on houses, barns and farms… You could not have made a better choice, Siobhan. “Merci beaucoup, mon amie!” I thought that displaying the postcard on an olive tree was peaceful… Have a look at Siobhan’s blog!
Can’t wait for 2016 Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap!