Thursday, September 13, 2012

Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap

What a great experience!!!  Thank you to Kat for hosting such a heart-warming project.  She worked her butt off making this happen!  It was so much fun to follow all the postings on facebook and read all the excitment shared literally around the world!  I have all six of my cards currently displayed in my inspiration frame!  It is an open frame above my art table and I use it to observe things I am working on - or- more often post things that inspire me.  These postcards are truly a source of inspiration and encouragement.

1st card I received is a daisy that is photographed in the most incredible lighting!  It is from Christina Yates, a photographer in Portland, Oregon.  Visiting her website shows her incredible work!

2nd was another flower to add to my bouquet!  Beautiful pink blessings from another accomplished photographer, Kelly Ishmael.  The quote that is on the card is: "All that we behold is full of blessings." William Wordsworth - so perfectly matched with the photo. 

3rd - ALL THE WAY FROM SCOTLAND !!!  Is a mixed media piece by Elaine of dreams and whispers!  The front says Impossible Dream and on the back a wonderful note!  Elaine describes her piece and herself!  It really made this card so personal!  Her quote to accompany this card, "The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking."  Robert Schuller.  How true!

4th is from Gig Harbor, WA from Judy Shipley - we definitely had a cosmic connection in this swap.  Her card is a pic of her grandkids!  So incredibly sweet - the quote on the front reads: Children see magic because they look for it!
How wonderful is that to remember day to day!!!

5th and criss-crossing our nation is a card from an artist I admire and who's work is on several of the sites I participate in regularly - Karen Isaacson!  It is a vivid mixed media piece that regardless of how I position it looks amazing!  I smile each time I look at it!  You can visit Karen at http://iamrushmore.blogspot.com to check out her work!!!

And, of course, the card from Kat!!!  Such an eye for beauty!  I almost feel like I am in this romantic pathway and can smell  the flowers.

I do know where a couple of my cards landed and loved how they were photographed to display.  I am hoping to find out where the remainder went as I blog hop!

Once again, HUGE THANKS TO KAT!   This is in reality the definition of my signature sign off: 
cheers, dana
make art, make friends - share art, share souls

21 comments:

Becs said...

They are so beautiful, I love that you've hung them in an inspiration frame...I think I'll have to do the same and put them in my study. Loved the swap so much, can't wait for next year!

heyjudephotography said...

Displaying your cards in a frame looks beautiful. This was so much fun, glad you participated too!

Leanne Barnett said...

Lovely!

Terrie Purkey said...

Great idea to keep your p/c in an open frame - and you got some beauties!

Lynn Richards said...

Aren't they beautiful?!!! I like how you have them framed.
xo
lynn

Linda said...

What a great idea to frame them that way. Wasn't the swap fun? After the first one appeared, I was anxious for the rest to come. It was exciting to open the mailbox and find a new one.

Natasha Papousek said...

I love how you framed your postcards! I'm sure I have a spare frame somewhere.... what a great idea!

I hope I get one of your cards next year!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Wish I had thought to put them in a single frame like that... wait a minute I still can!!!! thanks for the idea... see you later at PPF...xx

Candace said...

Pleased to meet you; the swap was such fun. Your postcards are lovely. I was so happy to receive one of yours. See you next year, I hope.

Stampmouse said...

Great display idea. Such a fun swap

Elaine said...

Hi, I'm so glad you liked my card, and what a wonderful way of displaying them! Nice to meet you :)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Thanks for all the comments! I can't wait till next year! I loved all of this! The fb, the giving, the getting and most - Kat's video!
cheers, dana

soulbrush said...

They are wonderful and so beautifully displayed too.

Jez said...

How beautiful your cards are and what a good idea to put them in a frame.

Cathy H. said...

Lovely cards! I love the way you've displayed them! Can't wait till next year!

Nora Clemens said...

Love you postcards, I participated too, but I have not made my post yet.. :(
Have great day!

Molly said...

i love how you've framed the postcards... what a wonderful keepsake. i so enjoyed participating in this project. i can't wait until the next one!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Love how you've displayed your cards. It is great seeing all the different liberated art.

Deb Crecelius said...

You received some great cards...
and 5 of the 6 were flowers.
Nice.

Viola said...

Lovely framed in photos! :)

and I wish you a lovely day! :)

Cheryl Flatt said...

Your open display frame is wonderful! I like that you can change them out easily...I think I'm going to borrow your idea.