Liberate Your Art 2018


Imagining Peace ~ Peace Series

Singing to The Moon

Not Ready to Let Go

This is the 5th time I've participated in the Liberate Your Art project hosted by Kat Sloma. The images above appear on the five postcards I liberated into the world. I found a Tim Holtz stamp and used it for the quote on the back of my postcards. It reads, "Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." I thought the quote went really well with the photos I used for my cards. 

I'm currently taking a mixed media class so I thought I'd try to decorate the backs of the postcards with a few of the techniques I've been practicing. Last year I also decorated the backs of the postcards, but this time I have no fear of the art falling off in transit to where ever the postcards land. I used Distress Inks, stamps, and stencils. 



I also decorated the envelope using the same techniques I've been playing with for my class. In all, being part of the 2018 Liberate Your Art postcard swap has been a lot of fun. Now I wait for postal service to deliver beautiful art to my mailbox.






Thanks Kat for everything.





As promised, some beautiful postcards landed in my mailbox here in Grantsville, Utah.

I'm afraid I don't have a photo of the first card that arrived as it came apart in the mail and I only received the address side of the postcard. It was Kristi's first time participating in the swap and she didn't realize some glues won't work in keeping paper together on the long journey from Oregon to wherever the postcard might land. She shared scripture art. 

The next postcard arrived from Vicky Pratt. The orange butterflies are exquisite in every detail. I took the postcard to the Great Salt Lake State Park and Marina to take this photo. Thank you so much Vicky. Your artwork is simply amazing. You can see more of Vicky's work on Facebook and Instagram. Vicky Pratt - Illustrator


I then received a postcard from Cheryl Bernhardt. The title of the painting is "Shore Line." I love the colors and especially how the waves reflect off the sand. The sky is beautiful. I enjoyed this simple quote she sent..."Creativity is the birth of expression." I also took this postcard to the Great Salt Lake to photograph it beside the only shoreline near me.  Thank you Cheryl. I love your artwork. You can see more of Cheryl's work at cedarvalleystudios.key2theplanet.com.


My fourth postcard was from Gloria. I love the collage and colors. When I emailed Gloria to thank her for the postcard I asked her if she was a Marine Biologist...it's written on the card. I'm so silly...the words are part of her art. Thank you Gloria. I really love your postcard. You can find more from Gloria at Lolailo.Etsy.com and Instagram: goldeglo



Okay, almost done. My fifth postcard came from Regina Adams. She lives in Reston, Virginia. The painting, her first work with acrylics, is titled "Hope." I think her work is beautiful. I'd love to learn how to paint, but I'm afraid to put my hand to canvas or paper...I get so shaky. I love her words...Life is a circus. So true. Thank you Regina...I love it.


And last, but not least...the postcard from Kat Sloma. Thank you, Kat, for all your hard work in orchestrating this event. I love your postcard and your art in general. Because of the vastness of the ocean and the image on your postcard, I wanted to show you another place in a vast landscape. This photo was taken from a road high above Grantsville, Utah. In the distance you can see a sliver of the Great Salt Lake and Stansbury Island. 



Another Liberate Your Art has come and gone. I'll look forward until next time. Hope to see you all then.

If Peace is our vision...Let us begin!

Suzette




Comments

  1. Hi there!

    Your postcard landed in Calgary, Canada. I received a copy of "Singing to the Moon." Thank you for the beautiful piece; I'm also a fan of "Imaging Peace" as well. I will post it on my blog (at some point, I'm rather behind) and link back here if that's alright with you :) Thanks again!

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    1. Hello,

      Thank you so much for letting me know you received my postcard and I'm glad you like it. Link away...it's alright with me. I'd be glad to send you an Imagining Peace postcard if you'd like. Take care.

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    2. I would love a copy of Imagining Peace! Thank you for your offer; I still have a number of cards left from the swap, if you would like one in exchange. I can't seem to find a contact email but please email me at allen.chinibi@hotmail.com if you're still interested in trading. Thanks again :)

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  2. Wow! Your cards are stunning. The bonus was having a decorated back also. Nice job. I must also add that the way you have displayed the cards you received deserve another Wow!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I hope you've had a blast sharing your art. We wait so long for the LYA swap to begin and it's over before you know it. I'll look forward to finding you here again next time. Take care and love to you and yours.

      Suzette

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  3. You are such a good friend! Thank you for all of the lovely notes/things that you send me :-) I love your art! You received a beautiful collection of art as well! I would love to side swap with you :-))

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    1. Just a little note to say how much I appreciate your note. Take care! Your side swap postcard was put in the mail today. :o)

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  4. Suzette, your postcards are beautiful! and the backs.

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    1. By the way, if you have extras I would love to swap, I have 2 angels left!

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    2. I'd love to swap. I don't have any of my swap postcards left, but I do have others if that's alright. I'll look for you on Facebook and PM you my address and look forward to receiving yours. Thanks so much!

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  5. Hey Lady! Your postcards--front and back--are absolutely gorgeous! You received some pretty nice ones too! (Side note: One of the meanings of my name is "moon." Fortunately, I have one of your gorgeous moon shots in my collection). Happy Hopping!

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    1. Hi Chandra,

      So happy you have one of my "moon" postcards. Take care and I'll look forward to seeing you in Love Notes.

      Suzette

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  6. Your moon cards are stunning and I love the way you decorated the backs.The cards you received are great and you did a super job of displaying them and sharing views of your world as well. Happy LYA and blog hop!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment. I love to go out and about to take photos of the postcards in my environment. I just wish it was greener here in March and April. We're just beginning to see a green tinge to the tops of the trees. Take care and I'll look forward to seeing you next time. Love to you and yours.

      Suzette

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  7. I love the whistful cards and the way you decorated the envelopes. You also staged the received cards beautifully. See you next year.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I always enjoy seeing your artwork. See you next time.

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  9. Beautiful artwork! Hope to see you again next year

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait for next year. Take care!

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  10. Oh Suzette...your post cards are fantastic! Perhaps you should get more of them printed!!! And I love how you portrayed all the ones you received! I think mail art should go ALL YEAR!!!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words... The swap goes by so fast...all year sounds good to me.

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  11. Your cards are gorgeous! Rich, and dreamy, and full of wonder. Beautiful!
    Looks like you received some lovely cards, too.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I'll look forward to seeing you again next time.

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  12. Your cards are beautiful! And you received some really beautiful ones as well! Interested in a side swap?

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    1. I'm so sorry it took me so long to get back here to comment. I'm afraid I'm out of all my postcards. I will be printing more. If you'd like one, I'd love to send one out to you. Let me know. My email address is...suzette.desertskyblue@gmail.com

      Take care...:o)

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  13. Suzette--You make beautiful textures and moody art! Congrats for trying something new with the mixed media on the backsides, too. If you have any left, I'd love to do a side-swap. --Michele at Sweet Leaf Notebook

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    1. Oh, I'm so sorry it took me so long to get back here to comment. I'm out of postcards, but I'll be reprinting them. If you'd like one, I'd love to send on to you. Just let me know. My email address is...suzette.desertskyblue@gmail.com

      Take care and thank you for kind comments.

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  14. Suzette, as always your posting posing is a wonderful to the amazing cards you received :) Your cards and envelopes are So cool!! What treasures! I am so glad to see you in the swap, and hope to see you again next year. Keep your eye on the mailbox ;)

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    1. He Sheila,

      Thank you for your kind comment. I hope you've received the side swap from me. I think I sent them out first of the week. I need to make notes of where I'm sending postcards. Between Love Notes, Global heART Swap, and LYA...I can't remember who I've sent what to or when. :o) Take care and I'll keep enjoying your Mingus series. They are so beautiful.

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  15. Love how you decorated the backs of your cards as well! How cool is that?!!! I also love how you displayed the cards you received. Hope to see you again next year!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. I'll look forward to seeing you next year too!

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  16. The postcards you sent are beautiful and love that you decorated the backs!! You also received such a nice selection in return! Looking forward to next year!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments. I'm looking forward to next year too! See you then.

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  17. what a beautiful collection of art! Makes me want to participate again.

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