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.
|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!