Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hopping around the world --

The other day I mentioned Kat Sloma's "Liberate Your Art" postcard swap -- I want to bring them all together here and participate in the blog hop that's happening right now.

Kat asks everyone to produce five postcards and send them to her.  Then she exchanges them around (over 1000 cards!) and sends them out one batch at a time.  It's great fun, going to the mailbox and finding a beautiful piece of art from somewhere in the world.  Then Kat tops it off with a card of her own!  I got some beautiful ones.

The first card was most delightful to me:


This is from Deanna Swauger, who blogs at Snippets from Springdale.   I love sunflowers and was so happy to receive this beautiful card.  The detail is wonderful.

The second card was from Teena at GodTags.   In each card she sent there was a different word, and mine was "created," which is certainly meaningful to me.



The third one is from Maria Ontiveras, who blogs at Gallo Organico.  I love the kind of steampunk-children's book feeling of it.


  

 The third one came from Elissa at Gallery Dee.  What amazes me about this beautiful image is that it's the first watercolor Elissa ever did!  I'm amazed.


 The next one came from Darnita at At the Art of It.  This picture certainly doesn't do it justice, because it's dark and swirly and starry and beautiful.




Just two more.  Here's the card that Kat herself sent:
 

Isn't it lovely?  And this is the one I sent -- 



  It was great fun to do this, and I encourage everyone to get involved next year.  It's like a little gift in your mailbox when they come.

Kat has a video of all the cards on her post, if you'd like to see them all.  It's pretty amazing.

14 comments:

heyjudephotography said...

The cards you received are beautiful. I know Deanna, she is one of the collaborators with me on the blog, Focusing on Life. Such talent out there, isn't there? I'd like to see which card(s) you sent. I'm sure it is lovely as well. Can't wait for next year!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks! Oh! I forgot to include my own. I'll stick it in the post.

Deanna said...

That top is sure familiar...thanks for the nice comments. I love sunflowers and I happened to catch this on a beautiful blue sky day. I also received a card from Teena...sorta a small world afterall.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks, Deanna -- I really admire your work.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

all amazing!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Really beautiful pieces. What a great way to share and inspire one another. I recognized the tulips from Elissa right away and of course sweet Deanna's work. Both of those I saw on their blogs. Too cool!

Lynn Richards said...

Such gorgeous art. I love the one you sent as well! I'm enjoying this swap!
xo
lynn

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I loved receiving your gorgeous card ... it as simply stunning... and thrilled to be following your blog now so I don't miss out on any more of your work... thanks for creating such a great image...xx

maccandace said...

Pleased to meet you; the swap was such fun. Your postcards are lovely...both given and received. See you next year, I hope.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks so much everyone -- and Tracey, thanks for following! I appreciate it. I only saw my card appear once on facebook, so I'm glad to hear from you.

Sharon Wagner said...

I love this idea! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm in on the postcard swap next time.

Candy C. said...

They are all so beautiful! :)

Carolyn Phillips said...

These are all amazing cards. I've loved this swap.

Ana Eugénio said...

I did Liberate your art too this year. your postcards are gorgeous. I don't know who got mine and I would love to know where they went. no one contacted me or left a comment on the blog. I loved the experience but I'm sad about this part. xxo