I was able to participate in a fun postcard swap called "Liberate Your Art." It was hosted by Kat at KatEye Studio. The premise was simple. Each of the participants created a postcard, and mailed 5 copies of it plus postage to Kat. Once she received all the postcards, she mailed them back out through snail mail. It was quite fun to receive 5 different postcards from people I've never met before. Kat even made it more suspenseful by mailing them out on different days. Actually, we received 6 postcards. Kat designed one herself, and sent a copy to each of the participants. From Friday today, August 26, through Sunday, August 28, you may visit each of the blogs owned by each photographer or designer and see the many different creations.
The postcard below is the one I created and Kat mailed to 5 artists. We don't even know who received our postcards. This blog hop will be the first time we've found out.
By the way, you may see a larger version of each picture just by clicking on it.
I created my postcard digitally using Adobe Photoshop CS2. I've had a thing for mermaids lately, because I took an e-course about drawing and painting mermaids taught by Suzi Blu. The little man I used is my Billizetti character. I love all kinds of zetti art, and my screen name is Billizetti in many of the groups I've joined through the net.
Now unto the postcards I received through the mail!
This first postcard was created by Deanna Jinjoe. She titled it "Budding Beauty." Deanna took this photo herself. It is so lovely! I can imagine myself looking at this postcard many times when winter hits us a few months from now. Oh. That's such a nasty thought!
I was quite happy when I received this second postcard. It was created by Carolyn Summers. It is a copy of an oriental digital collage she created. It just so happens that I know Carolyn through blogland. We participate together in several different digital art challenges, and visit each others' blogs frequently.
I really like this one. It was created by Maureen Nichols. What is it about bird houses that is so interesting? Maybe it's because we never know what's going on inside!
This postcard has such a fantastic message. The message was physically stitched unto the postcard. It was created by Patty Waite. I especially like this message, because I am currently creating a digital zine for the Yahoo Group "14 Secrets." The title of the zine is "We Collect Joy." Serendipity strikes again!
I wish I was standing right in the middle of this postcard. Summer has been very hot here in Michigan. The photo looks so refreshing, and was taken by Angela Vular.
Isn't the color of this last postcard wonderful? It is a picture taken by the hostess of this swap, Kat Sloma. Kat offers online photography workshops, and if you are interested in seeing what she is currently offering, be sure to visit her site: www.kateyestudio.com
Now if I post this correctly, and I understand this correctly, you should find a link list below of everyone who participated in the swap and has made a post to their blog. I know all of them would appreciate it if you stopped by and left a comment! It's a great way to meet artists new and old. Enjoy your surfing!