I interrupt today’s regularly scheduled blog post to bring you some interesting news. What do postcards, birds and superheros have in common? They are all on my blog today – read on to find out why!
Introducing the Liberate your Art Postcard Swap
Today I’m announcing the “Liberate your Art” Postcard Swap I’ll be hosting this summer! Many of us have an artistic practice – whether it be photography, mixed media, painting, beading, papercrafting, ceramics, you name it – but we don’t always share our craft with the rest of the world in a physical form. So I’m going to encourage you to “Liberate your Art” from the online world through a postcard swap! Is there anything better than getting artistic, creative snail mail in your post box? I don’t think so!
Here’s how it will work:
1. Have five postcard prints made of your original artwork. These could be photographs you’ve taken, prints of your painted or mixed media work, or images of 3D artwork. You can use five different images or five of the same image. The only requirement is that they be postcard-size prints of your original work (no layered or 3D artwork as part of this swap).
2. Mail the postcards to me in the US along with your address and return postage in July. (Signup and mailing details will be provided later, along with how non-US participants can provide return postage.)
3. You will receive five postcards back in the mail from other artists from around the world.
Sounds fun, doesn’t it?
Though the swap won’t take place until July after I return to the US, I’m telling you this now so that you can get started on your postcard prints. You may want to create them yourself at home, or you may want to order them from an online source. I’ve had great luck with moo.com and have a 20% off discount code for new customers if you order by 30 March – that’s tomorrow (use this code: BK67DT). There are many other options for printing postcards, let me know what services you recommend and if you come across any discounts I’ll share them in future updates.
More details and sign up will be available in the near future. Until then, start planning your postcards and get ready to Liberate your Art this summer!
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|Maki and me at the “posh” Betty’s Tea Room in York|
(Today’s image is from a back alley in Dubrovnik, Croatia.)