The Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap is in full swing! I’ve received 53 envelopes so far, many gorgeously decorated, like this one from Juana in Washington. 42 of the envelopes are from the US, 11 from outside the US: Germany, Norway, The Netherlands, UK, Canada, Australia and France. Exciting!
Don’t you want to join in? You have one more day before I close sign up! Visit the Liberate Your Art page and sign up for the special swap email list via the blue box. All postcards must be received by March 14, 2015 to be included.
It’s time for the Treasure Hunt!
This year I’m adding a “Treasure Hunt” through participant websites, to increase the opportunities for connection with fellow swappers. All of the details will be in the swap update email that arrives in your inbox tomorrow (if you are on the swap email list, that is!). A big thanks to Tammy Wilson for helping me with this! I couldn’t add this fun activity without her.
And there are PRIZES for the winners!! Beautiful pieces of art, donated by a few talented swap participants willing to liberate their art directly to you. Here is what you could win if you finish the Treasure Hunt…
8×8″ acrylic/mixed media abstract titled “Gazing”
Set of six wildlife greeting cards, images of her silk paintings
8.5×5.5″ Handmade vintage and current scrap machine-quilted pouch, fully lined with zipper. She will include a sheet of postcard stamps and some mail art paper ephemera inside. Fun!
Set of ten note cards from her photography
A pair of handmade earrings
Set of five notecards of her pastel paintings
Mixed Media Ladybug painting, 23.9×29.7cm
2015 Calendar of her Vermont-based photography
Here are a couple of the images inside:
Aren’t these wonderful? Be sure you are on the swap email list, if you want to participate! All of the instructions will be sent via email.
And now for more mail art…
Here are a few more of the beautiful envelopes I’ve been receiving. When you decorate your envelope, you are making everyone who touches them smile! Isn’t that awesome to think about? All it takes is a little bit of time, and maybe some stamps and ink, like this one from Lynne in Philadephia…
Or how about a little washi tape, like this one from Lisa in Texas:
You can get a little fancier, too! I love the stamps that Rinda from California uses, telling me to Do Something Creative Every Day…
Thank you Rinda, I will do that! The back of her envelope was beautiful too.
So, what do you think? Do YOU have it in you to brighten the day of everyone who touches an envelope? I think so! Go forth and create some mail art!
Liberating Your Art is about more than just postcards. It’s about bringing art into your life, and the lives of others, in simple ways. Think about what you can do.