I’m back with another Liberate Your Art postcard swap update! We have less than one week left for sign up to join the swap, so if you’ve been delaying, it’s time to get in gear. You can sign up here until February 21st. After that time gets too short to make postcards and get them mailed to me before the deadline of March 15th.
So far, 52 envelopes have arrived! Yay! I started “checking in” envelopes this weekend. “Check in” involves opening every envelope, making sure there are the right number of postcards, stamps and labels, making sure the postcards have a greeting written on them, and removing all of the extra bits and bobs that get sent along, like lovely notes or extra postcards for me. (I love those little surprises!) Envelopes from international participants are matched up with their Paypal payment, and a note is sent to confirm receipt. If anything isn’t right about the package, I’ll try to contact the artist if I have their email address. It’s possible to resolve issues for those who send early.
Some more gorgeous mail art to share with you…
Amanda Bradley is a calligrapher in Washington, and her envelopes are a piece of art in themselves! I wish I had a link to send you to, so you could see more of her work. It doesn’t seem she has a website, sadly. I would happily lose myself for hours in the beautiful words and flourishes she creates, if she did. But instead I’ll just look dreamily at the envelope she sent!
Paula Bogdan transformed a plain manila envelope into a dramatic piece in red, white and black. I love the touches of yellow which blend in the few places the envelope is showing!
Jane Peeks is a mixed media artist, and veteran envelope decorator in the swap! I think I’ve posted her envelopes every year. This year her envelope had lots of hand drawn flourishes in a gorgeous purple and green…
…and a perfect sentiment on the back!
I agree, Jane! Let’s Swap!