Friday, January 15, 2016

Liberate Your Art 2016

Last year I participated in Kat Sloma's annual Liberate Your Art swap where you create postcards of original art made by you, send in and get five postcards back in return plus an extra one from Kat. I had fun and got some lovely cards so thought I would do again this year. But this time I am submitting five different pieces courtesy of the company MOO that make it SO easy to get your work printed. It's cost friendly (I was really organized and took advantage of their sales right before Christmas) and good quality. I have already sent a couple of the extras I got back to friends and relatives....
This mail art was made a while back for my friend Jo - I think it was our very first swap! I've since done a better job "standardizing" my size. I do remember it took FOREVER to get to her in England - we agree it must have gone around the globe a couple of times - but fortunately it finally made it.
Mo and I did a "one staple" Mail Art Exchange which I first found out through Daisy Yellow's Tammy Garcia. I've done a few of these and they are sooooooo fun.
Collective Nouns was the theme of this Mail Art that I sent to Lenna. I loved using the old pattern graphics.
My mail art pal Leslie and I did an exchange on Renaissance Mash Up. I found this picture of three young girls and wondered what they would be like today!
Lenna hosted a big swap awhile back with a theme of Summer - I went with Summer Camp Songs and made my card based on an old Girl Guide song I used to sing.Can't remember who ultimately got this but I think it was another of my pals Beth.
I also sent an extra one for Kat - this was one of ICAD cards from last year that Tammy hosted.
I always like to have fun with the envelope I send everything in. For some reason Liberate your Art reminded me of the French Revolution (have no idea why) - but it was all about freedom! And that certainly is the spirit of Kat's swap.
And of course I had to let Marie Antoinette have her say on the back (hee hee).

So there you have it. There is still time if you are interested in joining so be sure to check it out here.
Enjoy. Jewels


  1. These are all so fun! I especially like Marie. I'm thinking about doing the swap. Think I'll just buy some heavy photo paper and print my own. Haven't gotten hooked on Moo yet and don't want to start lol.

  2. Fabulous cards! Each one is a gem :)