For the third consecutive year I'll be sending postcards off for the 2015 Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap. Kat Sloma of Kat Eye Studio began the swap 5 years ago. As Kat describes it on her website: The world needs more art. The world needs your art. The Liberate Your Art postcard swap is in its 5th year of encouraging you to create, share and liberate your art into the world, where it can do its greatest good. Join participants from around the world as we liberate our art through the mail and brighten the day of those near and far. See what good mailing your art can bring! Sign up has opened for the 2015 swap! The swap receipt deadline is March 14, 2015.
As I began writing this post I looked back at my previous two cards. I'm happy to say that today I can see the path I've been on and know where I'm generally heading. Which is really interesting, because two years ago I was just making art with no particular goal or plan. Last year I'd begun exploring turning my artwork into surface pattern designs. This round, after a year spent learning Adobe Illustrator and how to create repeating patterns my work has evolved significantly, but I can still see the roots of where it began.
Each year Kat does a round up image of cards. Last year my card popped up in her heart composite.
Kat encourages mail art envelopes and knowing she'd receive 200+ envelopes and have an enormous task sorting and mailing out the 1000+ postcards, I had fun creating a special envelope for her.
In 2013 I used a small snippet of an acrylic painting I'd made.
Each year I got 6 postcards back and connected with the artists that sent them, some of whom have become e-friends. It's been really nice sharing our progress through the years. See the cards I received in 2013 here and in 2014 here. (You'll also see my old blog, which looks so dated and messy to me now.)
Each year I've tried different companies to print my cards. I'm happiest with Moo.com who did this year's cards. If you use the link here you can get a 10% discount on your order and I'll get a discount on my next order.
Finally, each year Kat hosts a blog hop. If you're here for that, welcome! And if you'd like to stay in touch, please like my Facebook fanpage and leave me a note with a link to your page so that I can follow you too.