Liberate Your Art Blog Hop 2017

 

 

LYA Loot 2017. Kat van Rooyen, David Wolanski, Deanie Houghtaling, Linda Yeatman, Chrisann Risser. Kat Sloma.

LYA Loot 2017. Kat van Rooyen, David Wolanski, Deanie Houghtaling, Linda Yeatman, Chrisann Risser. Kat Sloma.

Always comes so fast. The end of the Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap. First, the anticipation that seems to go on forever. Then before you know it, well here we are. Showing off our goodies and saying “Thank you!”

My first thank you goes out to all of my followers. Thanks so much for indulging my LYA hoopla. This is a fun event for me, where I can reconnect with friends, and hopefully make new ones. A few of you decided to join in this year. And I am so glad you did! And remember, the invitation is open to everyone. Kat Sloma would be thrilled if you joined in next year!

Kat put together another awesome video postcard showcase. Amazing all the work that has been created and shared. Be sure to check it out. My art is at 1:00. She also shares her swap stats, how many countries and participants, etc. Huge thanks to Kat for organizing this event, and to her “elves” who help make it work so seamlessly! Each card that arrives is food for the soul. Blessings that brighten the day!

Thanks again to each artist that has gifted me with their work. Photography, collage, illustration, paint, Zentangle, mixed media. And on top of that, words to fuel the spirit! Thank you!

 

Side Swap 

I received a spectacular side swap from my friend Natasha Monahan Papousek in the San Diego area. I scanned it to be sure you could see all the wonderful details. Just look at all that layered paint and collage fun! Love the sweet little bee! Love the swirly clouds, the blooms, the music is in the air feeling! Natasha does intricate Henna art and she is a talented photographer. We actually met in person, years ago. Thank you Natasha for sharing this terrific piece with me!

California Springtime, Natasha Monahan Papousek. LYA 2017

California Springtime, Natasha Monahan Papousek. LYA 2017

Beautiful right!? Natasha’s cards are always stunning! On the back of her card was a personal greeting, and this:

Wishing you a wonder-filled Spring!

 

This makes nine side swaps I have received. There are more on the way, and I will continue to post them. The links below will take to you to my LYA  posts if you missed any. I have posted the cards as they came in, and shared links to the artists websites. Also below is a peek back at the cards I shared in the 2017 LYA swap.

Giveaway From Kat Sloma
Mingus Mail Art Museum
Side swap Val van der Poel
Side swaps Janice Darby, Chandra Lynn, Diane McWhirter
Side swap Terry Owenby
Side swaps Nan Johnson, Kat van Rooyen
Side swaps PJ lawrence, Sherry Harmes, Christine Brooks, Suzette Rothlisberger,
Lisa Comperry, Kate Lehman, Louise Mamet
Side swap Teresa Harrington Hazelbaker
Side swap Snap Lane
Side Swaps Michele Matucheski, Patricia Mark
Washed in Spring, LYA Side swap Trang Kang
LYA #5 and a side swap, Chrisann Risser, Christine Brooks
LYA #4, Linda Yeatman
LYA #3 and a side swap, David Wolanski, Trang Kang
LYA #2, Kat van Rooyen
LYA #1, Deanie Houghtaling
Liberate Your Art  2017, my cards and envelope
First LYA Sides, David Wolanski, Kris McNeil

 

LYA Postcards 2017, SMDelgado

LYA Postcards 2017, SMDelgado

OOPS! Almost forgot! I started my LYA book for this swap, Just one of those 4 x 6 photo albums you can get at the dollar store. I love being able to pick up the book and take a look at the beautiful cards. Inspiration at my finger tips!

LYA album.

LYA album.

Follow the link below to hop on over and visit more LYA blog artists. Treat yourself to a mini creative retreat! You are welcome to check out my LYA posts from past events, just click on the Gallery link at the top of my blog. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

25 thoughts on “Liberate Your Art Blog Hop 2017

    1. Sheila Post author

      LOL, gotta love the Dollar Store Tammy 🙂 It is so fun to go thru the books when I need a shot of inspiration. Have a super day!

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    1. Sheila Post author

      Aloha Vicki! Thanks for visiting 🙂 I love this swap too, so glad to see you taking part again! Off to finish LYA hopping – Happy week to you 🙂

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  1. suzettedesertskyblue

    Hi Sheila,

    I just love your blog. Beautiful all around. I’m so glad I see you every year participating in the swap. It took a side swap to finally get one of your postcards, but I’m thrilled to have it. It arrived yesterday. Thank you so much. I’ll look forward to seeing you again next time.

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    1. Sheila Post author

      You will stay on my list Suzette! So glad the card arrived 🙂 All the best to you and your family, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

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    1. Sheila Post author

      LOL, already did. 🙂 but You need to accept my friend request, or you won’t see the message… I think. Can’t believe we have not been friends on Facebook? LOL

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  2. simply painting

    Thank you, Sweet Sheila, for the beautiful card. I have been sick with a cold/flu for a week now and I can tell you that your postcard so cheered me up! You are such a sweet-heart and a blessing to all. Love and hugs, Karin <3

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    1. Sheila Post author

      Oh my Karin, I sure do hope you feel better soon! So glad the card arrived, thanks for letting me know. Take good care, rest and be kind to yourself 🙂

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    1. Sheila Post author

      Kat’s card was a nice surprise this year. I thouhgt it was going to be on of her awesome photos 🙂

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  3. Lisa

    Wow, beautiful postcards! So much fun to be back each year! I love all of the gorgeous art and seeing old friends/making new ones 🙂

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    1. Sheila Post author

      Such a great idea isn’t it Lisa! I am so happy when I see that you are participating. Always hoping I get one of your creations. And always thankful when we do a side swap. Happy hopping to you Lisa!

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Thanks for visiting my blog and saying hello! Always great to hear from you!