Seven postcards arrived today. Nine pieces of art in total.WOW, lucky day ‘ey? This first card is from PJ Lawrence in Tennessee. She tells me it is in an altered photography book. Oh my, that sounds like fun! The back of her card has some really cool graphics and a wish,
Just love your card PJ! Gorgeous colors, shapes and textures! Thanks so much!! A reminder for me to mix my media and experiment more in my own abstracts!
Sherry and I began talking about LYA months before it started. She didn’t say, but this piece almost looks like it is painted on wood. So much wonderful texture! I always look forward to Sherry’s cards, She often takes the most basic elements, and turns them into wonderful works of art. Never fails to surprise!
Conceive, Believe, Achieve!
Sherry’s message, she includes the date sent, current Larsen Bay Alaska temperature, Winds calm, and Seas at 4 feet. There is a sparkly family of Polar bear stickers. I can’t help but smile, thinking of them animated and perhaps enjoying an icy cold Coke! She also sends her trademark “Hugs!”
Love your card Sherry! The rustic, nautical, majestic feel. Thanks so much for always swapping with me!
Christine Brooks shared her wonderful watercolor this year. Aren’t these mountains gorgeous?! On the back was a personal message, and a simple wish:
So love the simplified, loose look of this piece. Inspiring Christine! You are right – this is a fun swap! I am so glad to have met you, and I am sure we will meet in person one day soon!
Funny connection side note, my mothers maiden name is Francisco, and her name is Kristina.
Thanks Christine for sharing your lovely, wonderful art with me!
This soft photo is so lovely! Makes me think of fine Victorian women in all their splendor. Delicate, precious, regal. This thought came to mind. Even as beauty fades, strength endures. On the back Suzette included this sweetness:
Surely a star danced in Heaven on the day you were born
Suzette included a link for flicker, but sadly I can not read enough of it to share. Suzette, if you read this, please share it in a comment so we can see more of your gorgeous work! Suzette was so creative with her post card displays this year. Very entertaining!
Thank you Suzette for sharing your work with me! And thank you for making the arrivals so much fun to see!
Look at those clouds! Look closer and you can see that lightning is striking. This is a low res image, Lisa’s photo is so much better. I know Lisa is a true photographer. She tells me she took this from the parking garage at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Even Lisa’s stamp is stunning!
She mentioned that it was 80 degrees. I suppose that is on the cool side for Houston. Lisa, we will be in the mid 70’s this week! Lisa is from Riverside California, a hop, skip and a jump from where I lived. Follow the links to see more of Lisa’s terrific work. This image is for sale in her Etsy Shop. You will also find her stunning work on Flicker. Got lost there for a bit. Stunning work Lisa! Those Texas sunsets are divine! Love the duckling photos too!
Thanks so much Lisa for sharing your vision with the world, and with me! Your work is filled with JOY!
Kate Lehman sent this wonderful image. Just love the textured, weathered, aged look. Her Flickr stream is filled with gorgeous images. Love the monkey shots Kate! (Yes, the little human monkeys too! So Sweet!) And Oh those flowers!
Thanks Kate for the swap and encouragement! Such a treasure!
This colorful card is from Louise Mamet and came all the way from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France. I didn’t notice in the Facebook group, how blue the tiles are. And that green just pops. So lovely, notice the pattern on the brick wall. All rooftops should look like this!
Louise sent a very encouraging message – thank you for that my friend. You can find Louise on Facebook, and at her website.
Louise also shared this ATC sized, business card photo. So wonderful, it even inspired some terrific sketching by one of the LYA participants. Wouldn’t I love to have that little room in the tower!
Thanks so much Louise for sharing your photos with me again this year! Treasures!
Hope you enjoyed this tour of the Mingus Mail Art Museum!
Gorgeous cards, Sheila! I received yours, also, and I was blown away. Didn’t expect that at all..thank you! You made my day. You’ll have to email me your new address, so I can get something in the mail to you. 🙂
Yay! So glad it was a surprise. You are on my list, and will be next year. But hopefully you will forget and it will be a surprise then too. LOL. I will send my address, but don’t feel like you have to Katie. Enjoy your day! Have fun working on the HUGE stack of hardboards 🙂
Such lovely cards Sheila and I like the way you told a story about each of them. I am looking forward to getting my side swaps. Have a great day.
They are lovely val, and I am so lucky thay all arrived in great condition! Can’t wait to see yours 🙂 Happy day to you Val 🙂
Such a neat collection, all in one day!
Such a surprise Dave 🙂 Hope you are able to get out and have some fun with your camera today – Enjoy my friend 🙂
Thank you so much, Sheila for featuring my photo and card… Nice of you. Glad you enjoyed those roofs, each different, but nevertheless with charm and character… Have a great day!
Charm and character! Those are the words I was looking for 🙂 I think you have the start of what could be a wonderful series or book. Rooftops of the world. 🙂 All the best to you Louise, keep sharing your wonderful vision with us my friend 🙂
Right back to you Sheila, thank you!
Thank you Louise!
So glad to have a pass to the Mingus Mail Art Museum! Sheila, thank you for sharing these postal pops of wonderfulness and for being a top-notch docent.
Ooouuu that’s a new title for me, thank you kindly Dotty. LOL 🙂 Have fun today my friend, with your colorful wonderfuls!