Postcard Plentitude


Mingus Day #21. 5.25 x 12 in. Mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Mingus Day #21. 5.25 x 12 in. Mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.


Getting ‘er done.  Cringing a bit while I post this. But moving on.


L.Y.A. Sides


Dancing Clothes, Louise Mamet, Saint Cyr sur Loire, France


Louise Mamet is a long time L.Y.A. friend. Louise has such a gift, and shares it with us through her photographs. I look forward to receiving her card each year. I fell in love with this image the first time I saw it on the L.Y.A. group page.  Check out her site for more. On the back, this wonderful quote:

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa


Christine Brooks, Flagstaff, AZ


Christine couldn’t resist, she sent me another of her wonderful bird postcards. Nice one right!? I love it! Looks great with my sea shells. It’s obvious we share a love of the sea. Take a look at her Facebook page for more of her awesome work.


Cathy Hubmann,  Little Rock Arkansas


Cathy Hubmann sent this hope filled card. Wonderful in its simplicity. You can see more of her wonderful photography by clicking the link. I love this quote by Emily Dickinson:

Hope is the thing with feathers
that perches in the soul – 
and sings the tunes without the words –
and never stops at all.


Chandra Lynn, Birmingham, Alabama


Chandra sent this gorgeous oversized card. It brought back memories of Loveland lake in Colorado. Hanging out with friends, and watching fireworks. My high school was right next to the lake. It was a part of daily life.
Chandra’s blog is always inspirational. If you aren’t already following her, take a look.


Dave Wolanski, Dover Delaware. 


Dave surprised me with this funny photo. A test image on card stock. Can you read the last line? It looks to me like it may have been on the wall first. Follow Dave on Instagram for a daily dose of his thought provoking work.

Art is
what you
see, feel
and do
and shit.


Trang Kang, Sachse, Texas


Trang  is like a ray of sun, after a stormy day. Her sweet art is a true reflection of her gentle spirit. Trang not only sent this delicate pen and watercolor postcard, she also included a tiny masterpiece, recycled from a gallery postcard I believe. Take a look below, and take a look at her Facebook page for more. Isn’t it pretty?




Lisa Compberry, La Porte, Texas


Lisa is always a favorite swap. I have probably said that about each of these today. But it is so true. Lisa posts wonderful views of her neck of the woods. Sunsets, sunrise. For a soothing dose of restful, take a look at her site, or follow her on Instagram. Lisa included this wonderful quote on the back:

There is only one happiness in life,
to love and be loved.


During the L.Y.A. Blog Hop, Kat Sloma gave away several prizes. I was blessed to receive a copy of her book, Art with an iPhone. I flipped though it as soon as it arrived, and quickly got caught up in reading through several of the techniques. Kat always creates interesting and intriguing works of art for her postcard contribution. Reading the book is a chance to know how her artistic images are created. You can peek inside on Amazon.



Thanks Kat for the blessing of your book! Thanks for bringing so many talented people together. For providing us the opportunity to share our creativity with others.

Thank you to the L.Y.A. artists and photographers who have shared their amazing talents and vision with me. I am so blessed, and so happy to have your works in my L,Y.A. collection!






15 thoughts on “Postcard Plentitude

  1. Chandra Lynn

    You just reminded me! I have to do my side swaps blog post! I love all your side swap PCs! I recognized some of the artists’ work without seeing their names! I’m a little envious of the HOPE postcard. ? And happy you received a bit of the view of the Tennessee River. Oh, I live in the Huntsville area, not B’ham. All of our mail goes through there. Don’t know why. Huntsville is large enough!

    1. Sheila Post author

      OOps. I will fix it…
      Card envy, right there with you. So many amazing pieces were shared.
      Your delayed post will just extend the fun that is LYA 🙂 It really should be all year long. LOL hahahaha

    1. Sheila Post author

      Isn’t that an awesome surprise Cathy 🙂 She shares so many cool techniques, and there are so many of her great creations to see as well 🙂

  2. dotty seiter

    Sheila, Mingus Day #21 is stunning! I REALLY like it. The quiet spaces, the drama, the contrasts, the subtle texture, the bands of color, the strong sense of depth ‘front to back.’ A standout!

  3. louise237

    Beautiful set of talents! Thanks for sharing my “Dancing Clothes”, once more we shared LYA postcards, Sheila and this for me, contributes to the success of that swap. “See” you in 2019 but… of course, well before that. Have a fantastic week and keep up with your wonderful creativity!

    1. Sheila Post author

      Wouldn’t be the same with out you Louise! I love this image. All of yours 🙂 Wishing you a super week as well, and a year filled with joyful images to capture 🙂 See you soon 😉


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