I recently realized that I stopped receiving post notifications from Jill, and Katie. I have no idea for how long. I re-upped and will catch up later this week. Has that happened to anyone else? I could be losing my mind, but I do not think I would unsubscribe.
Blustery day today. Out and about, I took notice of the trees swaying, bouncing and bowing.
The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm. Confucius
The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist’s own spiritual nature. George Inness
A Good artist has less time than ideas. Martin Kippenberger
Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art. Andy Warhol
A wonderful giveaway gift arrived! I am the lucky recipient of a copy of Botanical Mandalas, Louise Gale’s new book! I can’t wait to dive into it, but it will have to wait until the 100 is over. Hop on over to take a peek inside. Many of you a familiar with Louise from her wonderful Global Art Swap.
This book is gorgeous. It is about art, and building a deeper connection with nature. And flowers, and MORE flowers!
Thank you Louise, for sharing your art with the world. For being an inspiration to so many. And for providing opportunities for new artists to share their art with others!
Thank you Louise, for my lovely copy of your beautiful book!!
Getting ‘er done. Cringing a bit while I post this. But moving on.
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!