Good News! Pete is finally home. He will have physical therapy for a couple of weeks, but that is outpatient thank goodness. He is getting stronger each day. He is still having a hard time sleeping, but managed to get five hours last night.
I am late in posting this, but here is my last LYA side swap. These lovely blooms are from Evelyn Short. The image was in a juried show at the Philadelphia Sketch club last year. So delicate and feminine!
I am imagining the sound of water softly lapping against the side of the boat.
Dave Wolanski 5.9.18.
Thank you Evelyn for swapping with me! So glad to meet you through LYA. Thanks Dave for adding to my collection of your images! And thank you all, for your prayers and well wishes for my Dad Pete! So grateful!
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!