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Postcard Profusion


L.Y.A. Side swaps. Carol Edan, Natasha M. Papousek, Terry Owenby, Lynn Radford.

L.Y.A. Side swaps. Carol Edan, Natasha M. Papousek, Terry Owenby, Lynn Radford.


It’s raining postcards! Seems right. It just now started raining big ol’ fat rain, as Forrest would say. The sun is shining in the distance, so I know it won’t last long.

Stopping to enjoy. Some thunder too.

I was all set to show these off in the colorful blooms outside, but nature nixed that idea. Instead I placed them on a  pillow I ordered from Zazzle, I think you might recognize it.

The colorful card on top is from Terry Owenby in Portland Oregon. She created this work of art with a Gelli Plate print and collage. Gorgeous isn’t it?  I love the vivid colors and simplified shapes. Just so fun! On the back she included this:

Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul
and you answer.
Terri Guillemets

The lovely lavender card is a gift from Carol Edan and traveled all the way from Israel. I love the abstract landscape. The depth, the mood, just wonderful! It is an oil she painted during the January Leslie Seata painting challenge. Visit Carol’s site to see more of her amazing work. This is another favorite.

On the bottom, a colorful card from Lynn Radford. I know I am not the only one who gets excited at the sight of a colorful bunch of pencils! The quote on the front:

The soul becomes dyed with the color of it’s thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius

The back of Lynn’s card is just as colorful. Lynn I envy your tidy penmanship! I am going to have to try extra hard to make mine legible for you!  Visit Lynn’s site and check out her “environmentally conscious journey”. Lynn kept her address a secret, which is a great idea. Her swap will go on even longer! Lynn your card will go out today!

The musical card, is from a friend who is close by. Natasha Monahan Papousek lives in San Diego just south of me. We have swapped before, and I always look forward to her cards.

Natasha plays the ukulele. On her recent trip to Hawaii, she learned the phrase “My dog has fleas”  is used to remember the tuning of her instrument. Definitely memorable don’t you think? This card brings back memories of my trip to Hawaii – JOY!

Natasha’s envelope was just as wonderful as her card, take a look, and you will get a closer look at the cute fleas dancing on her postcard. If you keep scrolling, you can catch a glimpse of Natasha and her awesome work, at the RAW event that was held in January.

Thank you Carol, Natasha, Terry and Lynn! I was so delighted to receive your Beautiful art in my mailbox! Color me happy!

I have lost count, not sure if I have any more side swaps on the way. But I have five more slots in my album, so I’m hoping. I have a few extra cards if anyone is interested. Leave a comment with your address, I won’t post the address. (Open to non swappers too.)

Have a JOYFUL day everyone!







Last days to Liberate









And they’re off!

I don’t know who was the first to decorate their envelope for Kat, but now it is part of the fun we all look forward to. Kat shares them on her blog for us all to see.

I reused a padded envelope, and that helped create cracks on the vase when I applied crackle paint. The crackle also gave a shine to the vase, in contrast with the matte paint elsewhere.

Sunday is the last day to sign up for Kat Sloma’s 2016 Liberate Your Art postcard swap. The deadline to actually mail art to Kat is March 12. Join in!

Happy weekend ya’ll!