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Special Deliveries

Kat Sloma’s Liberate Your Art Swap is humming along.  I have a new batch to share with you. This is a great year! Seems like most of the swappers printed extras, and there is a whole lotta’ sharing going on.

This gorgeous card started as a thank you gift for the artist’s sister. Such a wonderful idea, don’t you think? It came to me from Terry Owenby in Portland OR. A wonderful collage, that includes vintage postcards, and worn book binding.

Recycle, reuse, and re-JOY.

Recycle, reuse, and re-JOY.

This batch includes three more “extra” swaps and two “official” swap postcards. The photo of the chain is from Mary Greliner in Missouri. She says she loved the chain, and I do too! All that rusty ruggedness.

The Sculpture “Struggle” is from Mark Wilson. Unfortunately the bar code made his address unreadable. I am really hoping Mark will see this and get in touch. I would love to see more of your work Mark!

Batch #2 LYA

Batch #2 LYA

The remaining cards are all “extra’s”. That fabulous Dahlia is from Deanie Houghtaling in Phoenix AZ.  The card says that the photo was taken in the Jardin Des Plantes in Paris France. How Cool is that!  Deanie is a traveler and it is so wonderful that she shares her travels with all the LYA’s. Take a look at this from last year.

The Dream catcher is from  Janice Darby in a far-away place called Santa Maria California. Howdy neighbor! This piece is part collage,  and there is so much wonderful detail! “Catch” is a theme Janice has visited before. Check out Janice’s card from the 2014 LYA swap. I think this is the third year I have swapped with Deanie and Janice.

Juana Almaguer is an awesome artist working in Langley Washington. Take a look at her blog.  Juana mailed her card in a handmade, scented envelope. She used sheet music and washi tape. She painted a bright beautiful bird on it too! Her photo is super cute. An awesome shot of a squirrel stealing a snack. So fun. I thought Juana and I had swapped before, I couldn’t find the post so I am going to have to keep looking.

Having so much fun with swap! My thanks to each artist for sharing their work with me!




Kat Sloma’s Liberate Your Art Swap

It’s begun! Woo who! For the next few weeks I will be sharing the postcards as they arrive. Can’t wait! Kat and her crew of volunteers have sorted and stamped, and the first batch is on it’s way.

As in years past, many of the participants have agreed to extra swaps, or “side” swaps. I have already received these amazing cards – YAY!

Postcard treasures

Postcard treasures

The Zentangle leaf is from Kat in the Appalachians. How did she know I have a thing for leaves? “Wonder” is from Sherry in Alaska. The wing is part of a map of Sherry’s city, how clever is that!

The snow filled trees, a photo taken in Rocky Mountain National Park, was sent by Sarah in Atlanta. I grew up in Colorado – Hello Rockies! The crane flew to me all the way from Montana. A really stunning piece of art from Amy. (I may be moving to Montana.)

Teena sent the graphic tree. It reads, ” Words are like the wind, some, stronger and more damaging than others.” Those words really resonate with me.

Amy in Montana created the wonderful crane collage. It is really super in person. You might remember I caught sight of a Heron in our backyard a few months ago.

I am amazed, how each of these cards has a special connection to me. Or I guess, I with them. Some of them I was able to choose, bet even so.

Thanks ladies – for sharing your wonderful art with me! So excited to take part in this years swap!


“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.”

~Henry Ward Beecher




Liberate Your Art 2015

liberate your art postcards Sheila Marie Delgado © 2015

Step one done

It is time once again for Kat Sloma’s Liberate Your Art Postcard Exchange. I have participated every year, since the beginning in 2011. Kat’s exchange was one of the very first places I dared to share my art. There is still one day to sign up and the deadline to mail your cards is March 14, 2015. Join us!

Artists in any medium. Photography, painting, poetry, typography, jewelry, sculpture, knitting, cooking, illustration – you name it. If you can have an image of your art printed on a postcard, you are in!

You send 5 printed postcards of your art with a message written on the back, along with address labels and return postage. Kat and her crew of volunteers swap them around, and you receive 6 postcards in the mail over several weeks: 5 from participants, plus one from Kat!

You can have your cards printed professionally, or make them yourself. I always make mine.

I printed the images on photo paper, and the back of the post card is on card stock. I set them up on a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper (in Publisher). Four to a sheet. Next I will attach the fronts to the backs, and trim as needed. Double sided tape and a paper-cutter makes assembly easy peasy! ( I blurred the message so it will be a surprise.)

I make extras and a lot of us do swaps on the side. I will share the cards I receive with you as they come in.

YAY snail mail!