Friday, 10 May 2013

Friday's Letter




Dear Creative Souls,

Wow, can I just say how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE liberate your art.  2012 was my first year of participation and the first time I had printed my artwork out and shared it in this way (or any way really!).  It was amazing.  And this year has been too.

So firstly, thank you to Kat Sloma who dreamt up this event and who coordinates the swap.  Huge, grateful thanks for what I know must be a boatload of work.  There were 216 artists participating this year (high fives all round!).  That's a lot of postcards to collect and send out.  And not only that, Kat photographs them and puts them together into this amazing video.  Injuries have been sustained, people.  Thank you again Kat, and hope your shoulder gets better soon.

Secondly, huge thanks to the fabulous artists who shared their work and specifically those artists whose postcards came to me.  Please know that they have found a good home and I adore and cherish your beautiful work.  They are:

Top left:  Kristen - @spiralquest on instagram
Top centre: Darnita - www.darnitalhoward.com
Top right:: Stacie - http://squirrellyduck.blogspot.com
Bottom right: Kat Sloma - www.kateyeview.com
Bottom centre: Madge - www.TheViewFromRightHere.com
Bottom left: Sheila - www.sheilahughespetphotography.com

So, did you participate?  You really should.  It is truly AWESOME.  And who doesn't love happy mail?   Sign up for Kat's newsletter here so you are first to hear about the next one. :)

Until next time,

Love, Me

33 comments:

  1. This was my first year to participate. Wasn't the video wonderful? I'm enjoying the hop to see what treasures everyone found in their post!

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  2. What fun this must be, and all of these are really beautiful, Becs.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. What wonderful art you got in return!.. Don't you just love Happy Mail...I'm enjoying hopping around all the blogs to see what lovelies everyone else got in their post :)

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  4. My first year Becs, thanks to you, posting that you were going to participate. I totally enjoyed watching the mail for my cards to arrive and the amazing video Kat put together (poor shoulder!!!). You received some truly creative pieces of art!

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  5. I love your collection of cards, Becs. How splendid are they? I'm so glad I got it together to participate this year too. Can't wait for next time! Have a great weekend!

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  6. What wonderful cards! I really enjoyed getting YOUR card - thanks for being part of the swap!

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  7. Hi fab collection of cards - seems a long time since Brick Lane

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  8. Wonderful art, great job on the post. I hope that we have many more years of this project, it is so fun!!!

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  9. Lovely collection, Becs! It is fun, isn't it? I look forward to it every year.

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  10. I love your post becs, it's so nice to visit you here again & to see all the wonderful art you received. Happy weekend & Mother's Day to you xx

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  11. I thoroughly enjoyed the anticipation of receiving each and every one -- my first year to join in.
    Happy weekend and thank you for posting; it's great seeing samples of what others received

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  12. You received some beautiful cards! This has been great fun. I'm looking forward to next year!

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  13. Nice post. The swap was such fun and now seeing some of the art that didn't make it on the video is a treat.

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  14. Hello! The swap was wonderful and this was my first time to participate. I love the cards your received. There are so many creative people and I'm so glad to have "met" some of them over the last few weeks. I can't wait to do this again!

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  15. The art pieces you received are amazing! Each so different, each reflecting the personality and interests of the artist, each of them special in their own way.

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  16. Loving this whole thing - my first year taking part :) So enjoyable reading others blog's, I really must write my own piece tomorrow xx

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  17. Dear Becs,

    Thank you for such a happy letter! You made me smile. BIG. Thank you very much for thinking of my shoulder, it is doing better and I'm going to pace myself with the hop this weekend so I don't stay on the computer too long.

    It was wonderful, as always, to have you participating!!

    Your Fellow Creative Soul,
    Kat

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  18. I did participate and I really loved it. So exciting to find all those cards in my mailbox.

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  19. This was my first year also. It was a lot of fun! Well off to the next one.

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  20. My favorite one it the neon sign by Madge.

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  21. Those are all beautiful! It's a fun swap.

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  22. Great post, I love seeing what other cards you received in the swap! Looking forward to next year!

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  23. Great variety of posties, lovely to be part of the swap with you :-)

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  24. This was such a fun swap, and didn't you receive wonderful postcards?!

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  25. What a great way to connect with fellow creatives around the world! Even better to get a real-life postcard in the mail! Cheers!

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  26. This is my first year and am so happy I put myself out there. It was a great push to gain some confidence. I am truly amazed at all the different art sent out and touched by all the special people out there who love art in any form.

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  27. It is awesome, isn't it? I enjoyed being part of it again this year.

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  28. Yay! So glad my abandoned house found a good home with you! Can't wait to do this all again next year! Cheers! Sheila

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  29. All beautiful. It sure looks so much fun! :)
    Happy week to you. xo

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  30. Love! (I love the "and a touch of nostalgia" in your tag line...I find myself doing that a lot lately myself.) Cheers!

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