I received my fourth card from the “Liberate Your Art” postcard swap today. It’s this amazing photo of the San Diego harbor taken by Pam Bowers. She’s an incredibly talented photographer with a great eye! Just visit her blog “Kassies Beach” and see for yourself.
“San Diego Harbor” by Pam Bowers
Can’t wait to see the last two cards from the swap. I’ll keep you posted:)
“You can do anything one stroke at a time.”
Today I found my third postcard from Kat Sloma’s postcard swap in my mailbox. It’s from Cris in Ohio, a zentangle/zendala artist. You don’t know what a zentangle is? I didn’t either until I visited Cris’amazing blog Tangeld Up In Art. To quote her:
“Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, fun relaxation artform using repetitive patterns. It helps increase focus, attentiveness, and creativity. It’s also fun. You don’t have to be an artist. No drawing experience is necessary. Really!”
Cris is a certified Zentangle teacher and if I could I’d love to attend one of her classes but as it is I have to make do with some books on it from the library or amazon. It sounds like a lot of fun and I can’t to learn more about it and try to tangle a bit myself 🙂 Maybe Cris can give me some online advice…
Thank you Cris for sending me such a lovely postcard and showing me a form of art I hadn’t heard anything about before.
“Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.” – A.W. Tozek
I just received my first card from the swap yesterday and today I already find the second one in my mailbox *yay*. And the image on it is soooo… CUTE! Absolutely adorable, don’t you think?!
From Kate (USA)
The creative mind behind this pretty postcard is Kate from the United States. Living in the Midwest she specializes in children’s art and has already illustrated her first children’s picture book (that’ll soon be published). And then she’s also trying to set up her own shop to sell her paintings and prints – while also being a full-time mom (!). You see, Kate is a really busy bee! Go, Kate!!! I’m curious to see how it will all pan out for you.
Just hop over to KMericks.com if you want to stay tuned for news from Kate as well.
Thank you again, for your lovely postcard!
Filed under ART, Mail Art
The plan for today was to talk a bit about New Year’s resolutions since 2012 will be here shortly. That was before checking the mailbox this morning. Now, just look what I found:
Yes, a Christmas card! Why had I even dared to think that had been it when posting my supposedly ‘last’ Christmas-post on Monday. Life simply had to prove me wrong, I guess. So I will be postponing my New Year’s resolutions to honour this very cute and unexpected Christmas card from Alena.
Alena had sent me this beautiful card from London in October. I loved it and I love this one just as much, mostly because it was such an utter surprise to me. I hadn’t thought that she would feel obliged to send me a card back when I send her a card in response to the one she had sent me through postcrossing. It is so sweet of her and now I feel obliged to get something in the mail for her.
For New Year’s Eve she is going to her family in Russia. She is especially excited to be able to show her grandmother her ten-month-old son. He is her grandmother’s very first grandson!
I wonder if there are any Russian New Year’s traditions… maybe I’ll ask her when writing my response.
Now I hope that this has really been the last bit of Christmas 2011, and that we can begin to really focus on what’s lying ahead of us: The year 2012!