When does one call one’s self an artist? That’s a question I asked myself when I read about Kat Sloma’s Liberate Your Art 2016 Postcard Swap.
I had been taking some photos with my small digital camera and adding textures to make them look like photo paintings. I wondered if what I had been creating could qualify as art – could I humbly attach the word artist to my name? In the beginning I doubted, but after mailing several postcards, I did feel liberated as an artist…yes indeed, this swap helped free not only my artwork, but my artist-self as well.
During this year’s postcard swap, an astounding 1050 pieces of art were liberated by 175 artists participating from 12 countries! It was fun receiving the postcards from five other participants, and although I only saw one of my postcards acknowledged in the Facebook page, it felt good enough to know that my art landed on someone else’s mailbox.
This was my very first postcard swap and it was an amazing experience. Thank you so much, Kat Sloma!
Here are the five artworks I liberated this year….
And these are the wonderful liberated art that landed on the shores of my part of the Philippines (in order of arrival)…
Goldfinch on a twig by Jana Johnson, Oregon
Inspiring pencil line artwork by Christopher Allen-Munising, Michigan
Twilight Eagle by Diana Brady, California
Sunshine warms the soul by Doug Bascom
Photography art by Julia Corvallis, Oregon
Here is a video prepared by Kat Sloma featuring some of the art liberated during this year’s postcard swap…
Linking to the Daily Post’s Discover Challenges: Identity