12 March 2015

Liberate Your Art


This year for the first time I participated in Liberate Your Art. LYA an art postcard exchange created by Kat Sloma of Kat Eye Studio in Oregon. You send 5 postcards of your original artwork, 6 stamps and self addressed labels (for her to send other postcards to you). On the back of each card you write a chatty little note and Kat adds the address label and stamp provided by the recipient. You are encouraged to but not required to turn your mailing envelope into Mail Art. Can you imagine how fun it is being her mailperson?!  A cool side note that Kat lives in the same Oregon town that one of my goddesses lived in, the place where one of my Greenville babies was born. She'll be doing it again in 2016 so if you are interested be sure to follow her blog or keep an eye out from me and other bloggers about when sign up begins. I found out about it from one of my favorites, Rinda at Gallo Organico.

I ordered my postcards from Vistaprint since I have always had great experiences with them. I had to order 5o but that was okay because I was going to spread the love all over. The piece I was using was "Love Out Loud" simply because I love the message.


Unfortunately they did not give me a low resolution warning but once they arrived they definitely were. I was even more disappointed because I had the backs printed with the title of my piece, my name and info, ugh, it cut off part of the blog address.

At that point I was feeling pretty disillusioned and thinking I'm going to have to withdraw then I took the time to reread the resource page Kat provided. I could print my own pics then adhere them to heavy cardstock and draw out the postcard back. But wait!!! I could just adhere to the back of the failed postcards, marking through the title and fixing the blog address. Whhoohhoo!

It may sound silly but I got the biggest thrill seeing my artwork come out of the printer. My mermaid has been sent off to Oregon where my art will be fully liberated to 6 mailboxes somewhere on planet Earth. I'm excited about hearing where they land and seeing what arrives in my mailbox.

I just happen to have extra postage...domestic and international so if you would like one of my original art postcards leave a comment here and if you aren't sure I have your address email me at neusebrats{at}aol{dot}com. I can only take 10 international requests. This offer ends Wednesday, March 18th.


  1. Oooh I would LOVE to have one of your postcards, Beverly. Your artwork is so much fun, and I love the mermaid on your envelope! I didn't participate in the postcard swap this time around - just too much going on. xo

  2. Golly, what a super thing to be part of, and I would be thrilled to have a piece of your art here beside me as I blog back to you, so yes, please! if there is any international postage left over :). You must have been delighted when you realised you could adapt and make your own ...

  3. OH me, me, me! I'd love one of those gorgeous postcards! I participated in Sian's last postcard swap & had so much FUN designing a digital photo to print & then created my postcards with cardstock like you mention here.

  4. I'd love one of the fish!!! I'm a pisces and it really speaks to me. I think I have an extra to swap with you.
    I'm pretty sure you have my address.The first year I participated in the swap I made post cards myself. Since then, I've been using moo.

    1. Thank so much for turning me onto this, Maria. A fish will swim your way this week and I'd love one of yours if there's an extra.

  5. Oh I would love one of your postcards too if you don't mind sending it internationally! I think that you have my address. What a great idea to fix a bad printing error. Love them!


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