Saturday, 11 May 2013

Hop and a Crop ....


To hop or not to hop
that was the question...
I took part in the Liberate your Art Postcard Swap again this year
but I am a haphazard hopper at best
plus it is Mother's Day this weekend
and I have done bugger all to get the house ready
or baked for the morning tea tomorrow
or done any of the things I had promised myself I would get done
so I am being up front and am saying that I have no clue when I will get to you all
 but I will get there... I promise

As to my Sunday Sketches friends
for you I just have a crop of a work... I think it is finished but sort of not sure
and I hope seeing the work from liberate your art will make some of you take part next year
I would love to receive cards from so many of you


The sort of creative shot in the arm that this event gives can't be underestimated
I stalk that postman... sorry mail carrier person
squeal with every piece of work that arrives
scan the Facebook group like a crazy person hoping to see if people have received mine
and ooo and ahhh over all the ones that are so fabulously awesome
and hope that by some miracle I will receive not my allotted six
but one of each of them
but alas just six it is

So here are the three I sent off
and yes the photography is rather ordinary and many of you are shaking your head at my skills
but I am a painter not a photographer so you can cut me some slack I am sure...


Here is what I got back...
from left... Angela Susan
then Barbara from www.funkyrosebudstudio.com
and at the bottom a gorgeous image from www.geetlee.blogspot.com


Then I received Grace by Will Conway


and finally
this fab painting one from Tina Wittmer
an extra from the lovely Snap Lane, who knows the way to my heart is with tea, flowers and books...
and of course Kat's ethereal image



Thank you all so very much, and to Kat for organising this event again this year
I love them all and they are adorning my studio wall
inspiring me to get off my butt and keep painting ...xx

My last two post links are here...




34 comments:

Melissa Kojima said...

Oh, that is a fun mail art swap! Thanks for sharing what you created and what you received. I love your watercolors. And really---the photography isn't that bad. Have fun this Mother's Day weekend. Glad you cleaned up the place for the celebration!

Gloria in CA said...

Oh how fun the art swap sounds. Nice work, all of them including of course your work. Thank you. Enjoy the Mother's Day weekend.

Fran Traina said...

I LOVE that teapot!! you do such great work, you know that?

heehee,, I say that too about being an painter and not a photographer.

Great post and have a good w/e
:)Fran T xo

nancyjean said...

oh...fun indeed!! I loved it when a new post would arrive! I love your painting...beautiful!

seabluelens said...

Tracey, I get the impression that you might just like tea a wee bit. I love the cards you sent out and admired each one as I saw them on Facebook. I hadn't connected that the teacups, bowls, and butterflies were all by the same artist! Your paintings are beautiful. You got a lovely collection of art in return.

Jaz Higgins said...

Oh that looks like fun! I might participate next year. :)

maccandace said...

Very nice...sent and received.

Funkyrosebud said...

Tracey love your illustrations - glad to find my 3rd card reached its destination - Barbara

Snap said...

Hi Trace,

It was fun, wasn't it?!!!! I'm sure glad you have a tea fetish like I do (and books and flowers).

xx

Ginny said...

Tracy the cards you sent were wonderful as were the ones that you received. This looks like such fun. It would be exciting to see what comes in the mail each day.

So glad that your weather is cooler and that you can keep the sunroof open. Have a wonderful Mother's Day tea.

M said...

OOOO! I love your artwork! Especially the oriental bowls! Your art would go over big on this website: http://www.theydrawandcook.com/

Suzette Rothlisberger said...

Hi Tracey! I'm so glad to see you here...the code worked! Yay! This is been a lot of fun and I'm so glad I participated and I would do a lot of things differently next time like...create images specifically for the swap. You are such a wonderfully talented artist and I'm so glad to have "met" you! Take care and I'll see you next time.

craftingwithstyle said...

beautiful artwork! both sent & received

DianeSchuller.com said...

well you definitely received some lovely postcard art but I think your artwork is utterly splendid! Lucky folks who received your postcards for sure!

The Mann Fam said...

Nice post. The swap was such fun and now seeing and reading how and where the the art was received is a treat. Love your sketches.

WrightStuff said...

Mushu is on Sunday Sketches. You must be such a proud Mumma! Mother's Day too where you are!

Nic McLean said...

this is the first year I didn't take part in Liberate your Art as with the move and not working et al I just couldn't manage it - I did miss receiving postcards in the mail from all over the world though! Yours are gorgeous.

Adrienne Smith said...

I finally received your postcard in the mail! :) Unfortunately they decided to stamp on the photo side! RUDE postal people, do they NOT understand Art?! Pft. Haha. Anyway, you said something about a printing place (I think) that is very good, but I couldn't really make out what you had written. :/ Sorry! ahaha. Thank you for sending me one. I really appreciate it! :)

chandralynn said...

Great post! Your postcards are GORGEOUS. You made some mailboxes very happy--and their owners too!

A Creative Harbor said...

Love the teapot and all the wonderful creations you received by snail mail ~ Great treat for Mother's Day ~ by the way ~ Happy Mother's Day ^_^

Anne Manda said...

Lovely! Happy Mother's Day! <3

Joanna said...

Wonderful collection of postcards, both given and received!

slsmyth said...

You are the artist of the beautiful tea things!! I kept seeing them shared on Facebook before the blog hop and loved them. What you received is amazing as well....I'm looking forward to doing this again next year!

Sheila Hughes said...

LOVE your art and loved all the art you received in return. What great fun this was (is), Cheers! Sheila

Ahayes1225 said...

Wonderful artwork. Looks like you got some nice cards in return also.

Kat Sloma said...

Yay! Glad you made it into the hop this year, even with Mother's Day and all. Thank you for your wonderful participation, once again. I'm always happy to see more of your art!

NatashaMay said...

FAbulous postcards! I regret missing the swap this year.

Sandra Busby said...

I LOVE the teapot and I imagine the recipient must have been thrilled! What a great thing to get involved with :0)

Cathy H. said...

Love the cards you sent especially the stack of bowls! You also received some great ones! I'm already looking forward to next year!

Gloria said...

Wow! How did all those links get on your blog! I have been away too long! Great little pieces of art you received from other postcard makers. Hoping you had a wonderful Mother's Day Tea.

Prairie Jill said...

And I was the lucky recipient of your butterfly postcard!! All your cards are gorgeous and so are the ones you received. It was so much fun to see all the cards coming in, to find new blog friends. I can't wait for next year's swap.

Alexandra said...

Your tea pot is actually brilliant! I LOVE LOVE this. Awww. :)

twil123123 said...

Lovely blog, great post! Cannot wait until next year =)

sherrygaley said...

Your artwork is sublime!