You might remember a couple of months ago I signed up to take part in Kat Sloma’s Liberate your Art project where each participant sent off 5 postcards to Kat and once she had received them all she then sent out 5 at random to each participant along with one of her own so that in total we would each receive 6 postcards from anywhere and everywhere.
Well, I was super pleased that I had printed my postcards off (albeit slightly upside down depending on which way you turned the card over to see the writing on the other side!) and got them posted off to Kat in America before the deadline of 15 July 2011. I had decided to write an art quote on each of the cards and was equally pleased I’d done that without any spelling mistakes!
The one thing I overlooked and which only became apparent on receipt of the first postcard in the swap was that I had completely forgotten to include any details of who I am or where my blog can be found!! D’oh – as far as sending my art out into the world goes in a bid to reach new as yet unknown fellow bloggers and artists, it was, as my stepson would say, an epic fail! Not much point in trying to promote my artwork around the world if I don’t bother to mention who I actually am!
So, once all the cards had been posted by Kat and received by the participants, Kat invited us all to blog link to her website Kat Eye View so that we could each learn more about who we sent art to and who we in turn received art from. This was to be done over the weekend of 26-28 August – another failure on my part as I am only getting round to doing it now.
I have a good excuse in that I was bopping away to Bjorn Again – an amazing Abba Tribute band in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace in England where we were over visiting my sister for the weekend. Look - photographic evidence!
Also to date I have received 4 cards and the 1 that Kat herself sent so I was sort of waiting until I received all 6 before blogging about the project. I'm guessing that the last 1 got lost in the post however and so, with many huge apologies, I am adding this very late post to the blog link (if it isn't too late!).
Just to recap - and for anyone who might read this who received one of my cards so that you know who sent it after all - these are the cards I sent out into the world via Kat:-
I also went through all the blogs who’ve linked up about the project so far but only came across 2 who’ve received my postcards – I wanted to leave a comment to let them know I'm the absentminded artist who sent the anonymous postcards! Maybe the others haven’t gotten round to blogging yet either which may mean I’m not the last to the party after all!
Anyway, huge thanks to Kat who undertook a big old job as there were:-
1020 pieces of art in total
By 170 participants
From 37 US states
And 13 countries
That’s a lot of sorting out and all while she was packing up to move from Italy back to Oregon!