Sunday, 26 June 2011

Liberate your Art ...update

You may remember a while back I discovered that Kat from Kat Eye View blog was running a project called Liberate Your Art which involved sending off 5 postcards with prints of our own original artwork on them. Well, they need to be posted to Kat to reach her by 15 July and as I don't know how long things take to get to America these days, I thought I had better get them sent off now to allow a good couple of weeks postage.

Kat had asked each participant to write something on the back of the postcard - this could be a greeting, a quote or perhaps some words of encouragement.  As this was an art project I decided to see if I could find some art quotes to put on mine and once again Google came up trumps (what did we do when we wanted to learn stuff before the invention of the internet? ah yes, good old Encyclopaedia Britannica!)

My handwriting isn't the best and I was going to try to print the quotes onto the cards but as I already printed most of the pictures upside down I didn't want to take a chance on getting the print wrong as well, so apologies to whoever receives my cards - I did try to write neatly!!

These pictures aren't very clear - sorry about that so if you can't make them out, the quotes read as follows:

The Earth without 'Art' is just 'Eh'! - Unknown

Every Artist dips his brush into his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures - Henry Ward Beecher

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time - Thomas Merton

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable - George Bernard Shaw

Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it - Robert Motherwell.

I'm looking forward to receiving postcards from 5 of the other participants plus 1 from Kat herself and it'll be interesting to see all the blog link ups once we've everyone has received them all.  I'll keep you posted (no pun intended!)


  1. The recipient of those cards is in for a real treat. They're not only beautiful but inspirational. I really like the quote about "earth" without "art" is just "eh." lol

    I always come away feeling a little happier for having visited you. :)

    Enjoy your Sunday!!

  2. Lovely cards and quotes! I sent mine off last week, it sometimes takes 2 weeks before things get to America. Hugs, Valerie

  3. I like,, I love them,, beautiful,

  4. These are all amazing and I love the quotes. You just reminded me I should start on this project. The due date is coming close. :)

  5. Lovely postcards, Nicola. Fun project, too.

  6. wow.. how i wish the sign up for the liberate your art hasn't closed yet... I hope to join if they have another one like that. I love your artworks and the quotes are inspiring for the artists. Looking forward for your postcards soon! Take care!



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