Liberate Your Art 2016

postcard art by juana almaguer
you are you. And that is everything the world needs.

I've lost track but this is around my fourth or fifth year to join Kat Sloma's Liberate your art. The post card above is my entry for LYA 2016.  On the front, it says, "You are You." On the back, the message continues with "And that is everything the world needs." Sometimes we need to hear that!

Some of the postcards I received had art work, others photography and some were photo collages.  All very inspiring and a shot of happiness in my mail box.

Part of Kat's LYA is that each postcard has a message on the back.  It can be a quote, a note about the postcard itself, or whatever enters your mind.  The idea is to have more than just a blank postcard. Afterall, this is a way to connect to a stranger through mail art.

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What I've learned with LYA is that strangers do not stay strangers for very long.  Soon this group of strangers form a community and then conversations develop and then friendships.    That is why I keep coming back each year to join Kat's Liberate Your Art.

If you think you aren't an artist or photographer, don't let that inner voice take over.  Creativity has no boundaries or expectations.  Creativity comes in many forms.  Maybe you like cooking or sewing or exercising?  I believe all of these interests are a form of creativity and can be put on a postcard.   To get your reminder from Kat for next year's LYA, sign up on her website.

Most of the postcards had websites,  and here they are:

Kat Sloma:

Jeanne McLaughlin:

Bethany Lee:


Lisa Comperry:

Sheila Delgado:

Sonya Versluys:

Maria Ontiveros:

Darlene Cannup:

My "you are you"  postcards are available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Hop on over to Kat's website to visit other participants in this LYA postcard swap.

And I've have just learned that Sonya Versluys is doing a postcard swap in the very near future.  So visit her website for more details.

Joining kat's blog hop and Sunday Sketches


  1. Your blog is simple and to the point. It's a refreshing change to see the courier font being used on plain white ground. See you next year.

  2. I love the postcard you made out of your art..I can't wait until mine lands in my mailbox :-)
    Such a pretty assortment of art that came your way!
    I agree with Sea, about your blog page :-))

  3. Very nice cards that you received! Love yours as well 💜

  4. Such beautiful cards - both yours and the ones you received!

  5. Oh what a wonderful postcard you sent with such a lovely message! The ones you received are sweet too!

  6. A lovely collection of postcards, Juana! It sounds like a great group. :)

  7. I love your use of bold primary colors in your postcard. That sounds like a fun challenge. Blessings!

  8. Your postcard you sent is so colorful and vibrant. You received some very beautiful post cards..I like your presentation and encouragement to everyone. We all need to support one in another in our different art forms.

  9. Juana Thanks so much for doing a side swap with me. I love your card :) I hope you are considering taking part in Sonya's exchange, sound like more fun :) In checking back, I think we have swapped for three years. I really admire your work. Chat with you soon, keep on creating!

  10. I like the contrast of the whimsical border on your postcard with the more serious sketch and words.

  11. Love your post card ~ wonderful message and must be fun to receive the other creative post cards ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^


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