Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Color and Texture of Paint (+ Swap Update)

I bet you thought you were going to see peeling paint in today's image, from the title of my post, and knowing what I love. Wrong! I've been neglecting to share good, colorful, fresh paint too. For equal opportunity, today I give you this wonderful color from a shop front inside the Victorian Market in Inverness. Aren't the colors and textures of this paint just delicious? It was the shop front of a flower shop and the riot of color was fun, but I focused on simplifying things down to this architectural detail. In addition to color and texture, there is also some great shape and form here, I always love that too.

Along with this cheery image for your Sunday morning, I'll also give you a cheery Liberate Your Art Postcard swap update. The final count for sign up is at 254 people in the swap! Wow!! That's 1270 pieces of art that will be winging their way around the world shortly. Add to that, the 254 postcards I will be sending for meeting the goal of 200 participants. It may sounds crazy, but I can't wait to get on it. I'm so excited for this, it fills me with such happiness. So many people have mentioned that they are getting out of their comfort zone to sign up and do this - I'm so proud of you all for putting your art out into the world!

For those of you signed up, all of the swap details will be sent to you via email later this week. Until then, be sure to visit some of your fellow participants on our AMAZING participant link list! Pick two or three links, stop by and say hi this week to a few artists in the swap. (If you're signed up, it's not to late to have your link added. Just drop me an email with your link.)

Enjoy your Sunday!

Links added since last blog update:

Marie Otero
Shelley Shockley
Brain Angles - Invisible Ink
Mosey Along
April Cole's Studio
Jo Murray - Art
With Renewed Eyes
Zentangles & Stuff
Fleeting Moments
Journaling through Photos
Stefanie Renee
Alison Behn
Gramma's Little Corner
The Whimzy
Moon's Musings

All the rest of the links - wow!!
How to Feather an Empty Nest
Learning as I Go
Paloma Chaffinch
Ashley Sisk's Ramblings and Photos
Jenny Shih
Life @ RuffHaven
Here and Now
Living in a Still Life
Donna Did It
Left in Front of Right
The Red Tin
Altered Muse Art
Dreams and Whispers
Maddy's Stitching Corner
Simply Life Photographs
Pointy Pix
Natasha May
The Vintage Artist
Digital Experiments by Carolyn
WJC's Digital Designs
Creating my Life
i wanna be me when i grow up
Giddy-Up Let's Ride
The Creative Identity
Elizabeth GLZ
Jofabi Photo
A New Day, A Different Way
A Rural Journal
Alchemy of Art
Picturing the Year
Hounds in Heaven
BleuOiseau Photography
Aquarel Rivers
The Wright Stuff
The Mrs.
Urban Muser
{Furi Kuri}Travels
A Little Blue Sky
carola bARTz
Same Day: Thirty Years Apart
Cottage 960
Nomadic Notebook
Well of Creations
CindyLew's Studio
Hysong Designs
The Weekend Photo Warrior
Tina's Tree
The Studio 56
Kristen Walker
Rosie Grey
This Life through the Lens
Not Everyone Has Film
Sloane Solanto: A Colorful Life
Ravenous Rae
My Midlife Creativities
Tracy Swartz, Whimsical Gourd Art
One Thousand Paintings
One Little Promise
Amber Leigh Jacobs
Marie Z. Johanson
The Queen of Creativity
Expressive World
Random Thoughts Do or "Di"
Lyrical Journey
Karen Koch, Life Needs Art
My Sweet Prairie
dye~ing to be yours
my heart art
Crafty Creativity
Jenna Kannas Inspirations
Going a Little Coastal
Starry Blue Sky
Quilting, Calle and other things
Matthew and Larissa
Studio Mailbox
Poetic Mapping
Simple Mansion
By Jen
Paper Bird
Musings of a Hennaphile
She Dreams of the Sea
The Little Things...
Tangerine Meg
amaze, surprise & delight
love PEAS
Kristen Laudick Photography
Grandma's Recipe Box
Heartwork Photography
Dixon Hill
Just me and my Art
Mia Makes...
Cosrard & Penpen
I miei due bambini
Special Moments in Time
Such stuff as dreams are made on
Darlene Cunnup Photography
Peach Coglo
One Woman, Reinvented
Creative Explorer
Bren's Bright Corner
Jillsy Girl Studio
Today is a Gift
My Consuming Passions


  1. wow that is a lot of sign ups, looks great!

  2. wow kat, i can't believe how many people signed up!! so cool, can't wait.

  3. Kat, what a project you have undertaken! With your engineering background, I'm sure you have a system all figured out. It is very exciting to know that that the cards will be winging around the world!

  4. I'm so impressed that you've taken on such a huge project!! Would love to have joined in, had I been living on the 'right' side of the world. Can imagine it's a bit of a logistical nightmare. Good luck!

  5. What a task you've set yourself Kat! It's VERY exciting.

  6. so excited about this, I already got my printed postcards through snapfish..

  7. 254! wow, that's amazing. and maybe a bit intimidating...
    but gosh how fun it will be to share!


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