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Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Valentine Banner Tag" - Tag / Banner

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This week’s Tag Tuesday challenge was “Valentines.” This week's Crazy Amigo challenge was Labels/Tags. I created a heart shaped banner tag. The woman is from Art Creations Friday challenge 101.

Snow Storm One Too Many

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We had another snow storm last night into the early morning, that dumped about a foot of snow on the area. I95 and the Merritt were closed in various locations in the early morning, due to stranded cars and jack knifed tractor trailers. These are a few pictures of my driveway and the path leading up to my car, none of which is shoveled out yet. I added an arrow so you can figure out which mound of snow out there is my car. Almost everyone I've talked to has had enough snow and winter at this point.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Irish Tea" – Tea Bag

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The GC87 Gingersnap Creations challenge due by Feb 13 is “Tea Bag Template.” I've never created a tea bag before so I made a simple design for my first attempt. I used the dimensions of the template that was on the challenge site (mountain folds), but created the template in GIMP. This is an Irish Tea bag. The flap ends up covering part of the design on the front. I'm not sure if that's right or wrong to do. I wanted to fill the entire front with a design, and I also wanted the flap to have its own design, instead of replicating the part of the front that was beneath it. The mountain folds also have the shamrocks on them.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

"Winged Man" – 4x4

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This week’s 4x4 Friday challenge was “Winged Man.” I gave wings to a centaur, and colored them.

The words, "I'll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way," are by Alfred Noyes. Another good quote by him is, "The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas."

Friday, January 21, 2011

"Pens and Pencils" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Pens and Pencils.” The woman and calendar are from the Art Creations Friday Jan 21, 2011 challenge (number 101). I Googled some of the images for this. I'm also behind on looking at and leaving comments for various challenges.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Sheet of Music" - ATC

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This week’s Think Monday – Think ATC challenge was “Sheet of Music.” This week’s Take A Word challenge #12 was “Butterflies.” The words, "Music whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder," are a modified quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Stars and Moon" – 4x4

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This week’s 4x4 Friday challenge was “Stars and Moon.” The quote, "The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand," by Frederic Lawrence Knowles inspired my piece. Another wonderful quote is, "Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars," by Les Brown.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Voodoo Curse" – Gothic Arch

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This week’s Gothic Arches challenge was “Fairies.” My fairy is using a voodoo doll to curse someone. The full words are, "Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep," Deuteronomy 28:18.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Storm #3 - Before and After

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That is my car on Jan 11, 2011, before the snow storm started. Notice the white mailbox by the street, on the right hand side of the picture.

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That is my car early in the morning Jan 12, 2011. Notice the height of the snow on the garbage cans, for some perspective. And you don't see the mailbox anymore.

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That is my car, after the top of the driveway was plowed. I dug a path from the bottom of the driveway to the midway point. I wondered what that black thing was that I could see in the distance. It was the side view mirror.

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It's hard to tell from this picture, but I dug a path along the driver side of the car, so I would be able to get into it.

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That is my mailbox. I don't remember the last time we had snow this deep, even after several snowfalls. We've been hit with three storms in a row, all dropping a lot of snow, which is unusual for us.

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That is my mailbox, after I dug it out.

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That is the path out to my car, which is the blob in the distance.

I still haven't cleared off my car. I did the driveway and car paths first, so I could get out. But the end of the driveway was covered with ice kicked up by the plows, so I had to clear that off too. I'm very sore now, so I'm taking a break, and the sun is going down soon, so the car situation looks iffy still. I got more than a foot, possibly two feet of snow. I'm ready for Spring.

"Old Text" – 4x4

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This week’s 4x4 Friday challenge was “Old Text.” This week’s Take A Word challenge #11 was “Beauty.”

Saturday, January 8, 2011

"Musician" - ATC

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This week’s Think Monday – Think ATC challenge was “Musician.” The quote "Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul" is by Plato.

Snowscape

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I took these pictures the day after a Jan 07, 2011 snow storm here. Because of our proximity to Long Island Sound, we usually get heavy wet snow, and this storm was no exception.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"Celestial" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Celestial.” The words say Dance, Dream, Surrender your heart. This piece came together on its own. It wasn't what I originally had in mind, but I followed my muse. I'm hoping to get time to do another one, because this is a fantastic theme.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

"Medieval Tag" - Tag

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This is my second entry for this week’s Theme Thursday challenge of “Pattern.” I've been enjoying making tags lately, and I love medieval images.

"Happy New Year 2011" – 4x4

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This week’s 4x4 Friday challenge was “Happy New Year 2011.”