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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Red Covered Bridge - Pictures

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This is 1 of 8 posts of pictures I took in Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT on May 28, 2012. There are many beautiful scenic parks in CT. The lush greenness throughout this park was astounding.

Waterfall - Pictures

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This is 2 of 8 posts of pictures I took in Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT on May 28, 2012. This is the waterfall at the entrance of the park.

Foliage - Pictures

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This is 3 of 8 posts of pictures I took in Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT on May 28, 2012. These are some scenes within the park.

Waterfall - Pictures

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This is 4 of 8 posts of pictures I took in Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT on May 28, 2012. These are the waterfall near the entrance and the one by the covered bridge.

Lush Green - Pictures

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This is 5 of 8 posts of pictures I took in Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT on May 28, 2012. These are more scenes of the lush greenness within the park.

Liquid Green Metal Water - Pictures

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This is 6 of 8 posts of pictures I took in Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT on May 28, 2012. The effect in these was a result of my digital camera. The moss on the cliff rocks was reflecting in the water, and created a liquid green metal appearance. I love these!

Forest Scenes - Pictures

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This is 7 of 8 posts of pictures I took in Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT on May 28, 2012. These are more scenes within the park, including another digital camera effect that made the sun shining on the water appear to be a mist hovering above it.

Illuminated Water - Pictures

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This is 8 of 8 posts of pictures I took in Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT on May 28, 2012. These are water and rock scenes. The moss on the cliff rocks shimmers in the water, while in another picture the sun illuminates the water with an ethereal glow. I also liked the golden tones of the ground rocks.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

"Dress Form" - Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Dress Forms."

The modified dress form is from the Vintage Moth, the spool of thread is from the Graphics Fairy, and the other vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the right hand side of my blog for links.)

The font is Rogers.

Mermaid Girl


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This is the mermaid girl I created for this week’s Inspiration Avenue challenge “Mermaids.” You can see how I used her here.

"Birds" – Moo (1.1" x 2.8")


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This week’s Crazy Amigo challenge was "Birds."

The vintage bird image is from an Internet search and the sheet music is from Dover Publications free samples.

The words are from a Google search on the definition.

The fonts are MaximilianAntiqua and Seabird SF.

Friday, May 25, 2012

"Head Coverings" – Moo (1.1" x 2.8")

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This week’s Moo Mania challenge was "Head Coverings."

The sepia girl is wearing an old fashioned bonnet type head covering. All of the images are from an Internet search.

I also used the lovely young girl in the forefront as a mermaid for another challenge.

"Mermaid" – Postcard


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This week’s Inspiration Avenue challenge was “Mermaids.”

I used several vintage images to create the mermaid, who is partially underwater and obscured by fog.

The font is Fortunaschwein.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

"Childhood" - Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Childhood."

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

The fonts are Andy Bold Semi-Condensed and brushtipTravis.

Purple Flowers - Pictures

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I took these pictures of purple flowers in Putnam Memorial State Park in Redding, CT on May 19, 2012.

Flora and Fauna - Picture


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I took this picture of ferns, a purple flower, and a butterfly in Putnam Memorial State Park in Redding, CT on May 19, 2012.

Super Moon, the next day - Pictures

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Much to my disappointment, it was overcast here the night the Super Moon appeared, and I was unable to get any photographs of it. I took these pictures of it on the next day, on May 07, 2012.

Maple Tree Pink Double Samara - Pictures

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I took these pictures of Maple tree pink double samaras at Burying Hill Beach in Westport, CT on May 05, 2012.


Saturday, May 19, 2012

"Lock and Key" – Postcard


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This week’s Three Muses challenge was "Lock and Key."

This is also my entry for this week's Inspiration Avenue challenge "Art with Heart."

The vintage images are from an Internet search and the Library of Congress.

The words are from the poem Scrub by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

The font is HarabaraHand Italic.

Monday, May 14, 2012

"Peacock" – ATC


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This week’s Take A Word challenge was “Peacock.”

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

"Steampunk Robot" - Postcard


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This is my second entry for this week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge "Steampunk."

I always struggle with this theme, but I was determined to use a photograph that I found, of a replica of the Robot Maria/Hel from Metropolis, one of my favorite movies. The photograph is copyright Kay Shapero, 2006, and was taken at the 2006 Worldcon. I obtained her permission to use it. (Thank you again, Kay!) I altered the color slightly and applied the GIMP Script Conte (charcoal crayon) to it, to make it blend better with the other images.

The other vintage images are from Clipart ETC and an internet search. (See the right hand side of my blog for links.)

The font is codex.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

"Steampunk" - Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Steampunk" which is a theme I always struggle with.

The images are from the Smithsonian, Clipart ETC, and a vintage Metropolis poster. (See the right hand side of my blog for links.)

Friday, May 11, 2012

"Femme Fatale" – Moo (1.1" x 2.8")


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This week’s Moo Mania challenge was “Faces.”

I love Gibson Girls, so I used one for the face. I also experimented with backgrounds.

The font is Buxton Sketch.

"Mother's Day" - Postcard


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This week’s Crazy Amigo challenge was “Mother and Child.”

I made a postcard using a vintage image that I found with an Internet search, and designs by Maurice Verneuil.

The words are from this site.

The font is Buxton Sketch.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"Yale" – Postcard


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This week’s Collage Obsession challenge was “Doors.”

I used pictures I had taken at Yale in New Haven, CT to create an advertisement or tourist type postcard.

The fonts are Varsity Regular and ShangriLaNFSmallCaps.

You can see some of my pictures of Yale here.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

"Gentlemen" – Postcard


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This week’s Take A Word challenge was “Gentlemen.”

I used some of my favorite vintage men images, which are from the Library of Congress.

The font is Matador.

"Chicken Run" - Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Chicken Run" but I wasn't sure what that meant.

I made a recipe card using this chicken soup recipe. This is also my first creation using GIMP version 2.8.0, which was released on May 5.

The vegetable digital stamps are from the NIDDK Image Library. The chicken is from Clipart ETC.

The fonts are Sarsaparilla and RiotSquad.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

"Oranges" - Moo (1.1" x 2.8")


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I made a second color theme entry for this week’s Soartful challenge "Butterflies and/or Fairies" or the colors "Yellow, Orange, and Turquoise."

All of the vintage images are from an Internet search. The background color is 0x329191 (RAL 5018 Turquoise blue).