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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

"Purple, Green, Orange, and Black Hallowe'en" - Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Purple, Green, Orange, and Black Halloween." I'm still about a week behind on challenges and leaving comments for people.

All of the images are from an Internet search.

I made it through Hurricane Sandy okay. The power went out three times, but came back before the food in the refrigerator went bad. There is widespread damage and power outages in CT.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Red Covered Bridge - Pictures

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This is 1 of 3 posts of pictures I took in Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT on Oct 27, 2012. I wanted to get back here in time for the peak Fall colors, but I didn't, so most of the trees are bare here.

The first picture is my entry for this week's Weekly Top Shot #54.

There is still uncertainty in the track that Hurricane Sandy (Pre-Halloween 'Frankenstorm') will take, so this coming week could be very bad around here. It's de ja vu with last year, when he had a freak snow storm that cut power to many and cancelled Hallowe'en.

Wall, Fence, Foliage - Pictures

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This is 2 of 3 posts of pictures I took in Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT on Oct 27, 2012.

The first picture is my entry for this week's Friday's Fences #55.

Waterfall - Pictures

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This is 3 of 3 posts of pictures I took in Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT on Oct 27, 2012.

Diving Seagull - Pictures

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I took these pictures in Westport CT on Oct 26, 2012. It was an unseasonably warm and lovely afternoon. This seagull was looking for hand outs from people eating their lunches. Later he went diving into Long Island Sound to catch his own food.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

"Child's Hallowe'en Party Invitation" – Postcard


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This week’s Artful Times challenge #16 was "Orange, Brown, and White."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.2. All of the images are from an Internet search. I used Clouds - Plasma2 - Cauchy to create the textured background.

The words are from vintage postcards.

The font is Lycanthrope.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Black Fall Foliage - Pictures

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I took these pictures in CT at dawn on Oct 20, 2012. The flash went off and created this effect, where the fall foliage looks black, which seemed appropriate with Hallowe'en almost here. The second picture is more natural lighting.

The first picture is my entry for this week's Weekly Top Shot #53. I almost missed the deadline.

"Retro Hallowe'en" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Retro Halloween." I'm about a week behind on challenges and leaving comments for people.

All of the Beistle Halloween images are from an Internet search.

The font is SketchFlow Print.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Ravens" - Postcard


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

All of the vintage images are from an Internet search. I also used a dripping brush for the blood.

The fonts are:
Gentium Basic Bold
JSL Ancient Italic
Gabrielle
Gabriola

Saturday, October 13, 2012

"Hallowe'en" – Moo (1.1" x 2.8")


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This week’s Moo Mania challenge was "Hallowe'en."

All of the images and words are from an Internet search.

The font is Jenna Sue.

Friday, October 12, 2012

"Trick or Treat!" – ATC


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This week's Fun With ATCs challenge #72 was "Sketch" where the challenge site provide the sketch template.

This is also my entry for this month's So Artful Challenges colors theme "Black, Yellow, and Orange," and this week's Inspiration Avenue challenge "Orange."

The images are from an Internet search.

The font is Jenna Sue.

Desolate Tree On Shoreline - Pictures

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I took these pictures at Compo Beach in Westport CT on October 07, 2012. This is post 1 of 2.

The first picture is my entry for Weekly Top Shot #51.

Revolutionary War Cannons - Pictures

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I took these pictures at Compo Beach in Westport CT on October 07, 2012. This is post 2 of 2.

Gravestone Faces - Pictures

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I took these pictures at Colonial Burying Ground in Westport CT on October 07, 2012. I love the faces on gravestones, especially when they are skulls. This is post 1 of 2.

Snake Trees - Pictures

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I took these pictures at Colonial Burying Ground in Westport CT on October 07, 2012. These trees looked like they had snakes wrapped around them. This is post 2 of 2.

"Moondance Magic" - Postcard


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This is my second entry for this week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge "By the Light of the Full Moon."

This was the moon I originally wanted to use, but my first muse took me in a different direction for this challenge.

I love the song Moondance by Van Morrison and heard it recently on the radio. I tried to portray some of the magic the words paint into my imagination.

This is also my entry for this week's Crazy Amigo Challenge "Falling Leaves."

All of the vintage images are from an Internet search.

The font is Jenna Sue.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

"Conjuring Spirits" - Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "By the Light of the Full Moon."

Lately I have struggled with being creative. I had several ideas for this theme, and this started as something completely different from what the end result is now. But this piece developed as I searched through my clip art and I'm thrilled with the outcome.

All of the vintage images are from an Internet search.

"Journal a Quote/Palimpsest " – 5 x 7 Journal Page


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This week’s Three Muses challenge was "Journal a Quote."

This week's Take a Word challenge was "Manuscript" with a suggestion about creating a Palimpsest, which I did as the base page for my journal page.

The sun image is from Clipart ETC and the rain is from here.

The words are from September Rain and The Haunted and the Haunters  which I downloaded from here.

The fonts are Janda Elegant Handwriting and Worn Manuscript.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

"Hallowe'en Tag / 800th Blog Post!" – Tag


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This week’s Everybody Art Challenge theme was "Tag."

This week's Inspiration Avenue challenge was "Roses."

I decided to make a non-standard Hallowe'en Tag. This is also my 800th blog post!

The images and words are from an Internet search.

The font is Unicorn Regular, Thin.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Gravestones Through Fence - Pictures

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I took these pictures of gravestones through the wrought iron fence at Union Cemetery in Easton CT on October 05, 2012. This is post 1 of 2.

This is my entry for this week's Friday's Fences #52.

Gravestones - Pictures

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I took these pictures of gravestones at Union Cemetery in Easton CT on October 05, 2012. This is post 2 of 2.

Reservoir Tree Line - Pictures

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I took these pictures of the tree line along the Hemlock Reservoir at the intersection of Route 136 and Route 58 in Easton CT on October 05, 2012.

White Horse - Picture


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I took this picture of one of two white horses on a farm in Fairfield CT on Oct 01, 2012.

This is my entry for this week's Weekly Top Shot #50.