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Saturday, June 29, 2013

"Butterflies" – Postcard

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 This week’s Take A Word challenge was "Butterflies."

I tried to give this a layered look, to force myself out of my comfort zone. I'm happy with the end result.

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

If you didn't see my blog post Google Removed My Blog From Internet! I encourage you to read it.

"Once Upon A Time" – Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Once Upon A Time.”

I did a lot of searching for ideas, but in the end, my muse took over and this was the end result, which I am very happy with.

The images are from a DuckDuckGo Internet search.

The font is _a e i o u Semi-Bold Semi-Condensed

If you didn't see my blog post Google Removed My Blog From Internet! I encourage you to read it.

Blue Jay - Photographs

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I took these photographs of a Blue Jay in the past month.

The first photo is my entry for the following:

Camera Critters #273
I'd Rather Be Birding
Weekly Top Shot #89

If you didn't see my blog post Google Removed My Blog From Internet! I encourage you to read it.

Moon - Photograph

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I took this photograph of the moon in the past month.

Carrion Crow - Photograph

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I took this photograph of a carrion crow in the past month. I won't post the photos of what these birds were feeding on because they are too graphic.

Friday, June 28, 2013

"Score Card" – Postcard

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This week’s Three Muses challenge was “Numbers.” I created a game score card.

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

The font is Rogers

Sunday, June 23, 2013

"Fashion" – Moo (1.1" x 2.8") / Card

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This week’s Moo Mania challenge was "Fashion."

The vintage image is from an Internet search.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

"Flowers / Blumen" – ATC

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This week's Fun With ATCs challenge #90 was "Flowers / Blumen."

I created this in GIMP, and I applied G'MIC filter Artistic - Dream Smoothing to it.

The images are from Combinaisons Ornementales by artist Maurice Verneuil.

"Sun's Rising Up!" – Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Summer Solstice.”

The woman image is from Combinaisons Ornementales by artist Maurice Verneuil.

The font is Amperzand

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Optical Illusion Reflection - Photographs

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This is 1 of 3 posts of photographs I took at Webb Mountain Park in Monroe, CT this past week.

With the focal point on one area of these water reflection scenes it created an overall blurry, optical illusion effect.

Path in the Woods - Photographs

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This is 2 of 3 posts of photographs I took at Webb Mountain Park in Monroe, CT this past week.

The paths here were mostly level, wide, and easy to traverse.

Green Metallic Bug and Paw Prints - Photographs

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This is 3 of 3 posts of photographs I took at Webb Mountain Park in Monroe, CT this past week.

I spotted several of these green metallic bugs but I only got one good photo because they flew off each time I tried to take a shot.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

"Maps / Cartography" – Postcard

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This week’s Artful Times challenge #31 was "Maps / Cartography."

I used an oriental map for my background, then added oriental images and stamps on top of that. I also drew chalk strokes around some of the images.

I made this digital piece using GIMP version 2.8.4.

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

"Triple Stamping Technique" – Moo (1.1" x 2.8") / Postcard

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This week’s Moo Mania challenge was "Triple Stamping Technique."

These digital pieces didn't come out as nice as the samples on the challenge site nor the ones I saw using an Internet search.

The digital stamps are from Clipart ETC. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Friday, June 7, 2013

"Art Journal Style" – Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Art Journal Style.”

I love looking at people's art journal pages, and have wanted to be able to make digital artwork like that. This is my attempt at mimicking the style. I created a spiral notebook page as the base, with college ruled lines. I added images, traced around some of them, and drew a leaf vine. I also drew a partial face. I painted the background with earth tone colors. I spent a lot of time on this, but I enjoyed making it.

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

"Orange" – Postcard

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This week’s Take A Word challenge was "Orange."

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

Crescent Moon - Photographs

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These are photographs I took on two successive mornings of the waning crescent moon.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

"Fond Greetings" – Postcard

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I created a greeting postcard.

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

The font is JSL Ancient.

"Our House" – Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “No Place Like Home.”

I tried to depict the simpler time of childhood, when I was carefree.

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

The words are from the song "Our House" by Madness.

The font is JSL Ancient.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

"Summer Beach" – Postcard

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I created a beach themed postcard with retro colors.

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

The fonts are:

Marketing Script
Market Deco

Black-crowned Night-Heron - Photographs

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This is 1 of 2 posts of photographs I took at Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT this past week.

I got a few more pictures of what I think is a Black-crowned Night-Heron. This bird is big, and it's red eyes are a little freaky.

This is my entry for:

I'd Rather Be Birding

Great Egret - Photographs

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This is 2 of 2 posts of photographs I took at Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Unfortunately my best photo of the Great Egret cut off his tail feathers. I almost didn't post it. I didn't realize how long this bird's talons were until I saw the third photograph.