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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"Boston Bistro" – Postcard


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This week’s Three Muses challenge was “Stripes.”

I've been trying to use lots of colors and images lately.

All of the images are from an Internet search.

The fonts are Rogers and Forelle.

"Coffee Fairy" – Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art  challenge was “Coffee Time.”

I had a few ideas for this and struggled with all of them.

All of the images are from an Internet search.

The fonts are FFF Tusj Bold and Forelle.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Amber Moon - Photographs

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I took these photographs of the moon on the night of January 26, 2013, when it was  99% lit, and the morning of January 27, 2013, when it was full. I took them in two different towns in Connecticut. The amber color resulted from the moon rising while the sun was still setting.

I love the moon and hope to get more pictures of it this year!

I'm still behind on visiting and commenting on everyone's entries.

Satis House - Photographs

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This is 1 of 7 blog posts of photographs I took along Route 67, 6, and 61 on January 27, 2013, during a drive north to Bethlehem, CT.

These were some abandoned houses. The first one made me think of Satis House from Great Expectations.

Old Bethlem Burying Ground - Photographs

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This is 2 of 7 blog posts of photographs I took along Route 67, 6, and 61 on January 27, 2013, during a drive north to Bethlehem, CT.

I love old gravestones, especially the ones with faces on them.

The first photograph is my entry for this weeks' Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Barns - Photographs

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This is 3 of 7 blog posts of photographs I took along Route 67, 6, and 61 on January 27, 2013, during a drive north to Bethlehem, CT.

These were some barns. One still seemed to be in use. One was abandoned.

This is my entry for this week's Barn Charm #120.

Red Schoolhouse and Barn - Photographs

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This is 4 of 7 blog posts of photographs I took along Route 67, 6, and 61 on January 27, 2013, during a drive north to Bethlehem, CT.

This is my entry for this week's Ruby Tuesday 2.

Picket Fence House - Photographs

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This is 5 of 7 blog posts of photographs I took along Route 67, 6, and 61 on January 27, 2013, during a drive north to Bethlehem, CT.

This was a charming house that dated back to 1738!

This is my entry for this week's Friday's Fences #67.

German Shepherd Dog Sign - Photograph


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This is 6 of 7 blog posts of photographs I took along Route 67, 6, and 61 on January 27, 2013, during a drive north to Bethlehem, CT.

Ram - Photograph


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This is 7 of 7 blog posts of photographs I took along Route 67, 6, and 61 on January 27, 2013, during a drive north to Bethlehem, CT.

This ram was among a group of sheep.

This is my entry for this week's Camera Critters #271.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Moon Smoke - Picture


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I took this photograph of the 99% lit moon on January 26, 2013 around 5am Eastern Time in the United States.

This is my entry for the following:

Weekly Top Shot # 67
ein stück himmel 56
Himmelsk # 121
Skywatch Friday Season 6 Episode 29

I hope a photograph of mostly the moon meets the criteria for the "sky" challenges.

I'm still behind on visiting and commenting on everyone's entries.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Collage – ATC


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This week’s Inspiration Avenue challenge was "Tiny Art - ATC."

I created a collage of vintage images with a polka dot background.

All of the images are from an Internet search.

"Bon Voyage!" – ATC


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This week’s Artful Times challenge #21 was "Time on an ATC."

I designed a New Year's Eve sea voyage theme for this. I created this using GIMP 2.8.2. All of the images are from an Internet search. I also used a rope brush.

The font is Brannboll Fet Bold.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Moon - Picture


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I took this photograph of the moon as it rose in the sky during the late afternoon on January 20, 2013. The sky itself was still blue, but it came out black in this.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

"Sex Appeal" - Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Stars." This is the second postcard I created, but I didn't enter my first one. Stars is one of my favorite themes, but I continue to struggle with my creativity. And then once again I went where my muse took me, as opposed to where my first intentions were.

The images are from an Internet search.

The words and song are here.

The font is Levenim MT.

"Celebrate" – ATC


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This week's Fun With ATCs challenge #79 was "Celebration."

Once again I used the star background that I really like. The images are from an Internet search.

The font is Matador.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

"Party Invitation" - Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Stars." I'm not sure if I'll post this to the challenge because the stars ended up in the background, and aren't the main focus of what turned into a party invitation, but that's where my muse took me.

The images are from an Internet search.

The fonts are Hadley and HamburgerHeaven.

"Queen of the Stars" – Moo (1.1" x 2.8")


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

The images are from an Internet search.

The font is PerryGothic Thin.

Friday, January 18, 2013

"French Woman" – Playing Card / ATC


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I created a playing card while trying to make something for a few of this weeks' challenges.

The images are from an Internet search and the Graphics Fairy. (See the side of my blog for links.)

"Distillateur" - Postcard


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

The images are from an Internet search.

The fonts is FranciscoLucas Briosa.

"Salon des Paris" - Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Vive la France."

The images are from an Internet search and Clipart ETC. (See the side of my blog for links.)

The fonts are Delphi SF Italic and FranciscoLucas Briosa.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Reflection Inside Water Droplet - Picture


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This is 1 of 4 posts of photographs I took at Old Burying Ground in Fairfield CT on January 12, 2013.

It was overcast and misty when I was here, as well as cold. I didn't know until I uploaded my photographs to my computer that this one had a reflection in the water droplet.

This is my entry for the following:

Weekly Top Shot # 65
Ruby Tuesday 2

I won't have time to visit and comment on everyone's entries until this weekend.

Water Droplets on Branches - Pictures

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This is 2 of 4 posts of photographs I took at Old Burying Ground in Fairfield CT on January 12, 2013.

I was trying to take a photograph of the gravestone that was off on its own, outside of the main cemetery. When I reviewed the shot, I realized the camera had auto-focused on the branches, which were covered with water droplets. I was so busy focusing on the graves and an elusive red cardinal that I didn't notice that.

Gravestones - Pictures

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This is 3 of 4 posts of photographs I took at Old Burying Ground in Fairfield CT on January 12, 2013.

I love old gravestones, and thought these two were interesting looking.

Skull and Cross Bones - Pictures

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This is 4 of 4 posts of photographs I took at Old Burying Ground in Fairfield CT on January 12, 2013.

I especially love old gravestones with skull and cross bones on them. I need to return to this cemetery when the weather is nicer, to explore it further, and get more photographs.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

"Airsoft Warrior" – #5 Be Fearless – Playing Card


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This a playing card for my own personal Chocolate Inspiration Challenge theme #5 Be fearless. I created the challenge for myself in August 2012 but I haven't spent much time on it.

The images are from an Internet search.

The font is PiratesBay.

I have a master list for all of my Chocolate Inspiration Challenge theme entries here.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mystical Flight - Pictures

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This is 1 of 4 posts of photographs I took at Jennings Beach in Fairfield CT on January 12, 2013.

It was overcast and misty when I was here. These sandpipers took flight, and although the shot came out blurry, I thought it had a mystical quality to it, so I decided to post it. The second shot is of the same group running along the sand.

Lighthouses - Pictures

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This is 2 of 4 posts of photographs I took at Jennings Beach in Fairfield CT on January 12, 2013.

These are two light houses I took long distance shots of, so they are somewhat blurry. I don't know the name of the first one, but the second one is Sheffield Island Lighthouse in Norwalk CT.

Feb 26 2013 update: The first photograph is of Fayerweather Island Lighthouse and the second one is of Penfield Reef Lighthouse, not Sheffield.

Hanging On - Picture


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This is 3 of 4 posts of photographs I took at Jennings Beach in Fairfield CT on January 12, 2013.

I noticed this stuffed animal wedged between the fence posts, holding on, and I thought it would make an interesting entry for this week's Friday's Fences # 65.

Taking Flight - Picture


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This is 4 of 4 posts of photographs I took at Jennings Beach in Fairfield CT on January 12, 2013.

I snapped this photograph right as this seagull took off out of the water to avoid the arriving wave. The shot came out a little blurry, but I decided to post it anyway.

Seagull Taking Flight - Pictures

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This is 1 of 3 posts of photographs I took at Bradley Point Park in West Haven CT on January 11, 2013.

I snapped the first photography right as the seagull started to take off from the railing.