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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

American Oystercatcher - Photographs

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This is 1 of 7 posts of photographs I took at the Audubon Center in Milford, CT this past week.

I think these are American Oystercatcher birds.

Superimposed Birds - Photograph


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This is 2 of 7 posts of photographs I took at the Audubon Center in Milford, CT this past week.

A Least Tern flew in front of the American Oystercatcher when I snapped this photo.

Spiral Staircase - Photographs

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This is 3 of 7 posts of photographs I took at the Audubon Center in Milford, CT this past week.

This was the fantastic looking black wrought iron spiral staircase that led to the top of the observation deck.

Ocean Views - Photographs

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This is 4 of 7 posts of photographs I took at the Audubon Center in Milford, CT this past week.

These were some views of the ocean (Long Island Sound).

Least Tern - Photographs

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This is 5 of 7 posts of photographs I took at the Audubon Center in Milford, CT this past week.

The only time I could get any photos of the Least Tern birds was when they were on the ground. When they were in flight, I couldn't get any clear shots of them.

Unidentified Small Brown Bird - Photograph


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This is 6 of 7 posts of photographs I took at the Audubon Center in Milford, CT this past week.

I'm not sure what type of bird this is. I thought it was a Sparrow but I couldn't find it in my bird book. If anyone knows what it is, please leave a comment. Thanks.

Small Airplane - Photograph


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This is 7 of 7 posts of photographs I took at the Audubon Center in Milford, CT this past week.

I was practicing tracking and shooting moving objects for this one.

Monday, May 27, 2013

American Robin - Photograph

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I took this photograph of an American Robin in my yard this past week.

Swan and Plants - Photographs

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These are more photographs I took this past week at Grace K. Salmon Park in Westport, CT.

Memorial Day – Postcard


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Today is Memorial Day in the United States. It is a day of remembrance for soldiers who died while serving their country during war. I created a somber piece for this day.

It turns out this week’s Inspiration Avenue challenge theme is "Memorial Day."

The vintage image is from an Internet search.

The font is Gentium Book Basic Bold

"Art Deco" – Postcard


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I created an Art Deco themed postcard with retro background colors.

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

The fonts are:

dearJoe4
Devinne Swash

"Card Suits Flapper" – ATC


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I created a card suits themed ATC with retro background colors.

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Cloudy Moon - Photographs

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I took these photographs of the 99% lit moon this morning.

The first photograph is my entry for:

ein stück himmel #73
Himmelsk  #138
Skywatch Friday

Saturday, May 25, 2013

"Party" – Postcard


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

I wanted to make something with a lot of confetti and streamers, and I ended up using the same background for two different pieces. I went where my muse took me. One direction led down a sad path. The other direction led down this celebratory path.

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

The words are from the song "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore.

this is our party
We came here to live life like nobody was watching

The font is Lindsey.

"Lonely" – Postcard


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

I wanted to make something with a lot of confetti and streamers, and I ended up using the same background for two different pieces. I went where my muse took me. One direction led down this sad path. The other direction led down a celebratory path.

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

The words are from the song "Mr. Lonely" by Bobby Vinton.

Lonely, I'm Mr. Lonely
I have nobody for my own

The font is Napa SF.

Red-bellied Woodpecker - Photograph


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I took this photograph through my window of what I think is a male female Red-bellied Woodpecker. The quality of the photo isn't the greatest.

This is my entry for:

I'd Rather Be Birding

Correction: This is a male, not a female. (Thanks Carletta! I misread my bird book.)

"Magazine Cover" – Postcard


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

I had found this vintage dapper man during an Internet search awhile ago, and have wanted to use him in something. I created a replica magazine cover for Gentleman's Quarterly magazine.

I will try to catch up on visiting and commenting on everyone's blogs this weekend.

The fonts are listed below and some/all can be found on dafont.

GrekoDeco
Market Deco

Friday, May 24, 2013

"Sewing Pattern" – Postcard


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

I'm late posting this. I've been working on this all week, trying different things, and ended up creating a vintage sewing pattern. I will try to catch up on visiting and commenting on everyone's blogs this weekend.

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

Yellow Iris - Photograph


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This is 1 of 3 posts of photographs I took this past week at Grace K. Salmon Park in Westport, CT.

Swan - Photograph


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This is 2 of 3 posts of photographs I took this past week at Grace K. Salmon Park in Westport, CT.

Botanica - Photographs

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This is 3 of 3 posts of photographs I took this past week at Grace K. Salmon Park in Westport, CT.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

"Brighton Beach" – Postcard


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I tried to create a beach theme postcard. This didn't turn out the way I wanted it to, and I struggled with it.

The vintage children image is from an Internet search.

The font is karabinE.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

"Fashion" – Postcard


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I've been struggling with my creative side a lot lately, so I decided to let my muse guide me, rather than try to force myself to come up with something for a specific challenge theme.

The vintage women image is from an Internet search.

Some/all of the fonts can be found on dafont and are:

Scrypticali Normal,
Androgyne

Saturday, May 18, 2013

"Vintage Button Card" – Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Buttons and Bows.”

At first I didn't know what to do for this theme, but when I did a search and saw vintage button cards, I decided to replicate that look. I used a dress pattern that had a bow (two actually) on it.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. I also used a stain brush to try to give this an aged look.

Some/all of the fonts can be found on dafont and are:

ShangriLaNFSmallCaps
Seabird SF
Marketing Script
Scrypticali Normal,

Fallen Tree Reflection - Photograph


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This is 1 of 4 posts of photographs I took this past week at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT.

It's beautiful scenes like this that remind me why I love living in CT.

This is my entry for:

Weekend Reflections #190

Fence - Photograph


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This is 2 of 4 posts of photographs I took this past week at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT.

This is my entry for:

Friday's Fences #81

Woodpecker Holes - Photograph


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This is 3 of 4 posts of photographs I took this past week at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT.

I noticed the woodpecker holes in this tree and thought it would make a good photograph.

Double-crested Cormorant - Photographs

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This is 4 of 4 posts of photographs I took this past week at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT.

I realized the first time I ever saw this type of bird was in July of 2011, but it was too far away for me to be able to know what it was.

The first photo is my entry for:

Camera Critters #267
I'd Rather Be Birding

Friday, May 17, 2013

"Pastilles" – ATC


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I created an ATC around the scene of children playing on the beach.

The vintage images are from an Internet search.

The font is Simplesnails ver 4.0 ,

Little Egret - Photographs

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This is 1 of 7 posts of photographs I took at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

I was thrilled to get photos of another type of Egret that lives in this area.

Least Sandpiper - Photograph


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This is 2 of 7 posts of photographs I took at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

I think this is a Least Sandpiper, but I'm not 100% sure.

Least Tern - Photograph


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This is 3 of 7 posts of photographs I took at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

I think this is a Least Tern, but I'm not 100% sure.

Double-crested Cormorant - Photographs

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This is 4 of 7 posts of photographs I took at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

It was fascinating to watch the Double-crested Cormorant drying his wings in the sun. This is the second time I've seen one of these birds.

Little Egret - Photographs

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This is 5 of 7 posts of photographs I took at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

These are more photos of the Little Egret.

"Brrrr" - Photographs

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This is 6 of 7 posts of photographs I took at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

I took several photos of this Great Egret, and loved how he looked in the first photo. His wind swept appearance made it look very cold, although it was a warm late Spring day.