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Friday, June 13, 2014

Daisies - Photograph

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I took this photograph at the Reservoir in Easton, CT about two weeks ago.

Northern Mockingbird - Photograph

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I took this photograph Memorial Day Weekend at Lakeview Cemetery in New Canaan, CT.

This Northern Mockingbird stood on this gravestone for several minutes. You can see the American Flags in the background.

Red Barn - Photograph

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I took this photograph about two weeks ago, at the edge of the Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary, which is adjacent to the Audubon Center in Fairfield, CT.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

"Corset" – Postcard

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This week’s Three Muses challenge was "Underwear."

I made a matching Art Journal Page which can be seen here.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.10.

The vintage images are from a DuckDuckGo search.

Month of April - Art Journal Page

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I created a Floral themed art journal page for the Month of April page of the weekly planner/journal that I'm using for The Documented Life Project.

I'm also using this as one of my entries for this week's Three Muses challenge of "Underwear." I made a matching postcard which can be seen here.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.10.

The images are from a DuckDuckGo search.

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Make a List - Week 10 - The Documented Life Project

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The Week10 challenge for The Documented Life Project was "Make a list of the things that make you YOU." Because I prefer not to share personal information about myself, I instead made a "Todo List" for this challenge.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.10, printed it on card stock paper, cut it out, then taped it into my weekly planner.

The images are from a DuckDuckGo search.

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

"Summer Regatta" – Postcard

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This week’s Artful Times challenge #57 was "Clean and Simple."

I wanted to depict a Summer theme, so I used a digital stamp of sail boats. I used dark blue "ink" for the stamp, and light blue for the "card stock" background. I used the same dark blue ink for the words.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.10.

The vintage image is from a DuckDuckGo search.

The font is LaurenScript Thin

Monday, June 9, 2014

"June / Persevere" – Tag

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I created this for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2014 - June challenge.

This is also my entry for this week's Take a Word challenge "Shapes."

I tried to mimic Tim's steps to create my tag. But his colors smeared into the star shape areas a little, while mine didn't. I'm also still not able to imitate inked edges well.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.10.

The vintage images are from a DuckDuckGo search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

The words are by Dylan Thomas:

Out of the sighs a little comes,
But not of grief, for I have knocked down that
Before the agony; the spirit grows,
Forgets, and cries;
A little comes, is tasted and found good...

The fonts are:
Times New Yorker
Tangerine Bold

Woodpecker - Photograph

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I took these photographs of a Woodpecker in my yard in May.

The second photo was a perfectly timed shot of the bird taking off from the bird feeder. Usually my photos of birds taking off end up being of the bird feeder only, and nothing else. ;-)

The second photo is my entry for:

Camera Critters
I'd Rather Be Birding
Saturday's Critters

Blue Jay - Photograph

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I took these photographs of a Blue Jay in the bird feeder in my yard in May.

You can see the bird seed spraying out in the second photo. If you look closely at the third one, you can also see some.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

"In the Garden" – Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "In the Garden."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.10.

The vintage images are from a DuckDuckGo search.

The font is HandTIMES.