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Saturday, March 29, 2014

"Circus" – Tag

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This week’s Tag Along challenge #31 was "Under the Big Top."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.10.

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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Easter Greetings" – Postcard

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

I made an Easter postcard.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.10.

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

The font is Elementary Gothic Bookhand 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Aviateros" – Postcard

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

I invented the word "Aviateros" which is a combination of Aviator and Rhinoceros. I like Steampunk, but I always struggle to create the art form. I'm pleased with how this piece came out.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.10.

The vintage images are from a DuckDuckGo search.

The words are from the Bible.

The fonts are:
Roman SD
Marketing Script

Roman Man Statue - Photograph

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I took this photograph at a museum recently. I was amazed by the detail in this replica of a Roman statue of a man. The face was very life-like.

Fallen Tree / Light and Shadow - Photograph

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I took this photograph at the reservoir in Easton, CT this past week. I liked how the light and shadow looked on this tree, as well as the reflection in the water.

Pine Reflections - Photograph

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I took this photograph at the reservoir in Easton, CT this past week. The ice has started melting. The pine trees growing on the shore reflected in the water, giving it a green appearance.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Magazine Clippings - Week 12 - The Documented Life Project

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The Week12 challenge for The Documented Life Project was "Magazine Clippings."

This is a mixed media piece. I cut out words from a magazine, then placed them on a journal page template, to determine their layout positions. I then created a design that left blank room for the areas where the cut out words would go, printed my design, then glue sticked the words to my journal page.

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 vintage images are from a DuckDuckGo search.

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Bird - Week 11 - The Documented Life Project

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The Week11 challenge for The Documented Life Project was "Bird."

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 Medieval images are from the Getty Research Institute. (See the side of my blog for links.) I added digital white Gelly Pen highlights using a thin brush.

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Recycle - Week 09 - The Documented Life Project

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The Week09 challenge for The Documented Life Project was "Recycle."

This is a mixed media piece. I cut out the decorative part of an Olive Garden bag, scanned it in, created a design around it, printed my design, then glue sticked the original cut out to my journal page. (The background color was brown, but my printer is low on ink, so it printed more purple looking than brown.)

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 master index for all of my entries is here.

Moon - Photograph

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This is a photograph I took of the moon the other morning, as the sun was rising.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mystic Fortune - Postcard

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I continue to struggle with my creative side. My muse took me in a different direction than what I was trying to work on. But I sort of like this.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! - Postcard

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This is 1 of 2 postcards that I made for Saint Patrick's Day.

The vintage images are from a DuckDuckGo search.

The font is Santa'sSleighFull Bold

This is also an entry for this week's Take a Word challenge "Green."

Shamrock showers bring Spring flowers - postcard

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This is 2 of 2 postcards that I made for Saint Patrick's Day.

The vintage images are from a DuckDuckGo search.

The font is Guttenberg MF

This is also an entry for this week's Take a Word challenge "Green."

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Scaups - Photographs

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I took these photographs on the East side of Jennings Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

I think these are Greater Scaups but I'm not positive, because the description of Greater and Lesser Scaups are very similar. Any bird identifications welcome.

Beach Scenes - Photographs

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I took these photographs on the East side of Jennings Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

The ship passing behind the Lighthouse is the Bridgeport Ferry.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mute Swan/Canadian Geese - Photograph

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I took this photograph of a Mute Swan and some Canadian Geese this past week.

Half Moon - Photograph

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I took this photograph of the moon a few days ago, when it was half full. It was getting close to sunset and the moon looked yellow, but that didn't show up in this picture.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

"Queen of Diamonds" – Tag

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This week’s Tag Along challenge #28 was "Kings and/or Queens."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.10.

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

"Bon Voyage" – Postcard Envelope 6.5 x 4.5

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This week’s Three Muses challenge was "Bon Voyage Mail Art."

I created a 6.5" wide by 4.5" high postcard envelope template that would be large enough to mail postcards in, using GIMP 2.8.10. Then I used the template to create this mail art envelope, printed it, cut it out, and glue sticked the edges.

The vintage transportation images are from a DuckDuckGo search.

The words are from the movie "It's a Wonderful Life."

The fonts are:

Architects Daughter
Orniste tfb
Palatino Linotype

Some or all of them can be found on dafont.

"Medieval" – Postcard Envelope 6.5 x 4.5

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I created a 6.5" wide by 4.5" high postcard envelope template that would be large enough to mail postcards in, using GIMP 2.8.10. Then I used the template to create this mail art envelope, printed it, cut it out, and glue sticked the edges.

The vintage Medieval images are from a DuckDuckGo search.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mardi Gras - Postcard

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I made a Mardi Gras themed postcard.

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 font is FranciscoLucas Briosa

Monday, March 3, 2014

"Groundhogs Taste Like Rabbits" – Postcard

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

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 fonts are

JMillmanuscript Medium
Cloister Black, Light