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Monday, November 30, 2015

"Jar of Hearts Snowsprites" - Postcard

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

My piece was inspired by the song Jar Of Hearts by Christina Perri. The words are from the song.

I made two pieces for this. The first one shows the Frost King. This second one shows his minions, the Snowsprites.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

The font is Linowrite.

"Jar of Hearts Frost King" - Postcard

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

My piece was inspired by the song Jar Of Hearts by Christina Perri. The words are from the song.

I made two pieces for this. This first one shows the Frost King. The second one shows his minions, the Snowsprites.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

The font is Linowrite.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

"The Mountains Called Me" - Postcard

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

I modified a pine tree "stamp" and used "green ink" for this.

The quote, "The mountains called me and I answered them," is from my Father, who loved to climb the White Mountains of New Hampshire, especially Mount Washington.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

The fonts are:

Benjamin Franklin
Bookman Old Style Semi-Bold Italic

Full Moon Behind Trees - Photograph

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I took this photograph in my back yard of the Full Moon on November 25, 2015.

"Fog Trees Water" - Photograph

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I took this photograph in my back yard during the early morning fog we had here a few days ago.

Friday, November 27, 2015

"Death" - postcard

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Recently I created a Death themed piece. It's meaning is personal.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Good Wishes for Thanksgiving Day - Postcard

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I created this Thanksgiving Day postcard a week or so ago.

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all who celebrate it!

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

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

"Paris" - Postcard

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

I started with the idea of wanting to use a Hot Air Balloon. Then I decided to add a couple who were kissing, which led to a Paris based theme, for the City of Love. Paris is also the City of Light (La Ville Lumière), and the location of the historic Paris Catacombs, etc.

I will refrain from stating what I think of the cowards who recently attacked civilians in Paris.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16 (the latest version, to which I just upgraded).

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

"Bird Silhouette" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

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

The words in the foreground are from The Life of a Bird by Edith Matilda Thomas, and the font is LAGEgoyesca Normal,.

The obscured words in the background are by a different poet, and the font is Linowrite.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

"Strawberry Girl" - Postcard

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

This is 1 of 3 posts of strawberry themed pieces that I made. See also: Postcard 2 and Postcard 3.

I "painted" the leaves in the background.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

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

"Strawberry" - Postcard

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

This is 2 of 3 posts of strawberry themed pieces that I made.

I "painted" the raspberries and leaves in the background. I also added ink splats and gold flecks.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

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

"Summer Picnic" - Postcard

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

This is 3 of 3 posts of strawberry themed pieces that I made.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

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

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mists of Southport - Photograph

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This is 1 of 2 posts of some photographs that I took at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT a few weeks ago.

It was foggy at the time, so the water looked grey.

There is something about fog, that makes me love it. The beach looked desolate and serene at the same time. "All color fades to grey."

Seagulls - Photograph

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This is 2 of 2 posts of some photographs that I took at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT a few weeks ago.

It was foggy at the time, so the water looked grey.

Rolling Waves and Seagulls - Photograph

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These are some photographs that I took a few weeks ago.

The first photo was taken at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT. The second was taken at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT.

Late Fall Sunset - Photograph

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These are some photographs that I took at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT a few weeks ago.

The sunset highlighted the waning Fall colors.

Late Fall Signs - Photograph

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These are some photographs that I took at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT a few weeks ago.

Fall was waning at the time, and most of the trees around here are bare now. I saw the Wild Turkey couple and thought about Thanksgiving, which is next week. I also liked the weathered signs.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

"November Rain" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "November Rain."

I combined modified lines from a song and a poem to inspire my piece:

Stormy weather follows misery
November rain
Wash away my story
And sweep me out to Sea
Where the mist resembles the rain


I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

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

The font is Carolingia

Finis - Week 46 - The Book of Days

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The week46 theme for my Book of Days was Finis, as in "Finished" or "The End" and was inspired by and commemorates a personal event in my life that occurred on November 09, 2015.

The images are from an Internet search.

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Fairy Tales - Week 45 - The Book of Days

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The week45 theme for my Book of Days was Fairy Tales.

I used a theme of Little Red Riding Hood, similar to my postcard.

The images are from an Internet search.

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Month of October - The Book of Days

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I created a Hallowe'en theme art journal page for the Month of October page of the weekly planner/journal that I'm using for my Book of Days.

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

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

"Little Red Riding Hood" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Fairy Tales."

I used a mix of elements, but an overall theme of Little Red Riding Hood.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

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

Thursday, November 5, 2015

"November" - Tag

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I created this for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015 - November challenge.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

I made mine slightly differently than what he did.

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

Because my artwork is digital, and Tim Holtz's challenge is intended for people who buy his products, I'm not posting this on his site.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

"Paris" - Tag

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I created a Paris themed tag.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

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

"Día de Muertos" - Tag

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I created a tag for All Souls' Day, also known as Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), which was yesterday, November 02. The words in the background are from one of the inscriptions in the Paris catacombs.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

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

The font is Colwell.

"October" - Tag

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I created this for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015 - October challenge.

I created this awhile ago, using GIMP 2.8.14.

I made mine slightly differently than what he did.

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

Because my artwork is digital, and Tim Holtz's challenge is intended for people who buy his products, I'm not posting this on his site.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

"Paris Catacombs" / "Día de Muertos" - Postcard

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

November 02 is All Souls' Day, also known as Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). I'm still in the mode of Allhallowtide, so when I thought of Paris this time, I thought of the catacombs. The words in the background are from one of the inscriptions in the catacombs.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

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

The font is BoltonBold.