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Thursday, December 29, 2016

"Two" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Two."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! - Postcard

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Merry Christmas everyone!

This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Open Theme."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"December" - Tag

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I created this for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2016 - December challenge.

I mimicked some of Tim's steps to create my tag, but I made mine very differently than his.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

"Christmas Greetings" - Postcard

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Christmas Greetings everyone! Norad is tracking Santa Claus.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

"Christmas Baubles" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Christmas Baubles."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

"Vintage Female" - Tag

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This week's Go Tag Thursday challenge was "Vintage Female."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

"Numbers" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Numbers."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Sunday, December 11, 2016

"Music Angels" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Red and Green."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Saturday, December 10, 2016

"Timepiece" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Timepieces."

It's later than you think. It's Winter, the last Season.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Friday, December 9, 2016

"Music" - Tag

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This week's Go Tag Thursday challenge was "Music."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"Angel" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Angel."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Saturday, December 3, 2016

"Winter" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Winter."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Featured in the Winter Sampler.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

"Cherubs" - Postcard

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I made a cherubs themed piece.

This is my entry for Tuesday's Treasures.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"Book Page Lace" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Lace."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Monday, November 28, 2016

"Silhouette" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Silhouette."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Saturday, November 26, 2016

"Two of a Kind" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "two of a kind."

I struggled with this theme and made two pieces for it.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"Two of a Kind" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "two of a kind."

I struggled with this theme and made two pieces for it.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

"Zetti" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Zetti".

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Sunday, November 20, 2016

"Fish" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Fish."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"Fish" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Fish."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Saturday, November 19, 2016

"Saints / Icons" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Saints / Icons."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

For everyone's listening pleasure, a beautiful choral classical music piece is Agnus Dei - Midsomer Murders TVST - Track 2

Monday, November 14, 2016

"Bees" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Plants and/or Insects".

This is also my entry for Tuesday's Treasures.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Sunday, November 13, 2016

"Love Birds" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Love".

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Saturday, November 12, 2016

"Gratitude" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Gratitude".

The quote is from Colossians 3:15.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Friday, November 11, 2016

"Stylish Couple" - Postcard

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I made a stylish couple themed piece.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Thursday, November 10, 2016

"White Rhinoceros" - Postcard

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I made a rhinoceros themed piece.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

"Bubbles" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Bubbles".

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"November" - Tag

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I made a Fall / Thanksgiving themed piece.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Sunday, November 6, 2016

"Vintage Fashion Woman" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Vintage Fashion".

I made two pieces for this, one masculine and one feminine.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

This piece is also my entry for Tuesday's Treasures.

"Vintage Fashion Men" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Vintage Fashion".

I made two pieces for this, one masculine and one feminine.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"Fleur de Lis" #2 - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Fleur de Lis".

I struggled with this theme and created two pieces for it.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"Fleur de Lis" #1 - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Fleur de Lis".

I struggled with this theme and created two pieces for it.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fall Shadows on Wood Foot Bridge - Photograph

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I took this photograph at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT this past week.

East Village Cemetery - Photograph

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I took these photographs at East Village Cemetery in Monroe, CT this past week.

Tashua Burial Ground - Photograph

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I took these photographs at Tashua Burial Ground in Trumbull, CT this past week.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"Eyes" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Eyes".

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"Three Wise Men / Merry Christmas" - Postcard

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I made a Three Wise Men themed Christmas postcard.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"Bird / Merry Christmas" - Postcard

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I made a bird themed Christmas postcard.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"Bird / Merry Christmas" - Postcard

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I made a bird themed Christmas postcard.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"Pen and Ink / Merry Christmas" - Postcard

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I made a vintage pen and ink themed Christmas postcard.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"Glimmer, Shimmer, Shine" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Glimmer, Shimmer, and Shine".

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Monday, October 31, 2016

"Rustic" - Spirit Talking Board

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I used Vistaprint to print my "Rustic" Ouija Board design. The poster arrived a few days early, so I was able to complete the board this weekend, in time for Halloween. I had to use an oversized poster (16" x 20") and cut it down to fit to 12" x 16". I also needed to cut off the 1/4" margin that I had allowed.

I used an Elmer's Washable School Glue Stick to adhere the poster to the hardboard. I mistakenly didn't coat the full back of the poster, so there were some air pockets, but not enough to interfere with the poster laying flat and working correctly as a "Spirit Talking Board" (Ouija Board).

I used the following for the board:

Pro Art Hardboard Panel, 12"-by-16", 12x16

The total cost was on the expensive side, so if I want to "mass" produce boards, I'll need to find a way to get my costs down.

Also, I need to produce an accompanying planchette. I have a design for one, but it needs to be cut out of the wood I applied it to. But I need a more practical production method for that, too.

"Mail Art" - Envelope and Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Mail Art".

I made a postcard and matching envelope.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"Mail Art" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Mail Art".

I made a postcard and matching envelope.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

Anne's Creative Cornucopia - Business Cards

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I updated my business cards, which I will use to try to market my Anne's Creative Cornucopia artwork and photographs.

The ones on the left have my icon/logo/avatar on them, in addition to the links. The ones on the right are the links only.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Seaside Sanatorium Ship Weathervane - Photograph

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This is 1 of 3 posts of photographs that I took at Seaside Sanatorium in Waterford, CT this past week.

The area is now a Connecticut State Park, but the buildings themselves are surrounded by chain link fence to prevent trespassing. Unfortunately in the past, vandals broke windows and sprayed graffiti on the inside and outside.

Birds were perched on the ship weathervane, as well as the gables of the side building. The site is beautiful, with scenic views of Long Island Sound.

Seaside Sanatorium was "originally built as a facility to treat children with tuberculosis," and "has had a long history serving as a medical facility."