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Thursday, March 31, 2016

"Butterfly Green Partially Colorized" - Postcard

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I made a partially colorized version of my (black and white) butterfly themed piece.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

"Butterfly Green" - Postcard

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I made a butterfly themed piece.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

"Down in the Sea" - Postcard

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I made a postcard based on one of my Art Journal page designs.

This is an underwater theme with fish and a seahorse. It also includes excerpts from a poem about the Kelpie.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

"Two, if by sea / Harbinger" - Postcard

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This is the second harbinger of death piece that I made, showing a mythological figure who is bringing death.

This has a reference to Henry W. Longfellow's poem Paul Revere’s Ride, with my addition to it. It also has a reference to Mars, the Bringer of War.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

"Something Brown - Death Bringer" - Postcard

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I started a "something brown" piece when I made my "something blue" piece, but I didn't like how this one was developing, so I put it aside for awhile. I recently cut out most of the images that are now in this artwork, and used them to finish it to my liking.

I made a mythological figure who is bringing death.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

Sunday, March 27, 2016

"Easter Greetings" - Postcard

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Happy Easter everyone!

I made an Easter theme piece featuring a bunny rabbit, bird nest, eggs, and clovers (shamrocks).

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

This is also my 2300th blog post.

"Butterflies" - Postcard

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This week’s Take a Word challenge was "Butterflies."

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 original quote by CM is, "One only knows what the truth is if one knows the truth."

The font is Cambria Bold.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

"Springtime" - Postcard

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This is 1 of 2 pieces that I made with a Spring birds, bees, and butterflies theme.

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 words are from the poem The Others by Seumas O’Sullivan.

The font is Cambria Bold.

This piece is my entry for the following:

Sunday Postcard Art - Springtime

"Springtime Enchantment" - Postcard

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This is 2 of 2 pieces that I made with a Spring birds, bees, and butterflies theme.

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 words are from the poem The Others by Seumas O’Sullivan.

The font is Cambria Bold.

This piece is my entry for the following:

Moo Mania - Spring

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

"Dancer Woman" - Postcard

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

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 words are from the poem A Dancing Girl by Frances Sargent Osgood.

The font is Cambria Bold.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

"Spring Birds" - Postcard

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This is 1 of 2 pieces that I made with a Spring, birds, and bird eggs theme.

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 words in the background are from Upland Pastures by Adeline Knapp.

The font is Jane Austen

"Yellow Bird" - Postcard

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This is 2 of 2 pieces that I made with a Spring, birds, and bird eggs theme.

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 words in the background are from The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe.

The font is Jane Austen

"Yellow Roses" - Postcard

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I made a piece with yellow roses as the main theme.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

"Vernal Equinox" - Postcard

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This week’s Take a Word challenge was "Spring Equinox."

I made something completely different from my usual style. I spent far too long on it, and I don't even think I like it. I finally had to enforce my "paint brush down!" time limit rule on myself.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

Spire, Lamppost, Door - Photograph

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This is 1 of 2 posts of photographs that I took at Yale in New Haven, CT this past week.

I love the architecture of the older buildings at Yale.

The first photograph is my entry for the following:

Tuesday's Treasures

Davenport College - Photograph

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This is 2 of 2 posts of photographs that I took at Yale in New Haven, CT this past week.

I love the architecture of the older buildings at Yale.

Seagulls - Photograph

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I took these photographs of seagulls at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

"To Sleep, Perchance to Dream" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "To Sleep, Perchance to Dream."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! - Postcard

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 Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Saint Patrick's Day Parade, New Haven - Photograph

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This is 1 of 13 posts of photographs that I took at the New Haven, Connecticut Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

These show an Irish couple with the man holding a child, Saint Patrick, and one of the bagpipe playing groups.

Bagpipes - Photograph

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This is 2 of 13 posts of photographs that I took at the New Haven, Connecticut Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

These show various groups playing bagpipes.

Kilts - Photograph

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This is 3 of 13 posts of photographs that I took at the New Haven, Connecticut Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

These show various groups wearing kilts.

Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee - Photograph

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This is 4 of 13 posts of photographs that I took at the New Haven, Connecticut Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

These show the Parade Committee and past Grand Marshals.

Gaelic Club, Flags, Queens - Photograph

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This is 5 of 13 posts of photographs that I took at the New Haven, Connecticut Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

These show the Fairfield Gaelic Club, flags, and queens.

Saint Patrick's Day Parade Uniforms - Photograph

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This is 6 of 13 posts of photographs that I took at the New Haven, Connecticut Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

These show various color uniforms groups.

Saint Patrick's Day Parade, New Haven - Photograph

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This is 7 of 13 posts of photographs that I took at the New Haven, Connecticut Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

These show various groups, including the Adamsville Ancients and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.