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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

"Botanical 2" - Postcard

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This is 2 of 2 very similar Botanical themed pieces that I made. My other piece can be seen here.

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 piece is my entry for the following:

Tuesday's Treasures

"Botanical 1" - Postcard

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This is 1 of 2 very similar Botanical themed pieces that I made. My other piece can be seen here.

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 piece is my entry for the following:

Take a Word - Botanical

Monday, May 30, 2016

"They Fought For You - Memorial Day" - Postcard

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I created a Memorial Day tribute to all of the United States of America armed forces people, living or dead, who have served to protect our Freedom.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

Saturday, May 28, 2016

"Altered Postcard" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Alter A Postcard."

I started with this free Red Roses Easter Postcard. I cut out just the postcard, and enlarged it to fit on a 6" x 4" postcard. I added a vintage page as the underlying background, to cover the full postcard size. I used sponge brushes to cover over most of the text on the original postcard. Then I added the foreground images and text.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

Thank you if you leave a comment. I apologize if I don't reciprocate. Also, my artwork posts might be sporadic for awhile.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

"Gold Purple Time" - Postcard

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I made this time themed piece awhile ago, then put it aside. I decided I liked it as is, so I'm posting it.

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, May 24, 2016

"Pair" - Postcard

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This week’s Take a Word challenge was "Twosome/Pair/Duo."

I have two sets of pairs:  a pair of birds (2x), and a pair of theatre masks (2x). I also wanted this piece to illicit a feeling of ordered disorder. But I think the end result borders on a chaotic mess, instead.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

Thank you if you leave a comment. I apologize if I don't reciprocate. Also, my artwork posts might be sporadic for awhile.

Bleeding Hearts - Photograph

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I took these photographs of the Bleeding Hearts growing in my yard last week. This past Winter was very hard on my trees and flowers. "Nothing lasts forever but the Earth and sky."

Angel Statue / Lily of the Valley Flowers - Photograph

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I took these photographs of the angel statue that overlooks the Lily of the Valley flowers growing in my yard last week.

American Robin - Photograph

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I took this photograph of an American Robin in my yard last week.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

"Anatomy" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

Thank you if you leave a comment. I apologize if I don't reciprocate. Also, my artwork posts might be sporadic for awhile.

"Angels Wept" - Postcard

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I made an angel 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.)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Lone White Dogwood Flower On Ground - Photograph

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I took this photograph on Saturday, May 07, 2016. It had rained and/or been cloudy here for a week by then. My Dogwood tree was flowering. I noticed this lone white Dogwood flower on the ground. Apparently Nature struck it down. I got my camera and took a few photographs, and then the rain started. This year I did not take any photos of my flowering tree.

Bleeding Hearts - Photograph

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I took these photographs of my Bleeding Hearts the last week of April. This past Winter was very hard on my trees and flowers. "Nothing lasts forever but the Earth and sky."

Migrating Brant - Photograph

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I took these photographs the last week of April at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT.

I think these are Brant. I saw them here last year around this time. I think they were passing through as they migrated further North.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

"Tears from the Stars" - Postcard

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This week’s Moo Mania challenge was "Quotes."

I used several quotes that revolve around stars. The rain in the foreground is tears from the stars.

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 poems and songs.

John Donne

Fragile - Sting (YouTube)

Thank you if you leave a comment. I might not be posting artwork for awhile.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

"Happy Mother's Day!" - Postcard

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Today is Mother's Day in the United States.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

Saturday, May 7, 2016

"Black and White Film" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Black and White."

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 songs and movies.

The font is Courier New Bold.

Monday, May 2, 2016

"Ancient Music" - Postcard

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I made a music themed piece using some of the same items that I used for my May tag.

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 piece is my entry for the following:

Tuesday's Treasures

"May" - Tag

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

I mimicked Tim's steps to create my tag, but I made mine somewhat differently than his. I included the intermediate steps, to show how I made mine.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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 don't usually post my tags on his site. So far this year I have been entering his challenge, but I receive few, if any, comments from all of the other artists who enter his challenge. So this will be the last time I post my link to his challenge. I will continue making tags for his challenge, but not post them on his site.

Updated note: I tried to post my entry on his site, but it was automatically deleted after appearing in the "inlinkz" initially.