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Sunday, July 31, 2016

"I Crow Over All" - Postcard

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

There is an underlying dark theme to this piece, corresponding to my current world view.

I Crow Over All

Because Nature is neither Good nor Evil.

Nature is merely reproduction and survival of the fittest.

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, July 30, 2016

"The Moon / Tarot Card" - ATC

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I made an Artist Trading Card (ATC) / Playing Card with a Tarot Card Moon 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.)

Friday, July 29, 2016

"Flapper Fortune Teller" - ATC

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

I made an Artist Trading Card (ATC) / Playing Card with a celestial / fortune teller 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.)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

"Cowboy / Sorrow on the Wind" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Cowgirls/Boys."

There is an underlying dark theme to this piece, corresponding to my current world view.

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, July 21, 2016

"Night's Ascension" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "The Printed Word".

I made another dark themed piece filled with symbolism. I started with the background, which is a page of text from a book. I added images for some of the words on that page.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

Monday, July 18, 2016

"Picnic Grounds and Summer Resorts" - Postcard

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

This is also my entry for Tuesday's Treasures.

I started with a vintage advertisement page for Picnic Grounds and Summer Resorts, which used to be popular in the United States. I added a gingham pattern and plates. Then I added some bees, which always used to show up when my family had summer picnics in our backyard. I used friendly honey bees for this, but it was actually nasty Yellow Jackets that showed up for our outdoor dining.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

A note to my fellow Americans: In case you didn't read it in the news, the US Government finally released the redacted declassified 9/11 28 pages. I urge everyone to read the document yourself, instead of blindly believing what the Media tells you it says about the Saudi Arabian Government! "It was clear from about 1996 that the Saudi Government would not cooperate with the United States on matters relating to Usama Bin Ladin." Doesn't the worst mass attack of civilians on US soil that ushered in the Patriot Act and wholesale spying on every American (including recording all of our phone calls) deserve the time it will take you to read the 28 pages? If not, all hope truly is lost for this country.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

"Return of the King" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Regal/Royal."

I made a dark themed piece, because of current events going on 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.)

Great Blue Heron - Photograph

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I took this photograph at Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

"Beach Days" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Beach Life/Sea Shells."

This is also my entry for Tuesday's Treasures.

I made a beach theme piece that features a bathing beauty, seahorse and fish. It has no shells. My muse found no way to work them into this piece. The panels behind the letters are rectangular sections from old world maps.

The piece I made before the challenge was posted only contained Sea Shells, so I did not post that one to SPA.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

"Beach Fragment Sea Breeze" - Postcard

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I made a beach theme fragment that features a seahorse and fish.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

"Beach Fragment Map" - Postcard

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I made a beach theme fragment that features an old world map.

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, July 9, 2016

"July / New World Order" - Tag

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

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

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'm not posting this on his site.

This month both the Republicans and Democrats will hold their National Convention to choose their candidate for the US Presidential election in November. After recent events that have occurred, I no longer see any reason to bother to vote.

"Sea Shells" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Beach Life/Sea Shells."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

Friday, July 8, 2016

"Nautical Dolphin Anchor Paper" - Postcard

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I made this background for a sea shell postcard, and liked it so much that I thought it could also be used on its own, like note paper.

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, July 7, 2016

Library River Walk - Photograph

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These are some photographs that I took in Westport, CT at the Library River Walk this past week.

Snowy Egret - Photograph

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These are some photographs that I took in Westport, CT at the Library River Walk this past week.

Great Egret - Photograph

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These are some photographs that I took in Westport, CT at the Library River Walk this past week.

Duck - Photograph

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This is a photograph that I took in Westport, CT at the Library River Walk this past week.

"Glamorous French Red" - Postcard

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I made a Paris/French 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.)

I am entering this in the following:

Tuesday's Treasures

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Nautical Blue Starfish Necklace and Earrings Set - Jewelry

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These are some photographs that I took of a nautical blue starfish necklace and earrings set that I made recently. I had been to a craft fair and seen a necklace that I think was made with the "bead gallery" circle beads (printed beads) shown in the photos. I found the beads at Michael's Stores. The bead distributor is Halcraft USA (the products are made in China).

Monday, July 4, 2016

Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Photograph

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These are some photographs that I took in my yard this past week.

The suet feeder attracted this beautiful Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I didn't know I had one of these birds in my neighborhood. He only appears when I put out the suet on Saturdays.

Northern Cardinal - Photograph

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These are some photographs that I took in my yard this past week.

Hairy Woodpecker - Photograph

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This is a photograph that I took in my yard this past week.

Red-bellied Woodpecker - Photograph

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These are some photographs that I took in my yard this past week.

House Sparrow - Photograph

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This is a photograph that I took in my yard this past week.

Friday, July 1, 2016

"Paris" - Postcard

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This week's Moo Mania challenge was "Paris."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

"Partridge / Pear Tree" - Postcard

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I made a piece featuring yellow birds and pear tree branches.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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