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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"Assassination of Hope" - Postcard

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I made a Postcard with an underlying dark theme, corresponding to my current world view.

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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I made an experimental fish theme 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.)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

"Mother Nature" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Mother Nature."

I made a Postcard with an underlying dark theme, corresponding to my current world view.

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, August 26, 2016

Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron - Photograph

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I took this photograph at the Library River Walk in Westport, CT recently.

I like the way the sunlight reflects off of the water and onto the tree behind this Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron. This turned out to be one of those perfect shots for me.

Snowy Egret - Photograph

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I took these photographs at the Library River Walk in Westport, CT recently.

A Snowy Egret doesn't even try to look stunning: it just naturally is.

Green Leaf Reflection Bug Water Rings - Photograph

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I took this photograph at Riverside Park in Fairfield, CT recently.

Monday, August 22, 2016

"Yellow" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"Mellow Yellow" - Postcard

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

I made a Postcard with an underlying dark theme, corresponding to my current world view.

I've decided not to post this particular piece to the challenge site.

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, August 19, 2016

"Circles and Signs" - Postcard

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

I made a Postcard with an underlying dark theme, corresponding to my current world view.

The background contains circles.

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, August 15, 2016

Stone Bridge Reflection - Photograph

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I took this photograph near Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT this past week. This lush green scene belies the fact that we had a sweltering humid heat wave going on. (The hot weather continues, but the humidity moderated a little.)

I started this sequence of four photograph posts with a tranquil scene, and am ending with one as well. In between, were birds of prey, which were fitting for my current view of our world.

This was a quote that I came up with for a recent art piece that I did:

I Crow Over All

Because Nature is neither Good nor Evil.

Nature is merely reproduction and survival of the fittest.

Great Egret - Photograph

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

I liked the lighting in the first photograph, and the walking reflection in the third one.

Great Blue Heron - Photograph

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I took these photographs at the Reservoir in Easton, CT this past week.

The Great Blue Heron had ruffled his feathers and had a spiky porcupine look in the first photograph. I liked how the bird's colors blended with the green, yellow, and purple flower background in the second photo.

Purple Flowers - Photograph

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I took this photograph at the Reservoir in Easton, CT this past week.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

"Wheels Burning Fire" - Postcard

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

I made a Postcard with an underlying dark theme, corresponding to my current world view.

This has a secret meaning.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"I'm with them" - Postcard

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I made a Postcard with an underlying dark theme, corresponding to my current world view.

This has a secret meaning.

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, August 12, 2016

"The Black Bird" - ATC

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I made an Artist Trading Card (ATC) / Playing Card with an underlying dark theme, corresponding to my current world view.

The words are from The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe.

People in ancient times viewed Ravens as being messengers between the two worlds of the living and the dead, possessing prophetic knowledge and being harbingers of Death.

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, August 4, 2016

"Ancient Symbols" - ATC

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I made an Artist Trading Card (ATC) / Playing Card with an underlying dark theme, corresponding to my current world view.

The matching postcard for this can be seen here.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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

"The Crow" - ATC

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

"Ancient Symbols" - Postcard

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

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, August 3, 2016

"August" - Tag

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

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

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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.

Monday, August 1, 2016

"Druid Path / Lughnasadh" - Postcard

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I made a Celtic piece to celebrate Lughnasadh.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

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