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Saturday, April 30, 2016

"Alphabets" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

"Can't Say That!" - Postcard

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According to one of Glamour Magazine’s 2015 Women Of The Year Award winners, Bruce Jenner, "The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear."

Because Bruce Jenner continues to make a mockery of women, transgenders, and homosexuals, while he fattens his wallet with the profits from his soap opera reality show (which I don't watch), I have started making spoof episodes of his show.

In Season 2, Episode 8 of Bruce Jenner's show, viewers got to see two transgenders kiss (him and Candy Cane). Is that Transgender Awareness or Softcore Porn?

Here in the United States, we have the First Amendment, and one is allowed to have an opinion, as long as it agrees with the collective. There are many things one is no longer allowed to say, hence my "Can't Say That!" piece.

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The scene: Bruce Jenner's house

Bruce (Comes into view, dancing to the "I Dream of Jeannie" theme song, which transitions into the tune of MC Hammer's U Can't Touch This, which Bruce starts singing and dancing to.):
Can't say that! (oh-oh oh oh oh-oh-oh)
Can't say that! (oh-oh oh oh oh-oh-oh)
Can't say that! (oh-oh oh-oh-oh)
Yeah you can't say that!
I told you: you can't say that! (oh-oh oh-oh-oh)
Too hype can't say that!
Get me outta here you can't say that!
(Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)

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My piece is a "cartoon" in the same vein as Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

I started with a white washed background similar to the one that I used in my Woman Of The Year piece. 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.)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

"Flowers / Brown" - Postcard

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I made another bird / Spring themed piece.

I used several sections of an image to create the background for this. Then I added the foreground images.

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

"Ted Cruz - Lucifer in the Flesh" - Postcard

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Just when I thought the United States Presidential race could not get any more ludicrous, it did. In case you missed it in the news today, former Speaker of the House John Boehner called Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh."

At this point, I am 99.99% sure that for the first time in my life, I will not bother to vote for the President, on election day, November 8, 2016.

In the past few presidential elections, I voted for the candidate who I thought would do the least amount of damage to this country. I was not voting "for" the candidate in the positive sense of the word. And Obama was the eye opening President who made me realize there is no difference between Republican and Democrat: Obama withdrew our troops on the Bush time table and Obama gave the NSA even more power than Bush did.

Yet vocal opponents of the Iraq War and illegal wire tapping under Bush's presidency, like Bruce Springsteen, became silent when Obama continued where Bush left off.

Trump has said he will torture prisoners worse than Bush did, and Trump is all for giving the NSA, FBI, etc. even more power to violate Americans' Constitutional Rights.

However, just as it is a certainty that the sun will rise in the East tomorrow, it is guaranteed that Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States, and she will continue where Obama left off.

Dotre

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My piece is a "cartoon" in the same vein as Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

"Flowers" - Postcard

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

I made this based on an art card that I saw that had used a Tim Holtz saying: "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."

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 fonts are:

Noto Sans
Noto Sans Bold

"Dotre /ˈdōˌtər/ noun" - Postcard

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Dotre
/ˈdōˌtər/
noun

Shhh... it's a Secret

Do you know what it means?

Hillary Clinton does.
So does James Clapper.
Vladimir Putin has known for awhile.
Saudi Arabia knew 40 years ago.

Dotre: Can you guess its definition? If you think it has been a current news topic, you are looking in the wrong direction.

Do you need more hints?

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I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

"Bird Top Hat" - Postcard

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

I started with the bird, then added everything else around him. I'm not even sure what this piece is trying to be, other than vintage. I'm currently struggling with artist's block again.

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, April 25, 2016

"Follow the Blue Star" - Postcard

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

I used a silhouette as a minor part of my overall 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.)

"Test Your Ability To Identify Who Uses Which Bathroom" - Postcard

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Here in the United States, the most important news topic of discussion has become which bathroom and changing room people should use. In March, North Carolina passed House Bill 2, also know as the "Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act," but which is also referred to as the "bathroom law" and the "anti-LGBT" law. (Note how ABC News immediately slanted readers' opinion about the subject matter they were reporting on, with the title they chose to use for their news article about it.)

The latest corporate giant to weigh in on the "bathroom" topic is Target, who, on April 19, issued a statement that included this sentence: "Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity."

Now let us review the definition of transgender:

trans·gen·der
/transˈjendər,tranzˈjendər/
adjective
denoting or relating to a person whose self-identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender.

So far, so good. Nowhere in that definition does it specify anything about "appearance" but instead uses the term "person whose self-identity".

Now it's time for a test:

Let us examine the case of a male who is transgender and self-identifies as female, but he works for a company that is not open minded and inclusive. Thus he has to wear "stereotypical men's clothes" at his workplace. While driving home from work, he stops at Target to pick up a few items. While he is inside Target, he needs to use the bathroom. Because he "self-identifies as female" he enters the women and girls bathroom even though, to all outward appearances, he is fully dressed as and looks like a man.

By Target's own defined policy, and the opinion of all of the non-anti-LGBT spokespeople like Bruce Springsteen, Charles Barkley, Bryan Adams, etc., he is allowed to enter the women and girls bathroom (or changing facility) because he "self-identifies as female."

The challenge to you: Test your ability to identify who can use the women and girls bathroom and changing room: assign each number
listed on the right to its corresponding male shown below. Each number may be used only once.

Good luck!

To those who would say these "anti-LGBT laws" won't stop sexual predators from entering women and girls bathrooms and changing rooms: you are correct. They already do that. However, your "non-anti-LGBT laws" just opened the door for them to enter those locations freely, using false pretenses that can not be questioned, because to do so would be discriminatory.

Get rich quick tip for any male who gets arrested at a Target or in a state where un-prohibited access is allowed: you can sue every entity involved in your arrest, just like Ahmed Mohamed, the "clock maker," did.

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And for those who may have missed it, Bruce Springsteen is the same person who has been silent for the past six years about US Government actions, but who, back on October 7, 2007, appeared in a 60 Minutes interview with Scott Pelley, saying that silence is unpatriotic, and had this to say about US Government actions then:

SPRINGSTEEN: Well, I think that we've seen things happen over the past six years that I don't think anybody ever thought they'd see in the United States. When people think of the American identity, they don't think of torture, they don't think of illegal wiretapping, they don't think of voter suppression, they don't think of no habeas corpus, no right to a lawyer to -- you know? Those are things that -- those are -- those are things that are anti-American.

PELLEY: You know, I think this record is going to be seen as anti-war. And you know there are people watching this interview who are going to say to themselves, "Bruce Springsteen is no patriot."

SPRINGSTEEN: Well, that's the -- that's just the language of the day, you know? The modus operandi for anybody who doesn't like somebody, you know, criticizing where we've been or where we're going, you know. It's unpatriotic at any given moment to sit back and let things pass that are -- that are damaging to some place that you love so dearly and that has given me so much and that I believe in -- I still feel and see as a beacon of hope and possibility.

Yet Bruce Springsteen has been silent about the Snowden leaks and silent about President Obama stating that the US Government is recording all of our phone calls, so I guess Bruce Springsteen now approves of US Government actions, including sending more US troops to Iraq and Syria.

President Obama, June 7, 2013: "And so not only does that court authorize the initial gathering of data, but I want to repeat, if anybody in government wanted to go further than just that top-line data and wanted to, for example, listen to Jackie Calmes’s phone call, they’d have to go back to a federal judge and -- and -- and indicate why, in fact, they were doing further -- further probing."

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My piece is a "cartoon" in the same vein as Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

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 fonts are:

Nina
Courier New Bold Italic
Courier New Bold
Palatino Linotype Bold

Saturday, April 23, 2016

"Fortune Teller" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Fortune Teller."

I used one of my favorite Fortune Teller Woman images for this.

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, April 22, 2016

9/11 Report, Saudi Arabia, and the 28 pages - Postcard

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Despite promising, more than once, to declassify Part 4 (all 28 pages) of the congressional report on 9/11, President Obama still has not done so.

Obama said he is waiting for James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, to complete the declassification process of the report that many who have read it say implicates Saudi Arabia in the 9/11/2001 attack on the United States.

If the 28 pages ever are released, expect them to be partially redacted, with the US Government claiming that was done for "national security" reasons, but with the real reason being to protect Saudi Arabia.

And Obama claims that, "If we open up the possibility that individuals in the United States can routinely start suing other governments, then we are also opening up the United States to being continually sued by individuals in other countries," so why is the US Government allowing individuals to sue the Iranian Government?

And for those who may have missed it, James Clapper is the man who committed perjury to Congress ("No, sir. Not wittingly.") on March 12, 2013, and admitted that he lied to Congress to NBC's Andrea Mitchell ("least untruthful"), yet he was never charged with a crime (unlike Roger Clemens, who was acquitted in Congress' ludicrous case against him).

This past week, on April 21, 2016, Obama made his fourth trip to Saudi Arabia as President of the United States. The first time he visited there, Obama bowed to the (now dead) King of Saudi Arabia.

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I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

"Crockery / Moon Goddess" - Postcard

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

I know the theme was supposed to feature crockery, but when I found this catalog header, I went where my muse took me. First I added the blue star dress onto the woman. I cut the background stars from a different postcard that I had made, and colored them blue. I used several layers of images to create the background.

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 quote "The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand." is by Frederick L. Knowles.

The fonts are:

Palatino Linotype Bold
Palatino Linotype Bold Italic

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"Old Book Page Bird" - Postcard

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I made an old book page / bird / Spring themed piece.

I used several layers of images to create the background for this. 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.)

This piece is my entry for the following:

Tuesday's Treasures

"Been there, done that!" - Postcard

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According to one of Glamour Magazine’s 2015 Women Of The Year Award winners, Bruce Jenner, "The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear."

Because Bruce Jenner continues to make a mockery of women, transgenders, and homosexuals, while he fattens his wallet with the profits from his soap opera reality show (which I don't watch), I have started making spoof episodes of his show.

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The scene: Bruce Jenner's agent's office

Agent: We're still in contract negotiations over your inversion surgery. We're looking into marketing it as a Pay-Per-View event.

Bruce: Can we get Diane Sawyer again?

Agent: She said, "Been there, done that!"

Bruce (in a whisper): Et tu, Diane?

Several second pause.

Bruce (singing to the tune of All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor): I'm all about the bucks, 'bout the bucks, not transgens

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My piece is a "cartoon" in the same vein as Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

I started with a white washed background similar to the one that I used in my Woman Of The Year piece. 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.)

The fonts are:

Segoe Print Bold
Nina
Arial Narrow Bold Condensed
Linowrite
Androgyne 

Monday, April 18, 2016

"Will he, or won't he? Season Ending Cliffhanger" - Postcard

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I thought prime time TV soap operas were something that existed in the past, but it turns out they are still being made, and have merely been rebranded as reality TV shows.

According to one of Glamour Magazine’s 2015 Women Of The Year Award winners, Bruce Jenner, "The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear."

This week, their spokesman, who is still anatomically a male, told a Doctor that the conversion surgery is "the most private thing" all while having his meeting filmed and subsequently aired on the latest episode of his soap opera reality show.

Because Bruce Jenner continues to make a mockery of women, transgenders, and homosexuals, while he fattens his wallet with the profits from his reality show, I made a spoof Season Ending Cliffhanger for the last episode of this season. (Spoiler Alert: he is never going to have the conversion surgery.)

I don't watch his show, nor follow him, but news reports keep appearing about him in the news section of sites that I go to for news (not entertainment). Not surprisingly, those same news sites can't be bothered to report on more substantive stories like the latest news about Jan Boehmermann.

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My piece is a "cartoon" in the same vein as Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

I started with a newly created white washed background similar to the one that I used in my Woman Of The Year piece. 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.)

The fonts are:

Meiryo Bold
Segoe Print
Nina
Segoe UI Bold Italic
Arial Narrow Bold Condensed
Linowrite
Androgyne

Sunday, April 17, 2016

"Color Burst Crane" - Postcard

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This week’s Take a Word challenge was "Color Burst."

I used several layers of images to create the background for this. 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.)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

"A Trip to Hawaii" - Postcard

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

I started with another white washed background that I had made first. Then I added the text and images. I gave this the appearance of a tourist postcard that has been accidentally postmark cancelled on the wrong side (the front, instead of the back). I also designed this postcard such that it looks "correct" when viewed both vertically (upright) and horizontally (turned on its side).

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

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

"Gender Free Cooking Workshop" - Postcard

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According to one of Glamour Magazine’s 2015 Women Of The Year Award winners, Bruce Jenner, "The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear."

This week, their spokesman continues to make a mockery of women, transgenders, and homosexuals, while he fattens his wallet with the profits from his reality show. If you are curious as to how he is doing that, do an Internet search for: "Bruce Jenner" "Gender Free" Workshop

The Emperor has no clothes, and at this point, I don't care if the collective does vilify me for saying so!

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My piece is a "cartoon" in the same vein as Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

I started with the same white washed background that I used in my Woman Of The Year piece. Then I added additional 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.)

The fonts are:

Arial Bold
Linowrite
Androgyne

Thursday, April 14, 2016

"Abstract Art" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Abstract Art."

I used geometric shapes to make my 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.)

"Woman Of The Year" - Postcard

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"The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear." 

In the recent past, society would have viewed that statement as vacuous if a woman said it, and misogynist if a man said it.

But in today's brave new world, we've come a long way, and the collective decides what public opinion should be on all topics.

The quote is from Bruce Jenner, from a Buzzfeed interview he gave, shortly after he received one of Glamour Magazine’s Women Of The Year Awards on November 9, 2015.

Why do I continue to call him Bruce Jenner? Has he had his orchiectomy and inversion surgery yet? No, he has not. When he received his Woman Of The Year Award, he was then, and still is today as I write this, anatomically a male. But apparently there was no woman more qualified than he was, to win Glamour Magazine’s award. And thus we learned from him that women don't face any serious problems in their lives, the way men do.

Now, before the barrage of hate comments rain down upon me, let me state that I believe in live and let live. I don't care whether or not people are transgender. However, Bruce Jenner made his private life public to everyone, with a lot of revenue generating interviews, photo shoots, reality shows, etc. And no, I don't have a choice not to watch him, when his Vanity Fair magazine cover and his subsequent statement, "I'm ready to date a man!" were reported on the front page of most of the news sites that I go to, to read news (not entertainment).

But these days, anyone who dares to point out the facts, who dares to say, "the Emperor has no clothes," is labeled an "ist" or a "phobe" or worse.

Unfortunately, as time has marched forward like an army here in the US, we have slithered into some kind of The Emperor's New Clothes / 1984 nightmare, where, as WPLR's Chaz and AJ said about a year ago, on the topic of Bruce Jenner, one is allowed to have an opinion, as long as it agrees with the collective.

So, in my piece, I modified the original words from The Emperor's New Clothes, and changed them to reflect today's reality in the US: "Nobody would let it appear that he could see nothing, for then he would be vilified by the collective."

Yet, ironically, the same people who vilify anyone who voices an opinion that is counter to their politically correct doctrine, are the same ones who condemn Islamic clerics who issue fatwas against any cartoonist, artist, etc. who depicts Mohammed. Apparently they "Je suis Charlie" but they do not "Je suis the First Amendment."

And when the collective says, "Don't Be Mean to People" they are only referring to certain people. It's perfectly acceptable to stereotype Catholic Priests as pedophiles, Irish as xxxxxs, and Russians as xxxxxs. That's not being mean: that's making a funny joke. And there should be tolerance and acceptance of everyone, right? Except when the person is a Republican candidate with a wiccan past. Then it's perfectly acceptable to ridicule her, because she is not who they meant, when they said, "Don't Be Mean to People."

In conclusion, it wouldn't surprise me if this post goes hatefully viral, which would fittingly epitomize the vapidness of the collective, who will focus on this post, but who never even noticed my substantive Foster post, when it was made.

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My piece is a "cartoon" in the same vein as Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

I started with another white washed background that I had made first. Then I added additional 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.)

The fonts are:

Linowrite
MV Boli
Androgyne
Augustus Medium

"Hen and Fox" - Postcard

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According to one of Glamour Magazine’s 2015 Women Of The Year Award winners, Bruce Jenner, "The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear." So clearly women don't have to worry about sexual predators and pedophiles taking advantage of laws that grant everyone un-prohibited access to whichever gender designation bathroom or changing facility they choose to enter. And anyone who would even suggest that such a subverted use of the law might occur is clearly anti-LGBT. Because we do live in a black and white world here in the US. There are no shades of gray. You are either "with us" or you are "against us" just like former President George W. Bush said.

And the good news for anyone who gets arrested in a state where un-prohibited access is allowed is that they can then sue every entity involved in their arrest, just like Ahmed Mohamed, the "clock maker," did.

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My piece is a "cartoon" in the same vein as Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

I started with another white washed background that I had made first. Then I added additional 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.)

The font is:

Adventure

Monday, April 11, 2016

"James Dean / Taylor Swift / Style" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Black and White."

I made a piece based on the song Style by Taylor Swift. ("You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye." I love that song!)

I started with another white washed background that I had made first. Then I added the song lyrics, text, and the image of James Dean.

I looked into contacting Taylor Swift, to send her a link to this post, but there does not seem to be an easy way to do that. By choice, I am not on Twitter, Facebook, etc., so the alternative is snail mail. But she gets thousands of fan letters every day, so why bother? While I like her music, I'm not a "follower/fan" kind of person. And people send her letters, not art postcards, so mailing this to her would be pointless.

Note to Taylor Swift: I made this art piece for personal use only. If you do see this post and object to it on copyright grounds, please leave a comment (or use the Contact Form) and I will remove this post.

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 fonts are:

Jane Austen
Primitive
Rakesly Bold
Palatino Linotype Bold

"Spring Herald" - Postcard

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I made a Spring garden seeds themed piece.

Here in southern New England, Spring has been late in coming. We have had a few freezing rain and light snow weather events that most likely have killed my Old Fashioned Bleeding Hearts plants, which started growing in mid-March. Time will tell how they fare, but the loss of these beautiful plants will be hard for me to accept.

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

"Sea Shell Green" - Postcard

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This is 1 of 2 sea shell themed pieces that I made. I started with a white washed background that I had made first, but which I tinted sand colored for use with the 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.)

"Sea Shell Large" - Postcard

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This is 2 of 2 sea shell themed pieces that I made. I started with a white washed background that I had made first, but which I tinted sand colored for use with the 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.)

Saturday, April 9, 2016

"Famous Artists - Botticelli" - Postcard

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This is 1 of 2 entries for this week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge "Famous Artists."

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.

"Famous Artists - da Vinci" - Postcard

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This is 2 of 2 entries for this week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge "Famous Artists."

I'm not sure that I like this piece, so critical comments are welcome. Do you like it? Not like 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.)

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

The font is Jane Austen.

"Nautical Ship Anchor" - Postcard

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I made a nautical / ship anchor themed piece, using some of the same images as my Seahorse 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.)

Friday, April 8, 2016

"Music Maestro Cat" - Postcard

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

I went where my muse took me with this one.

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, April 7, 2016

"Seahorse" - Postcard

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I made a nautical / seahorse 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.)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

"Architecture" - Postcard

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This is my second entry for this week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge "Architecture." (My first entry can be seen here.)

I started with a soft mottled marble background that I made. Then I stamped several architecture related images. Lastly, I added the woman, who is from the same image as the first woman that I used.

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 also my entry for the following:

Tuesday's Treasures 

"Mosaic Bird" - Postcard

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I made this mosaic bird for my April Tim Holtz tag. I then used some of the same elements and earthy colors to create this postcard. This piece also has the library / book sub-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 font is Palatino Linotype Bold.

Monday, April 4, 2016

"April" - Tag

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

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

The main focal point is the mosaic bird, which I made separately, then added to the tag. I used earthy greens and browns for my background colors, which give a hint of Spring. (It's actually snowing here today, where I am in southern New England. It's probably going to kill my Bleeding Hearts, which started growing about two weeks ago.) I also have a library / book subtheme in this 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.)

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.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

"Architecture" - Postcard

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

I started with a soft mottled marble background that I made. Then I stamped several architecture related images. Lastly, I added the woman, who I modified to make her fully clothed.

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, April 1, 2016

Month of April - The Book of Days

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I created a Celestial Flowers theme art journal page for the Month of April page of the weekly planner/journal that I'm using for my Book of Days.

The images are from an Internet search.

The master index for all of my entries is here.