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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Monarch Butterfly - Photograph

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I recently took this photograph of a Monarch Butterfly at Aspetuck Park in Easton, CT.

Gilbertown Cemetery Gravestones - Photograph

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I recently took this photograph of gravestones at Gilbertown Cemetery in Easton, CT.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

"Flatiron Building New York" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Famous Buildings."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

Saturday, August 12, 2017

"Tropical Bird" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Quotes."

I used Meggymay's artwork as my inspiration piece for this.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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 recently took these photographs of a Great Blue Heron at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT.

Snowy Egret - Photograph

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I recently took these photographs of a Snowy Egret at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

"Green Hummingbird" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"Hummingbird" - Postcard

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I made a hummingbird themed piece.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

"Celestial Signs" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Star Gazing."

This is 1 of 2 postcards that I made using the same overall images, but with slightly different text.

I started this with a planets/zodiac background. Next, I blotted on dark blue and light blue splotches of color. I "stamped" a moon, stars and clouds overlay. I "stenciled" on stars and circles within the clouds. I added a thin line of clouds going from the moon to the girl's face. Then I placed the girl on this. Lastly, I added the words.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"when the stars fall from heaven" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Star Gazing."

This is 2 of 2 postcards that I made using the same overall images, but with slightly different text.

I started this with a planets/zodiac background. Next, I blotted on dark blue and light blue splotches of color. I "stamped" a moon, stars and clouds overlay. I "stenciled" on stars and circles within the clouds. I added a thin line of clouds going from the moon to the girl's face. Then I placed the girl on this. Lastly, I added the words. On this piece, I also added some falling stars.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Great Egret - Photograph

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I recently took these photographs of a Great Egret at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT.

The first photo is my entry for the following:

Wild Bird Wednesday
I'd Rather Be Birding

Sunday, July 30, 2017

"Turquoise Lime / Golden Mermaid" - Postcard


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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Turquoise and Lime."

I started this by "stamping" two different ephemera backgrounds on a white postcard. Next, I blotted on turquoise and lime green splotches of color. I "stamped" a fish ornament at the top. Then I placed part of a poem about mermaids on this. I used the golden mermaid for a focal point, and included turquoise colored dolphin/sea monsters.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

Blue Dragonfly - Photograph

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This is 1 of 2 posts of photographs that I took recently at the Audubon Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairfield, CT.

Green Water Rings - Photograph

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This is 2 of 2 posts of photographs that I took recently at the Audubon Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairfield, CT.

Green Heron - Photograph

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This is 1 of 4 posts of photographs that I took recently at Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT.

Swan - Photograph

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This is 2 of 4 posts of photographs that I took recently at Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT.

Wood Plank Path In Forest - Photograph

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This is 3 of 4 posts of photographs that I took recently at Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT.

Deer On Path - Photograph

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This is 4 of 4 posts of photographs that I took recently at Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"Music Mermen" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Sea Creatures."

I colorized the black and white stamped image, then added seagulls.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

Sunday, July 16, 2017

"Bird Butterfly Rainbow" - Postcard

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

I started this by making a pastel rainbow background. Next, I added rainbow colored text and polka dots that faded as they went from the bottom to the top. Then I placed two poems about rainbows on this. I used a bird for a focal point, and included a butterfly.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

Featured in the weekly sampler.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Belted Kingfisher - Photograph

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This is 1 of 4 posts of photographs that I took recently at Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT.

Barn Swallow - Photograph

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This is 2 of 4 posts of photographs that I took recently at Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT.

Dragonfly - Photograph

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This is 3 of 4 posts of photographs that I took recently at Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT.

Summer Hammock - Photograph

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This is 4 of 4 posts of photographs that I took recently at Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT.

Water Ring Reflection - Photograph

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I recently took this photograph at Sturges Ponds Open Space in Fairfield, CT.

Spotted Sandpiper, Great Egret, Wood Bridge - Photograph

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I recently took these photographs at Mill Pond Park in New Canaan, CT.

I think the bird in the first photo is a Spotted Sandpiper. The white bird is a Great Egret.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"Troubled Heart Knight" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

"Summer Dreams Fade Away" - Postcard

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I made a summer themed piece.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

The words in the foreground are from The Egyptian Maid by William Wordsworth.

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

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

"Hexagon Mucha Woman" - Postcard

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

This is 1 of 3 postcards that I made using the same hexagon background.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"Hexagon Angel" - Postcard

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This is 2 of 3 postcards that I made using the same hexagon background.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"Hexagon Art Nouveau Woman" - Postcard

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This is 3 of 3 postcards that I made using the same hexagon background.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"Greetings from Rhode Island - the ocean state" - Tourist Postcard

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I made a Rhode Island tourist postcard.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"Greetings from Massachusetts" - Tourist Postcard

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I made a Massachusetts tourist postcard.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"Greetings from Maine" - Tourist Postcard

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I made a Maine tourist postcard.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"Greetings from Connecticut" - Tourist Postcard

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I made a Connecticut tourist postcard.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Dresser, Desk, Typewriter - Photograph

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This is 1 of 4 posts of photographs that I took recently at Blithewold Mansion and Gardens in Bristol, RI.