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Saturday, December 9, 2017

"Christmas Greetings Santa" - Postcard

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

This week's Take a Word challenge was "Christmas Greetings."

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, December 3, 2017

"Christmas Red Bird Cardinal Snow" - Postcard

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I made a Christmas card featuring a red Cardinal bird with a snow and snowflake 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.)

"Christmas Red Bird Cardinal Music" - Postcard

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I made a Christmas card featuring a red Cardinal bird with a music 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.)

"Bingo Woman" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

"Purple Whispers" - Postcard

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

I went where my muse took me, so this piece features birds and one 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.)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

"Christmas Green Santa Claus" - Postcard

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I made a Christmas card featuring a vintage green Santa Claus / St. Nicholas.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"Christmas Red Santa Claus" - Postcard

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I made a Christmas card featuring a vintage red Santa Claus / St. Nicholas.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"Christmas Red Santa Claus" - Postcard

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I made a Christmas card featuring a vintage red Santa Claus / St. Nicholas.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"Christmas Tree" - Postcard

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I made a Christmas card featuring a vintage Christmas tree.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

Monday, November 27, 2017

"Fall Rhinoceros Bird" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "All Creatures, Great and Small."

I took some artistic license with this. I featured Fall / Autumn leaves swirling down from trees near a rhinoceros with a symbiotic bird on its back. (Fact: small birds sit on top of rhinoceros and eat parasites off of their hide.)

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, November 18, 2017

"Joy to the World Christmas Card" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Victorian Scrap."

I made a Christmas card featuring a Victorian Scrap man holding a Christmas tree with Joy to the World sheet music in the 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.)

Monday, November 13, 2017

"Blue Bird Snowdrops" - Postcard

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I made a color blue 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.)

This is my entry for this week's Tuesday's Treasures.

"Blue Butterfly Dreams" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Shades of Blue."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

Cemetery Moonrise - Photograph

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I recently took this photograph of the rising almost Full Moon at Greenfield Hill Cemetery in Fairfield, CT.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

"December Skyline" - Postcard

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

I made a Winter themed piece due to the unseasonably cold arctic air mass that has descended upon Northeast America.

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, November 11, 2017

"Christmas Shadow Box" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Shadow Box."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

Thursday, November 9, 2017

"The Oracles" - Postcard

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

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, November 8, 2017

"Winter Snow Sisters" - Postcard

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I made a sisters / Winter snow 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.)

Saturday, November 4, 2017

"Time Flies" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Time Flies."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"Haunted Feathers" - Postcard

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

I made a dark / haunted themed piece because I'm still in Halloween mode.

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, November 1, 2017

Chapman Falls Devil's Hopyard - Photograph

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This is 1 of 8 posts of photographs that I took during a Halloween day trip to the Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT.

The waterfall was swollen and roaring due to heavy rainfall from a recent storm that passed through Connecticut.

Chapman Falls parking is located at 8 Foxtown Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423.

Stone Bridge Tunnel Devil's Hopyard - Photograph

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This is 2 of 8 posts of photographs that I took during a Halloween day trip to the Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT.

This stone bridge tunnel passed under the roadway on the side of the waterfall.

Wood Bridge, Chapman Falls Devil's Hopyard - Photograph

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This is 3 of 8 posts of photographs that I took during a Halloween day trip to the Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT.

This wood bridge crossed over a side stream that fed into the waterfall, which was swollen and roaring due to heavy rainfall from a recent storm that passed through Connecticut.

Chapman Falls Devil's Hopyard - Photograph

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This is 4 of 8 posts of photographs that I took during a Halloween day trip to the Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT.

The waterfall was swollen and roaring due to heavy rainfall from a recent storm that passed through Connecticut.

Covered Wood Bridge Devil's Hopyard - Photograph

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This is 5 of 8 posts of photographs that I took during a Halloween day trip to the Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT.

Green Moss Trees Rocks Devil's Hopyard - Photograph

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This is 6 of 8 posts of photographs that I took during a Halloween day trip to the Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT.

Water Devil's Hopyard - Photograph

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This is 7 of 8 posts of photographs that I took during a Halloween day trip to the Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT.

Devil's Oven Devil's Hopyard - Photograph

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This is 8 of 8 posts of photographs that I took during a Halloween day trip to the Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT.

I tried to follow the path on the trail map to reach the Devil's Oven, but there were steep rocky drop offs that seemed impassable, so I walked along the water's edge instead. After walking for some distance, I reached a point where I decided to give up finding it and turn back. I walked up to higher ground to look around and by sheer luck found the trail marker that pointed to the Devil's Oven right there.

I had to climb a very steep hill / cliff to reach the Devil's Oven, but by then I was too fatigued to hike all the way up to it. I need to come back here again.

Cemetery on Hamburg Road - Photograph

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I took these photographs at a cemetery on Hamburg Road near Mt Archer Road in Lyme, CT during a Halloween day trip to the Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT.

There was no sign for this cemetery, so I did an Internet search to try to discover its name. It might be Marvin Cemetery according to the Connecticut Society of Genealogists site.

One gravestone had this epitaph:

As I was so are you
As I am you must be

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"Halloween Greetings Skull" - Postcard

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Halloween Greetings everyone!

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

Monday, October 30, 2017

"Medieval Witchcraft" - Postcard

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I made a Halloween 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.)