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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Halloween Magic Woman" - Postcard

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

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.)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

"Happy Birthday GQ!" - Postcard

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

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, October 14, 2017

"Pagan Moonlight" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"Bird Numbers" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"Printed Word Peacock" - Postcard

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

I made a piece with bible quotes about false prophets and an overarching positive quote of hope by Washington Irving.

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, October 8, 2017

"Halloween Witch" - Postcard

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

I made a witch themed Halloween 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, October 7, 2017

"Halloween / Cat Fate" - Postcard

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I made a cat themed Halloween 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.)

Early Signs of Fall - Photograph

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These are some photographs that I took recently at the Audubon Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairfield, CT.

"Evil Eye" - Postcard

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I made a dark themed piece as Halloween approaches.

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, October 3, 2017

"Snowy Egret" Accepted for Juried 20th Annual Art Show!

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I am thrilled to announce that my entry #1, Snowy Egret, was accepted for the juried Pequot Library 20th Annual Art Show, called The Story of Art.

The Art Show runs from Oct 14 - 22, 2017.

The Story Behind Your Work: I frequently take bird photographs at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT. This early Autumn day was one of those "perfect timing" moments. The tide was still, creating a mirror to reflect the Snowy Egret and the Fall hued vegetation in the background. The sun was setting and it created some nice water reflected highlights on the Egret as he remained motionless hunting fish.

I had an 8" x 10" print of my photograph made, and framed it in a glass matted 11" x 14" x 0.75" wood frame. I added picture hanger hardware and wire to the back, for hanging on a wall.

My original blog post of this photograph can be seen here.

"Wonderland" - Postcard

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

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, September 24, 2017

"Samhain" - Postcard

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With Halloween fast approaching, I made a Samhain themed piece.

I also recently visited Sleepy Hollow, NY, and took photographs of Washington Irving's gravestone, the cemeteries, and inside the Old Dutch Church. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of my favorite stories, so it was a thrill to be able to visit the stomping grounds of the Headless Horseman!

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

"Carte Postale Fall Bees" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Carte Postale."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

In case anyone at SPA is interested, I went to Sleepy Hollow, NY this week, and took photographs of Washington Irving's gravestone, the cemeteries, and inside the Old Dutch Church. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of my favorite stories, so it was a thrill to be able to visit the stomping grounds of the Headless Horseman!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Washington Irving Gravestone, Sleepy Hollow, NY - Photograph

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I took these photographs on September 22, 2017 in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

This is the grave site of "the man" himself, Washington Irving. As a point of reference, the Benedict Mausoleum is in the background. There are free cemetery maps in boxes at the entrances.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving, is one of my favorite stories! Sleepy Hollow, NY is near the Tappan Zee Bridge and is about a 45 minute drive for me to get to. It is exciting enough just to get to see the village, bridge, and church where the story took place, and to roam around the cemeteries. But on this visit, I was able go inside the Old Dutch Church in one of those perfect timing lucky moments! (See additional blog posts for more photos and details.)

Old Dutch Church, Headless Horseman Bridge - Photograph

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I took these photographs on September 22, 2017 at the Old Dutch Church and Headless Horseman Bridge, in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Old Dutch Church and Gravestones - Photograph

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I took these photographs on September 22, 2017 at the Old Dutch Church, in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Old Dutch Church, Sleepy Hollow, NY - Photograph

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I took these photographs on September 22, 2017 inside the Old Dutch Church, in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

I spent most of the morning taking photographs in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. As I was leaving, I wanted to take photos of the outside of the Old Dutch Church. A very nice woman and man saw me with my camera, and told me I could go into the church because it was open for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new handicap ramp that had been installed.

I was thrilled! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving, is one of my favorite stories. Sleepy Hollow, NY is near the Tappan Zee Bridge and is about a 45 minute drive for me to get to. It is exciting enough just to get to see the village, bridge, and church where the story took place, and to roam around the cemeteries. But to get to go inside the Old Dutch Church was one of those perfect timing lucky moments!

They also mentioned there is a Christmas mass held in the Old Dutch Church. Although it would be a bit of a drive for me to undertake, and Winter weather can be unpredictable around here at that time of year, I'm going to keep it in mind.

Old Dutch Church, Sleepy Hollow, NY - Photograph

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I took these photographs on September 22, 2017 inside the Old Dutch Church, in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Old Dutch Church, Sleepy Hollow, NY - Photograph

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I took these photographs on September 22, 2017 inside the Old Dutch Church, in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Benedict Mausoleum Hourglass Crescent Moon Star Door - Photograph

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I took these photographs on September 22, 2017 in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Chain Rope Tassel - Photograph

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I took these photographs on September 22, 2017 in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Revolutionary War Monument and Cannon - Photograph

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I took these photographs on September 22, 2017 in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Tappan Zee Bridge and Gravestone - Photograph

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I took these photographs on September 22, 2017 in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Mausoleum Doors - Photograph

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Cemetery Statue - Photograph

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I took these photographs on September 22, 2017 in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Gravestones, Wood Bridge - Photograph

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I took these photographs on September 22, 2017 in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, in Sleepy Hollow, NY.