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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.

Bathroom, Bookcase, Breakfast Porch - Photograph

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This is 2 of 4 posts of photographs that I took recently at Blithewold Mansion and Gardens in Bristol, RI.

Stone Wall Fountain, Wood God Statue, Giant Sequoia Tree - Photograph

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This is 3 of 4 posts of photographs that I took recently at Blithewold Mansion and Gardens in Bristol, RI.

Flower Garden, Water Lily, Bamboo Grove - Photograph

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

Lodge - Photograph

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This is 1 of 6 posts of photographs that I took recently at Juniper Hill Cemetery in Bristol, RI.

Flowers - Photograph

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This is 2 of 6 posts of photographs that I took recently at Juniper Hill Cemetery in Bristol, RI.

Amory Chapel and Receiving Tomb - Photograph

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This is 3 of 6 posts of photographs that I took recently at Juniper Hill Cemetery in Bristol, RI.

Gravestones - Photograph

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This is 4 of 6 posts of photographs that I took recently at Juniper Hill Cemetery in Bristol, RI.

Woman, Horse, Anchor - Photograph

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This is 5 of 6 posts of photographs that I took recently at Juniper Hill Cemetery in Bristol, RI.

Bench, Eagle Grave Marker, Tombs, Cross - Photograph

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This is 6 of 6 posts of photographs that I took recently at Juniper Hill Cemetery in Bristol, RI.