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Monday, August 28, 2017

"Blue Fungi Fairy" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.8.22.

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

Snowy Egret Reflection - Photograph

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I recently took these photographs at the Library River Walk in Westport, CT.

The first photo is my entry for the following:

I'd Rather Be Birding
Camera Critters
Saturday's Critters

Great Blue Heron - Photograph

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I recently took this photograph at the Library River Walk in Westport, CT.

Double-crested Cormorant Bathing - Photograph

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I recently took this photograph at the Library River Walk in Westport, CT.

Woodchuck, Turtles Swimming, Hermit Crabs - Photograph

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I recently took these photographs at the Library River Walk in Westport, CT.

Westport Library River Walk - Photograph

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I recently took these photographs at the Library River Walk in Westport, CT.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Mercy by the Sea in Madison, CT

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I recently took these photographs during a day trip visit to Mercy by the Sea in Madison, CT.

Mercy by the Sea is a Retreat and Conference Center run by the Sisters of Mercy. Visitors are allowed to go there on their own, as long as they sign in at the front desk and get a day pass. They accept free will donations.

The grounds are located on Long Island Sound, and offer a peaceful place to relax and reflect. There is also a Labyrinth by the Statue of Mary, where they have Full Moon Labyrinth Walks.

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