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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

"Steampunk Horse" - Postcard

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This week's
Three Muses  challenge theme was "Steampunk."

This is one of my favorite themes, but I always struggle to create artwork for it. I used this background that I made, for this piece.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

"Sepia Steampunk" - Postcard

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This week's
Three Muses  challenge theme was "Steampunk."

This is one of my favorite themes, but I always struggle to create artwork for it. I used this as the background for the piece that I posted to the challenge.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

"Stained Glass Steampunk" - Postcard

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This week's
Three Muses  challenge theme was "Steampunk."

This is one of my favorite themes, but I always struggle to create artwork for it.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

Monday, June 21, 2021

"Summer Knights" - Postcard

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I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

This piece is similar to another one I made recently.

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

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I use my own invented term “predictable performance” to predict beforehand the actions of those who are in power on the “world stage.” I have a high accuracy percentage rate. Predicting what will happen is not hard to do, if one is paying attention to actions instead of words. But it also requires one to be objective, which fewer people seem to be able to be these days. Sometimes my timeline is a bit off, but my prediction itself is still correct. But sometimes I’m completely wrong, too. Time will tell, which category 9/9/2021 falls into.

99 Red Balloons - Nena

99 Decision Street, 99 ministers meet
To worry, worry, super-scurry
As 99 red balloons go by.


I wonder if the Roman Empire had a huge debt held by (owed to) other “countries” just before it collapsed.

I also wonder if there were people pulling the strings and mocking the Romans, as the Roman Empire collapsed.

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on; (Othello - Shakespeare)


Nights In White Satin (full version) - Moody Blues

Nights in white satin, never reaching the end,
Just what I'm going through they can't understand.
Some try to tell me, thoughts they cannot defend,

Breath deep
The gathering gloom
Cold hearted orb
That rules the night

Saturday, June 19, 2021

"Monkeys" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme was "Monkeys."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

Thursday, June 17, 2021

"Summer Knight Passion" - Postcard

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I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

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I know I can't be the only one who notices all of the clever, "cute" nicknames the US Government, US News Media, and US Entertainment industries have come up with over the decades:

"Baghdad Bob", "Jihadi John"

"Patrick Price", "Parker Promo", "Maya Markdown", etc. (State Farm insurance)

Harley Quinn (harlequin, DC Comics), Brook Lynn (Brooklyn, soap opera General Hospital)

Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, and Snowzilla

I’m surprised they haven’t found a way to be clever with shape words like Polygon, etc.

Because we've had clever uses of numbers. Remember how some people were getting married on dates like 7/7/2007, 8/8/2008, 9/9/2009, etc.? 12/12/2012 was the last date available for that sequence until 2101. But 4/3/21 was also popular. (ABC News) So maybe 8/13/21 will be too. (Fibonacci)

Numbers like 9/9 work well in the world of "cute" because the date format is the same in the US and the EU. I wonder if anything "momentous" will happen on 9/9/2021.


99 - Toto
99, I've been waiting so long
I never thought it would happen


Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison
Well, I tried to tell you so
'Cause I knew it from the start
Letting all the people know

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

"Summer Beach Days" - Postcard

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This week's
Three Muses  challenge theme was "Summer."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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