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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

"Sunflower" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

"Dragonfly" - Postcard

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This week's Try It On Tuesday challenge was "Things with wings."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

"T Stands For Teddy On Bridge" - Photograph

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I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for this week's T Stands For challenge found here.

This is my summation of the past week:

Those are more photographs that I took of Teddy when we went to the Audubon Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairfield, CT two weeks ago. For those who wonder what others say when they see me with Teddy, so far I've managed to go undetected with him. ;-)

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Teddy said this soda bottle drink image in the ShopRite flyer counts as our ticket into the T gathering this week.

I created a few art pieces this week (Ancient Music, Celestial Faces, No Focal Point), and took some photographs also (Southport Park, Pequonnock River Valley Park, Bleeding Hearts).

Over the weekend, we watched The Dark Mirror (1946), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Murder Will Out (1952) (original title: The Voice of Merrill), The Hoodlum (1951), The Chase (1946), and The Scarlet Hour (1956).

Monday, April 29, 2019

"Adam Eve Plants" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Two / Pair / Couple."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

"Happy Birthday Masculine" - Postcard

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I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

"Evil Eye" - Postcard

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I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

"Evil Eye" - ATC

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I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

Sunday, April 28, 2019

"No Focal Point" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "No Focal Image / Point."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Bleeding Hearts - Photograph

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I took these photographs of the Old Fashioned Bleeding Hearts flowers growing in my garden this past week

Forest Trail and Water - Photograph

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This is 1 of 2 posts of photographs that I took in the Pequonnock River Valley Park in Trumbull, CT this past week.

Forest Scenes - Photograph

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This is 2 of 2 posts of photographs that I took in the Pequonnock River Valley Park in Trumbull, CT this past week.

"Celestial Faces" - Postcard

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After making a celestial / face theme tag, I made a postcard using the same images.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

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And oh, my dreams, it's never quite as it seems,
Never quite as it seems.

Dreams - The Cranberries

"Celestial Faces" - Tag

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This week's Tag Tuesday  challenge was "Faces."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Southport Park - Photograph

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I took these photographs at Southport Park in Fairfield, CT this past week.

This was the first time I came here. There were a few signs of Spring growth. I'll have to return here when the trees are fully leafed.

"Ancient Music" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

"T Stands For Teddy Looking At Water" - Photograph

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I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for this week's T Stands For challenge found here.

This is my summation of the past week:

Now that the weather is getting nicer, Teddy insisted upon accompanying me to the Audubon Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairfield, CT, where he enjoyed looking at the water while sitting on a bench. Someone left some roses in this spot, which you can see in the second photo. (Next week I'll share more photos of him from our outing here.)

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Teddy was also browsing through one of my magazines again, and wanted to remind everyone that Cinco de Mayo is coming up in a few weeks. Teddy said this drink image counts as our ticket into the T gathering this week. On a related note, one of our favorite Mexican restaurants is Puerto Vallarta.

I created a few art pieces this week, and I'm struggling less with my creative output.

Over the weekend, we watched The File on Thelma Jordon (1950), Destination Murder (1950), The Ghoul (1933), Strangers On A Train (1951), and Saboteur (1942).

On Easter Sunday, we watched The Robe (1953), Woman on the Run (1950), and Please Murder Me (1956).

Monday, April 22, 2019

"Paris Numbers" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

Sunday, April 21, 2019

"Easter Greetings" - Postcard

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Happy Easter everyone!

This is an Easter theme postcard that I made back in 2016.

"Paris Lace" - Postcard

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Happy Easter everyone!

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

This was another tough challenge to come up with something for. The background contains an arch lace pattern, as well as other images and text.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Signs of Spring - Photograph

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This is 1 of 3 posts of photographs that I took at the Audubon Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairfield, CT this past week.

There are a few signs of Spring growth here.

Spring White Flowers - Photograph

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This is 2 of 3 posts of photographs that I took at the Audubon Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairfield, CT this past week.

There are a few signs of Spring growth here. I don't know what these flowering trees are, but they are beautiful.

Wood Bridges and Bench - Photograph

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This is 3 of 3 posts of photographs that I took at the Audubon Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairfield, CT this past week.

There are a few signs of Spring growth here.

"Haute Couture" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "High Fashion."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

"T Stands For Teddy Drinking Coffee" - Photograph

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I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for this week's T Stands For challenge found here.

This is my summation of the past week:

Once again, Teddy volunteered to pose while he drank his cup of coffee, to create our ticket into the T gathering this week. Teddy said now that the weather is finally getting nicer, he wants me to photograph him out and about in the local area.

I created a few art pieces this week, but I'm still struggling with my creative output.

Over the weekend, we watched Apology For Murder (1945), 99 River Street (1953), and Murder She Said (1961). I like watching the older movies because they're from an era when writers were required to come up with an interesting plot, instead of relying on car chases, explosions, special effects, etc. to fill up some of the movie's running time.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

"Family Tree" - Postcard

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

This was another tough challenge to come up with something for. The background contains a family tree type image, as well as words from a recipe book.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

Friday, April 12, 2019

"Celestial Alchemy" - Postcard

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I created this using GIMP 2.10.8.

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

Thursday, April 11, 2019

"Black Bird" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Black Bird."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.8.

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

"T Stands For Teddy Wearing Sunglasses" - Photograph

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I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for this week's T Stands For challenge found here.

This is my summation of the past week:

Teddy wanted to show everyone these shamrock earrings that he says he bought for me (ahem) a few weeks ago, prior to Saint Patrick's Day. Teddy also said he thought he would look more stylish if he was wearing sunglasses while he drank his cup of coffee.

I'm still in an artist's dry spell, so nothing much is new with me since last week.

Over the weekend, we watched Phantom of 42nd St (1945), The Blue Gardenia (1953), and Brief Encounter (1945), which featured Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

"Old Gray House" - Postcard

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

This was another tough challenge to come up with something for. The words in the background describe an "old gray house" and the ghostly faded image of another house is in the background as well.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.8.

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

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

"T Stands For Teddy Reading Town Guide Magazine" - Photograph

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I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for this week's T Stands For challenge found here.

This is my summation of the past week:

Teddy picked up this town guide magazine when I wasn't looking. Teddy said the magazine photograph shows a cup of the delicious coffee you can get at one of the Fairfield, CT downtown area coffee houses. Teddy said that counts as our ticket into the T gathering this week.

Nothing much is new with me since last week.

Over the weekend, we watched The Big Sleep (1946) (DVD), The Maltese Falcon (1941) (DVD), and Phantom From Space (1953).