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Sunday, June 30, 2019

"Asian Cranes" - Postcard

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

I made this using the same images and colors that I used for this tag.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.12.

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

Saturday, June 29, 2019

"Medieval Collage" - Postcard

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

This is actually the second piece I made. I didn't like the first one, so I'm not going to enter that one.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.12.

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

"Asian Collage" - Postcard

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

This isn't a collage in the true sense of the word, so I'm not going to enter it.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.12.

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

Friday, June 28, 2019

"Asian Cranes" - Tag

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

I created this using GIMP 2.10.12.

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

"Rhinoceros Map" - Postcard

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This week's Moo Mania challenge was "Animals."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.12.

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

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

"T Stands For Teddy On Bench" - 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 photos of Teddy that I took during our trip to Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT a few weeks ago. Teddy always enjoys looking at the water.

I needed a ticket into this week's T-gathering, and Teddy pointed out there is a full bar in this magazine photo of The Blind Rhino in Bridgeport, CT, along with a rhinoceros mural. Teddy also said he thinks this recently opened bar is in the same place where a certain someone, who shall remain nameless, used to go out dancing in her younger days, when it was the Sandbar Cafe, which closed quite awhile ago:

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The weather was mostly rain this past week.

On a sunny day, I took photos at Hammonasset State Park and Perry's Mill Pond.

For my creative side, I made Love on the Stairs and Sea Siren.

I finished reading The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart, a murder mystery which I enjoyed.

I read She Faded Into Air by Ethel Lina White, another mystery that I liked.

Over the weekend, we watched Night at the Museum (2006) (DVD), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) (DVD), Presumed Innocent (1990) (DVD), The Lady Confesses (1945), and Somewhere in the Night (1946) (DVD).

We also watched Alien: Covenant (2017) (DVD), the sequel to Prometheus, both of which were prequels to Alien. Prometheus failed to explain the crashed space ship found in Alien, and Alien: Covenant was a waste of two hours of my time that I will never get back. I don't recommend watching either of those two movies (Prometheus and Alien: Covenant).

We started watching Dead End (1937), but we shut it off because we didn't like it.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Pond - Photograph

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This is 1 of 4 posts of photographs that I took at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Flowers Floating On Water - Photograph

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This is 2 of 4 posts of photographs that I took at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Flowers - Photograph

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This is 3 of 4 posts of photographs that I took at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Fish - Photograph

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This is 4 of 4 posts of photographs that I took at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Beach Path - Photograph

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This is 1 of 4 posts of photographs that I took at Meigs Point in Hammonasset State Park in Madison, CT this past week.

Beach and Rock Circle Labyrinth - Photograph

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This is 2 of 4 posts of photographs that I took at Meigs Point in Hammonasset State Park in Madison, CT this past week.

Flowers - Photograph

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This is 3 of 4 posts of photographs that I took at Meigs Point in Hammonasset State Park in Madison, CT this past week.

Osprey - Photograph

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This is 4 of 4 posts of photographs that I took at Meigs Point in Hammonasset State Park in Madison, CT this past week.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

"Sea Siren" - Postcard

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

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, June 18, 2019

"Love On The Stairs" - Postcard

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

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 Wood Bench" - 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 photos of Teddy that I took during our trip to the Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT a few weeks ago.

I'm back to 100% healthy after the mild ear infection went away on its own, without needing to go to the Doctor.

I'm back in Teddy's good graces, after taking him with me to take photos at Saint Augustine's Cemetery and Grove Cemetery. (Both visits were cut short, due to lawn cutting crews being at both, so there won't be any photos of Teddy there.) I made an art piece as my ticket into this week's T-gathering:

T Stands For Tuesday Tea


The weather was nice again this week, although we had some rain.

For my creative side, I made Time, Rocket Man, Melancholy, Man, Hero, Pestilence, and Moon Swami.

Over the weekend, we watched Jigsaw (1949), Prometheus (2012) (DVD), 12 Monkeys (1995) (DVD), and Here Comes The Boom (2012) (DVD).

I also started reading The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart.

"T Stands For Tuesday Tea" - Postcard

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I made a tea themed art piece as my ticket into Bleubeard and Elizabeth's T Stands For challenge found here. My actual entry for this week is here.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.10.

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

Monday, June 17, 2019

"Moon Swami" - Postcard

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

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, June 16, 2019

"Pestilence" - 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.)

"Heroes and Gods" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Idol or Hero."

The theme was for someone who you admire, but my piece deviated from that, because I used "hero" in the mythology / fairy tale sense of the word. I'm not completely happy with my end result. Artist's block has been creeping back in on me.

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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I've been reading books of old
The legends, and the myths
Achilles, and his gold
Hercules, and his gifts

Where'd you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?

Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers

Friday, June 14, 2019

"Man Sitting On Car" - Postcard

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This week's Try It On Tuesday challenge was "It's a man's world."

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, June 13, 2019

Grove Cemetery Chapel and Raven - Photograph

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I took these photographs at Grove Cemetery in Naugatuck, CT this past week.

This cemetery is located on Cross St near Route 8 exit 25. They were doing construction on Cross Street, so I didn't see a way to enter. But the chapel is near the second entrance, located off of South Main St / New Haven Rd / Route 63 (Route 8 exit 26) at about 41.477895,-73.047288, so I got in that way. I didn't explore the entire area because the grass cutters were there. The cemetery was partially wooded.

Saint Augustine's Cemetery - Photograph

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I took these photographs at Saint Augustine's Cemetery in Seymour, CT this past week.

This cemetery is located on Cedar St near northbound Route 8 exit 21. All of the gravestones appeared to be newer, so I didn't see any of the old type that I prefer to look at. I didn't explore the entire area because the grass cutters were there. There was a nice grassy area for sitting. The back of the cemetery was a steep, densely wooded area.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

"Melancholy" - 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.)

"Fly Me To The Moon" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Fly Me To The Moon."

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, June 11, 2019

"Universal Time" - Postcard

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

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 Mark Twain Bench" - 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:

That is a photo of Teddy that I took during our trip to the Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT a few weeks ago.

I'm over the head cold I had, but I might have an ear infection now. And once again, Teddy refused to pose for a beverage photo for me, because I didn't take him with me on Connecticut Open House Day. I went to an allegedly haunted prison and copper mine, a carousel museum, and a historic colonial house.

Because I needed a ticket into this week's T-gathering, I scrambled to create an art piece as my ticket, but I'm not completely happy with it (knight holding cup):

Winged Knight


The weather was nice this week, although we had some rain.

For my creative side, I made a Dragonfly, Flapper, and Pierrot.

Over the weekend, we watched Season of the Witch (2011) (DVD), Alien (1979) (DVD), and Aliens (1986) (DVD).

"Winged Knight" - 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.)

Sunday, June 9, 2019

New England Carousel Museum - Photograph

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This is 1 of 4 posts of photographs that I took at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, CT during Connecticut Open House Day.