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Saturday, July 31, 2021

"Clown" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme was "Tears Of A Clown."

He's sad looking, so I hope that counts.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

Featured in the weekly sampler.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Half Moon - Photograph

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I took that photograph of the moon this morning, as the sun was rising. It might be a little more than a half moon.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

"Music Silhouette"

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

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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Time has been twisting the knife
Please don't analyse
The things that I know
Nobody told me
Take my hand
Lead me to some peaceful land
Give me something to believe in
I am frightened for my soul

The Strangest Thing - George Michael

Trail In Woods - Photograph

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I took those photographs at the Audubon Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Update: Teddy can be seen enjoying the bench here.

Monet Bug Water Ring Reflections - Photograph

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I took those photographs at the Audubon Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Trail In Woods To Rock Ledge - Photograph

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I took those photographs at the Audubon Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

"T Stands For Teddy On Bench In Woods" - Photograph

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I had taken a break from most of my blogging at the end of 2020. Then, 11 weeks ago, right when I wanted to rejoin Bleubeard and Elizabeth for their weekly T Stands For challenge, a thumb / tendons injury side lined me. It is also why I have not been able to visit blogs as frequently as I used to.

I'm not complaining, because there are many people with much worse health problems than I have, and I'm hoping I will be able to make a full recovery from this injury.

Last week, for the first time in quite awhile, Teddy and I went to the Audubon Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairfield, CT. We had a nice walk there, and I took some photos, which I still haven't posted yet.

"Lord Fauci - Patron Saint of Wuhan" - Postcard

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I saw this phrase on the Internet, and it inspired me to make an art piece depicting it: "Lord Fauci - Patron Saint of Wuhan" Current events helped me add the words on the left. And I predict we will reach the "absentee ballot voting required" stage again, just in time for California's Governor Recall Election in September. Two wise men once said something like this: "One is allowed to have an opinion (in the United States), as long as it agrees with the Collective." I wonder if their Free Speech right has been removed now, now that the US Government is dictating what is "misinformation" and what is truth.

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My piece is a "cartoon" in the same vein as Charlie Hebdo cartoons. (Their "cartoon" offended me, but apparently some thought it was "funny" so, I too, can make cartoons that others might find offensive.) My piece is also free speech that is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. (Well, it used to be, prior to the ascension of the US Government Ministry of Truth dictating to Social Media Platforms which of their users need to be banned for "misinformation" as defined by the Government.)

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

Saturday, July 24, 2021

"Klimt Style Art" - Postcard

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

I assumed that meant Gustav Klimt, so I tried to make a piece similar to his style.

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, July 22, 2021

"Panther" - 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.)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

"Nursery Rhyme Character" - Postcard

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This week's
Three Muses  challenge theme was "Nursery Rhyme Character."

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, July 19, 2021

"Blue Wizard" - 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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He wants you so, he wants to be beside you
Then you pass by giving him the other side of you
Like the mystics do
So that every time he moves, he moves for you

And I was privileged to be as I am to this day
To be with you.

The Friends of Mr.Cairo (Emotional Cut) - Jon & Vangelis

Saturday, July 17, 2021

"Children" - Postcard

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

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, July 15, 2021

Pumpkin Seed Sprouts - Photograph

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I took those photographs of the pumpkin seed sprouts I'm growing.

I got that pumpkin grow kit when I went to the Christmas Tree Shops. It had 3 seeds in it, and this is what has happened so far:

Jul 5 - I planted seeds in starter pot.
Jul 9 - Sprouts were just starting to push up the dirt.
Jul 10 - Plants sprouted above the dirt. (Photo 1)
Jul 11 - Plants are now already 5" tall, and need to be separated and repotted! (Photo 2)
Jul 15 - Repotted the three plants in a single pot. (Note: they were approaching being root bound in the starter pot.) (Photo 3)

I'm excited and thrilled. Although it says it can take 120 days to get pumpkins, so that will be butting up against frost time here in Connecticut US. But I am hopeful.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

"Blue Butterfly" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

"Wrought Iron Butterflies" - Postcard

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

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, July 12, 2021

"Ocean Blues Map" - 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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Some "water" themed classicial pieces:

Frederick Delius - Florida Suite (William Boughton)

Ma vlast (My Country): Vltava (The Moldau) - Bedrich Smetana

"Celestial Sundial" - 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.)

Sunday, July 11, 2021

"Ocean Swirls" - Postcard

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This week I have the honor of guest hosting Sunday Postcard Art, and I chose the challenge theme "Ocean."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24

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

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

"Apple" - Postcard

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

I originally thought the man was carrying a basket of apples, but they might actually be tomatoes. However, the border on the right has an apple in it. This is also more of a Fall Harvest theme, which is early to be showing, as it is still just the beginning of Summer here.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

Saturday, July 3, 2021

"Detectives" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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