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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

"Babylon Is Fallen" - 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 won't bother with any explanation of this art piece. The United States has become too polarized on all topics, for me to say anything, about anything, anymore.

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You let your guard down.
I couldn't wait to knock you out.
Were you surprised?
Oh my God.
Here we are.
Do you believe it?

Were you surprised (Oh my God) - Royal Cinema


All we do
Crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind

Dust In The Wind - Kansas

Monday, August 30, 2021

"Ethereal Fairy" - Postcard

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I thought she looked like an angel, but I ended up putting fairy wings on her.

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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And so it ends.
While the express train continues increasing its speed.

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You're out of touch.
I'm out of time.

Out Of Touch - Hall & Oates


How does it feel to lose control?
Feels like Hell.
So who's a friend and who's a foe?
Can we tell?
What's going on?
I wanna know.

Metropolis Soundtrack - 09 - Adam Ant - What's Going On

Sunday, August 29, 2021

"Blue Ash Horse" - 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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It never should have been this way
Left, right, left
We all fall down
Like toy soldiers
Bit by bit
Torn apart
We never win
But the battle wages on
For toy soldiers
Only emptiness remains
It replaces all, all the pain

(We all fall down like) Toy Soldiers - Martika

Saturday, August 28, 2021

"Giraffe" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

Friday, August 27, 2021

"Fine Arab Charger" - 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 will be your knight in shining armour
Riding across the desert on a fine Arab charger

Emotional Rescue - The Rolling Stones


Be careful making wishes in the dark
Can't be sure when they've hit their mark
Light 'em up, up, up
I'm on fire

Light 'Em Up (I'm on fire) - Fall Out Boy


Out along the edge
Is always where I burn to be
The further on the edge
The hotter the intensity

(Highway to the) Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins


You let your guard down.
I couldn't wait to knock you out.
Were you surprised?
Oh my God.
Here we are.
Do you believe it?

Were you surprised (Oh my God) - Royal Cinema

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"Bird Girl" - Postcard

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

"Hyena" - Postcard

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I thought this animal looked more like a wolf, but the book I found it in said this is a hyena.

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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Where is the laughing hyena? Or is that a misnomer?

Thursday, August 26, 2021

"Corset Woman" - Postcard

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

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

"Blue Fish" - Postcard

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This week's
Three Muses  challenge theme was "Something Fishy."

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, August 24, 2021

"Ring Of Fire" - Postcard

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

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And it makes a fiery ring
And it burns, burns, burns
The ring of fire

Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash

Up above my head
I hear music in the air
I heard somebody say
Burn baby burn

Disco Inferno - The Trammps

"Red Gothic Arch Door" - 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 see a red door and I want it painted black.
No colours anymore, I want them to turn black.
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky.

Paint It, Black - Ciara

Monday, August 23, 2021

"This Place Is About To Blow" - 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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Tonight we're taking over.
No one's getting out!
This place's about to blow.
Blow-oh-oh-oh.

Blow - by Kesha

Sunday, August 22, 2021

"Oh, look! A squirrel!" - 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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Not to jinx things, because the storm isn't over, but overnight, Hurricane Henri moved farther east and made landfall in Rhode Island today.The storm is still moving through the area, and the back end of it will swirl back through Connecticut tomorrow. Although it seems like it's moving a lot faster than I thought it would be.

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Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again

The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Tropical Storm and Hurricane Warning - Long Island, NY and CT

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Soooo... the forecast isn't looking too good for my location here in Connecticut. For those not familiar with the "nuances" of the geography here, Long Island Sound is the salt water body of water between Connecticut (CT) and Long Island, New York (NY). It is about 18 miles (29 km) across, from Bridgeport, CT to Port Jefferson, NY.

As of this morning, Henri is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane later today, weaken to a very strong Tropical Storm overnight, and make landfall in Long Island Sunday afternoon. However, Long Island varies in width from 12 to 20 miles (19.3 km to 32.2 km) wide, so the storm won't lose much energy as it crosses Long Island, goes back over water (Long Island Sound) briefly, then makes a second land fall in Connecticut.

The local weather guy said the Connecticut landfall is currently forecast to occur on the border between New Haven and Fairfield Counties. The track could change between now and then, but as of now, they are forecasting extensive damage. Due to the geography of this area, and the track of the storm, the storm winds will push water from east to west in Long Island Sound. Combined with a Full Moon, the storm surge will be at its worse. Then add the wind and rain on top of that.

This forecast has me dreading a repeat of Tropical Storm Isaias. The local weather guy said this storm will be worse than that one was. But there is nothing I can do about it, other than storm preparation.

"Diamond Jack" - Postcard

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

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.

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When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind. ~ C. S. Lewis

Friday, August 20, 2021

"False Flag Season" - Postcard

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

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I won't bother with any explanation of this art piece. The United States has become too polarized on all topics, for me to say anything, about anything, anymore.

"Dark Butterflies" - Postcard

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

"Angel Of Death Pyre" - Postcard

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Every step that I take is another mistake to you
I've become so numb, I can't feel you there

Numb - Linkin Park

They recommended euthanasia
For non-conformists everywhere

Wildest Dreams - Asia

And when our worlds they fall apart
When the walls come tumbling in
Though we may deserve it
It will be worth it

Halo - Depeche Mode

"School Days" - Postcard

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This week's
Three Muses  challenge theme was "School Days."

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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You let your guard down.
I couldn't wait to knock you out.
Were you surprised?
Oh my God.
Here we are.
Do you believe it?

Were you surprised (Oh my God) - Royal Cinema

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Reservoir Scenic View - Photograph

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I took those photographs at the reservoir in Redding, CT this past week.

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All we do
Crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind

Dust In The Wind - Kansas

Trail With Story Walk - "Mother Bruce" by Ryan T. Higgins - Photograph

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I took those photographs at the reservoir in Redding, CT this past week.

One can find unexpected gems when one least expects it. I've been to this lookout trail a few times, but this time, I discovered the Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT had set up this "Story Walk" along the path leading to the reservoir lookout platform (Saugatuck Universal Access Trail). Per their site: "STORYWALK® is an innovative way for all ages to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time."

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Pumpkin Plants Flowers - Photograph

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I took that photograph of the pumpkin seed sprouts I'm growing. That was how they looked on August 17, 2021.

Dragonfly - Photograph

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I took those photographs at the reservoir in Redding, CT this past week.

Pink Flowers - Photograph

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I took that photograph at the reservoir in Redding, CT this past week.

Ominous Looking Clouds - Photograph

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I took that photograph at the reservoir in Redding, CT this past week.

Aspetuck Park - Photograph

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I took those photographs at Aspetuck Park in Easton, CT at the beginning of August. Someone put two rocking chairs and a table on the diving platform / deck, which is a nice place to sit and look at the water.

I'm behind on posting these, and visiting blogs. My hand issue continues to flare up if I use it too much, so I can't do very much typing. :-( 

I appreciate people leaving me comments, and will try to visit when I can.

"Cat Nights Begin" - Postcard

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I recently learned about this fascinating old Irish legend: August 17 - Cat Nights Begin, so I made an art piece 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, August 16, 2021

"Remember The Past Quote" - Postcard

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"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

I had to fall to lose it all
But in the end, it doesn't even matter

In The End - Linkin Park

Saturday, August 14, 2021

"Old Age" - Postcard

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

I struggled with what to do for this, and finally had to enforce my "paint brush down" (time is up!) rule on myself. (I'm not 100% happy with my 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.)

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Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number —
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you —
Ye are many — they are few.

The Mask of Anarchy - Percy Bysshe Shelley

And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."

Ozymandias - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friday, August 13, 2021

"Old Book Page Art 3" - Postcard

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I made this piece with a book text page that I used for the "found poetry style statement." My inspiration piece was the "Altered Book Art Project" found on this "old book art examples" webpage.

All of the "found poetry style" lines are:

"She knew the mountain rains, like a flash and an instinctive unbidden gaze."
"His figure looming, wavering, from the shaking lantern."
"She noticed his dinner jacket."
"Instinctively doubting."
"I'm so sorry."

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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Fall of Saigon. Iran Hostage Crisis. Kabul, Afghanistan. I hope I'm wrong.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

"Unicorns" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

"Twelve Monkeys Not Bats (Horizontal)" - Postcard

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I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

I made a horizontal version of this art piece.

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

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To be young and in love in New York City ( I Like Me Better (when I'm with you) - Lauv )

It won't be long now...

Cage of freedom
That's our prison
We're soon behind those invisible bars

Metropolis Soundtrack - 03 - Jon Anderson - Cage of Freedom

They recommended euthanasia
For non-conformists everywhere

Wildest Dreams - Asia

Friday, August 6, 2021

"Headless Horseman" - Postcard

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

"Headless Horseman (Redo)" - Postcard

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Trail In Woods / Stone Wall / Bridge - Photograph

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I took those photographs on the trail off Davis Hill Road in Weston, CT this past week. This trail is part of the Centennial Watershed State Forest. The official trail map must be carried as one's permit for access to the area.

Approximate GPS location for parking: 41.248959, -73.353116

Trail In Woods Ferns - Photograph

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I took those photographs on the trail off Davis Hill Road in Weston, CT this past week. This trail is part of the Centennial Watershed State Forest. The official trail map must be carried as one's permit for access to the area.

Approximate GPS location for parking: 41.248959, -73.353116

Trail In Woods - Photograph

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I took those photographs on the trail off Davis Hill Road in Weston, CT this past week. This trail is part of the Centennial Watershed State Forest. The official trail map must be carried as one's permit for access to the area.

Approximate GPS location for parking: 41.248959, -73.353116