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Thursday, September 30, 2021

"Queen Serenade" - 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.)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

American Robin / Back Neck Feathers Missing / Molting? - Photograph

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I took those photographs through a window at my house this past week. A group of American Robins was in my yard, looking for worms and other food. Yet several of them were all missing their back neck feathers. I'm assuming they were molting, but for several of them to be missing their feathers in the same area at the same time seemed a little odd.

Northern Flicker - Photograph

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I took that photograph through a window at my house this past week.

"Moon Character" - Postcard

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This week's
Three Muses  challenge theme was "Moon Characters."

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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Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars

Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra


Underneath the starlight, starlight
There's a magical feeling, so right
It'll steal your heart tonight
You can try to resist
But you know that you can't fight the moonlight

Can't Fight The Moonlight - LeAnn Rimes

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

"Navigation" - Postcard

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I used this background 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.)

"T Stands For Teddy And Sip Sip Hooray Tea" - 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 months:

Teddy will be serving double duty as my main image plus as my "T-Day ticket" for my T-Day posts.

At the beginning of the year, Teddy and I took a break from most of our usual blogger site visits and activity. In the first week of May, I was planning on rejoining Tea Tuesday, because we missed the T-Gang (as I affectionately like to call the group). 

Unfortunately, that is when I suffered a thumb / hand / wrist strain type injury that sidelined me from a lot of things. Many two handed tasks became difficult or impossible to do. And I'm not complaining, because there are many who have much worse health problems than I do.

Typing on a keyboard was mostly reduced to a slow one finger hunt and peck style. The injury recovery has been slow, also, but it has been steadily improving over the weeks that turned into months. When I was initially able to type again, my wrist would quickly start to ache and feel strained, limiting how much typing I could do before needing to stop. I think I am finally able to type well enough for long enough that I'll be able to leave comments for everyone (as opposed to a copy/paste same message for everyone, which I don't like doing). I'm still not 100% recovered, with some motions still causing pain, but I am almost back to normal.

For those who may remember Teddy's frequent use of hybearbole, he claims he has been doing "all" of the work around the house for the past several months, including, but not limited to: cooking, cleaning, laundry, mowing, etc. Teddy said the conditions here have been unbearable, and that "the cat" gets to sleep all day, while Teddy does all of the work. ;-)

Monday, September 27, 2021

"Fox King" - 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.)

"Asemic Writing 3" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme was "Asemic Writing" ("having no specific semantic content").

I think this piece is more of a background than asemic writing, so I'm not posting it 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.)

Saturday, September 25, 2021

"Asemic Writing 2" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme was "Asemic Writing" ("having no specific semantic content").

I made a few pieces for this, because it was such a great theme.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

"Asemic Writing 1" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme was "Asemic Writing" ("having no specific semantic content").

I made a few pieces for this, because it was such a great theme.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

"Elite Revelers Partying" - Postcard

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Metropolis is one of my favorite movies.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

"Blue Man" - Postcard

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

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, September 21, 2021

"Macbeth" - Postcard

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I'm in the process of going through my UFO (UnFinished Objects & Projects) pile to complete them or throw them into the scrap heap.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

Ferns Stone Wall 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 or 41.250026, -73.351320 (Angler's Dock parking area on Valley Forge Rd)

"Blue Octopus" - Postcard

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I'm in the process of going through my UFO (UnFinished Objects & Projects) pile to complete them or throw them into the scrap heap.

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, September 20, 2021

"Telephone Line" - Postcard

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This is an "Inspired by a Song" art piece. Although the initial "telephone" theme was inspired by true events. I'm not certain what to conclude from a major telecommunications outage, that lasted almost 24 hours, barely making any mention in any of the local news where it happened.

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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Blue days, black nights

I look into the sky
The love you need ain't gonna see you through.
And I wonder why
The little things you planned ain't coming true.

Telephone line, give me some time, I'm living in twilight

Telephone Line - Electric Light Orchestra

Sunday, September 19, 2021

"Bicycles" - Postcard

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

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, September 18, 2021

"Submarine Games" - Postcard

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False Flag Alert 2021/09/18 #2

This is Warning #2 from the False Flag Alert Early Warning System (FFAEWS): Due to the withdrawal of France's ambassador to the United States, the FFAEWS puts Saturday, September 18, 2021 at a 50% chance of a False Flag Event (FFE) occurring in Washington, DC, United States. Although the "official" reason for France withdrawing their ambassador from Washington, DC is said to be due to the scuttling of France's nuclear submarine deal by three of the Five Eyes (US, UK, Australia, aka AUKUS), "unofficial" wild rumors and speculation that General Mark Milley provided France with advanced warning about "something" have elevated the False Flag Fever.

As with all potential FFEs, be aware of your surroundings at all times, and be mindful of agent provocateurs, undercover Government agents (i.e. FBI) creating entrapment cases, etc., in crowd situations.

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This place's about to blow.
Blow-oh-oh-oh.

Blow - by Kesha


There is something going down and I can feel it.
Then I get night fever, night fever.
And I'm glowing in the dark.

Saturday Night Fever - Bee Gees


Changing sides as the losses begin.

Jon Anderson - Cage of Freedom


I know who you are
I know where you're coming from

Call Me - Blondie (from The Conjuring)

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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 satirical words in this post and my art piece are 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.)

Friday, September 17, 2021

"GM Bolt" - Postcard

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Back in 2008, General Motors (GM) was one of the companies deemed "too big to fail" by the US Government. Other companies weren't as fortunate to receive American Tax Payer money handed to them by our "representatives", to bail them out of their economic hardships.

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Anyone planning on attending the "Justice for J6" rally in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 18, 2021 is advised against driving a GM Bolt into the general area that day. Unnamed sources at the [redacted Government agency name] said LEOs may treat the occupants of the vehicle as terrorists attempting to bring a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) to the rally, due to the 50 feet safety radius that is now recommended, by the vehicle's manufacturer, GM, when parking the vehicle. Those same unnamed sources also said that Ford Pinto owners may be treated as "misinformation" spreaders if they don't leave past history in the past.

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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 satirical words in this post and my art piece are 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.)

"White Cat" - Postcard

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Name: Catturd ™

Description: White cat wearing black glasses

Don't let this artist's rendition cute and cuddly portrait fool you: this Cat Of Interest (COI, pronounced coy) is clever.

As a direct result of Catturd's unauthorized "network disruption efforts" that only our Partners like Facebook, etc. are allowed to do, it appears that the "Justice for J6" rally is at risk of being cancelled, due to his D3 tactic of making "False Flag" innuendos about it. The US Government spent a lot of time and tax payer money in preparation for this event.

We have observed a pattern of Catturd deploying the D3 tactic (disrupt, degrade, and destroy, aka D3) to cut short, and sometimes even cancel, certain "events" that were gaining traction in the US news cycle.

While we can neither confirm nor deny that the "Clich├ę Cleetus Incident" was a False Flag, we do acknowledge the fact that once Catturd successfully got "False Flag" trending on social media that day, the incident came to an abrupt end with "Cleetus" surrendering.

Due to Catturd's inexplicable popularity, our standard character assassination smear tactics won't work on him.

We would like to meet with Catturd, at a neutral litter box of his choosing, to have a "friendly discussion" to find out how, moving forward, we can convince him to stop thwarting us. We will be bringing catnip, kitty litter, and cash, and hope we can come to some mutually acceptable agreement.

Cordially,
[redacted Government agency name]

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Changing sides as the losses begin.

Jon Anderson - Cage of Freedom


I know who you are
I know where you're coming from

Call Me - Blondie (from The Conjuring)

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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 satirical words in this post and my art piece are 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.)

"False Flag Sentinel" - Postcard

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False Flag Alert 2021/09/18

This is a Warning from the False Flag Alert Early Warning System (FFAEWS): The FFAEWS puts Saturday, September 18, 2021 at a 20% chance of a False Flag Event (FFE) occurring in Washington, DC, United States.

As with all potential FFEs, be aware of your surroundings at all times, and be mindful of agent provocateurs, undercover Government agents (i.e. FBI) creating entrapment cases, etc., in crowd situations.

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So why refuse, yeah, why contend?
When all resistance is impossible!

Bonnie Tyler - Here She Comes


Times are changing, someone's losing control.

Loverboy - Destruction


Changing sides as the losses begin.

Jon Anderson - Cage of Freedom


I know who you are
I know where you're coming from

Call Me - Blondie (from The Conjuring)

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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 satirical words in this post and my art piece are 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.)

Thursday, September 16, 2021

"Working Late" - 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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What's going on?
I want to know.

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


I know who you are
I know where you're coming from

Call Me - Blondie (from The Conjuring)

"Color Explosion" - Postcard

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I went where my muse took me with this one.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

"Celestial Hands" - Postcard

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

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, September 14, 2021

"Brainwashed Crusaders" - Postcard

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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 and words are 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.)

Monday, September 13, 2021

"The Hound Of The Baskervilles (Hyena)" - Postcard

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The Hound of The Baskervilles is one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes stories. I made two similar pieces for this, with the only difference being my choice of hound. The black one was more true to the story description, but the hyena (in this one) was more ferocious looking.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

"The Hound Of The Baskervilles" - Postcard

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The Hound of The Baskervilles is one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes stories. I made two similar pieces for this, with the only difference being my choice of hound. The black one was more true to the story description, but the hyena (which will post later today) was more ferocious looking.

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, September 12, 2021

"Foul Spirit Crusader Bush" - 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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Oh, the irony of Bush (43) making his "foul spirit" speech at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on the twenty year anniversary of 9/11/2001. (CNN)

Some of us will never forget.

You have the timepiece. We have the time.

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I know who you are
I know where you're coming from

Call Me - Blondie (from The Conjuring)


Hit me with your best shot
Fire away

Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar

"Don't Turn Around" - Postcard

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

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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Stalked in the forest too close to hide
I'll be upon you by the moonlight side

Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran

Saturday, September 11, 2021

"Mission Accomplished" - 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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Kudos to Presidents Bush (43), Obama (44), Trump (45), and Biden (46), for Mission Accomplished! With honorable mention to President Reagan (40) for arming the mujahideen (including Osama bin Laden) in Afghanistan, because, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."

Some of us will never forget.

You have the timepiece. We have the time.

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I know who you are
I know where you're coming from

Call Me - Blondie (from The Conjuring)

"Babylon Is Fallen (Vertical)" - Postcard

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I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

This is a companion piece to the horizontal one.

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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9/11 Surveillance State Day

December 24, 2004, Iraq: Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense: "...the people who attacked the United States in New York, shot down the plane over Pennsylvania and attacked the Pentagon..." (CNN Transcripts)

December 27, 2004, Washington DC: Pentagon spokesman: "Rumsfeld misspoke on Flight 93 crash" (CNN)

September 26, 2008 (First McCain-Obama Presidential Debate): U.S. Senator Barack Obama: "Nobody talked about attacking Pakistan. Here's what I said [previously]. And if John [McCain] wants to disagree with this, he can let me know, that, if the United States has Al Qaida, [Osama] bin Laden, top-level lieutenants in our sights, and Pakistan is unable or unwilling to act, then we should take them out [in Pakistan]."

May 2, 2011: Abbottabad, Pakistan: U.S. military kills Osama bin Laden, who had been living in Pakistan for nine years at that point in time. [Obama was amazingly prescient back in 2008.]

Friday, September 10, 2021

"Comply Or Die" - 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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And so it begins.

They recommended euthanasia
For non-conformists everywhere

Wildest Dreams - Asia

Thursday, September 9, 2021

"Biden Soul Train" - 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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And so it begins.

Carnival of Souls 1962

"Eradication" - 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 who you are
I know where you're coming from

Call Me - Blondie (from The Conjuring)


It's in your eyes lit up like fever
There in the corner of your smile

Night Lies -  Mating Ritual (feat. Lizzy Land)


They recommended euthanasia
For non-conformists everywhere

Wildest Dreams - Asia

"Blue Moon Butterfly" - 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.)

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

"Blue Birds" - Postcard

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

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, September 7, 2021

"Black Peacock (Horizontal)" - Postcard

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I'm in the process of going through my UFO (UnFinished Objects & Projects) pile to complete them or throw them into the scrap heap.

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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Roll me in designer sheets
I'll never get enough
Emotions come, I don't know why
Call me!
On the line
Call me for some overtime

Call Me - Blondie (from The Conjuring)

"Black Peacock (Vertical)" - Postcard

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I'm in the process of going through my UFO (UnFinished Objects & Projects) pile to complete them or throw them into the scrap heap.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

"Blue Hat Woman" - Postcard

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I'm in the process of going through my UFO (UnFinished Objects & Projects) pile to complete them or throw them into the scrap heap.

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, September 6, 2021

"Cherub Chariot" - Postcard

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I'm in the process of going through my UFO (UnFinished Objects & Projects) pile to complete them or throw them into the scrap heap.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

"King Of Swords Tarot" - Postcard

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I'm in the process of going through my UFO (UnFinished Objects & Projects) pile to complete them or throw them into the scrap heap.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

"Shadow King" - Postcard

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I'm in the process of going through my UFO (UnFinished Objects & Projects) pile to complete them or throw them into the scrap heap.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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

"Gold Flowers / Dark Background" - Postcard

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I made two similar pieces using the same images. I'm unsure if I even like these, but I'm in the process of going through my UFO (UnFinished Objects & Projects) pile to complete them or throw them into the scrap heap.

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, September 5, 2021

"Fall Owl" - Postcard

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

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.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

"Sepia Owl" - Postcard

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

I created this using GIMP 2.10.24.

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