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Thursday, March 31, 2022

"Rhinoceros: King Of The Jungle" - 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 love the Big Cats (Lions, Tigers, etc.), but I think a recent "incident" that took place in Africa, and which was captured on video, proves just which animal is the real "King of the Jungle." Not only do two full sized rhinoceros show no fear of five full sized, juvenile lions, that have encircled them while they graze, they make it abundantly clear, with only a few forward steps, that those lions need to find somewhere else to "play."

The video can be seen here (Mongena Game Lodge).

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

"A Bomb By Any Other Name" - Postcard

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My art piece is a play on words, combining a few quotes.

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

"History is written by the victors."

"My country, my country, wrong or right, my country!"

and now my own quote: "It’s all in the words of the Narrator…"

"Reverse Rapture" - Postcard

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

"Regime Change" - Postcard

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"Regime Change"

1953

The US Government orchestrated a coup in Iran.

2011

"Mubarak must go!" and shortly thereafter, he was gone.

"Gaddafi must go!" and shortly thereafter, he was dead. And the US Government bombed Libya.

"Assad must go!" Then, in 2014, the US Government bombed Syria.

2022

"Putin must go!"

Monday, March 28, 2022

"Gold Brown Raven" - Postcard

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

Gold Brown Raven - Week 14 - The Book of Days

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The week14 theme for my Book of Days was Gold Brown Raven.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30.

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

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

"Anatomy Heart" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme was "Complementary Colours."

I don't know whether or not the colors I used are, but I liked how this looked.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30

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

Friday, March 25, 2022

"Divining Rod" - Postcard

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

"Pointing Man" - Postcard

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

"Medieval Spots" - Postcard

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

"Hearts Catch Fire" - Postcard

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Love can't hide, though it tries
Hearts catch fire, so has mine
Here's my heart

Metropolis Soundtrack - 02 - Pat Benatar - Here's My Heart

Monday, March 21, 2022

Crowns - Week 13 - The Book of Days

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The week13 theme for my Book of Days was Crowns.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30.

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

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

"Dapper Man" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme was "Dapper Men."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30

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

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Moon Behind Pine Tree / Trees - Photograph

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I took those photographs of the moon this past week.

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THE PINE LADY

O have you seen the Pine Lady,
Or heard her how she sings?
Have you heard her play
Your soul away
On a harp with moonbeam strings?
In a palace all of the night-black pine
She hides like a queen all day,
Till a moonbeam knocks
On her secret tree,
And she opens her door
With a silver key,
While the village clocks
Are striking bed
Nine times sleepily.

O come and hear the Pine Lady
Up in the haunted wood!
The stars are rising, the moths are flitting,
The owls are calling,
The dew is falling;
And, high in the boughs
Of her haunted house,
The moon and she are sitting.

Out on the moor the night-jar drones
Rough-throated love,
The beetle comes
With his sudden drums,
And many a silent unseen thing
Frightens your cheek with its ghostly wing;
While there above,
In a palace builded of needles and cones,
The pine is telling the moon her love,
Telling her love on the moonbeam strings -
O have you seen the Pine Lady,
Or heard her how she sings?

Richard LeGallienne (1866-1947)

Moon - Photograph

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I took that photograph of the moon this past week. It was not yet full at this point, but it was still beautiful, as always.

"Brown Floral Birds" - Postcard

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I found two very similar bird images, and used the same background for them. One was red, and the other one was brown (this post).

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30

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

Friday, March 18, 2022

"Red Floral Birds" - Postcard

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I found two very similar bird images, and used the same background for them. One was red (this post), and the other one was brown.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30

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

Thursday, March 17, 2022

"Saint Patrick's Day Green Beauty" - Postcard

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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"Saint Patrick's Day" - Postcard

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30

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

"Druid" - Postcard

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30

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

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

"Stained Gold" - Postcard

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Metal Angel Statue - Photograph

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I took that photograph of the metal angel garden statue in my yard at twilight.

Moon - Photograph

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I took those photographs of the moon this past week.

"Sepia Rose" - Postcard

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Monday, March 14, 2022

"Dreams Of Gold" - Postcard

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"Hints Of Gold Rhinoceros" - Postcard

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Druid - Week 12 - The Book of Days

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The week12 theme for my Book of Days was Druid.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30.

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

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

"Disconcerting Bird Cage" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme was "Birdcages."

I went to the beat of my own drummer with this art piece. I wanted a disconcerting, disharmonious, discordant look to this, as if everything was slightly off kilter.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30

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

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I hear music in the air tonight
I have never seen a night this haunting
No one will save you now

No One Will Save You (Now) - Aviators

Saturday, March 12, 2022

"Leopard" - Postcard

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Friday, March 11, 2022

"Jaguar" - Postcard

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

"Victoria's Freedom Cookies" - Postcard

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

"Black White Red" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses theme was "Black, White, and Red."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30

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

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Black, White, and Red - Week 11 - The Book of Days

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The week11 theme for my Book of Days was Black, White, and Red.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30.

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

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Monday, March 7, 2022

"Elephant" - Postcard

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Sunday, March 6, 2022

"Crowns" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme was "Crowns."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30

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

Featured in the weekly sampler.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

"Handsome Man" - Postcard

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Friday, March 4, 2022

"Cascading Flowers Woman" - Postcard

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

Waterfall Dam In Woods / Ancient Tree / Cascades - Photograph

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I took  those photographs in the woods near the intersection of Pine Tree Road and Rock House Road in the area of the Easton and Redding Connecticut town lines this past week.

Those woods are part of the Centennial Watershed State Forest. The official trail map must be carried as one's permit for access to the area.

Icy Trail / Golden Green Water - Photograph

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I took those photographs on one of the south trails off Rock House Rd in Easton, 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 on Rock House Road: 41.286599, -73.331555

Ring-necked Ducks - Photograph

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

"Carnival Flames" - Postcard

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

"Mail Art 01" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses theme was "mail art."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.30

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