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Laura Ockel
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Thank you much +Reggie Hudson​! Warm wishes in the cold December days!
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An interesting assortment of plants for one area. Looks like poppies and cactus.

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+Reggie Hudson​ Lol, guess there are some creative uses there, brother. And here I just noticed the pretty colors ;) 
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Grape leaves turning gold 
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Day 21/30 Playing Card Art Challenge

I'd had this idea for a while, but I didn't have the leaves. This has been a ridiculously late autumn, but I finally got some nice leaves to work with today after a rainstorm.

I gathered them this afternoon and pressed them until I was ready to take the photo. Each leaf was carefully placed. It’s hard to tell if the leaf in the center of the card is a leaf or a hole in the card.

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Day 20/30 Playing Card Art Challenge

"King Poseidon"

I thought this art paper had a nice color harmony with the colors of the King of Spades. It had an oceanic look, and I thought about adding other ocean elements, like tiny shells. In the end, I went in this direction. I added color accents with acrylic paint and incorporated this polka dot paper for an upside-down K and funky organic spade. Both were hand cut and carefully formed to work in with the curves of the card design and paper pattern.

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Day 19 work in progress...
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wow nicly

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Day 23/30 Playing Card Art Challenge "Triangular Prism"

It has 3 sides and it’s made out of 3s. They all seem to point, leading the eye forward. These are replicas of 18th century playing cards that I got in the gift shop across the street from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, probably in 2010.

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Inspired by some playing card designs on Pinterest and a 100 day sketch challenge blog, I combined these ideas into this Playing Card Art Challenge. Take an old deck of cards ♣ Doodle, decoupage, do whatever to turn each of these cards into art ♥ Share 1 per day for 30 days ♠ ♦ Day 23/30 Triangular Prism It has Continue Reading
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From the Shaw Nature Reserve on Sunday
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+Reggie Hudson​ thank you much, my brother! 
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Day 22/30 Playing Card Art Challenge

Today’s piece was made with caviar beads and glue. The purple beads are metallic while the pink are translucent pearl, which is why they pick up the light so beautifully. I originally intended the hearts would each rain down vertically and meet in the middle, but then I imagined the rain from the hearts was caught in a breeze, like when you blow on a dandelion fluff. So the design morphed into a vortex pattern… which sounds pretty impressive, for an arts and crafts project ;)

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Thank you +dPHender son​!
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Hello all,
Just wanted to stop by and say hi and share this pic from April. The energetic spring greens seem refreshing on such a chilly autumn day as this.
This photo is all about the colors. It seems an illogical amount of fruit to eat in one sitting, but the combination of greens are so attractive together.

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I wonder about that too +dPHender son.
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Day 19/30 Playing Card Art Challenge

The gray-looking dots are actually made of fine brassy mesh screens. Each is held to the card with its own color of metallic thread.

The metallic threads were woven through the circular screens, then placed across the card, carefully slicing and subdividing each of the nine clubs in the process.

The lines of the mesh are an interesting counterpart to the lines of the thread, and the varied metallic finishes have an interesting contrast. #CardArtChallenge

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These are the macro photos of the steampunk gears card from day 18.

In a former life, these tiny things worked together to track the passage of time.

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that is so cool!
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  • Tesseract Mobile
    Co-Founder & Game Designer, 2009 - present
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Photographer, Android Game Designer, Glass Explorer
Introduction
I love photography.  My specialties are macros and nightscapes.

When I'm not taking pictures or hanging on G+, I'm hard at work doing game design for Tesseract Mobile.  I co-founded Tesseract Mobile in 2009 with my fiancee Joshua Frank.  We specialize in card games which have been enjoyed by millions of people all around the world.  How cool is that?! 

Big thanks to all the awesome people who have downloaded our games!

I am inspired by the technological pioneers of Silicon Valley and I am proud to work in the tech industry.  More than that, I'm grateful for the opportunity to earn my living with art and creativity.  My dad said that wasn't possible ;)

Here on Google+ I enjoy sharing my photography and graphic designs, but most of all I love being inspired by the creativity of my fellow Google+ members. 

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Tesseract Mobile's games have been downloaded over 3 million times. I designed them!
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