Vintage Illustrated Template for Scrapbooking or Graphic Design: Summer Quiet Vignette with Two Ladies in the Garden

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon;
to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
― Henry James

A black and white illustrated border from 1893. The engraving shows a blank rectangle bordered on each side by a Victorian lady gazing dreamily around the summer garden filled with profusely blooming flowers. Great as a background for crafts, scrapbooking and graphic design projects with a garden or nature theme.

You can download the high-resolution 9" x 12" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Fine Art Note Cards: The Orchard by Elizabeth Adela Forbes

Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side;
our roots will always be tangled. I'm glad for that.
Ally Condie, Matched

Painting by Elizabeth Adela Forbes (1859 - 1912) titled "The Orchard." I found the original file on Wikimedia here but you can also download my colour-edited version (6" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEG) without a watermark here. This image is considered public domain; great as a cover for a journal or greeting card but you can also print it out for a DIY wall art project.

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Art for Inspiration: Still Life by José Gutiérrez Solana

Untitled, Still Life
by José Gutiérrez Solana (1886 - 1945)

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

This plant represents what's happening inside of you. The world, like the soil, is cold and dark—layered with a history of destruction and death. You were planted in this world to rise above it. Do you not see? The very existence of this darkness gives you the opportunity to become a light to the world.
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern

Every living creature on this planet, has a conscious subjective perspective of the world. Even the plants may seem to us as standing indifferent to the human sufferings, but even they have their own unique mental universe. They have their own way of interacting with the environment.
Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?