Art for Inspiration: June, 1876 by Fidelia Bridges

June, 1876
by Fidelia Bridges (1834 - 1923)

And since all this loveliness cannot be Heaven, I know in my heart it is June.
Abba Woolson

June falls asleep upon her bier of flowers;
In vain are dewdrops sprinkled o'er her,
In vain would fond winds fan her back to life,
Her hours are numbered on the floral dial.
Lucy Larcom

Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.
Al Bernstein

So sweet, so sweet the roses in their blowing,
So sweet the daffodils, so fair to see;
So blithe and gay the hummingbird a-going
From flower to flower, a-hunting with the bee.
Nora Perry, In June

Free Illustrated Template for Scrapbooking, Card Making or Graphic Design: Blue Campanulas on Aged Paper


Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you,
and to give thanks continuously.
And because all things have contributed to your advancement,
you should include all things in your gratitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Campanulas, a popular flower in traditional cottage gardens, are often associated with gratitude. They are also given as symbols of affection, as they represent constancy and everlasting love. Here is a pre-made template that merges a botanical illustration of a blue-purple campanula with various aged textures. You can download the free high-res 12" x 12" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here. This graphic resource can be used as a background for art journaling or scrapbooking as well as in various card making and graphic design projects.

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Art for Inspiration: The Nasturtiums, No. 2 by Thaddeus Welch

The Nasturtiums, No. 2
by Thaddeus Welch (1844 - 1919)

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Lines to a Nasturtium
by Anne Spencer (1882 - 1975)

A lover muses

Flame-flower, Day-torch, Mauna Loa,
I saw a daring bee, today, pause, and soar,
Into your flaming heart;
Then did I hear crisp crinkled laughter
As the furies after tore him apart?
A bird, next, small and humming,
Looked into your startled depths and fled...
Surely, some dread sight, and dafter
Than human eyes as mine can see,
Set the stricken air waves drumming
In his flight.

Day-torch, Flame-flower, cool-hot Beauty,
I cannot see, I cannot hear your fluty
Voice lure your loving swain,
But I know one other to whom you are in beauty
Born in vain;
Hair like the setting sun,
Her eyes a rising star,
Motions gracious as reeds by Babylon, bar
All your competing;
Hands like, how like, brown lilies sweet,
Cloth of gold were fair enough to touch her feet...
Ah, how the senses flood at my repeating,
As once in her fire-lit heart I felt the furies
Beating, beating.

Free Victorian Clipart for Crafts, Scrapbooking, Card Making and Graphic Design: Colourful Roses and Tulips in a Fluted Vase (Flower Illustration, Flower Graphic)


The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves,
the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image.
If in loving them we do not love what they are,
but only their potential likeness to ourselves,
then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

From an old Victorian trade card in my collection, here is an illustration of colourful spring (tulip) and summer (rose) flowers in an elegant, fluted vase. Can be used in crafts, scrapbooking, card making, bookmarks, gift tags and many other graphic design projects. To download the high-res 7.5" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark, please click here.

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Vintage Postcard with Coastal Landscape: Cottage by the Sea Cheer-up Greeting


A charming vintage greeting postcard from c1910. It shows a cottage by the sea with a lushly blooming garden. There is a winding path between the cottage and the beach on which someone is traveling along in a horse-drawn buggy. A short poem reads:

If 't were only in my power
To make all good things come true,
Then I'd start this very hour
And bring happiness to you.

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