Art for Inspiration: Summer Meadow, Pobojka by Stanislav Yulianovich Zhukovsky


"Summer Meadow, Pobojka," 1938 by
Stanislav Yulianovich Zhukovsky (1873 – 1944)

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

Spring flew swiftly by, and summer came; and if the village had been beautiful at first, it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness. The great trees, which had looked shrunken and bare in the earlier months, had now burst into strong life and health; and stretching forth their green arms over the thirsty ground, converted open and naked spots into choice nooks, where was a deep and pleasant shade from which to look upon the wide prospect, steeped in sunshine, which lay stretched out beyond. The earth had donned her mantle of brightest green; and shed her richest perfumes abroad. It was the prime and vigour of the year; all things were glad and flourishing.
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams



Antique Botanical Illustration for Crafts, Scrapbooking or Graphic Design: Flowering Angel Trumpet (Brugmansia suaveolens)


May I a small house and large garden have;
And a few friends,
And many books, both true.
Abraham Cowley

A botanical illustration from Henderson's Handbook of Plants that shows a small flowering tree growing in a landscaped, walled garden. The "tree" is actually a standard shrub of Brugmansia suaveolens, also commonly known as angel trumpet or angel's tears. The remarkably beautiful flowers (usually white but can be yellow or pink) are sweetly fragrant in the evenings so they can attract pollinating moths but hang half-closed during the day. A lovely graphic to use in crafts or to embellish greeting cards and scrapbook pages.

You can download the (roughly) 8” x 10” @ 300 ppi JPEG here.

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Antique Garden Graphic for Crafts, Junk Journal or Graphic Design: Aviary in a Victorian Garden


Larks in the morning, crickets at night. There is no other world.
Marty Rubin

A black and white illustration of an aviary in a Victorian garden, surrounded by climbing roses and wild convolvulus. This particularly ornamental aviary was manufactured by Mr. E. Crook of 5, Carnaby-street, Regent-street, London, and was quite popular with many ladies of that era. You can download a 6” x 5.5” @ 300 ppi JPEG (without a watermark) here.


I've shown a sample of how I used it to create a patterned paper that you can use as a background in collage or decoupage projects but the image is versatile enough to incorporate in other crafts or design work. If you like, you can download the high-res 12" x 12" @ 300 ppi digital paper here.

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