Art for Inspiration: A Stroll in the Park by William James Glackens

“A Stroll in the Park, c1915” by
William James Glackens (1870-1938)

“I dressed and went for a walk - determined not to return until I took in what Nature had to offer.”
― Raymond Carver, This Morning

“If you seek creative ideas go walking.
Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.”
― Raymond I. Myers

“[Walking] is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside.”
― Elizabeth von Arnim, The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen

Digital Ephemera for Crafts, Collage, Scrapbooking or Card Making: The Snake and the Hummingbird (Natural History, Instant Download)

“Perhaps it takes courage to raise children..”
― John Steinbeck, East of Eden

“Behind all your stories is always your mother's story. Because hers is where yours begin.”
― Mitch Albom, For One More Day

Antique engraving originally published in December 1878. This illustration shows a mother hummingbird fiercely defending her nest against a snake who is hoping to feast on her helpless baby. Can this battle end happily for the avian family? You can download this free high-res 8" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for crafts, collage, scrapbooking or graphic design projects here.

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Antique Floral Border for Journaling, Scrapbooking or Card Making: Victorian Window Garden 1 (Digital Ephemera, Instant Download)

“It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses.”
― Colette

A gorgeously illustrated floral border from a Victorian magazine published on April 21, 1883. The drawing shows a profusion of blooming flowers (fuchsias, primroses, morning glories) around an opening in an ancient brick wall, probably in an old-fashioned English garden! I combined the original illustration with an old paper texture to create a template that can be used in vintage or Victorian-themed projects.You can download the high-res 8.5" x 11" @ 300 ppi JPEG here.

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Vintage Natural History Background for Art Making, Scrapbooking or Graphic Design: Botanical Forms 1

“Sometimes I wish I could photosynthesize so that just by being,
just by shimmering at the meadow's edge or floating lazily on a pond,
I could be doing the work of the world while standing silent in the sun.”
― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom,
Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

Botanical illustrations from an antique encyclopedia. Among the plants shown are Philadelphus coronarius (sweet mock-orange or English dogwood), a stonecrop, sickle-shaped Mesembryanthemum and a New Holland pitcher plant. You could team the entire sheet with an old paper texture (or overlay several textures for an even more interesting effect) and frame as DIY wall art, or use each flower graphic separately to accent scrapbooking or graphic design projects. You can download the high-res 10" x 10.5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Antique Illustration for Art Making, Scrapbooking ot Graphic Design: Victorian Girl in a Moment of Rest

“It's a good idea always to do something relaxing
prior to making an important decision in your life.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage

A black and white illustration originally published October 1899. The drawing was captioned "A Moment of Rest" and shows a teenage girl perched on a bench beside a watering can and a pot of tall chrysanthemums. She looks serious and contemplative - is something weighing on her mind? You can download the high-resolution 4.5" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for crafts, collage, scrapbooking or card making here.

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Victorian Clipart for Collage, Scrapbooking or Card Making: Melancholy Young Girl Picking Wildflowers 1 (Digital Ephemera, Instant Download)


"The word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness."
― Carl Jung

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
― Washington Irving

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A black and white illustration from the September 7, 1873 issue of La Mode Illustrée. This image shows a melancholy-looking young Victorian girl of about 9 years old bundled up in a warm jacket for the fall weather. She is out for a walk in the woods and has stopped to gaze pensively at a small bunch of wildflowers clutched in her hand. You can download the 8" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for crafts, collage, scrapbooking or other graphic design projects here.

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Shabby Chic Garden Graphic for Art Making, Crafts or Scrapbooking: A Branch of Yellow Roses

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”
― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden

“True love is like little roses,
sweet, fragrant in small doses.”
― Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

A branch of yellow Victorian tea roses from an 1880s trade card. To download the high-res 3" x 4.75" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark, please click here. Great as a gift tag or card for sending to friends and loved one but can also be used in scrapbooking as well as other graphic design projects.

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Art for Inspiration: The Garden Parasol by Frederick Carl Frieseke

"The Garden Parasol, c1910"
by Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874 - 1939)

The Garden Parasol evokes the serene pleasure of a summer in the French countryside. The setting is the garden of the Friesekes' house at Giverny, close to the home and gardens of the venerable impressionist painter Claude Monet. The seated woman is the artist's wife, Sadie, and the garden was her special creation. Frieseke depicts her as a cultivated woman of leisure whose reading is interrupted by the arrival of a visitor-or visitors, for it is our approach that distracts Sadie from her book and prompts her to fix us with a questioning stare. Whatever small drama might arise from so genteel an encounter is fully upstaged by the vibrancy of the garden, and especially by the Japanese parasol that spices the scene with swirling colors. [Source: artnc.]

Vintage Illustration for Art Making, Scrapbooking ot Graphic Design: A Family Outing in Summertime (1911)

Rest is not idleness,
and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day,
listening to the murmur of the water,
or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
― John Lubbock

A vintage scenic postcard postmarked May 11, 1911 that shows a family picking wildflowers in a meadow by the sea on a sunny summer day. You can download the 4" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for crafts, collage, scrapbooking or other graphic design projects here.

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Art for Inspiration: Summer Landscape by Alexander Kiselev

"Summer Landscape, 1895" by
Alexander Alexandrovich Kiselev (1838 - 1911)

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

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

“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


Vintage Natural History Background for Art Making, Scrapbooking or Graphic Design: Dandelion Forms Digital Paper from 1901


“Dandelions, like all things in nature are beautiful
when you take the time to pay attention to them.”
― June Stoyer

Botanical illustration of dandelion forms from a 1901 textbook on textile designing. I have digitally combined it with an old paper texture for a vintage-style composition that you can print and frame for DIY wall art, use as a background in scrapbooking or as part of a graphic design project. You can download the high-res 5" x 7" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Vintage Decorative Border for Art Making, Scrapbooking or Graphic Design: Butterfly and Honeysuckle Journal Page or Card Template


An art nouveau style decorative border that shows a purple butterfly resting on the stalk of a yellow-orange honeysuckle. The blue stalk of the honeysuckle drops down to a ribbony scroll pooled at the bottom of the template. I think this would make a pretty background for a journal or scrapbooking page but you could also use it in a greeting card or other graphic design project. You can download the high-res 5" x 7" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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