Free Illustrated Template for Journal or Scrapbook Page, Card Making or Graphic Design: A Garden Scene with Children and Elderly Lady


Defend the weak, protect both young and old, never desert your friends.
Give justice to all, be fearless in battle and always ready to defend the right.
Brian Jacques, Lord Brocktree

A garden scene with an elderly lady and several children, two of them looking on as a boy bends down on one knee to kiss the hand of a little girl. You can download the free high-res 12" x 12" @ 300 ppi JPEG here for use in mixed media collage, scrapbooking, card making or graphic design projects.

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Printable Vintage Poetry for Scrapbooking, Card Making or Graphic Design: Song and Soul (Illustrated Poem)


SONG AND SOUL
by Robert Nichols

See the lark leap,
Scattering dew -- one vault!
Singing, he takes the steep,
Nor to sing need halt.

O laden heart,
Which would to the height
So speed, with what ill art
Thou takest thy flighr!

Stubborn thy will,
That, despite weak wing,
Thine be the miracle
Both to climb and sing!

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Art for Inspiration: Woman Sewing in a Garden by Marie-François Firmin-Girard




Life is better when we don’t try to do everything. Learn to enjoy the slice of life you experience, and life turns out to be wonderful.
Leo Babauta

In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.
Eckhart Tolle

In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility.
Victoria Moran


Diary of a Nature Lover, April 6, 2018: Renewal

RENEWAL
by Dora Read Goodale
(first published 1887)

There's magic in the air today,
There's promise in the sun;
The very brooks begin to play,
And frolic as they run.

The hive is all astir with bees,
The slender willows shine;
The sap is mounting in the trees,
And swelling in the vine.

The swallow comes from far away
To seek her summer nest,
Whose narrow hanging walls of clay
Await the welcome guest.

At ease upon the cottage floor,
His head between his feet,
The shaggy setter guards the door,
Or dozes in the heat;

And there beneath the fitful ray
Of many a yellow beam,
His aged master, bent and gray,
Is laughing through his dream.

O, pleasure pricks in every vein,
And grief is turned to joy,
For Earth herself is young again,
And Time is but a boy!

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Diary of a Nature Lover, April 5, 2018: Imagine a Tree

"Imagine a Tree"
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The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.
Some see nature
all ridicule and deformity...
and some scarce see nature at all.
But to the eyes
of the man of imagination,
nature is imagination itself.
William Blake

Vision is the art of
seeing things invisible.
Jonathan Swift

Victorian Sheet Music for Crafts, Mixed Media Collage, Scrapbooking, Card Making or Graphic Design: The North Wind Doth Blow

The North wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,
And what will poor Robin do then,
poor thing?
He'll sit in a barn,
And to keep himself warm
Will hide his head under his wing, poor thing!

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Art for Inspiration: Spring by Harald Slott-Møller


Spring, 1896 by
Harald Slott-Møller
(1864 - 1937)

To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter...
to be thrilled
by the stars at night;
to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring
- these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
John Burroughs (1837 – 1921)