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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Vintage Illustrated Template for Junk Journal, Creative Collage or Graphic Design: Rain Pictures with Young Victorian Lady under a Tree


The richness of the rain made me feel safe and protected;
I have always considered the rain to be healing—a blanket—the comfort of a friend.
Without at least some rain in any given day,
or at least a cloud or two on the horizon, I feel overwhelmed by the information of sunlight
and yearn for the vital, muffling gift of falling water.
Douglas Coupland, Life After God

A pre-made template featuring an antique illustration of a young Victorian lady waiting with her umbrella under a tree for the rain to pass. You can use this as a background for your junk journal, creative collage and graphic design projects with a nature or outdoor theme.

You can download the high-resolution 11" x 8.5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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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?