Free Illustrated Templates for Graphic Design, Journaling or Scrapbooking: Recipe Cards with Vintage Illustrations of Kale

I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems.
Nothing is worth diminishing your health.
Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

If you feel like making something healthy this weekend, here are a couple of recipe card templates to help you jot down your cooking notes and thoughts. The cards feature two vintage botabical illustrations of kale from c1900. The first variety of borecole is a dwarf green curled Scotch kale. Borecole has very frizzy curled deep green leaves held on sturdy plants which need no staking.The older larger leaves will be more bitter so best to use only young leaves. You can find a simple borecole and potato salad recipe here.

The second recipe card features a variety of borecole known as "brown curled kale." I still see seeds for brown varieties of lettuce but I have never come across seeds for a brown kale. This may be an heirloom variety that has died out as it became unpopular? If anyone knows of a supplier, please feel free to leave a note in the comments. Here is a delicious-sounding recipe for kale with browned butter, garlic and pan-fried walnuts.

You could print the cards for recipes but you might also use them for gift tags, invitations, journaling or scrapbooking.You can find the free high-res 7" x 5" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without a watermark here.

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My Photo Journal: Iridescent (1)

"Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss...."
He turned to me. "But every once in a while, you find someone who's iridescent,
and when you do, nothing will ever compare.”
Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

Flower photo featuring Lilium Lily Looks™ Tiny Padhye. These dwarf Asiatic lilies were developed in the Netherlands and were intended for containers. I have planted them in front of my rock garden where they are partially in shade. They seem to be doing quite well!

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Free Vintage Botanical Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Lilies 2

Don't let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions.
It's your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you;
do what makes you feel alive and happy.
Don't let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are.
If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours.
There is more to life than pleasing people.
There is much more to life than following others' prescribed path.
There is so much more to life than what you experience right now.
You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure.
Roy T. Bennett

Botanical illustration of eight lilies. Lilies are numbered as follows: Topmost lily (5); second row left (2), second row right (3); centre left (6), centre middle (1), centre right (4); bottom left (7), bottom right (5).
You can download this vintage botanical illustration as a free high-res 9" x 12" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here. Great for collage art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects.

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Free Vintage Botanical Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Lilies 1

Write it on your heart you are the most beautiful soul of the Universe.
Realize it, honor it and celebrate the life.
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

To think what is true, to sense what is beautiful and to want what is good,
hereby the spirit finds purpose of a life in reason.
Johann Gottfried Herder

Botanical illustration of four lilies. From the top, first lily on the left is Lilium japonicum or Japan Lily; second lily (on the right) in Lilium lanceolatum or the Lanceolate-leaved Lily; third lily down (on the left) is Lilium speciosum or the Showy Lily; last lily on the bottom right is Lilium thunbergianum or Thunberg's Lily.You can read more detailed descriptions below:
You can download this vintage botanical illustration as a free high-res 9" x 12" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here. Great for collage art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects.

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My Photo Journal: Beautiful (1)

It's not my responsibility to be beautiful.
I'm not alive for that purpose.
My existence is not about how desirable you find me.
Warsan Shire

Flower photo featuring a light pink rose in summer sunlight. Available as a high-res download here.

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My Photo Journal: Come Into the Light

COMING FORTH INTO THE LIGHT

I was born the day
I thought:
What is?
What was?
And
What if?

I was transformed the day
My ego shattered,
And all the superficial, material
Things that mattered
To me before,
Suddenly ceased
To matter.

I really came into being
The day I no longer cared about
What the world thought of me,
Only on my thoughts for
Changing the world.
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun

Park bench beside a meandering path at the Oshawa Valley Botanical Garden, surrounded by evergreen and deciduous trees in summertime.

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Vintage Art Appreciation: Geraniums by Childe Hassam

Summer is a period of luxurious growth.
To be in harmony with the atmosphere of summer,awaken early in the morning
and reach to the sun for nourishment to flourish as the gardens do.
Work, play, travel, be joyful, and grow into selfless service.
The bounty of the outside world enters and enlivens us.
Paul Pitchford, Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition

Altered vintage painting titled "Geraniums" by Childe Hassam (1859–1935). You can find the image of the original painting on Wikimedia here and you can download my digitally enhanced version of the painting as a 8.5" x 11" @ 300 ppi JPEG here. Simply print and frame for tabletop or wall artI but could also be used as a cover in a garden journal or scrapbooking project.

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My Photo Journal: Maple in Sunlight and Shade

How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow?
I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole.
C.G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul

So don't be frightened, dear friend,
if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known,
casting its shadow over all you do.
You must think that something is happening within you,
and remember that life has not forgotten you;
it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall.
Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness,
any pain, any depression,
since you don't know what work they are accomplishing within you?
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

A mature maple tree (Acer) casting a shadow as the sun shines against its back.

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Vintage Art Appreciation: A Spanish Garden by Martín Rico

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days
― three such days with you I could fill with more delight
than fifty common years could ever contain.
John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

A tale begun in other days,
When summer suns were glowing ―
A simple chime, that served to time
The rhythm of your rowing ―
Whose echoes live in memory yet,
Though envious years would say 'forget.'
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

Altered vintage painting titled "A Spanish Garden" by Martín Rico (1833 – 1908). You can find the image of the original painting on Wikimedia here and you can download my digitally enhanced version of the painting as a 6" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEG here. Simply print and frame for tabletop or wall artI but could also be used as a cover in a garden journal or scrapbooking project.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Ladies with Wildflowers Set 1

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Vintage illustrations of two ladies in outdoor settings who have just gathered bundles of wildflowers.You can download theese images as a free 12" x 12" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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