Today I was trying to decide what type of plants I'd like for one of my front gardens. I absolutely love a garden habitat for hummingbirds and butterflies. Watching these beautiful creatures during the summer months always seem to ease the soul. Hearing their wings and watching them play in the water puts a smile … Continue reading Hummingbird Graphic
Looking through the public domain for old images and script for backgrounds is one of my favorite hobbies. I enjoy restoring old pieces that are torn, aged and need recolor, and have water damage. Even though I love lemons, this morning it seemed as if life had dealt me lemons. This is the coldest day … Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons – Free Graphic
Antique graphics are the perfect medium to create signs, cards, or use for decoration. I am always looking for antique ads to decorate with. I thought this one would be perfect for Halloween with the black cats, color scheme, and dark sky. The only repair made was the color, I decided to leave the torn … Continue reading Black Cat Graphic from 1876
Yesterday I was on the hunt for any hint of a flowering anything. Even though nothing was blooming, I saw buds on the lilac, soft trees, and green leaves popping in the gardens. Finally the iris and lily leaves are poking through the ground. I'm hoping my roses and sweet peas made it through the … Continue reading Free Botanical Graphic
Originally, I was going to post about doodling and my favorite artist pens by Faber-Castell. Then, I ran across this Blue Pincushion (Brunonia australis) from an 1840 gardening magazine. The star shaped petals add so much texture to the drawing and I love the color. Some of the leaves had to be restored because of … Continue reading Botanical Paper
There is something so inspiring about starting a new year. There are many goals to tackle, blank pages to fill in journals and sketch books, a clean slate. So where do we start? Trust the magic of new beginnings! Dream a new dream for the story is yours to write. This year, I am going … Continue reading Happy New Year!