Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Birds

"God loved the birds and invented trees.
Man loved the birds and invented cages."

~ Jacques Deval ~

This 1870's bird & cloche image turned out to look a little on
the spooky side, don't you think?  I didn't intend for it to turn
out that way when I made it, several months ago.  Thought
some of you might find a use for it this time of year...

Here are the free graphics

sources used in my artwork:

*The Graphics Fairy*

*Lilac & Lavender*

I will be sharing the image on the other side of the
1903 ephemera soon... hope you'll stop back again!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 24, 2012

September Moon

"Summer ends, and Autumn comes,
and he who would have it otherwise
would have high tide always and
a full moon every night."

~ Hal Borland ~

Tonight, the moon is shining through
the black silhouette of maple leaves... and
I feel comforted.  I cannot image life
without moonlight, can you?

*The Graphics Fairy*

Thank you so much Karen, 
for the amazing variety & quality
of free images you provide!

I just started up a Facebook page for Lilac & Lavender!
Looking forward to hearing more from you... if you're
 interested, "Like" my page by following the link above,
or by clicking on my badge in the right-hand column.
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!


The sepia version of this tag was transformed by the wonderful artisans at Victorian Trading Co. into a 27 x 55" tapestry wall hanging!  The price is $99.95, but is at a special price of $29.95 until September 26th, 2013.  Please click here to view or purchase "Contented Moon."

Friday, September 21, 2012

You Love the Roses...

You love the roses... so do I. I wish 
the sky would rain down roses, as they rain 
from off the shaken bush. Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white 
and soft to tread on. They would fall as light as feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be 
like sleeping and like waking, all at once!

~ George Eliot ~

Isn't that poem beautiful?  Don't be fooled by the name...
George Eliot was a pen name for Mary Anne Evans,
an Englishwoman.  She is considered by many to be
one of the finest authors of the Victorian era.

Here are the free graphics 
sources used in my artwork:

*The Graphics Fairy*

*Altered Bits*

Just to let you know... I added a new tab
at the top of my blog ~ More Free Graphics ~ listing
many resources I visit for free images, textures, and
inspiration!  Have fun checking them out! 

Thank you for stopping by!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Postcards & Words of Inspiration

I hope you find something
here that inspires you!

Here are the free graphics
sources for my artwork:

 *Lilac & Lavender*

*Vintage Images*


Thanks for your visit!
Hope you'll stop by again soon!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Victorian "Calender Girls"

"And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years."
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

I came up with this set of images
with the intention of creating a journal
around them.  Would be cute, right?
Here are the free graphics
sources used in my artwork: 

*The Vintage Moth*

*Rose Angel's Album*

*Magic Moonlight Studio*

*Magic Moonlight*  

*Vintage Images*

*bumble button*

*World of Art*

Thank you so much
for taking time to visit!! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Fairest Blossom

"Gratitude is
the fairest blossom
which springs
from the soul."

~ Henry Ward Beecher ~

Image size ~ approximately 4" x 5.5"

  Printable stationery ~ 8.5" x 11"

Facebook cover photo

Give thanks, with a grateful heart...

"For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Here are the free graphics
sources used in my artwork:

*The Anthenaeum*

*The Graphics Fairy*
French sheet music

Pink polka dot digital scrapbook paper

*Lost & Taken*

*Lilac & Lavender*
"Antiqued" lined paper

*Antique Images*


Thank you for stopping by!