Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Blooming Beauty

"Spring is a whimsical wanderer,
blooming beauty along her path."
 
~ Angie Weiland-Crosby ~





This beautiful image of a young woman &
apple blossoms is on loan from my mom.
It's a yard long, antique framed print! The
frame itself wasn't sturdy, so I was able to
remove the image - very carefully - and
scan in sections. It was then digitally
pieced back together. Thankfully, my
dad's fixed and built many frames,
so I know he'll be able to restore it.


For the tags, I decided to focus on the young
woman's face, and then searched my Pinterest
images for apple blossoms. The postcard with a
fence in the background was what led to the
weathered white wood. I saw the endpaper
that reminded me of the lacy details in the
woman's clothing... you can see how
it gradually came together.


Here are the free graphics
& sources 
used in my artwork:


*The Graphics Fairy*

*The Old Design Shop*
Aged, stained endpaper
 
*TuckDB Ephemera*

*The Feathered Nest*

*rawpixel*

*Lilac & Lavender*
"Antiqued" lined notepaper

*Digital Two for Tuesday*

*Image Event*
(website no longer active, so
linked to image via Pinterest)


The blossoms & leaves in plenty
from the apple tree fall each day;
The merry breezes approach them,
and with them merrily play.
 
~ Heinrich Heine ~


Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

O Springtime Sweet!

 
O springtime sweet!
The whole earth smiles
thy coming to greet;


Our hearts to their
inmost depths are stirred
by the first spring flower
& the song of the bird...

~ James Freeman Clarke ~


Here are the free graphics
& sources 
used in my artwork:


*The Graphics Fairy*


*The Feathered Nest*

*rawpixel*

*Starsunflower Studio*
Round apothecary label


"Earth stirs herself from a long cold sleep,
To welcome the sun & warm gentle rain,
Gladdening the heart as a promise she keeps,
As we open the door to spring again."

~ Mildred L. Jarrell ~


Thank you for stopping by!