October, 1863 — Free Vintage Friday

Today's Free Vintage Friday is courtesy of William Trost Richards, an American landscape artist who reveled in realism and greatly rejected romanticism. This amazing depiction of an October afternoon details a forest's interior with such breathtaking focus. It is exactly what one would expect to find in a forest during the glorious month of October, … Continue reading October, 1863 — Free Vintage Friday

Vintage Collage Masterboard — Free Vintage Friday

Over the past few months, my fondness for collage masterboards has grown substantially. Each masterboard is different, simply by nature. Plus, making masterboards is a fairly mindless project--perfect when you're tired or watching television, but still want to do something crafty. So far, I've created journals using masterboards (I have a few left for sale … Continue reading Vintage Collage Masterboard — Free Vintage Friday

Summer-to-Fall — Free Vintage Friday

It's the last official Friday in fall, so I decided to commemorate this day with a free vintage image of hand-drawn bi-color flowers indicative of this hazy summer-into-fall period. As the floral embodiment of the very essence of Summer Twilight, this image will be definitely integrated into my current altered book. I am slightly sad … Continue reading Summer-to-Fall — Free Vintage Friday

1905 Dallas Annual Chrysanthemum Show Postcard — Free Vintage Friday

In the midwest USA, you can't go to any big box or grocery store without tripping over mile-high pots of mums at the doors. And inevitably, each year I'm caught between the irresistible pull of the fall mum and the last days of my summer flowers. Which do I choose? When do I pull the … Continue reading 1905 Dallas Annual Chrysanthemum Show Postcard — Free Vintage Friday