Please feel free to use any of the vintage images on the website in your artwork. Be sure to share your artwork with us. This is a labor of love and I love to see what you create. Please do not post the original unaltered image on the web but post your artwork and link back to this site for the original image. Please do not sell or post the image alone or in a collection without my permission. Thank you. I can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Digital Two for Tuesday 94

I have brought out a book from a few months ago and scanned a few more illustrations. I am loving this book Yourself and Your House Wonderful from 1913.  The drawings are so cute.  I love the swimming by the sea picture.  It must have been hot in those bathing suits.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Two Images from a Swiss Book

This week we have images from a 1921 edition of Gritli's Children by Johanna Spyri. Johanna Spyri also wrote Heidi. I found this book last week at the flea market along with 6 more wonderful books.   Each one of those books are one hundred years old or more. Make sure to check my other blog Saturday Image Bonus for some color plates from this book.

These images were extremely hard to clean up.  The first one I would clean up and then after saving all the flaws would reappear.  My daughter Michaela cleaned up the second one and she patiently worked on it for a half and hour. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Digital Two for Tuesday 93

This week I have two pictures from A Child's History of Rome Book III dated 1856.  It was one of the books I found at the flea market last week.  They had several from the 1800's and early 1900's.  There are good line drawings in all! Happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Digital Two for Tuesday 92

“Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep” Carl Sandberg

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Eat Your Vegetables

More vegetables from the 1909 Burpee book.  I know these are different than the line drawings I usually post but I think they could make great backgrounds for collage work or perhaps on a group of recipe cards.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Digital Two for Tuesday 91

 Hi everyone.  It is almost the start of summer and I have been busy planting my garden.  In honor of the hazy days of summer here are a few images from a 1909 book from Burpee " Vegetables for the Home Garden".  I will be posting more images from the book over the next few weeks so check back again.