Jun 29, 2011

Weekly Inspiration.....Again

One of my biggest inspirations lately is Pinterest. Have you discovered it yet?  It's a brilliant idea for anyone who loves the visual world.  Basically it's a Bulletin Board, where you can save images you find on the web, categorize them, follow other folks finds, and spend time wondering at all the visual riches available to us.  For me, this is social media I can appreciate.  Visit, and you'll probably be hooked too.

Here are some inspiring images for this week, to add to your collection.

This is a cover from some sheet music from the 1890's.  Imagine wearing that outfit to your next outdoor party!

Appropriate for the upcoming weekend, this is a wonderful Patriotic image by Ellen Clapsaddle.  GAR, by the way, stands for Grand Army of the Republic,  a group formed for veterans of the Union Army who served in the Civil War.

Lastly, here's a great Uncle Sam image for the Fourth!  I love the mischievous look he has.

The Dog and I wish you a wonderful weekend and a great 4th of July!

Jun 22, 2011

Traveling this Summer?

Summer is blazing past this year, with lots of heat and lots of rain and thunderstorms here in Tennessee. Gardening has been a challenge to say the least, but we did get tomatoes, peppers, beans, squash and cucumbers going. I'm hoping for a good tomato crop this year, to freeze for the winter. We eat tons of pasta, and making sauce from home grown tomatoes has spoiled me for commercial sauce.

Summer is the traditional time for vacations and travel, so here are some images along those lines. Be sure to click on the image to enlarge before saving to your computer.

Why don't I ever have time to read in the hammock?  

I love these summer colors!

Isn't this a great border?

I couldn't resist including the inner cover of the last book, as shabby and worn as it is.  Lots of possibilities  in these images, so I hope you'll enjoy using them in your artwork.  

The Dog and I would love to have you pop in to Digital Antiques Etsy, or Digital Antiques Artfire to see all the new downloadable designs to print and use.   Thanks for stopping in.

Jun 15, 2011

Weekly Inspiration

Here are your inspiring images for this week.  Click on each image to enlarge before you save to your computer.

So endearing, ready for anything, in spite of the disapproving men on the porch.

Love this, including the message!

Elegant Regency lady, watering her garden.  Perfect!

I hope you'll enjoy these, and use them in your art and projects.

Happy Wednesday, from the Dog and me.

Jun 14, 2011

TDIPT Mercantile Update Tonight

I'll be offering some new Folk Art pieces tonight on TDIPT Mercantile.

Two Edwardian Girls, with a Garland of Patriotic Pennants.

Some wonderful Jessie Wilcox Smith illustrations, ready to hand and enjoy.

This sweet, sleepy child and her cat, ready to tuck into a gathering on a shelf or in a cupboard.

All will be for sale tonight, starting at 9 PM Eastern time.  For prices and details, please see my

Also, be sure to visit all the other wonderful artists on the TDIPT website. 

Weekly Inspirations will be back tomorrow.
Thanks from the Dog and me.

Jun 6, 2011

New Free Tag Set

This is a day early for  this week's Inspiration download, but I wanted to have these new tags available for you in time for the upcoming Father's Day festivities.  I think these are great fun, and could be used for all kinds of other occasions as well.  I'm thinking travel or vacation scrapbook pages, a journal, and cards of all kinds. Here are the four tags you'll find on the printable sheet you can download by clicking on the button in the sidebar.

I hope you have lots of fun with these, and that you'll have a chance to visit DigitalAntiques to see all the printable images I've made for you to download and use for your crafting.

Thanks for stopping by, from the Dog and me.