Celtic Symbols: Celtic Cross and Knot Prints

The Celts lived across most of Europe during the Iron Age. Several hundred years before Julius Caesar, they occupied many parts of central and western Europe, especially what are now Austria, Switzerland, southern France and Spain.  By the mid-1st millennium, with the expansion of the Roman Empire and migrating Germanic tribes, Celtic culture had become restricted to Ireland, the western and northern parts of Great Britain (Wales, Scotland, and Cornwall), the Isle of Man, and Brittany. I don’t think I’m the only person who thinks of the British Isles when I hear the word Celts.

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Vintage St. Nicholas Prints

I love vintage prints and Christmas is the perfect time for a vintage St. Nicholas print.  Today I’m sharing 2 vintage prints I downloaded for free from the New York Public Library. They offer many scans of vintage cards that have no current copyright, and I like both of my selections.  First I used editing software to clean up these 100 year-old Christmas cards. Using filters I lightened the gray and brought out the original colors. I increased the DPI (dots per inch) and resized the card for modern frames.  Below is the dull original graphic I downloaded. The snow is dirty.

 

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Free Printables for Fall & Autumn

It’s that time of year when we all love to display fall in our homes.  I love the soft side of autumn. My creativity is soaring right now. Today I’ve four new soft pieces of fall printable art.  First Fall for Autumn is a soft piece I shared in the members area a month ago. Today it’s for everyone.  Let’s Fall for Autumn. This piece is sized 14″ x 11″.

 

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New Inspiring Printable: My Heart Blooms Flowers

My Heart Blooms Flowers

 

I saw this quote as I was browsing online and it immediately resonated with me.  If you’ve read many of my posts, you know I love flowers inside and outside the home.    Probably my reaction to a new quote or saying isn’t quite normal.  How can I make it pretty so I can look at it all day?

 

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