Thursday, October 30, 2008

today's inspiration

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34 comments:

casey said...

Beautiful. :)

Penny said...

wow! where did you get these wonderful pictures from? x

Sofie Violett said...

Number three, "Coaching Day", is just brilliant! Nice that they're all the same style - postcards?

Brittany said...

These are fun little whimsical pictures!

Milla said...

I love the girl sitting on the fence!

Amelia said...

I love these. They make me really want a hat. The last one is particularly lovely.

Daria said...

awh how cute *_*
i think the last girl looks a bit like you!

copperseal said...

so precious!!! i want them all.

beccajanie said...

these are so sweet!

Snowshoe said...

the last one if my favorite... you always make me want to dress sweeter.

surimay said...

such lovely drawings! i love them all!

copperoranges said...

these are so neat!

Mila said...

Lovely post!
Such sweet illustrations....

jayne said...

those are adorable, thanks for sharing! and love your zebra mask below!

ldvnicole said...

These images are so amazing, that they could be inspiration for life!! You have such amazing taste!!

Windy Days said...

What a great find! I wonder who the illustrator is...

Jess. said...

Oh my gosh. These are amazingggg.
Where did you find them?

x
Jess.

[Tara] said...

These are gorgeous!! where are they from??

Heidi said...

Wow. I love these. And like everyone else, I am wondering where they are from.

Olyva said...

I like the clothes that you wear.Could you tell me some web about it?

the snail and the cyclops said...

These images came from a very old book called Prize Painting Book: Good Times. I think it was published back in 1881 and it actually was a water color painting book! It came with 8 example color illustrations and 30 line drawings. The idea was that the color illustrations would act as a guide for the owner to paint in the 30 line drawings themselves and to hopefully submit to a painting contest that was judged by some of the best female painters of the time. The copy I stumbled across (although I can't call it my own) has the very best colored illustrations (many of those paintings I like better then the printed ones! But, I love imagining what the other versions look like!!! I've found a few copies for sale on the internet, but I don't think any of them have all 30 colored in.

Laura said...

aww, so sweet. love the shoes! (:

muchlove said...

those vintage illustrations are so beautiful.
I could look at them forever.

a cat of impossible colour said...

Lovely :) I get so much of my inspiration from old children's book illustrations, and it's great to see you do too.

Andrea xx

chelsea said...

These remind me of Kate Greenway. I love them.

melange muse said...

I love these!

Paris Tarts said...

I love these pictures. You always pick such lovely ones. Check out my blog sometime!

Tart

Aya Smith said...

Lovely old illustrations!

I also wanted to let you know that I've given you a blog award :)

Saorise said...

These are lovely!

I have awarded you on my blog :)

Merily said...
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Amanda said...

cute!

Emerson Merrick said...

Wow these are pretty!

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lots of love from Turkey
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