Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Tile heaven

Welcome to Tile Heaven. We have lots of great tiles to show you, hopefully you may like to purchase some but if you just want to browse and enjoy the many examples of the amazing diversity of Victorian and Edwardian design that's fine too. You will find Art Nouveau tiles, Minton tiles, majolica tiles, printed tiles, handpainted tiles and many much more unusual tiles, mostly from England and from the period 1870 - 1920.

Printable cards

A gift from

Create your own Christmas cards this year!
These lovely Santas look beautiful when printed
on cream or white cardstock from your color printer.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Peace Dove Automata

A gift from PaperPino
This printable dove flaps her wings.
I wanted this to use as an ornament with a
jumping jack type of pull instead of the automata globe.

Seashells at the Smithsonian

J.J.N.A. Spalowsky's 1795 treatise on conchology is among the rarest of published books on mollusks and other shelled organisms. These are breathtaking and very large.
click on Taxa list

Monday, November 15, 2004

Nests and Eggs

The Nelson E. Jones Family's
Illustrations of Nests and Eggs
From the Rare Book Collection at the Smithsonian.

Catbird Nest
Illustrations of the nests and eggs of birds of Ohio was published in the small town of Circleville, Ohio, over a period of eight years (from 1879 to 1886) through the dedicated efforts of the family and friends of a young woman named Genevieve Jones. Despite being produced not just by amateurs but largely by women, far from the publishing houses and intellectual centers of 19th-century America, the book was hailed as an extraordinary achievement from the moment its first few plates were published.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Free Photo Mosaic Software

AndreaMosaic will use your "My Pictures" folders
to create the mosaics.

Picture Collection Online

The New York Public Library.Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection Online

Search these catagories:
* African-Americans* American History* Animals
* Army* Birds* Clothing & Dress
* Costume* Design* Dragons
* Exploration* Fashion Drawings* Fur Fashions
* Gloves* Hats* Hairdressing
* Hosiery* Insects* Native Americans
* New York City* Pioneer Life* Punishments
* Reptiles* Shoes* Slave Ships
* Slavery* Snakes* Textiles
* Umbrellas and Parasols

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Decorative Arts E-Facsimiles

Digital Library for the
Decorative Arts and Material Culture
University of Wisconsin - Madison E-Facsimiles

Use the Browse Texts dropdown box to see the extensive list of books offered. Full view catalogs of Chippendale and Hepplewhite; Interior decoration from the 1800's are just a few. All pages are offered in 4 sizes and you are encouraged to print the images. This amazing site is among my top 10.
Chippendale, Thomas
The gentleman and cabinet-maker's director: being a large collection of the most elegant and useful designs of household furniture in the Gothic, Chinese and modern taste.
London: Thomas Chippendale, 1754

Percier, Charles, 1764-1838.; Fontaine, Pierre François Léonard, 1762-1853. Recueil de décorations intérieures comprenant tout ce qui a rapport a l'ameublement, comme vases, trépieds, candelabres, cassolettes, lustres, girandoles, lampes, chandeliers, cheminées, feux, poêles, pendules, tables, secrétaires, lits, canapés, fauteuils, chaises, tabourets, miroirs, ecrans, & composés par C. Percier et P.F.L. Fontaine. Exécutés sur leurs dessins.
Cahier II (1801)
Jardinière ou Table à Fleurs éxécutée pour le C. W. en Suede, p. Pl. 10

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Make your own cosmetics

Recipes for soaps, creams and natural home keeping.

artSparx material and product resource

artSparx extensive product and material resource is designed to help you easily search and learn about the items you need to successfully complete your project.

Gilding made easy
Canvas stretching
Picture and painting framing tips
Transferring patterns and images to any surface
Create perfect ovals and circles
Lettering made simple

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Postal Seals

Post office seals, or official seals, are government issued labels used by postal
authorities to repair or reclose mail items that were . . .
* Damaged in transit
* Received unsealed at the post office
* Opened by mistake or by the Dead Letter Office

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein

The original comic book source images of POP artist Roy Lichtenstein. Artist David Barsalou, a diehard Lichtenstein fan, has studied Lichtenstein; poring through over 30,000 comic books to find the cartoon images the artist used in his iconic paintings.