Creative Living

Pure Roaring 20’s Eye Candy – The Great Gatsby Trailer

Carrie Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby

The new Great Gatsby trailer is like crack for fans of the roaring 20’s. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Vintage Garden Photograph – And Why Vintage Gardening Means So Much to Me

A beautiful vintage garden photo from a 1917 seed catalog – included is the original hand-tinted version plus a sepia toned version.

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Vintage Boating Postcard from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Vintage Boat Race Postcard from Lake Geneva, WI - Click for printable scanned image

A wonderful 1940’s vintage boat race postcard from Lake Geneva, WI – along with some fun info about this very old-fashioned midwestern resort town.

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Vintage Annual Flower Formal Garden Plan

Heirloom Flower Garden Plan

Here is a lovely vintage annual flower garden plan and diagram from a 1917 seed catalog.

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The Difference Between Vector and Raster Based Vintage Clip Art

Here’s a simple, clear and illustrated definition of the difference between raster format pictures and vector format pictures.

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Inspired by Bjorn Wiinblad

Illustration Inspired by Bjorn Wiinblad

I’ve picked up illustration again after taking 10 years off. Thanks for the inspiration, Mr. Wiinblad.

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Sell Crafts 10 Different Ways

10 ways to sell your crafts differently – tips on how to build a craft business that earns even when you aren’t working!

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Black & White: Bermuda Dockyard

Bermuda Dockyards

Toying with black and white on travel photos turns out some surprisingly cool results.

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Still Life: Vintage Threads

Vintage Thread Spools

Some mighty fine looking vintage spools.

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Still Life: Tiptoe Through the Wildflowers

Tiptoe Through the Wildflowers

One of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken – I still love it several years later!

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