Saturday, 24 July 2010

A Few Things I Forgot......

For those of you who do digital art, here are some free textures for you to download. They are photographs I took at a local National Trust property - Calke Abbey in Derbyshire. Everyone else was taking photos of the house and the furniture whilst I was getting excited about the plaster walls. Got a few funny looks.......

Just click on the image, then save as....







I forgot to mention in my last post that the lovely Diane at My Art Journal is having a give away.....go see her lovely paintings. She is such a prolific artist...I don't know how she does it!

I adore this Garden Girl.

I also meant to show the Lotus Flower books done by two of my blogging friends; Lorraine at Love of Collage ....






.....and Jill at Third Age Musings. Its so nice to see other peoples' versions of these little books. Thank you girls for having a go....your books are lovely!

24 comments:

dosfishes said...

Gorgeous lotus flower books. I love to take pictures of textures too! Those plaster walls are truly fab, I never thought of using those pics as the background for the digital photo thing, now you have me inspired! xox Corrine

Redfish Artwork by Vickie Fisher said...

Funny how us artist get so excited over textures on plasters! I do the same!! Your pic came out beautiful...thanks for sharing. Hugs, Vickie

WrightStuff said...

Thanks for these textgures - they are fab! I was a bit like you on holiday - obsessed with taking pictures of doorways and peeling paint!

Netty said...

Linda this is so kind of you to share these amazing textured walls. I don't do digi art but know I can use these they are so inspiring, thank you. Love your mini books, all fab. Annette x

RuffHaven said...

Isn't it amazing that when we walk around with our eyes wide open we see so much more than the average person? I do the same thing. Photos of up-close and real textures are my favorites. Glad I found your blog. I'll be back.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Love the plaster textures, thanks for sharing :)

Heather said...

Your images are wonderful and just the sort of photos I take. I love the little books too. A very inspiring post - thankyou.

Jan said...

I love your photos! If you are offering them, I will accept and download a couple. Thanks very much!

Mar said...

the ribons and collages in the below post are wonderful
and your images for digital interpretation are wonderful as well!
ty in advance for offering them up!

Terri said...

Your images are beautiful! I wish I did digi art, boo hooo!
Hugs,
Terri

Lynn said...

WOW, thank you SO much for the textures, they are amazing :) I can imagine what people were thinking about you LOL...

Georgeous lotus books too, keep meaning to try one myself but I am stuck on gluing my dried flowers to wax paper right now :)

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Bless your sweet generous heart for thinking of all of us! They are so fabulous! Now I'm off to visit your friends! I'm wishing you a very creative week filled with much joy!
Love and Blessings,
~Katie

Shashi Nayagam said...

The little books are beautiful and the wall textures are amazing. Can't wait to see what you do with them

Emma said...

Lovely walls, particularly the ivy. gorgeous kitten - my eldest & my 'dil' have just got an identical one called Harley, not sure of the sex. I'll look (!) when they have a flying visit for the Highland games in 2 weeks!

Drooling over the sari ribbon colors & envious of your meet with Maggi,that must have been fun!

maggi said...

Gorgeous textures, thanks for sharing. Great class today too, thank you.

Bunty said...

I know just what you means about photographing textures! I often take pictures of crumbly walls, lichen and anything that I think would look good in my digital art and I'm sure passers by think I've lost it!

Thanks for sharing your textures - they are great.

Barbara

Julie said...

I do the same thing Linda. Thank you for sharing your photos, the textures are amazing.

La Dolce Vita said...

great textures! and Diane's garden girl is wonderful!! xo

Heloise said...

Beautiful photographs. Very kind of you to share them. I can remember taking photographs of manhole covers with amazing designs when in France. I had some strange looks that day.

Lorraine said...

great digi photos and thanks for showing my little book

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Thank you dear Linda for sharing your lovely photos ... eventho I do not do digital art ... sniff sniff ... I enjoy a good background and these are each gorgeous!
Seems perfectly normal to me to take pics of walls, cracks in the sidewalk and rusty things ;)
oxo
fun word verification for me:
swansi

Jill said...

Thanks for the mention - love the textures - so kind of you to share.

LazyKay said...

wow, TFS!

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BITTERSWEET said...

I just save3d image 8 - gorgeous! thank you. :-)