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Trendy Beetles

I’ve been on Tumblr a lot lately, mostly posting images to draw people to my Etsy shop where I’ve been selling digital images for a few years. It hasn’t really increased sales yet, but I don’t mind because I am … Continue reading

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Rare and Remarkable Animals of Scotland

I was told recently that I would love Tumblr, it was the Pinterest for the young, cool and hip. Hmmm…I had been pinning things to Pinterest boards for years so I thought I would give it a try. I love … Continue reading

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Pierre-Joseph Redoute

Called “the Raphael of Flowers” and the “Rembrandt of Roses” by contemporary writers, Pierre-Joseph Redoute enjoyed a long line of Royal patronage, including Empress Josephine (1763-1814) and Queen Marie Antoinette (1755-1793).  He was awarded the Order of Leopold from the … Continue reading

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Famous Gems, Precious Stones, and Semiprecious Stones

These old prints come from early 20th century encyclopedias and dictionaries.  Each stone and gem was illustrated to look as realistic as possible. On the first illustration it says, ‘This plate was made under the supervision of Dr. George F. … Continue reading

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