Looking through the public domain for old images and script for backgrounds is one of my favorite hobbies. I enjoy restoring old pieces that are torn, aged and need recolor, and have water damage.
Even though I love lemons, this morning it seemed as if life had dealt me lemons. This is the coldest day of the year where I live and my furnace decided it wanted to take a break. My hubby and I scrambled at 4 a.m. to warm up the house with electric heaters until daylight, in hopes he could repair it. So to take my mind from the current chill setting in, I began searching for something new to work on. In my current state, I chose this.
The most wonderful thing about this lemon is I stubbled upon this by accident. This is one of my favorite botanical artist Elizabeth Blackwell. This work is from 1739 and needed the background fully removed, slight repairs, and a color enhancement. I will have this printed on antique linen paper to place in my home. Below is a pdf link for you to print if you would like.
Thankfully, by 11 a.m. my furnace is working again. Now, I am hoping it keeps working until the repair person can get here sometime Monday.
For me, this print is a good reminder to be thankful for the things I have because it can be a whole lot worse. A small and impactful life lesson.
For those of you braving the winter cold, keep warm and be safe. For those in a warm climate, can you share some sunshine 🙂