I mentioned yesterday that I found the most wonderful book last week - "Landscape Illustrations of the Bible, consisting of Views of the most Remarkable Places mentioned in the Old and New Testament". What a mouthful, eh?
Such amazing illustrations though. Some of the original paintings/sketches were produced by rather famous artists, like Turner for example, and were then engraved by the Finden Brothers. I wanted to find out a little bit more about the book, googled it and found a book site which was selling the individual engravings from a broken copy of the book. I nearly fell of my chair. They were selling at $90 and $100 dollars each! Well, the two I looked at, I was too shocked after that to look for more, lol. I loved the book as soon as I saw it, but had no idea it was that valuable.
Anyway, I promised to scan some images for you, so here you go.
And now I had better get back to doing something productive, lol. I have been thinking about making seaside themed tags for a while and been trying to find some nice images, but didn't have much luck. Was looking for some bathing beauties, couldn't find the right ones, so in the end I went with sea creatures instead. I found some fabulous stamps in the local antiques market and scanned those in. Really want to do those today. Also have to do some packaging up, my lovely lovely oh so French inkstand is going overseas along with some of those fabulous antique French keys! AND I still have to finish the apron for Sarah's apron swap! Will it leave me with enough doggie cuddle time??? OF COURSE, nothing can stop that, lol.