Just a Mix of Odds ‘n’ Ends

13 08 2010

A & W RestaurantThis last couple of weeks have been  pretty busy for us…sometimes I wonder where the time goes.

Today’s offerings are just a mix of images, some taken over this summer, some old favourites, and some…well, just because I felt like it. As I gathered the images together,  they resolved themselves into categories – seasons, like autumn/fall, spring florals, and toys. Most of the pictures bring back memories of holidays, or places, and some even reminded me of the people I was with when the photos were taken.

I don’t really have much to say today, I’m not feeling very chatty, so hopefully in this mad mix of free images, you’ll find something useful. Most of these are sized at around 1000 pixels on the longest size, and saved ready to use for websites or blogs. If you need larger or higher res images, many of these are already uploaded over on Free-3d-Textures so you can head on over there to find the bigger ones.

Newspaper Pile - stack of newspapers with folded side out.

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Pathway in Woods

Watery Landscape

Park garden with petunias and trees.

Spring Tulips

Tulips and Grape Hyacinth

Pumpkins in Rows

A lineup of rubber duckies with different personalities.

Handrawn family of rubber duckies.

Fuzzy teddy with white face, brown coat and candy striped buttons.

Hand drawn beach toys - pail, shovel, rake and beach ball.

Hand drawn Ice Cream Cone





Long Past Due

24 03 2010

Chinese Style Victorian ChairI’m a little overdue for updating this site – sorry folks. Family issues keep intruding on my schedule. That happens when your family gets Dresser set in pinkolder. Currently trying to care for my last remaining aunt (whose in her 80s) who fell on Saturday night in her kitchen and couldn’t reach the phone. She lay there for 24 hours before we found her. We’re very grateful she was still alive, although she had a broken hip and has just come out of surgery safe and sound. Now the long road to recovery begins. Before she leaves the hospital (where I visit each day) I’ll have a little time, I think, but once she heads home I probably won’t be able to post anything new for a while. No internet access at her place, and the chances of me having to live there for a while could be pretty large.

When it comes to stuff like this, you just have to put family first – particularly since we are getting pretty short on older family members. Once she’s no longer with us, my generation will be the “oldies” of our family (shudder). I’m not sure I ever saw myself in that position before…

Anyway, in honor of my aunt, here are a few more photos from her place. There’s another chair – a chinese victorian chair in gold with an oriental patterned fabric in black – it sits rather prettily in her guest bedroom, as does the dresser set. It’s an english porcelain set with pink and raspberry designs. Also from the same room is this lamp which sits on the night table at the bedside. It’s a vintage lamp from the early 1950s in the shape of a victorian lady; here, the skirt and lampshade are made from the fabric of the bedspread and window coverings.Vintage Glass Lamp

From the top of the dresser comes this vintage glass lamp (1940s) with red glass shade a crystal drops. My grandmother got these lamps, one at a time, by collecting coupons from laundry detergent at some of the homes where she worked as a cleaner.  My grandmother raised her children mostly alone, and lost one at the age of 12. In a time when women with kids didn’t work outside the home she did many things to keep her family together – from cleaning homes of the wealthy, to taking in laundry, and sending her kids out to follow the coal truck to pick up any bits of coal that fell off so they could heat their home. Considering the age of these glass lamps, they must have been “prized” back then. Today, they are still in excellent condition with no chips or nicks in the glass, or crystals.

From her dining room, a chinoiserie-style pair of candlesticks – quite tall, but rather interesting with their gold, rose and pale blue designs.tall candlestick in pale blue, rose and gold

piggy banks with coinOther images uploaded in the last couple of weeks include some more landscapes, a couple of buildings, more piggy banks, a corded telephone, three vintage autos on white backgrounds, and other varieties of stock type images. And of course you can download whatever you like from any of the sections at Free-3D-Textures.com and use them on your blog or website, or most other purposes. Just read the (very liberal) use policy. Don’t forget to checkout the textures section, and the two new sections – one contains photo edges and photo frames, and the other has some free templates in .psd format for use in photoshop.

pretty easter egg with bowIn preparing for the upcoming Easter season, I’ve upload four easter eggs with designs – these are in black and white so you can colour them in photoshopcoloring page for kids with easter egg yourself, or print them off (they’ll print on an 8X10 sheet) for your kids to colour. And one completed graphic of a coloured easter egg with a nice big bow on top. If I have the time, I plan to upload coloured versions of the black and white eggs for use, and at least one bunny…but it will depend on how much time I’ve got before I get called to duty at my aunt’s place.

In the meantime, you are, of course, always welcome to trek through the site and grab what you need for your blogs.

Seed packet templateDOWNLOAD ALL THE FILES FROM THIS POST FROM FREE-3D-TEXTURES.COM





400 Free Stock Photos…

22 01 2010

…or thereabouts. I’ve been working away at getting the new site set up and there’s enough stock up there to make it’s announcement worthwhile.

Free-3D-Textures.com went live back in November, but up until January 2010, I hadn’t been able to get the stock photo section live. Now it is.

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The automated gallery system is still not operating, but I’ve gone ahead and begun manual uploads and categorization of the images on the site.

There’s a couple of more sections to add  but you can have a look at the current sections which include:

Animals & Nature – broken down into sections like Birds & Fowl; Field, Farm and Forest Animals, Pets, and Trees and Flowers.

Buildings and Architecture – broken down into sections for Homes & Condos, Industrial & Office, Barns and Sheds, Interiors.

Food & Drink – which currently doesn’t have that much stock so you’ll find it all on one larger page, but this will broken into sections as I get the stock images uploaded.

General – This is a larger section and it’s broken down into categories, and then subjections. General Misc. (stuff I didn’t know where to put), Jewelry & Bling, Transportation, Books & Newspapers.

Holidays & Events – broken down into Christmas & New Year, Valentine’s Day, Celebrations ( this section will include stuff like weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other events). Once I have the remaining sections set up, there will also be sections for Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween and other yearly holidays.

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Industry, Office, Business & Finance – pretty much what it says, industry & career type stuff, office supplies and equipment, money and finances.

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Landscapes – currently broken into two sections; Winter and Spring, and Summer and Autumn. That’s just so I can get some stuff up quickly. Later each one will be broken into a single season. I still have hundreds of files to go through and upload, but for now they’re paired with a partner season.

The last two sections – People and Toys, should be up with some stock in them by early next week.

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On the new site you’ll also find divisions for free Graphics, PNG files and a very large number of free textures and backgrounds, along with a few free photoshop brushes (mostly of textures) and a number of photoshop tutorials. Since the site was designed to be a “one-stop shop” for imaging and graphics it should make it a lot easier for you to access and find the things you want, all in one place.

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This new site combines three of my blogs (this one, a texture one and a photography one) into one larger .com site, so hopefully, you’ll find something you like!





Saturday Dec. 13th – Christmas Freebie

13 12 2008

Here’s a little graphic you can use on your website or blog, or use as an avatar.

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Merry Christmas – tree and snow (download size 600 X 480)

 

These next two will give you a headstart on Valentine’s Day.

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Valentine Heart Wreath (download size 1200 X 1081)

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Valentine Candles (download size 1200 X 933)

 

Last one for today (sorry, it’s getting close to Christmas and I’ve got tons to do still, including work) is a landscape from the northern area of the state of Georgia (USA).

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Georgian Field  (download size 1400 X 907)

 





November 13th – A Different Freebie

13 11 2008

I’ve spent a fair bit of time working up this map – the download file is a layered tif file with transparent background. Each province is on a separate layer for easier use, and each text name is on a different layer. The text is basic arial font, making compatibility with other systems more likely. This file may be used for educational, editorial or non-profit projects only. The download file is 4000 pixels X 3000 pixels.

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The next is a much smaller image, more suitable to web use and is more illustration than photo. The download  size is 900 X 540 pixels.

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The balance for today:

Christmas Story – download size 2000 X 1490 pixels

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Winter Snowstorm – download size 1300 X 1100 pixels

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Wrong Bus – download size 1200 X 900

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October 24th – Free Image Downloads

24 10 2008

Halloween is on it’s way…not far off now. Here’s a fun graphic you can use to greet visitors to your blog, or reduce in size and use as a temporary avatar.

Happy Hallowe'en

Happy Hallowe

A bit of spooky fun for your blogs or avatar use.

Here is a blank of the moon by itself to use in creating your own Hallowe’en graphic.

Orange Moon Blank

Orange Moon Blank

Use this as the background for your own Hallowe’en avatar, or as part of another image.

Canadian Maple Leaf Flag

Canadian Maple Leaf Flag

A canadian flag graphic with a twist – the red maple leaf in the center is composed of a lot of small red maple leaves.

Art Prints

Art Prints

Photo of two black and white art prints on white background. These are my own prints, so there is no copyright infringement in my have photographed the artwork.

Please remember, however, to check the terms of use so you don’t inadvertently infringe on my copyright.

Mixed Grapes, Underlit

Mixed Grapes, Underlit

A glass bowl of red, deep blue and green grapes. The bowl was placed on a light box to light it from below.

Red Berries, Blue Sky

Red Berries, Blue Sky

Red berries on tree branches against a very blue sky.

Grasses and Reeds

Grasses and Reeds

White pampass grass against a backdrop of green water reeds.





Free Images for Tuesday May 20th

20 05 2008

Don’t forget to have a look through some of the older posts, or browse the uploaded by files by thumbnail using the Pages feature (see sidebar, bottom links). Also remember to read the licensing terms, which are fairly liberal.

If you’re looking for a specific image and you don’t see one here, feel free to contact me by mail, or leave a message in the comments. If I’ve got one, I’ll post it up and send you a note.

A black leather sofa on transparent background.

Contemporary black leather sofa on a transparent background (this is a png file so it retains it’s transparency.

Vintage timepieces.

Watch and clock – vintage timepieces.

Heart design, illustration

An illustration – heart with squared background.

Trumpeter swan

Trumpeter swan on lake.

Trumpeter swan on lake.