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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NEW! Victorian ABC Nursery Books on CD

Recently released: Lunagirl PictureBooks! This first collection contains 24 beautiful complete alphabet books from the mid to late 1800s. Alphabet picture books were among the favorites of the day, and these brightly colored and exquisitely illustrated ABC books make it easy to see why.

One of the most enduring traditions of books for children is the ABC book. Aside from nursery rhymes, no other genre was so extensively produced. The late 1800s produced scores of these books in English, and some of the best are presented in this collection of alphabet books. Most of this collection were first published in England, where these books were enjoyed by children and adults alike. Some include "early reader" lessons in addition to the alphabet. CLICK HERE TO SEE DETAILS & SAMPLES.

Browse the books page by page or scan through always visible scrolling thumbnail images. The focus is on the illustrations themselves, so that the reader can easily print out any and all of the pictures. You can of course print out the pages of text as well if you want to create facsimiles of the original books. More to come!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Quotes for Today: Adventure

Security is mostly a superstition... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” ~ Helen Keller

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
~ G.K. Chesterton

When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.” ~ Thornton Wilder

"A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind." ~ Eugene Ionesco

“Remember what Bilbo used to say: It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, from 'The Lord of the Rings'

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Strawberry/Rose Moon

Tonight's full moon is the Strawberry Moon! In Europe it was called the Rose Moon. Obviously, it's the time when strawberries are ripe and the wild roses bloom.

This is the month named in honor of Juno, the Roman Queen of Heaven, goddess of wives and marriage (thus making it a lucky month for weddings and June brides).

It's warm at night and the moon is bright ... perfect for midnight walks and moonlit dancing ... Once upon a time I lived near a large rose garden, and used to wander through it in the early morning hours, to enjoy the roses covered with dew. I've always found moonlight good for the soul.

(Thus the name: Lunagirl!)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Freebie for Father's Day Cards

Thought I would share a few images that might be nice for Father's Day cards. We have some father and mother images on our Holidays Volume Two CD, plus lots of pictures of men on our Vintage Women & Men CD. Dads (and brothers and husbands and sons) might also like some of the images on our Vintage Transportation CD (cars, planes, trains, etc.), our Art of the American West CD, our Animals CD, Fish CD, Lighthouses Photos, Magician Posters... something for everyone! Father's Day is coming up on June 21, which is also the official first day of summer.
You're welcome to use these in your personal non-commercial projects. If you display your work online or have it published, please remember to credit Lunagirl Images! (with a link to if it's online). Have a great weekend!

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