Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Butterfly Freebies...






One thing I have noticed the past few weeks - as the flowers come into their own the butterfly population increases.  One of my sons has butterfly bushes along the front and side of his house.  They are full of butterflies from the early morning to the early evening. They drive the dog bonkers.
Here are a few butterfly prints I have found along the way.  I hope you will enjoy them and find a little place for them in your art.

20 comments:

Linda said...

thank you for these they are gorgeous!!!

Elizabeth Golden said...

My Pleasure. I was lucky to find them.

Ann Mackay said...

These are really lovely and I'm looking forward to using them. Thank you!

Martina2801 said...

Stunning butterfly freebies, dear Elizabeth!
Looks fantastic.
Thank you very much!
Hugs
MARTINA

Ann said...

these are gorgeous!!! so many ways to use them..my favorite is to use them for magical fairy wings!! thank you so much!! xo

Robbie said...

These prints are wonderful! I'm just starting on beading a butterfly to go along with my 'birds' for the BJP2011 project! The one I'm working on now is a butterfly from Hawaii which looks much like one in your print! These are lovely!

thepinkrachael said...

Thank you - these are great, I love butterflies! Don't seem to have seen too many this year (maybe to do with being right in the centre of the city instead of my mum's back garden...!) but a tiny moth did land on my finger the other day - must have been keeping still for a change!

Lillian Mederak said...

Beautiful butterfly prints
thanks so mch
xx
Lillian
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Chris said...

Beautiful butterflies, thank you. I will use them in mu ROTD Journal.

Sheila A. said...

Good morning! I'm always so happy to see these lovely butterflies. Thank you so much. I will use all of them. Thank you for your generosity.

Sandra Foster said...

Thank you kindly for these - they are lovely. One can never have too many butterflies. sandra

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What wonderful freebies...thanks so VERY much!!

Diann said...

Thanks for these lovely butterfly prints, Elizabeth! These will be used and even though I read your blog as often as you post I don't leave many messages...thank you so much! Diann

Bonita Rose said...

these are lovely.. thank you!

celiem said...

how do you print these free butterflies? They are beautiful.

Karen Le Petit Poulailler said...

I deal in antiques and have to ask - do you own this book? If not, where did you get the engravings? Do you know the year they were engraved? Who was the author, who was the engraver? Your "freebies" don't link to any information and, if I were to guess, whoever *does* own the engravings cannot be to happy about seeing you handing them out for free.

The book was part of Sir William Jardine's 1837 Naturalist's Library and was printed in 1837. The book lists for a few hundred dollars.

Basically, you're handing out someone else's goods for free.

Elizabeth Golden said...

Karen I own this book and the prints. It is copyright free. I am not handing out anything. I own hundreds of engravings, prints, and books. I also have a vast collection of photographs. If I choose to share them I will.
I have been a collector since I was a child. I often bought things for less than a dollar. One man's junk is another man's treasure.
I do prefer to keep the books intact as they have more value in my opinion.
Please do not make assumptions about something until you have all the facts. I am very careful about what I give out as my "freebies".
The other thing. When you ask questions like this it is a good idea to leave an email so that a response can be given.
Hope this clears this up for you.
I also hope you enjoyed these "freebies".
Elizabeth

lemondedis said...

j’adore !... je cherche des freebies sur le Net pour les partager, pour l'instant sur Pinterest (où j'ai déjà plus de 15000 liens vers des téléchargements gratuits), en attendant l'ouverture de mon propre site, et je vais vite poster le lien pour que tout le monde puisse télécharger et utiliser votre jolie création !... merci pour le partage, Is... (si vous voulez voir ce que je fais, c'est là : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/ )

Anonymous said...

Just a reminder to those who may not know- there is a time limitation on copy-writable work, after the expiration of which, these works become freely accessible in the public domain.

Marion said...

Thank you Elizabeth for sharing these beautiful butterfly prints, your kind generosity enables us all to see these beautiful images.