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Archive for February 12th, 2011

Free Vintage Pink Rose Scrapbook Paper

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Here are some old-timey-looking free vintage rose scrapbook papers and a coordinating stripe design that I hope you’ll enjoy using. The pink rose I used to create the designs (pictured at right) comes from Vintagerio, which has an insanely large collection of vintage roses and other flowers that I’ve featured on this site and some of the pages linked from the sidebars. By the way, if you click on the rose art to the right, you’ll find a lovely large-sized version you’re free to use.

Speaking of the the sidebars, you can see from looking at them that I’ve been playing with designing scrapbook papers for a while now. Creating them is the perfect hobby for me, since I love vintage art and clip art in general. Working on the designs has allowed me to justify spending hours looking at beautiful artwork and it’s definitely art therapy for me. I hope my therapy will benefit you as well when you make something pretty from these or my other vintage flower scrapbook papers!

Glasgow Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Glasgow Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery is one of Glasgow’s proudest possessions. This amazing building is set within the beautiful surroundings of Kelvingrove Park including Glasgow University, the Glasgow Museum of Transport and Park Grove and Trinity College Towers / Rocheads Park Church Tower as well as Byres Road. The Kelvingrove Museum houses everything from fine and decorative arts to archaeology and the natural world. The number of individual items in the natural history department alone is vast. You can admire Sir Roger the Elephant or wonder at 300-million-year-old fossils of marine life from the Glasgow area.

The Glasgow Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery has been shut for major refurbishment and renovation since July 2003 and the work is expected to be finished with a official opening date on the 11th of July and the Official opening ceremony in September. With the Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery closure most of the museum items and artefacts were moved to other museums within Glasgow city, the biggest collection being moved to the McClellan Galleries on Sauchiehall Street. This project is being funded by Glasgow City Council, the European Union, Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland and other small charities events from the general public.