16 travel illustrations from the 1960’s

I created these illustrations from a number of old newspapers from the 1960's.  The images have been isolated from travel sections of newspapers.  They are lovely and clean when viewed on their own.

12 Positive psychology posts for resilience

It is a New Year, new beginnings this time of year tends to magnify peoples loneliness.  There are many blog posts that enable people to function at their best.  This is 12 of them, enjoy;

Vision Quest – It’s what HAPPENS in those 6 minutes

I remember watching "Vision Quest" at the George Street, Cinemas during a stopover in Sydney travelling home to Canberra from boarding school in Brisbane.  It was released in Australia under the title "Crazy for You".  It did not rival the box office success of the "Karate Kid" at the time however it was a more accurate picture of teen life.  I remember wanting to see it as I heard that Madonna had a brief appearance singing, "Crazy for You."

The first Christmas Card – 1846

One of the first edition copies of the original Christmas card was discovered by a housewife in Essex England in 1954.  The quaint old card bears the date of 1843 and the signature of the artist, shows in the centre panel, a family at their festive board, their glasses all raised in a holiday toast.  … Continue reading The first Christmas Card – 1846

Beautiful hand drawn birds from the nineteenth century

These beautifully hand drawn birds were taken from two books by Mary and Elizabeth Kirby; Beautiful Birds in Far off Lands and Birds of Gay Plumage.  They were successful writers and illustrators of books for children in the natural sciences.  They are beautifully illustrated works where the chromo-lithography technique is effectively made to reproduce some … Continue reading Beautiful hand drawn birds from the nineteenth century

Husky in UK Traveller Lonely Planet Magazine

Husky Hero Image

I found this delightful picture in the most recent edition of the UK Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine.   This Husky has different coloured eyes caused by a condition called Heterochromia.  Heterochromia results due to uneven melanin distribution and inbreeding.  Melanin is what gives colours to the irises.  It so happens that many puppies have the almond-shaped pale … Continue reading Husky Hero Image