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Presenting an illustration from The Ornamental Arts of Japan (1882) as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page. It is a Japanese woodcut after the original drawing by Toyeki, 16th century.

“It is worthy of note with what few and decided brush strokes the birds have been represented; and the masterly manner in which every characteristic detail has been expressed rather than clearly delineated. All the masters of this school were celebrated for their bold free-hand style of delineation, chiefly in monochrome. Birds, whose plumage offered favourable fields for the exercise of skilful single brush-stroke work, were naturally favourite subjects.”

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Chickens - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Presenting an illustration by Sarah Noble-Ives who is also the author of Songs of the Shining Way (1899) as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“Where the Shining Way is broadest, there’s a nest;
Two fat Robins live in it,
In and out I see them flit,
And the biggest wears a gorgeous crimson vest.

We are friends, and so when I
Come to look, they do not fly,
But they chatter from the branches of the tree;
And I run down there to play,
When the sun shines, every day,
And next year they say they’ll build a nest for me.”

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My Bird Friends - free Vintage Coloring page

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Presenting an illustration from a hotel dinner menu printed in 1900 as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

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Grayscale Couple - free Vintage Coloring page

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Presenting an illustration by Arthur Hughes from Sing-Song, A Nursery Rhyme Book by Christina G. Rossetti (1907) as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“Dancing on the hill-tops,
Singing in the valleys,
Laughing with the echoes,
Merry little Alice.

Playing games with lambkins
In the flowering valleys,
Gathering pretty posies,
Helpful little Alice.

If her father’s cottage
Turned into a palace,
And he owned the hill-tops
And the flowering valleys,
She ’d be none the happier,
Happy little Alice.”

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Presenting an illustration from Home Decorative Work (1891) as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“The art of making paper-flowers has become so popular that a few hints as to the best methods may be acceptable. One great feature which will recommend it to many ladies whose tastes outrun their purses, is that with a small outlay for materials, they can brighten and beautify their homes, by the exercise of a little ingenuity and patience. The tissue paper used can be obtained from any stationer. The domestic costs from two cents to six cents per sheet according to color. The French paper is from four cents to eight cents, but is worth all the difference, in the superiority of finish, and one sheet of a color goes a long way, if used with care and economy.”

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Carnation - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Presenting an excerpt from I Knew Him When (1910) by George Ade which tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“The pictures are printed in the belief that a rising generation will look upon them and take hope.

A few extra copies have been printed, so that members may buy them and withdraw them from circulation.”

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Writer family - free Vintage Coloring page

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Presenting an illustration from Cottage, Lodge, and Villa Architecture (1870) by W. & G. Audsley as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

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Old Scotch Villa - free Vintage Coloring page

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Caturday: Artist James A. Owen

Today’s Caturday artist is James A. Owen.

This Curator Coloring used Copic markers on the book paper from All the Colors of Magic – A Coloring Book for All Ages.

James A. Owen Cheshire Cat illustration Caturday Coloring by Heidi Berthiaume

 

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Presenting an illustration by John Stewardson from The Dragon of Wantley: His Rise, His Voracity, and His Downfall – A Romance (1892) by Owen Wister as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“Well, you must know that for the past thirteen years, ever since 1190, the neighbourhood had been scourged by a terrible Dragon. The monster was covered with scales, and had a long tail and huge unnatural wings, beside fearful jaws that poured out smoke and flame whenever they opened.”

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Caturday Artist: Sherry West

Today’s Caturday artist is Sherry West.

This Curator Coloring used Copic markers and pan pastels on X-Press It Blending Card paper.

Caturday artist Sherry West, colored by Heidi Berthiaume

 

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