Påskpyssel


Påsken närmar sig och med den påskpyssel av olika slag. Det kan vara mer eller mindre avancerat, men för den som vill göra det lite enkelt för sig och ändå få fina resultat finns det en hel del att hämta från nätet i form av instruktioner och färdiga mallar för ‘paper craft’.

Ett populärt inslag har varit att vika pappersmodeller av olika djur eller dekorationer. En kanin kan till exempel passa till påsk.Mallar för kanin och instruktioner och för fler  djur finns hos Canon Creative Park. Här finns det också arkitektoniska modeller, mer eller mindre komplicerade, om du tycker om att skapa miljöer och hus i miniatyr. Du kan också skriva ut (gratis) kort och färdiga etiketter och dekorationer av olika slag, för att klippa och klistra med eller använda direkt som de är.

The Graphics Fairy har till exempel många olika ‘printables’ och Everything Etsy tutorials och 101 Pretty Printables {free}

Free printable colouring pages

Påskpyssel med mallar

Easter Cards from Creative Park


Fler länkar och resurser finns på sidan Bild och Musik (Art & Music)

Free images and clip art – what is ok to use?

What images can I use in my work, my school papers, on my blog etc.? This is a recurring question. The answer is not always easy. It can depend on several things, including which country you are in. But you can of course always use images that you have produced yourself. That includes photos that you take with your phone or a camera, and anything you draw or paint. Most often you may not want to do this, but you are looking for something that already exists to illustrate a text, a presentation or something else you are writing or designing.

You can always use images that are in the public domain. Images are  released into the the public domain either because they are old enough or because the person who owns the rights to the image has decided to release it into the public domain. If you are a teacher, a student or is thinking about making your work public in another capacity it is wise to choose images which are free and legal to use. Public domain resources are a good option here. You can also use work licensed under Creative Commons.

Some useful sites for images

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clipartlord.com

iconfinder.com

freevintageart.com

oldbookillustrations.com

wikimedia commons


Carl von Linné och Linnés Hammarby

Carl von Linné var botanikens fader och för den som vill lära sig mer om honom och hans arbete finns Linné on line och/eller Linnéherbariet vid Naturhistoriska riksmuseet i Stockholm. Om du verkligen vill dyka ner i Linnés arbete finns flera av hans skrifter att läsa hos Litteraturbanken.

Carl von Linné (1707–1778) verk i Litteraturbanken

Illustration Linnaea borealis1

By Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885, Gera, Germany (www.biolib.de) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Linnés Hammarby kan man besöka ‘digitalt’ via google maps. och se bilder både från husets interiörer och miljöerna runt omkring. Du kan läsa mer på Uppsala universitets sida om gården och dess historia

Linnés Hammarby
Foto: Av Ann Louise Hagevi (Eget arbete) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

New page with free books for children

80x15 for children is a new page on the website. It is placed under Books in English

Here you find picture books and story books in the public domain. The page is still under construction and more titles will be added continously.

the hole bookA personal favourite is The HOLE Book by Peter Newell, but there are many other delightful books also in the public domain. Beatrix Potter’s picture books are some of these (see below).

For collections of books for children in the public domain you can search at

Internet Archive: Children’s Library
Project Gutenberg: Children’s Picture books
The Library of Congress: Children’s Literature

 

the tale of squirrel nutkin BP

the tale of peter rabbit

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin 

&

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

by Beatrix Potter

 

 

New digital collections

At Open Culture you can read about New Archive Offers Free Access to 22,000 Literary Documents From Great British & American Writers. It is Project REVEAL from Harry Ransom Center Digital Collections.

Project REVEAL which is an acronym for “Read and View English & American Literature.” gives you access to drafts, manuscripts, personal writings, drawings and more.

Is it a rainy day? Why not go treasure hunting among all this material and have some fun in the process.

1415502640_libraryLinks to more libraries and digital collections in several languages.

 

Jane Austen; Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a novel that many Austen fans read and reread, and the story has been filmed many times. What is it that makes this story so compelling? Who was the woman behind the books? What was Jane Austen’s life like? The biography below should give you some answers to these questions.

Jane Austen biography  (21st Century Education)


Pride and Prejudice (2005) trailer

The novel Pride and Prejudice is  now in public domain and available free in digital format.

1415502558_stock_book_greenAusten, Jane. Pride and Prejudice 1415668812_flag_united_kingdom (made available by the university of Adelaide)

Or if you would rather read a copy from 1894 with illustrations by Hugh Thomson choose this link https://archive.org/details/prideprejudice00aust (There seems to be problems with the embedded files at the moment.)

If you would like to listen to the text…

https://archive.org/details/pride_prejudice_krs_librivox

There are more titles by Jane Austen to be found under Books in English.


Topics to discuss:

After reading the book or watching the film Pride and Prejudice give some thoughts the aspects of:

Themes
Characters
Features typical of its time

Questions:

Jane Austen’s original title for the novel was First Impressions. What role do first impressions play in Pride and Prejudice?

How are Darcy and Elizabeth guilty of both pride and prejudice?

Is Mr. Bennet a positive or negative figure?

Discuss the importance of social class in the story, especially for the relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy.

Compare and contrast male and female attitudes toward marriage in the story.  Focus on the characters Wickham, Charlotte Lucas, and Elizabeth,

Pride and Prejudice is a novel that many Austen fans read and reread. What keeps people returning to the story when you know how it ends?

The works of Jane Austen have been the inspiration of many contemporary books and films. What themes in the story are still interesting today?

(The questions above have been adapted from Sparknotes and The Chicago Public Library)

”Birds of America” av John J. Audubon finns nu digitaliserade

Bilder av alla slag har trollbundit mig så länge jag kan minnas. Några av mina tidigaste minnen är knutna till bilder och mönster och jag kan fortfarande sitta länge och bara njuta av bilder som de underbara illustrationerna i  John J. Audubon’s Birds of America. Nu finns de digitaliserade och är tillgängliga på nätet utan kostnad

Birds of America

”John James Audubon’s Birds of America is a portal into the natural world. Printed between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 life-sized watercolours of North American birds, all made from hand-engraved plates, and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration… Each print is also available as a free high-resolution download.”

Fler länkar till samlingar av konst och andra bilder finns på sidan Bilder

Digitalt museum

Till dags dato kan du ”utforska 1 609 380 objekt och 38 utställningar från 39 olika museer och samlingar” på  digitaltmuseum.se. Jag har bara börjat titta i samlingarna och jag har alltid älskat kartor av någon anledning. Särskilt gamla kartor, som den här vackra stjärnkartan ur Sjöhistoriska museets samlingar. Fler samlingar med bildmaterial av olika slag finns på sidan Bilder & film. 

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Aloys Zötls bilder

Vem var Aloys Zötl?

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Der Elch av Aloys Zötl.

Jag snubblade över några av hans suggestiva akvareller Bestiarium på The Public Domain Review där man kan  läsa detta om honom…

”These beautiful watercolours come from the Austrian painter Aloys Zötl’s Bestiarium, a series of exquisite paintings of various animals undertaken from 1831 through until his death in 1887. He was relatively unknown until, decades after his death, his work was “re-discovered” by surrealist André Breton who was taken by the surrealist aesthetic he saw present in the images ”

Jag hittar bara en bok om honom, Bestiarium von Aloys Zötl (1803-1887) av Cortazar & Giovanni, som  är utgiven 1977 av förlaget Ricci. Det är synd för jag skulle gärna vilje se fler bilder av Zötl.

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Die Seeschildkröte av Aloys Zötl

Bilderna är i public domain och hämtade från Wikimedia commons.

Några fler bilder finns på André Bretons sida.

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