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Free Digital Art Download from the New York Public Library

When you find something good, it’s best to share with others! While I was looking for some artwork to be hung on our kitchen walls, I stumbled upon an article that led me to the New York Public Library’s digital download site. I went on it and it is freakin’

AWESOME!!!! It has a huge collection of botanical prints, ancient maps, old book covers, historic photographs, etc, etc. They’re high resolution prints that you can download and print all for FREE. You don’t even need a library card to do it. If this kind of art is for you, you are in for a treat!  Here’s a sampling of what’s available. I’m looking for botanical prints, specifically fruits and herb pictures, so these are perfect!  You can get these here.  Have fun!!

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<Some prints of herbs>

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<I love these black and white drawings of trees.>

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Foodie Artsy San Francisco

Here are a few pics from my food and art-filled San Francisco expedition over the July 4th weekend! Our main goal was to hit as many eateries as possible as our stomachs could hold! San Francisco being a foodie’s paradise, it was definitely worth the short stay. I also had set my own personal objective to explore parts of the city I had never set foot in with my camera in tow. Some of the places we checked out were Philz Coffee (they put mint leaves in many of their yummy drinks!), Tartine Bakery, Craftman & Wolves, Fisherman’s Wharf, and a few other eateries I don’t have pictures of (like Foreign Cinema and a bakery that sold cronuts to die for!). That’s a lot to squeeze in a couple of days! Luckily for my camera, there were tons of points of interest to take photos of throughout the wonderful neighborhoods. There was so much art everywhere we went. Not so lucky was my failure to use a smaller aperture when taking landscape/cityscape shots. So, here are the best of the bunch. Hope you enjoy!

Philz Coffee

Philz Coffee mural

San Francisco post office

San Francisco Latin Quarter

San Francisco church

Tartine pastries

Tartine Croissant

Craftsman & Wolves San Francisco

Craftsman & Wolves strawberry tarts

San Francisco Mission mural

San Francisco Mission street art

San Francisco park

Fisherman's Wharf Eat Crab sign

Fisherman's Wharf crabs

Fisherman's Wharf seafood vendor

Britex Fabric Store San Francisco