Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Free Graphics - Jane Austen Quotes Series

A few years ago, I created twelve pictures for a calendar that featured quotes by Jane Austen along with fashion drawings from the era when Jane Austen lived. They came from a magazine by Rudolph Ackerman called "The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashion and Politics". Each issue of the magazine featured some of these pretty fashion plates. I found a blog article that tells a little about Ackerman's shop and magazine HERE.

After I created the twelve pictures, I emailed them to my friend Lorraine in England and she turned them into a beautiful wall calendar. Below you can see the calendar page for January 2012:

This is the cover page of the calendar:

You might recognize some of these calendar pages because I occasionally use them as backgrounds for my beadwork photos. The font that I used is called "Jane Austen" but I don't know if it's actually based on her real handwriting.

I will post more of these calendar pages periodically when I don't have any beadwork projects to blog about. I've removed the names of the months so that you can use the pictures for graphics projects other than calendars. The images are much larger than they appear on my blog. Feel free to use them to make greeting cards, computer desktop wallpaper, calendars or scrapbook pages, etc. but please do not sell them.



  1. What a lovely idea for a calendar. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. I'm a big fan of Jane Austen. Believe it or not, my husband got me interested in her books.