Category Archives: FREE Downloads

dancing around the room T …

when a  set of chipboard tea cups surfaced while I was doing some clearing out I just had to play with layers of my favorite map tissue and my white acrylic paint pen…

Magpie's Nest Dancing T cup collage

the words are computer generated …

Magpie's Nest dancing tea cup journal

and speaking of cups … this photo of my Irish Shannonbridge cup that we brought back from Dublin in 2013 has nice hot Organic Choice Earl Grey tea in it (the elf/Zwerg really wanted to have his picture taken too as standing around holding wooden toothpicks all day can get a little tiresome)…

Magpie's Nest toothpick holder tea

that delicious quinoa and spelt flour scone is something Mr Magpie and I treat ourselves to every now and then at our local Le Pain Bakery (their Chia Muffins are irresistible too!)…

Magpie's Nest Quinoa Spelt Scone

wishing you a ♣Happy St Paddy’s Day♣ and a Happy T Day along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s T Stands for Tuesday

Magpie's Nest 1909 NY NY postcard

(if you would like please feel free to help yourself to a copy of my 1909 postcard sent to Miss Raftery in New York, NY)

“When the first light of sun, Bless you.  When the long day is done, Bless you.  In your smiles and your tears, Bless you.  Through each day of your years, Bless you.”  ~Irish Blessing

Doors of Old San Juan * Puerto Rico

thanks to the challenge of DOORS over at MiFoC I made time to look back at some photos we took on a trip in February of 2012

La Casita

I had wanted to share these photos with you back then…

Waffle Era Tea Room Old San Juan

for all of you who enjoy doors as much as I do…

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR

I think I got carried away with my Stone Angel Sunday Freebies and ran out of steam…

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (1)

because of the hilly streets of Old San Juan some of the photos look slanted…

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (2)

each of these photos are for you to DOWNLOAD for FREE and use in your art if you wish…

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (3)

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (4)

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (5)

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (6)

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (7)

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (8)

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (9)

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (10)

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (11)

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (12)

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (13)

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (14)

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (15)

the doorway above was perfect for some art journal pages I created here

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (16)

Patty Szymkowicz Doors of Old San Juan PR (17)

~♥~ hope you enjoy this sampling ~♥~

winds of change…

a stack of my CitraSolv papers have been waiting for attention for quite some time now…

Winds of Change Art Journal Pages

I decided to use a copy of the 1984 National Geographic page that had a windmill image still showing in the upper right hand corner for the last two pages in my spiral art journal (thanks to Mr Magpie for helping me find the words to add to my pages)…

Winds of Change Art Journal Pages (1)

Note to self for future reference: spiral bindings are okay to work in because the book goes flat BUT NOT great for turning the pages afterwards…

Winds of change supplies

I enjoyed a good bit of silence while making marks on these pages picking up my book again and again so I am entering these pages in Art Journal Journey’s SILENCE theme here

Winds of Change Art Journal Pages (2)

since my photos can be clicked and enlarged again thanks to Estivalia I wanted to offer a FREE DOWNLOAD of my CitraSolv page below for you to play with…

Patty Szymkowicz CitraSolv Sept 1984 Natl Geo

***FREE DOWNLOAD***

“You are it.  You are the answers to your questions.” ~Anita Krizzan

below you can find my other SILENCE pages for this month’s AJJ challenge… 

where the Light is

silence is golden

Mix It Monthly and AJJ

shhh

Silence certainly is speaking to me

 

Stone Angel Sunday 11

can you believe it…

this is the end of our cemetery photos to share from our February trip to Old San Juan …


may the angels protect you…

may  sadness forget you…

may goodness surround you…

and Love be your Light…

Always

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Stone Angel Sunday 10

the approximate number of graves in the Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazziz Cemetery

just outside the fortress walls in Old San Juan

is around one thousand…

not sure if Mr Magpie and I took a thousand photos…

with our two cameras…

we did spend a couple of hours snapping away…

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*Blessings to you and yours*


Stone Angel Sunday 9

back in Old San Juan…

with still more statuary to come…

each of the images can be clicked to enlarge them…

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Stone Angel Sunday 8

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they are not intended for collage sheets or to be sold***

“The angels are always near

to those who are grieving,

to whisper to them

that their loved ones are safe

in the hand of God.” 

~The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Stone Angel Sunday 7

if you are new to my Magpie’s Nest

… Welcome …

and if you are a frequent visitor I hope you are not tired of Stone Angel Sundays quite yet…

this is the seventh Sunday of

FREE Downloads that I am sharing with my readers from our recent trip to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico…

you can locate the other six Sundays

by going to the SEARCH box on my sidebar that says “LOOKING FOR SOMETHING” 

type in the words “Stone Angel Sunday” and click on the word “Search”

the last three photos were taken by Mr Magpie

***please enjoy these FREE Downloads for your personal use only…

they are not intended for collage sheets or to be sold***

Stone Angel Sunday 6

the photos keep coming from our February visit to Old San Juan

and the Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazziz Cemetery…

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they are not intended for collage sheets or to be sold***

remember you can click each photo if you would like a larger view…

“A pillow for thee

will I bring,

Stuffed with

down of angel’s wing.”

~Richard Crashaw

birthday wishes…

to celebrate the day my dear Mother/Mutti was born…

MagpiesNest Postkarte

I would like to share some vintage early 1900’s postcard images with you…

MagpiesNest A Happy Birthday

our scanner has been broken for months…

MagpiesNest A Happy Birthday.1910MsLindaMyers

so I hope you can make these PDF files work for you…

MagpiesNest FromHelenToLillian Rook

just click on the underlined links twice (once here and again after that…sorry) 

please enjoy them for your own personal use…

Magpies Nest 5532Marguerite

they are not intended to be included in collage sheets or for sale…

my Mom was quite a baker…

here is one of her wonderful cakes

* Happy Birthday Sweet Mutti *

we miss your sweet smile and warm hugs

~* Josephine Mahoney *~

19 March 1931 – 8 February 2011

Stone Angel Sunday 4

***please enjoy these FREE Downloads for your personal use only…

they are not intended for collage sheets

or to be sold***

this Sunday all of the photographs were taken by my Mr Magpie…

we both had our cameras that day in the cemetery…

and were snapping pix like crazy…

hope you enjoy these in your artwork…

“The golden moments in the stream of life

rush past us

and we see nothing but sand;

the angels come to visit us,

and we only know them

when they are gone.”

~George Elliot

Stone Angel Sunday 3

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eventho many of the statues we are sharing with you from the cemetery in Old San Juan do not have wings we found them to have angelic qualities…

so we will continue calling them Stone Angels as I share with you for a few more Sundays…


last week I mentioned that we found some of the statuary missing fingers and arms…

with all of the arms missing on this piece we were very moved by the child on the right still having her hand on the shoulder of the middle child…

this quote is for The Reaney Family with Love…
“We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels; we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.” ~Anton Chekhov

please remember Suz and her family in your prayers…

R.I.P. dear Jud

Stone Angel Sunday 2

last Sunday I shared some images with you from this very beautiful cemetery in Old San Juan also known as La Perla Cemetery…

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they are not intended for collage sheets or to be sold***

there are more than just angels in the cemetery by the sea…

the details in the marble are truly breathtaking…

we did notice some damage with fingers and even arms missing…

I will share a stirring example with you next Sunday…

capturing the complete images was a bit challenging

because so many of the monuments are very close together…

Brightest of Blessings to you today and always…