In the course of my own inner Lenormand revolution or evolution, I’ve been scouring the internet for images that I can utilise for my divination card decks. I’m terrible at drawing. Having said that, I’m good at using photo editing Apps to change the way my photos look, so not being good at drawing isn’t quite a disadvantage.
Just very recently I learnt that the British Library has released a MILLION images into the public domain, via its Flickr account.
Also, Archive.org have done the exact same thing.
What this means is that if you are searching for images to use in your artistic endeavours, whether as clipart or to print out and use in scrapbooking, etc…then before you buy images from other people, you should consider these 2 FREE sources first. Save yourself some money!
And guess what, there are many more organisations and museums out there that have recently jumped on the bandwagon and made their treasury of artwork, photographs, illustrations etc available online for everyone. It really is a revolution, albeit a quiet and peaceful one. This brings accessibility to a whole new world of Art and Photography like never before. I for one intend to make good use of this manna from heaven.
Here’s the link to the British Library Flickr site: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/britishlibrary/
Here’s the link to the Archive.org Flickr site: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/internetarchivebookimages/
Definition of Public Domain:
the state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, especially through not being subject to copyright or other legal restrictions.