July 16, 2010

An Empress "Freebie"

The Empress
A PNG File
And . . .
 
A Jpeg Too!

Continuing with last week's "freebie" theme of elegant women, you just can't get more elegant than an Empress. This week's image is brought to you courtesy of an extraction from Francois Xavier Winterhalter's beautiful portrait of the Empress Maria Alexandrovna (1857 - Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia).

For whatever reason, I've always been fascinated with Russian aristocracy. If you'd like to read more about the Empress, a fascinating woman way ahead of her time, you can click here. I hope that you'll find many interesting situations and settings for this regal image.

Hope that you have a beautiful day!

19 comments:

Diane said...

She's beautiful, Terri!! Thank You!

Marit said...

LOVe your fabric pages (in a former post) and what an elegant freebie lady you have here! Have a fabulous weekend!!

Janet Ghio said...

Thanks Terri-Wonderful image!!

Rebecca Anthony said...

Thanks Terri, I may just have to get my hand on her and see what kind of embellishments I can add to that amazing dress. Happy Friday(O:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe it's Friday already. I was shocked when I read "freebie" on your post. But I sure love this image. You are always so generous. Thanks for sharing.

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Thank you for this Terri! Lovely image to get my creativity flowing.... Enjoy your weekend.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi Terri,
I have missed you, I am so glad you commented today so I could get over here for a while and see what wonders you have been creating.
Love
Marcie

Netty said...

Thank you very much Terri, she is fab. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful - thank you Terri! Have a great weekend....xxoo

Healing Woman said...

I'm back from the Uk and Ireland (with lots of stories) and will take time today getting caught up on my favorite blogs.

The image of the elegant lady will be perfect for some of my plans to create women of royalty. Thanks so much. It is good to be back in the swing of things again and read my favorites!

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

She looks so noble, and what a dress! Amazing the detail in what women wore back then! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend Terri!

Ozstuff said...

Thanks for the lovely Empress, Terri. Watch out for her in my sample picture for the Three Muses this coming Wednesday!! She looks very much at home on an over-the-top decorated envelope (mail art is the theme).

Lori Saul said...

A fun read and a beautiful image - thanks Terri- have a great weekend!

Taluula said...

She is beautiful Terri, and I know I shall use her very soon. Thank you.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Terri..she is so lovely..thank so much!!Big Hugs,Cat

Tumble Fish Studio said...

What a gorgeous image! So fresh from the bathing babe I've been obsessed with lately. Thank you for showing me something so pretty and different!

Love your fabric pillow journal pages too - what vibrant work! It's funny, that I see you in the colors and beads and patterns you chose. They look so Terri and so beautiful!

Andrea said...

Thank you Terri! She is beautiful!! Love Russian history too! We have a friend from there!

Emma Grace said...

Beautiful!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

ooo she's lovely and you are so generous to share her with us Terri.
My grandma fled Russia as a young woman ... I've always had a soft spot for anything Russian ... of course :) ... off to check out more about the Empress, thank you
oxo