Friday, August 24, 2018

Some of Our Favorite Images for Summer

We are really lucky that our kids don't actually go back to school until after the Canadian Labour Day long weekend. This gives them a couple more weeks to enjoy their Summer vacation and the amazing weather we have been granted this year!

We thought we would take a look at the images people have been busy downloading over the last few months and there are some absolutely amazing ones! Here is a selection of three of our favorite summer-themed images from the top downloads on our websites:

Nothing says "Summer" like watermelon, ice cream and strawberries! This delicious clipart image has them all. It's available in seven different file formats including JPG, EPS and AI.

iCLIPART.com clipart image #1756695

The sun has been particularly busy for us this Summer and this cute cartoon version definitely looks like it's been having a good time! This image is also available in seven different file formats.

Clipart.com clipart image #109352864

Sunflowers have got to be one of my favorite flowers and you can't beat a field of them for visual impact. Pair that with some dramatic clouds and this is what you end up with!

iPHOTOS.com stock photo #643011

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Back to School Images for Presentations, Worksheets and Handouts

Happily (or sadly depending on who you ask) our kids still have a few weeks left of their Summer vacation. For many other students around the world though the time has come to start the new school year!

Many teachers use our websites to source copyright-safe images for their worksheets, presentations and handouts at school. Not only do we have a huge selection of educational themed images but members are certain that the images they download have been legally licensed from the artists and photographers who created them.

Come and see some of the images we have available to download:

Education Clipart at iCLIPART.com

Back to School Clipart and Stock Photos at Clipart.com

3D School Animations at Animation Factory

Education Photos at iPHOTOS.com

In recognition of the amazing, and challenging, job that teachers do we are happy to offer them a special educational discount on any of our one year subscriptions. Please contact us for more information!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Amazing Images and Designs for Wedding Invitations

Not surprisingly many couples pick a day during the Summer months for their wedding day. The chance of nice weather is greatly increased and there is a much greater choice of beautiful venues to pick from. My husband and I were lucky to pick a particularly hot and sunny day 13 years ago in July for our big day. We got married outside on the porch of our beautiful Victorian home while our guests sweltered out on the lawn. Fortunately for them the ceremony was not too long and much fun was had by all as we enjoyed the warm evening festivities.

As the owners of iCLIPART.com we were fortunate to have a large array of beautiful illustrations to choose from when we designed our invitations. 
Here is a selection of some of our favorites:

If you are lucky enough to be planning your big day why not check out the complete collection of wedding clipart, animations and photos on our websites!

Wedding clipart from iCLIPART.com:

Wedding clipart and stock photos from Clipart.com:

Wedding animations and videos from AnimationFactory.com:

Wedding photos from iPHOTOS.com:

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Clipart, Photos and Animations to Celebrate the Amazing Country that is Canada!

Although I was not born in this amazing country called Canada, I have been lucky to live here for many years now. Coming from the UK I still never cease to marvel at just how vast and diverse a country Canada is. Even after all this time I have still only scratched a tiny portion of the wonders it holds. It may be a stereotype, but the people here really are that friendly and it is a pleasure to live and work alongside them!

Our websites have a great selection of clipart, photos and animations to help celebrate this Canada Day Weekend - we hope you enjoy browsing through them!

Canadian Images on Clipart.com

Canadian-themed Clipart on iCLIPART.com

Everything Canada on Animation Factory

Beautiful Photos of Canada on iPHOTOS.com

Monday, June 11, 2018

Time for a Change at iCLIPART.com!

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. William Pollard
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"Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable."
William Pollard

Change can be scary, annoying and inconvenient. It can also be exciting and open you up to new adventures and possibilities!

If you haven't already visited iCLIPART.com today we hope you will come and see what the winds of change have brought to the website. Here are some of the updates that we have made and we hope you will find them to be improvements!

- Larger, easier to see thumbnail images.
- A responsive design that adjusts itself to your browser size.
- The advanced search options are now hidden unless you want to change something. Just click on the “Advanced” button to the left of the search box to access them.
- We have completely removed the instruction page between the preview page and actually downloading the images to your computer. 
- You now have the option to download 800 and 1000 pixel versions of the raster clipart formats (where available).
- If there is a file format of clipart that you prefer to download you can specify this in your profile settings.

- You can also set your preferred number of search results in your profile settings.
- A link to the last search you made is always available on the main page.
- You can view your download history directly on the website. 

- If you forget your password you are now emailed a temporary password to allow you to sign in and update it.
- People using mobile devices no longer have to visit a completely separate website and have access to all the same features as desktop users.
In these days of mobile devices and multiple browsers, Google looks much more favorably on websites that are "mobile friendly" and have a “responsive" design. In addition to this many people were complaining that our thumbnail images were too small and our design was very dated. We know that unfortunately not everyone will like the changes and we promise that we will be taking all feedback into consideration in the coming days.




Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. William Pollard
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I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. Nicholas Sparks
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I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. Nicholas Sparks
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Friday, June 1, 2018

Introducing Ania Velichkovsky

Without our amazing contributors we wouldn't be able to offer our customers the diverse and exciting selection of images that we do today!

It is very hard to choose one artist to feature out of all the exceptionally talented photographers and illustrators we represent. One of the most popular with our customers is Ania Velichkovsky and so here is a little more about her:

Ania Velichkovsky was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. With its famous romantic white nights, snowy winter scenes, extraordinary and historical architecture, visual inspiration was everywhere. It's no wonder that she grew to love art and appreciate beauty.

Ania attended art college and started her career in animation spending many happy years in the studio honing her craft, infusing life, detail, technical excellence and feeling into her work. She further developed her design skills moving on to commercial graphics and illustration, and 2008 was introduced to the stock photography industry. It seriously piqued her interest. So much so, that she began creating her own illustration collections to share with the world.

 Ania's illustrations are coveted. Her approach to composition and style has depth and quality. The results are always refined, alive and totally engaging. Her settings and characters span broad categories and themes, and are popular worldwide. Her young daughter is the inspiration for everything magical, like fantasy and fairy tales, fairies and unicorns. And Alice in Wonderland is Ania's favorite book, continually inspiring her with its wonder and wisdom.

An accomplished entrepreneur, artist and designer, Ania Velichkovsky lives in Roswell, Georgia and creates beautiful things every day.

"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality." Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

View Ania's Entire Collection

Monday, April 16, 2018

Music Inspires Life. This Music Clipart will Inspire Your Projects

Sometimes social media really can be entertaining.  I don't generally play the games. Only occasionally, perhaps when bored, will I play the quizzes.  I never get caught up in the requests for reposting.  And I'm not too enthusiastic about accepting the 'challenges' that come my way.

Yet, every once in a while, there is one of the latter that titillates, that appeals to my interests or my curiosity. Recently I noticed that my son had posted a 10-day challenge calling on his nominees to post a photo of "one of their all-time favourite albums, in no particular order, but something that made an impact and is still on the rotation list".

Over two days he nominated siblings and I found myself waiting, hopeful, wanting to be part of this. Because for as long as I can remember music has mattered to me.  It has made me feel alive, comforted me, soothed me and inspired me. I certainly knew then,  that coming up with 10 albums that affected me in some profound way wouldn't be the challenge. Stopping would be. And deciding which would make the list.

When, on day three, I finally saw I'd made the cut, there was a good deal of thought, introspection and a few trips down good old memory lane before making my choices.  Thinking of the word 'impact' was what inspired the selections I made — albums that had left an imprint on me, in some cases decades after first hearing them. They spoke to feelings, times and places and there wasn't a dud song on any of them. The artists were people I have often quietly thanked over the years for what their gift gave to me.

I had fun with this challenge, unquestionably. But what further impressed me was how readily others joined in. Not only did most of those I nominated participate they did so enthusiastically. All were eager to post, some almost immediately after being tagged, and were equally as excited to discuss the effect that someone else's choice had had on them. It absolutely reinforced what I've always known  — music is extremely important to lot of people.

When I think of the direction music's taken lately, or of the politicians who give it — and all of the arts for that matter —  such short shrift, I am saddened and angered. Too bad there weren't more politicians like Edward Bulwer-Lytton. This member of the British Parliament in the 1830s was also a novelist and playwright. You've heard the phrases, "the great unwashed", the "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword" and the famous opener, "it was a dark and stormy night"? All were laid to paper by Lytton's glorious pen.

The first Baron Lytton, in his lyrical prose, also recognized the effect of music on people. "Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies."

A beautiful truth.

Today, we pay tribute to that with these impressive collections of music clipart:

iCLIPART.com Music Images

Clipart.com Music Images