Friday, October 25, 2013
Dracula was Irish author Bram Stoker's Gothic take on vampires. There are suggestions that he was based on Transylvania's Vlad III Dracula of Wallachia. Some scholars, however, claim that Stoker was not familiar with "The Impaler", as Vlad III was known, except for the name Dracula.
However he came into being Stoker's Dracula is a charismatic devil, oozing charm and villainy in equal portion. His story is full of elements from mystery to romance, from horror to seduction. He has the power to simultaneously entrance and terrify. Despite the obvious horror his presence evokes there is an element of romance to the story — a man who lures his innocent victims then dispatches them by attacking one of the most vulnerable places on the human body— up close and personal.
With the popularity of the Twilight series in modern culture, vampires have indeed become romantic figures. So for our Halloween collection of clipart today we pay tribute to the man who started it all — Dracula.
iCLIPART.com Dracula Illustrations
TOONClipart Dracula Cartoons
ClickArt Online Dracula Illustrations
ClipartGuide Dracula Illustrations
iPHOTOS.com Dracula Illustrations
Acclaim Images Dracula Clipart
Thursday, October 24, 2013
From the time I donned a black pointed hat and flowing gown for the first Halloween I remember, I've had a bit of a fascination with the notion of wicca and its practitoners. The idea of conjuring spells and mixing brews for multi-purposes is kind of cool. Provided, of course, that the intended purpose is nothing but altruistic.
A granddaughter introduced me to the '90s television series Charmed where three good witches, united in sisterhood, fought evil. No broomsticks, no warts on noses, no sinister cackles from this trio. Just powerful, beautiful women using their unique talents and gifts to make the world better. Now that's a fascinating concept, don't you think.
Acclaim Images Witches
iPHOTOS.com Illustrations of Witches
ClickArt Online Witches
TOONClipart Cartoon Witches
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sandwiched between the Canadian and American Thanksgivings, Halloween is a celebration that kids can sink their teeth into — literally. We wait for trick-or-treaters in costumes ranging from adorable to ghoulish to come calling, then dole out sweets for the sweets' goody bags. There are pink-cheeked witches and diminutive Ironmen, goblins and ghouls, princesses and fairies. The list is endless.
With the countdown to Oct. 31 underway, I thought it might be fun to feature collections of some of these images of Halloween. To get things started, here are some awesome ghostly illustrations:
iCLIPART.com Ghost Illustrations
Acclaim Images Ghosts
iPHOTOS.com Ghost Illustrations
ClickArt Online Ghost Illustrations
TOONClipart Ghost Cartoons
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
While the fall months can generally be a mix of almost all of that, this October has been replete with warm temperatures and sunshine besides the usual glorious foliage.
But then we got to this morning — damp, dismal and cool. Well, actually rather cold. I even heard someone speak the 's' word. I wish I could recapture the wonder of childhood when I hear the word snow. The simple delight I found in catching snowflakes on my tongue, making snow angels, building forts from which to launch snowballs at 'enemies' was childhood at its best. I can still feel the sense of carefree joy; it's rekindling it as an adult where I run into problems.
See, the problem with snow when you're all grown up, is that it's a bit of a pain. You shovel it and clear it. It makes driving hazardous, covers our decks and patios and arrives hand in hand with Jack Frost and his stinging bite.
Truth be told, however, though a blanket of white may lack the variety of colour and climate that the other seasons boast, it does have its own beauty. A sparkling sun in an azure sky flickers off the opaque landscape. Mr. Frost's artwork glitters on windows and hangs from trees. The intensity of a winter storm, viewed safely from inside your brick and shingle cocoon, is awesome in its force.
So, as we look ahead to the blowing snow and freezing cold, here are some photo collections to remind us of winter's beauty too:
National Geographic Pictures of Winter Landscapes
iCLIPART.com Winter Landscapes
iPHOTOS.com Winter Landscapes
Acclaim Images Winter Landscapes
Monday, October 21, 2013
fairly even. I can generally ride along on the wave that's carrying me without much upset or distress. When the current gets moving a little too swiftly or starts rocking the boat I can usually find a way to calm things down.
All of this, however, is on one condition — the environment I'm sailing through must be tidy. If you want to send me into a tailspin just clutter up my world and I will be tossing about in chaos. Nothing will set me on edge more than a desk full of papers or countertop loaded with unstacked dishes. Clothes on the floor, coats hanging on chairs, newspaper on the coffee table will most assuredly turn things ugly.
My need for all things neat and tidy extends even to my computer screen. Nothing stays on the desktop longer than necessary, being quickly filed as soon as easy access is no longer required. I need no special day to let me know it's time to organize things.
But others apparently do. Yesterday was National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day. In keeping with that we offer a collection of illustrations of people who may, or may not, be on top of that job:
iCLIPART.com People at Computers Illustrations
iPHOTOS.com Computers and People Clipart
Acclaim Images People at Computers