Thursday, December 2, 2010

Beloved Beatrix

Beatrix Potter was an author, illustrator, mycologist, farmer, and conservationist. Q: What does a mycologist study? A:

By the way, you can "adopt" the above work by Beatrix Potter at the Armitt Collection.

Tom Kitten with the Rats
from The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding
by Beatrix Potter

From The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

Title illustration of Mr. Tod
from The Tale of Mr. Tod
by Beatrix Potter

Duchess searching for the mouse pie
from The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan
by Beatrix Potter

Title illustration from Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes
by Beatrix Potter
Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes includes Three Blind Mice and This Pig Went to Market.

Mrs. Tiggywinkle
by Laura Ford
Info From Wikipedia: The Contemporary Art Society presented Laura Ford's Rag and Bone exhibition, which were based on characters from the stories and illustrations of Beatrix Potter and designed to show people living on the margins. The pieces in the exhibition included Badger, a badger, going through a bin, Mrs Tiggywinkle, a hedgehog, pushing a pram full of her belongings, and Tod, the fox, wrapped in blankets, representing homelessness.


* The trailer for Miss Potter, the movie
* A video of The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
* Beatrix Potter rarities at BibliOdyssey
* Potter illustration sets auction sales record
* Beatrix Potter Lesson Plans at Web English Teacher
* Sendak's Tribute to Potter
* Book: Beatrix Potter: The Extraordinary Life of an Edwardian Genius by Linda Lear
* The World of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit
* From the LibraryLaw blog, The Tale of One Bunny, Copyright Statements, and the Public Domain: A Cautionary Tail
* Beatrix Potter, Scientist
* Ideas for a Miss Potter tea party
* Beatrix Potter free Desktop Advent Calendar
* (Non-Potter-related) Tutorial: Botanical Drawing with Watercolor and Pencil

Potter Trivia: From the age of 15 until she was past 30, Potter kept a journal written in a secret code, a code not broken until nearly 20 years after her death.

1 comment:

Dimmitdammit said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the Beatrix Potter illustrations. Have always enjoyed her work...especially after having seen "Miss Potter," a beautiful movie.