Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Beatrix Potter

A light hearted blog -One visit that I couldn't resist this summer was a trip to see Hill Top,Near Sawrey, the home of Beatrix Potter. A lovely illustrator and ft artist Gretel Parker had accidentally let slip that she had nicknamed me Mrs Tiggy Winkle !
Mrs Tiggy Winkle Click to watch film...I always think it's rather nice to do a little dance up the garden path...If everyone did we would all have a good reason to smile !
 I was quite happy with this I always remember her in the film/ballet bumbling over the fields....yes I'm very happy to have that nickname.
Hill Top
Some of the buildings in the village were illustrated by her in her stories.
Peter Rabbit
Anvil Cottage- The Tale of Samuel Whiskers, and Post Box in Peter Rabbits Almanac (page 67 )
Anvil Cottage
Ginger and Pickles shop - The Tale of Ginger and Pickles (page 18)
Tower Bank Arms -The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (page 42)

Tom Kitten's Gate -The Tale of Tom Kitten (page 30)
Tom Kitten's Gate
View onto Garden from upstairs at Hill Top
I wish that I had spent more time drawing...I was certainly inspired.....In my head is a whole new redesign of my web pages.....a spring clean before the spring.....What I need is a good fall of snow then I'll not be able to go and paint Waltzers and Interiors so I'll get on with my new web pages!...Until then Its back to gilding beautiful Fairground columns....I wonder If Beatrix ever enjoyed the fair ?


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