Friday, March 21, 2008

artful rabbit
























One of my most favorite illustrators is Beatrix Potter.  Look at what a classic woman with so many stories and tales to tell literally surrounding her.   Many of you must know her infamous career began when "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" was published in 1902.  Prior to being published and loved by by the public, it had been rejected by several firms.  Beatrix was full of ideas, stories and illustrations.


She published two books a year until 1910.  She was a remarkable woman, with true originality,
with a vision and strength which led her to find creative fulfillment.

This artful rabbit wishes you a Happy Spring and a Happy Easter.  I always admired his blue coat with brass buttons.  I will share my needlepoint that I did of this illustration in tribute to Peter as a gift for my daughter's nursery.























23 comments:

ALL THE BEST said...

Such wonderful memories of childhood! Great post. Happy Easter!!

pve design said...

Ronda,
Glad you "hopped" by -
Happy Easter Bonnet!
Do you have "peeps" in Scotland?
Patricia

Tara said...

Love BP, too! My 15 yr old daughter still has her books on her shelf in her room--they are classic!
:0)
Tara

Be the change..... said...

Have you seen the movie about her, mrs. potter( not sure how much is fact or fiction ) that came out a few years ago with renee zellwegger? Really a charming movie!

pve design said...

Tara,
I thought you'd love BP!
Patricia

Be the change-
Thanks for the tip about the movie of Mrs.Potter.
I will certainly watch it!
By the way, did the package arrive?
Patricia

Things That Inspire said...

Lovely post! My mother grew up in the Lake District of England, so Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter had a special place in my childhood.

LondonCalling said...

Happy Easter!

Mrs. Limestone said...

This was one of my favorite childhood books. I had no idea she had a pet rabbit! How amazing is that photo you posted? Thanks for sharing!

annechovie said...

Beatrix Potter is one of my favorites - what a talent! Happy Easter, Patricia!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Fabulous! We hope you have a blessed Good Friday and a wonderful Easter!

smiles,
kari & kijsa

Kwana said...

I just love her. Great post for Easter. I recently saw the movie Mrs. Potter and enjoyed that too. You have to check it out. It's very sweet.

said...

wow that was the lady who came up with that story? i love how in the first picture she has her rabbit right next to her! very cute

Mrs.French said...

Her illustrations always make me feel like a little girl again. I am hoping my little one gets just as giddy as I did...actually still do.

Mary-Laure said...

I adore Beatrix Potter too. She was a great illustrator and an amazing woman. I'd like to see the movie about her life...

Octavine Illustration said...

beautiful pictures. just the mention of peter rabbit brings a smile. cheers.~

Cakespy said...

Beatrix Potter had such an interesting life. My mom is an illustrator too and loves Beatrix, so through her I have learned quite a bit about the sometimes unusual but very talented lady. Happy Easter to you!

adesignaffair said...

I recently saw Miss Potter & was blown away by Beatrix's life. She was a remarkable woman. I just passed FAO yesterday and they have Peter Rabbit & the characters in the windows. Classics never go out of style.

Cote de Texas said...

Have you seen that movie about her - I think it's called Mrs. Potter? I just saw it and it's wonderful! so sweet - go rent it you will love it.
Joni

Cote de Texas said...

I jsut saw someone else recommended before me. sorry!

{this is glamorous} said...

I love this post and finding out a little more about Beatrix Potter--I've always been a fan of dear Peter Rabbit. Hope you had a lovely Easter, and I can't wait to see your needlepoint!

enc said...

I'll never understand why her work was rejected.

Didn't Renée Zellweger do a movie about BP?

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

I have loved BP since I was tiny and collected all kinds of peter rabbit doll dishes, etc. when I was little. Just love this post!

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

I recently watched the movie....really lovely .......such an inspirational woman.