Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Brushes and droplets

I have spent today at my desk surrounded by paints of various kinds, glue, paper and tissues. With one of my favourite films on as inspiration, Miss Potter, again! ( I must have watched this film at least 5 times now!) The story is beautiful and the work of Beatrix Potter has always brought me such pleasure. So tonight I wanted to share with you some of her wonderful work.

What writers/ illustrators do you have fond memories of?

13 comments:

sunnie fairy said...

Oh, I like that movie too! As for fond memories, it has to be the illustrator of the Corduroy books, Don Freeman.

Felt~at~home said...

The Secret Garden....I loved that book as a child. Fav illustrator now, has to be Quentin Blake.....brilliant!

Sylvia C. said...

I LOVE THIS MOVIE TOO!

It tear me up every time!

Have a great night,

Sylvia C.

Megan Coyle said...

I haven't seen that movie yet...but I definitely liked Peter Rabbit when I was a kid. I had a stuffed animal of him and everything.

katydiddy said...

I love that movie too! So sweet!

LornaSmithStudio said...

Still haven't seen that film, but I'm sure I will do sometime soon. Some of my favourite illustrators are Jill Barklem who created The Brambly Hedge series, Raymond Briggs, Richard Scarry and of course Quentin Blake.
Oh and my favourite Beatrix Potter character has to be Mrs Tiggy-winkle...lovely XXX

littlebird said...

My big brother read us all of the Narnia books when i was small so they are a firm favourite : )

i love those wee gift boxes you have been making!

Sandra Evertson said...

Love this post!
Such great images!
Sandra Evertson

ei! kumpel said...

wonderful post... I loved it so much that I want to see that movie now! (can't believe I haven't saw it yet!)

Julia said...

I'm so glad you liked this film--I'm quite determined to put it on my netflix que!

Penny said...

I love Beatrix Potter, I was just reading today actually! My favourite is the story of Ginger & Pickles, too cute.

Cathy said...

Haven't seen the film yet but I am looking forward to it. Years ago a friend and I visited all the places in Cumbria connected with BP including her home and the museum with all her original illustrations. It was wonderful to see the actual places she painted in her books.

Friederike! and Sandra said...

I hadn´t heared of the movie before. Thank you for sharing!