Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Do you know who this lady is....  I watched a film about her life last night... (you can see a clip from it in a link half way down the page I've highlighted above...)

starring Renee Zellweger and it was wonderful.   Beatrix Potter.   She grew up priviliged but had no siblings and loved her pets and the country life. Her artworks and story telling was soft and gentle .... her creations of Peter Rabbit and Jemina Puddle Duck were gorgeous.  Her creative beginnings were quite an effort because her parents seemed to take not a great deal of notice of her talent and wanted her to marry gentry and do not much else but "take tea" and behave.

Her success was solid and she  purchased many country estates and kept them preserved as they were.  When she died she left 4,000 acres to conservation. Sadly the man she loved died before they could marry ...  he was her publisher and she gave him the image below ....  his sister returned it to her upon his death and it now hangs in the Victoria and Albert Museum in England.  It was the bunnies having christmas celebrations roasting chestnuts....  wonderful, gorgeous, and beautiful ....  *(s)

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