Thursday, August 28, 2008

Happy Birthday, Tasha Tudor

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Tasha Tudor has always been a favorite illustrator of mine.
Today would have been her 93 birthday.
Whenever I am out perusing the antique store and thrift shop shelves for children's books my eyes are always alert for Tasha Tudor illustrated books.
I have many, and the ones I do not have appear on my Amazon wishlist, because I remain, ever hopeful.
The book above I rescued from a pile of books about to be trashed. Yes, it is a very worn library copy, but I still saw much value in it. And, the story of the dollhouse and the love of pretending gives it such vintage charm.
Tasha Tudor obviously saw value in the simple everyday things of life.
That she could capture that in her illustrations is just one of the amazing things about her.
For more on Tasha Tudor, please check out the links found at Clarice's blog,


Claire, said...

Oh yes she is a wonderful illustrator; What a nice homage.

smilnsigh said...

Thank you for your lovely Tasha Tudor entry.

Gentle hugs,
Miss Mari-Nanci
Smilnsigh blog

Me said...

I love the photobooks of her garden and her Corgi's and her house...wouldn't it have been cool to photograph her and her gnarled hands.