March 21, 2008
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.