In a recent decluttering escapade, I unearthed a dusty stack of old Victoria magazines from the back of my closet. Flipping through them I came across an article about Tasha Tudor, one of my heroes in the world of children's illustration. The images were so striking, I had to scan and share. Click images to see them up large enough to read the text, her life at "Corgi Cottage" is fascinating. She lives as if time stopped somewhere in the 1800's. And the fall foliage is breathtaking!
I also looked around the net and found her family's web site with even more pics. Tasha turned 91 last year! Look at this pic of Tasha's corgis...
Adorable! Sadly, they note that the little guy on the left has passed on, which made me think of Alicia and how she and Andy recently suffered the loss of their sweet Audrey. I confess I've been looking at pictures of corgi puppies a lot lately. Welsh Corgis have been a favorite of mine for many years, and if I decide to get another four-legged friend I might just have to fulfill that dream! Just look at all these adorable corgi pics sent to the Tudor family!
Her passion for corgis inspired some charming books about the town of Corgiville, including Corgiville Fair and Corgiville Christmas. They are populated by lots of corgis, along with many other species of animals including those silly green creatures with the tassel tails. Those are her version of a "boggart." Too funny.
I also found this clip from a documentary about Tasha. Its wonderful to hear her tell her story and see scenes from around her gorgeous home in Vermont. What a unique life she lives! Just like something out of a children's book.
Like I said, one of my heroes!