Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tasha Tudor ~Journey Through FairyTale Land on Saturday Night

Once Upon a Time living in one’s FairyTale is good medicine, for body, mind and soul. Relieving one from the impurities of our daily lives by eliminating the high stress responsible for many ailments of our modern age, taking a well deserved break into FairyTale Land is a therapeutic remedy strongly recommended for all.
Once in a while I like to live in a FairyTale…
So come along on this virtual journey through Blog land with me and you may just see something you didn’t think exist anymore.

Journey Through FairyTale Land on Saturday Night!

This Saturday I’m a caller to the magical land of Tasha Tudor’s FairyTale.
An extraordinarily gifted and quite uncommonly unique and loving creature, Tasha Tudor was a children’s illustrator with an undeniable love for the nineteenth- century lifestyle.
Aside from her beautiful whimsical and memorable illustrations, it is her way of life that I have for all time connected to and deeply burrowed in a niche within my human heart. It is this life style she lived that has encouraged me to live a bit of her magical FairyTale world. Living in the past is what I do best but mine is but a simple dream where Tasha was living in the past in whole reality.

Tasha was a good emissary of time not wasted. Her hands never idled for everything one would imagine was done by hand in the 1800’s she did it. Spinning, knitting, crocheting, candle making, turning butter, making cheese, pressing cider , baking bread in a wood stove, weaving baskets from wood gathered on her property and preserving the bounty of her hard earned harvest all the while dreaming up a magical marionette theater and dollhouse with puppets and dolls playing their role in the FairyTale world Tasha created. Tasha was the preserver of that time we passed and like her screech owls’ attributes very wise in doing so.

Often, Tasha Tudor born Starling Burgess would say that she had lived in a past life from the early 1800’s as a sea captain’s wife. Whether in humor or mere belief it was one of her reasons behind her adore of living in the simpler antiquarian time. Maybe even her given name may have something to do with her love of our fine feathered friends who she admirably placed homes in each room of her home. Tasha believed “birdsong a necessity”. A home was simply not a home unless a little tweety bird lived in it and I agree. That is reason why we have a love bird named Bandit who loves to draw blood….and keeps the cat awake!

Tasha Tudor will always be my twinkling star of wonder and enchantment. The little Starling in the secret garden of Time who showed me the meaning of life through the eyes of a creature of nature and kind and to always keep the four leaf clover close by.
This FairyTale Land “Corgi Cottage” was but just a little stop along the journey through the Blogasphere where the next realm may be even more common to my like than here but somehow I have my doubts. And a “Goodnight Tasha Tudor, wherever you are”.


Tasha even wrote and illustrated a book with my name Annabelle


Not too long ago I was fortunate to come across this book and purchased it.The inside page has a little girl's name in blue marker and some scribble writing and a little bit of pen art on Thumbelina but aside from that it is in pretty good condition.


Wren Cottage said...

Hello Annabelle :)
I too love going into her world...I must watch my Take Joy DVD 3 times a week... it helps me to stay sane and reminds me that you can make your own reality and you are right, when I do that, stress fades away, for a little while anyways... thank you so much for this lovely written post, you have such a remarkable gift! Thank you for sharing it!
Planning my garden today and had your seeds out, they made me SMILE... your friendship is a beautiful thing HUGS**** xoxo



Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Annabelle, I adore Tasha Tudor, and have many of her books. I read them to my boys when they were little. How I wished I could actually live the life she dared to live. Also, thank you for your words on my blog this morning. They were a gift that lifted my spirit, and which I so treasure. When I first found your blog, I knew you were a kindred spirit and that I must follow all your posts. Vicki

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Thank you for you visit and for your very kind comments Annabelle, and especially for your prayers for Australia...it is very touching indeed...
Love to hear about Tasha Tudor...I only learned of her this year...I can imagine she would have quite a following. Your Fairy Tale about her is just beautiful and how you wound it all together...just enchanting!!! I just love coming over to your part of the world...absolutely stunning background!!! Love to you, Dzintra XX

Down the Rabbit Hole said...

Dear Annabelle,

Thank you for this lovely post! Oh, to live that life, that is my dream, always has been. She did it superbly! Any time I get down, and feel overwhelmed, I say to myself "Oh no you don't! Look at what all she did!" ;O) Then I get out the books! I love her books! Thank you for your sweet comments on my last post!

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