Monday, October 17, 2011

Falling In Love With Art: Part 3

Dear Friends, 
This week I am excited to once again share with you the beautiful art of another fellow blog artist.  Her name is Marjorie and her lovely blog is My Cozy Little Whimsy Nook.  Her art is inspired by her love of nature, animals, folk art, 18th & 19th century fashion and art, novels, poetry and old children's book illustrations, as well as her love of music.  In her art she tries to capture a sense of awkward beauty, stillness, solitude and whimsy.  I think she captures all of that, very well.  She grew up always loving to draw and paint, indoors and out, setting up her easel & watercolours, pretending to be an artist.  I don't think she needs to pretend, she is a wonderful artist.  Enjoy her lovely paintings and if you're interested in owning one of these lovelies or looking at many others, she has an Etsy.

To compliment Marjorie's very gorgeous art and love of nature, this week, I will also be highlighting one of my long time favorite artists,  Beatrix Potter.  
She lived in the 1800's, adored nature and became a very wonderful farm woman, as well as, buying properties so that she could later preserve them.  She had many children's books, that she wrote and illustrated and was fairly successful.  Her art and her stories are touching and whimsical and full of life and beauty.  
In addition to loving her art and life, there is a wonderful series of books I've read called Cottage Tales by Susan Wittig Albert.  They're about Beatrix Potter, but are fictional and quite lovely.  Enjoy the pictures.  

"A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."
Hedy Lamarr


  1. I love the owls the best, and that kitty cat looks way sneaky. :)

  2. I too love Beatrix Potter. I have some Peter Rabbit machine embroidery designs. so sweet.

  3. What a wonderful artist--I'm so glad that you featured her on your blog, and yes, when you also talked about Beatrix Potter--her art has that quality to it.
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Thank You bunches and bundles for your very kind words and sweet feature of my work! I'm honored and thrilled beyond words to be mentioned along with Beatrix of my favorite authors/artists! (We just re-watched the Royal Ballet's Beatrix Potter ballet over the weekend....such a beautiful way to pass an afternoon, indeed)!

    Your blog is ever so lovely!!
    Thank You again!
    ♥ Marjorie

  5. oh my gosh, this is Daniele. I am signed in under the wrong account! hehe...that's me!!!

  6. Oh, how lovely! I love both Marjorie AND Beatrix! Another perfect art pair :)

  7. Oh I so enjoy her work! So talented! & Beatrix Potter of course as well. Something about those little creatures I simply love..truly inspirational! xoxo

  8. Amazing collection! Very beautiful!

  9. Well, I can see why you love her! Marjorie's work is just amazing - I have seen her on Etsy, but will definitely check out her blog too - thanks for the link and sweet visit too - I hope you and the boys have a great weekend, xox