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."