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A close look at the settings portrayed in the artworks accompanying the stories of Beatrix Potter reveals very fine furnishings tastefully and conveniently arranged. Her respect for the historic and the carefully crafted, her sense of renewing countrified comfort, and her relaxed mixing of styles—all inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement, continue to make both her illustrations and her National Trust homes compelling and instructive. Illustrations for this article include images by Beatrix Potter.
Inspired by Peter Rabbit's Painting book, created by Beatrix Potter, Elspeth presents simple steps that help beginners play with paint while learning the rudiments of mixing colors, without having to capture form by translating three dimensions into two. Illustrations for this article include images by Beatrix Potter.
Features recipes for Jeremy Fisher's Out-of-the-Larder Dinner, including Roasted Rosemary Bread, Sawrey Sweet and Sour Berry Dressing, Alderman Ptolemy Tortoise Salad, Timothy Baker's Basic Bread, Mr. Brown Owl's Nut and Tomato Tart, Ribby's Hearty Party Tea, Ribby's Toothsome Savory Pie, Good Bunny Supper Cake, Timmy Willie's Pea Soup, and Mrs. Tittlemouse's Honey-dew Cup. Illustrations for this article include images by Beatrix Potter.
Beatrix Potter's love of the gardens she explored influenced her own gardens. Based upon Beatrix Potter's design for The Game of Peter Rabbit (a board game), Elspeth provides a garden design (in watercolor) that suggests ways to create the potager gardens at Gwaynynog and Fawe Park. Includes a list of flowers from her stories, as well as a list of the flowers at Hill Top Farm. Illustrations for this article include images by Beatrix Potter.
By Elspeth C. Young We are often asked if we give art lessons, and we are delighted to answer, "Yes! in the form of publications and online resources." For several years, we have been (and continue to be) hard at work designing art curriculum for all ages, interests, and abilities. Please visit the links below for ordering information as well as free online helps.
Art materials needed for these lessons are intended to be as inexpensive, child-friendly, and non-toxic as possible. Adult supervision is recommended if only for reading instructions... Read more »
By Nancy Young
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The last while has left us a little frazzled and frayed at our too-busy fringes, and consequently article-bereft, so we thought today to be an ideal time to smooth ourselves out, and tie up some needful loose ends. First and foremost, we wanted to acknowledge these kind notes from subscribers from upstate New York, the East Midlands in England, America's Deep South and the upper Pacific Coast: (Thanks so much, Flo, Rowena, Susana, and Mary Anne!)
"To all at The Studio, I just want to say I was talking to my best friend a few days ago and she had tried Nancy's recipe for "Wheaten Griddle Bread," and as soon as I could this afternoon, I made the recipe... Read more »
By Nancy Young
There may not always be time to create a full Jeremy Fisher "Roasted Rosemary Grasshopper" presentation-loaf prior to a Miss Potter-style picnic or party; but using the same dough (pages 12-13 of Summering in Sawrey with Beatrix Potter) you can still create sandwiches--not from butterflies like Jeremy's--but from "Hopper Heads" simply by following the instructions below, allowing to cool completely, then adding your favorite sandwich fillings. They may be the only truly welcome insect near the Lily-Pond!
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By Al R. Young The A Sawrey Summer with Beatrix Potter issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios. This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Take Great And Useful Pleasure (4 pages)Hearth - A Beatrix Potter Painting Book (2 pages)Kitchen - Next Time I Want To Give A Party (6 pages)Garden - I Have A Little Garden (4 pages)Workshops - Mrs. Rabbit's Pot Rack (2 pages)Bookshelf - Beatrix Potter (1 page)Attic - Living Richly Without Being Rich (1 page)Veranda - [untitled] (1 page)Garret - A Ferret In The Burrower's Guild (2 pages)A Sawrey Summer with Beatrix Potter is the 70th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »