I have been reading one of the books I recently checked out at the library. The Art of Tasha Tudor.
ART..........The quality,production, expression,or realm,according to aesthetic principles,of what is beautiful,appealing,or of more than ordinary significance.
I didn't become very aware of who Tasha was until just a few years before her death so I didn't know a lot of her history. Some of the things I learned from this book were rather a surprise to me. She lived a beautiful life from the outside looking in,but when we tend to idealize people we don't imagine all their daily frustrations,trouble and life despairing moments.She had them,just like you and I. She also had some beliefs that are contrary to mine,but such are the ways of this life. With all that said...I still sense a very beautiful life in the way she chose to live. What a gift she had in being able to bring to life such wonder with paper,pencils and paint.
The ability to plant things and make them grow...such a gift there as well. So her life was a art,the living,the dreaming. In reality and in fantasy. And even in death,she will continue to contribute to the world through all that she left behind. While her children are still in a squabble over her estate,etc. My prayer is that love will prevail in the matter and they will come back together as a family and share in the memory of what must have been a beautiful life together,growing up with Tasha Tudor as a mother. Even in the most simplest form of living there can still be much confusion,despair and anxiety...life just has a tendency to be that way. Its in the way we cope and manage that keeps us from going under. In my life I choose to live by biblical instruction and through guidance from God's Holy Spirit. And when I fail,he is always standing over me with his hand held down to help me back on my feet and on to the right path....once again. It is there on that path..that I find Peace!
Credit for most of the pictures goes to Google images
Tasha worked from her winter kitchen......
It seems we keep the same curtains in our kitchen...smile.
Go here to visit The Tasha Tudor Museum. And below is a video which isn't in English,but still lovely to watch. Scroll down and pause the music on my blog first.