May 14, 2012

The Art of Tasha Tudor.....

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 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

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.



The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hi Shelley,
I surely did enjoy you Tasha post :-)
I too enjoy the guidence of the Holy Spirit and the Peace of Jesus.

I always enjoy my visits at your place! All your artful touches and love just abide here!!
Blessings, Hugs and Love, Linnie

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Shelley,

What a nice tribute to Tasha Tudor! Of course, she was not perfect, but she certainly knew how to live life to its fullest! :)

Blessings today,


Lily said...

Hi Shelley - I have never heard of Tasha Tudor but now I want to learn more. What beautiful illustrations and photos on your blog. Thank-you. Lily. xxx

Jacqueline said...

I learned about Tasha way back in 1977 when I was in England and I bought her book First Graces...years later when I was married, I bought my second and years following I've collected many.

She was facinating. She believed in reincarnation, she has some wild experiences with animals and her communication with them. She believed she had lived before and that is why she always new how to spin wool as a child etc...did you know that about her?

Her life style was charming to say the least and her art is precious. She was a gift to the world, for sure.

Denise Adorian said...

Thank you for the prayers for My daughter's pregnancy.Tasha's art is darling.If I was the one in her shoes though I think I would have a very difficult time managing.I've never been able to work that hard.Enjoyed your post.Denise

mzzterry said...

Hi Shelley, I am enjoying catching up on your blog. The things your son made are really special. He does nice work! I had never read about Tasha Tudor before so I just researched her a bit, interesting life she led. Hope all is well with you & your family. Blessings, mzzterry<><