Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Miss Potter

I have just finished watching Miss Potter starring Renee Zellweger and Ewen McGregor and I loved it. I have several of Beatrix Potter's books from my childhood and I read them to my boys. As an artist, I am always inspired by her beautiful illustrations. Miss Potter is a beautiful movie and I heartily recommend it.
The Tailor of Gloucester (1903)

"Benjamin suggested that they should fill the pocket-handkerchief with onions"
From The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, 1904

Yellow Grisette (Amanita crocea) and Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria), drawn by Beatrix Potter in September 1897
Miss Butterfly was tasting the sugar from The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse (1910)


Rachel said...

Ohh, I love Beatrix Potter, grew up on it like you. Excited to hear the movie is good, maybe I'll watch it this weekend.

The Robertson's said...

I agree- the movie was so tragically wonderful! I had to comment because I just watched the movie last week by myself until 2AM.