Hello everyone, it's Friday! I hope you all had a good week. Mine was busy and seemed to fly by.
Have you heard about the new Beatrix Potter movie? Unfortunately, it isn't playing at a theatre near me, but I checked out some books about her life and artwork at the library this past weekend.
The story of Peter Rabbit was actually a letter to her former governess' young daughter. She wrote many letters to children and they have been compiled in this wonderful book, "Letters to Children from Beatrix Potter" Collected and introduced by Judy Taylor
I have also been enjoying "Beatrix Potter's Art" by Anne Stevenson Hobbs. It is full of her wonderful paintings...
She was very fond of drawing and painting mushrooms. Friends would even mail her different varieties to paint!
She loved animals (of course!) and had many pets. A mouse, a hedgehog, a pig, and rabbits, just to name a few. Did you know that Peter and Benjamin Rabbit were based on her real life pet rabbits?!
We also watched a documentary on her life yesterday and afterwards, got out our watercolor pencils and did a little drawing and painting ourselves.
I drew an American Goldfinch and a nest of eggs. Spring will eventually arrive!
Emily painted a duck and even wrote a poem to go along with it...
Little fishes deep in the sea,
don't swim too fast,
you can't catch me.
Grace painted some Autumn trees, a rabbit and a pretty blue butterfly.
Benjamin painted a nice summer day complete with a little boy flying a kite.
Tonight, we are having some friends over for "movie night." This afternoon I'm hoping to work on my UFO's. I haven't made much progress yet! The girls also want to have tea.
I'll talk to you all soon!