Favorite Things ~ Illustrators



Some of my favorite book illustrations come from the Brambly Hedge book series by Jill Barklem.

The artwork reminds me of the style of some of Tasha Tudor's work, who is also one of my favorite illustrators.

Aren't they wonderful? 

When I was a kid I used to draw little nest-like homes.  I have always loved the small, cluttered coziness of this kind of illustrations.  I used to linger over the drawings in the Pooh series that showed inside the homes, with the little cupboards and honey pots.  And we can't forget the delightful drawings of Beatrix Potter in the Peter Rabbit books.  I loved seeing his warm little home when Mother Rabbit tucked naughty Peter into bed.

If you've never read any of these charming books before, I urge you to check them out.  They are such a treat.

4 comments:

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I had not seen these before but love Tasha Tudor. Very similar. I will have to look next time at the library. My youngest would love these I think.

becktovintage said...

I like illustrations very much you know. Thnak you for sharing the author of the book and the pictures. I ll try to find the book. Thnak you really very much...

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cathy,
I do love these illustrations! they are so full of whimsy and really tell the story.
I laughed out loud when I saw Budgie in the glass, how funny...
Your sewing room is wonderful the space is so nice to have.
I have enjoyed catching up with you today.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Sam I Am...... said...

I love all of those too! I am like a little kid with those illustrations and I just got through re-reading my one and only Tasha Tudor book about her on her farm when she was alive. They strike some cord in me relating to coziness or home comforts. I can't describe it but I know exactly what you mean!
I don't have the Brambly Hedge books but I am aware of them but only saw them once. Thanks for reminding me...I'm going to order some! I wish they had decorating books! LOL!

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