on this rainy day, i wish to feature some of the plushies that friends make.
1. United Kingdom,
kawaii brown British cat, handmade by Ella kitty😺
cute black cat, from Spain, handmade by Ana Camamiel🐈
This is how we have read this book, so far.
First we look at the pictures, and try to tell each other the story.
Then we read the story, and see how close we were to telling the story rightly, by the book author. This makes us giggle, because usually we are so far from telling the story correctly, it is very funny.
We found out that the names of the animals are far cuter than we could have imagined. Like for instance, the squirrels name is Nutkin. And a married mouse is named Mrs. Tittlemouse. And a pretty, young lady cat is named Miss Moppet.
I would like to chat a little more about books. This one, my sister bought for me, and told me that the book author started publishing in the the early 1900's. So I thought, wow, Beatrix Potter, must really like animals a lot, to write stories about them. Plus, i am always eager to find out about the life of animals, and these ones do seem quite sophisticated, interacting with each other and the world around them. And that is about our rainy day reading for today.
Have a lovely week-end, to all my friends, who inspire me greatly with all that you love! 🌼🌼🌼
My photographic take on 'The Tailor of Gloucester'. Wrtten by Beatrix Potter (1902).
Taken for the 'Macro Monday' - 'My Favourite Novel (Fiction)' challenge: 15th January 2018.
I couldn't single out a novel which I could say was my favourite, so I picked my favourite illustrated book. I'm a visual person and connect more to illustrations and the screen than the written word.
Beatrix Potter is a national hero for us Brits, a great story teller, a very talented illustrator and a champion of the Lake District. Her watercolours really brought her characters to life. I choose this book I really liked the iconic image of the mouse sitting on top of the cotton reel. I'm an animal lover, so the thought of mice being anthropomorphic really sparked my imagination.
My photo is maybe a bit tame in comparsion, but I gave it my best. I've had in the back of my mind that I wanted to mix some 2D drawing into a macro for while, so I went down this route. Drawing a tiny mice was very difficult, despite using a mechinal pencil my lines look a bit messy up close.
The Longleat Festival of Light marked the 50th anniversary of Longleat's world-renowned safari park and featured a 20-metre-tall multi-coloured birthday cake and a huge stack of presents alongside an illuminated Christmas scene, a group of Longleat’s infamous monkeys on board a recreation of the original dragon safari boat, and an avenue of four-metre-high lions.
Giant illuminated versions of Beatrix Potter’s much-loved characters, with over two kilometres of lighting, were among the highlights of Longleat's Festival of Light during the 2016/17 winter (November 11th – January 2nd).
There were glowing tableaux of Peter Rabbit’s close encounter with Mr McGregor, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle putting out her washing and Jemima Puddle-Duck looking after her ducklings.
Jeremy Fisher’s lucky escape from a gigantic trout was recreated on Half-Mile Lake alongside Squirrel Nutkin’s ill-fated rowing trip to collect acorns on Old Brown’s Owl Island.
The displays – which celebrate the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth - was also featured the star of her newly-discovered story, ‘The Tale of Kitty in Boots’.
There was also a safari scene which includes a trio of life-size porcelain elephants, created from tens of thousands of Chinese plates, bowls, and a tower of giant giraffe.
This is a scene from Mr McGregor's Garden. Mr. McGregor, whose given name is John, is a fictional character in three children's books by author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. He is an elderly, serio-comic villain of Scots background intent upon keeping hungry rabbits out of his vegetable garden and sometimes catching them to put them in a pie and eat them.
This was the third year running Longleat had staged this event and it would be the largest and most ambitious to date with over 2,500 individual lights, 20 km of silk, more than 30,000 bulbs and over 4km of LED lighting.
A team of highly-skilled artists from Zigong in China’s Sichuan province, which has been staging lantern festivals for more than 2,000 years, helped create this must-see event.
Other festive attractions included the Santa Trains, the all-new enchanted animated musical Christmas Tree and Arctic Corner themed playzone for kids, plus a special exhibition featuring costumes from the famous 1971 Royal Opera House ballet production of The Tales of Beatrix Potter in Longleat House
Longleat is an English stately home and the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. It is a leading and early example of the Elizabethan prodigy house. It is adjacent to the village of Horningsham and near the towns of Warminster and Westbury in Wiltshire and Frome in Somerset. It is noted for its Elizabethan country house, maze, landscaped parkland and safari park. The house is set in 1,000 acres (400 ha) of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, with 4,000 acres (1,600 ha) of let farmland and 4,000 acres (1,600 ha) of woodland, which includes a Center Parcs holiday village. It was the first stately home to open to the public, and the Longleat estate includes the first safari park outside Africa.
The house was built by Sir John Thynne and was designed mainly by Robert Smythson, after Longleat Priory was destroyed by fire in 1567. It took 12 years to complete and is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain. Longleat is occupied by Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, a direct descendant of the builder; however, the peer passed the management of the business to his son Viscount Weymouth early in 2010.