June 20, 2008

Tasha Tudor, 1915 - 2008

Tasha Tudor, the author and illustrator of Corgiville Fair and many other favorite books, died Wednesday at her home in Vermont, surrounded by her family and friends. She was 92 years old.

Blogger Jenny Harris has some scans of an article on Tasha Tudor and her old-fashioned life in Vermont. You can see the scans here. Beautiful photos: click to make 'em bigger.

Is their a corgi person on earth who doesn't have at least one book or print by Tasha Tudor? [Not that one must be a corgi person to enjoy her work -- I treasure my dog-eared copy of The Secret Garden with her illustrations.] Here's artwork from one of the Corgiville books:

To read more about Tasha Tudor, visit Tasha Tudor and Family and Cellar Door Books. Her art brought happiness to many people's lives, and here in SoCal this morning, in as different a setting from her New England farm as anyone could imagine, tea will be made in a Corgiville mug. Safe journey, Tasha.

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