Happy Birthday: Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter was born on July 28th. Well known for her Peter Rabbit children's books, I instead would like to focus on her fungi and embroidery illustrations.
Beatrix Potter was a successful naturalist painter with a strong interest in fungi. Over 60 of her illustrations were collected into the book, Les Champignons. She was in regular contact with mycologists and even started sporing fungi herself.
I also love her renderings of decorative fabric and embroidery <3
I follow a couple illustrators who love and are inspired by Beatrix Potter; Sarah Johnson of Little Quests to Love, and Holly Exley who did a series of pieces inspired by the artist. They both are fun to follow on social media.
"We cannot stay home all our lives, we must present ourselves to the world and we must look upon it as an adventure."