Friday, June 20, 2008

The Loss of an Artist....

The world has lost a truly unique and wonderful person. Tasha Tudor has died at the age of 92.

If you aren't familiar with her please take a few moments to read about the way she lived and also about her art. I discovered her many years ago and was always so impressed with her ability to live in another time, and to be mostly self-sufficient in an era of such over abundance. She was an inspiration to me and I hope she lives on in the hearts of many.


As you may have noticed, I have been missing from the blog scene recently. I have been doing battle with a particularly nasty flu bug but I think this time I've won! I was beginning to feel better last week, then had a relapse and went down again. But I've turned the corner and can see blue skies ahead so I think I've beat it.


  1. Hi Janet. So glad to read that you are feeling better. Though sorry to hearing of Tasha's passing, I can't really be sad. What a remarkable life she had. She raised a wonderful family and brought lasting joy to the world and to children. She is only gone from this physical world. She will live in hearts forever. I'm going to go and make some bread now and use the tasty sounding chicken salad recipe from her site to celebrate her life today.

  2. I was very sad to hear of her passing, I was hoping for a 100.…
    However, it was fitting that she passed away the night of the strawberry moon…
    She did live a full and important life in a very unpretentious way..

    I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better, do take care so that you do not get sick again…


  3. I've always loved the art of Tasha Tudor, and ever since I read, years ago, that she found the snakes in her garden appealing, i have been in absolute awe of her. She was truly one of of my art heroes.

    I am soooo glad you are on the mend now!

  4. Her work was wonderful. It is sad to think she's gone. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Oh my---sorry you've been so ill. I can't believe you took the time to send me that b-day card. Bless your heart---you are so darn sweet and thoughtful!!! *HUGS* I hope you get much better, very soon.

    Thank you for sharing information about this artist. Her memory will live on through her art and through her admirers such as yourself. She was an amazing person!

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about Tasha Tudor -- she was indeed an amazing human being and her books were gems.

    And so sorry to hear you are still battling the flu -- hopefully every day is a little better. (Eating tomatoes, my dear? Hope not!)

  7. Glad you are feeling better! Summer flu is not fun! (Have a wonderful solstice!)
    Aren't we blessed that Tasha left us such rich treasures from her artful life!

  8. You have been missed! I was not awear of Tasha Tudor, so I will educate myself on who she is. She sounds like a very special lady.
    This evening I will look up all I can about her. Thank You Janet.
    I just knew something was wrong, be well dear friend, Hugs, mary

  9. Oh no! I hadn't heard yet - I am so sad...she's always been one of my very favorite artists/illustrators/people! Not only have I loved her beautiful illustrations, I've always admired her independence from modern society's values, and leading exactly the kind of lifestyle that suited her...I have a book about her garden, that I've always loved, and have read everything about her I could find at the library, as well as the books she illustrated.
    Though it may sound a bit strange to say this, since it's about someone I never met, but I admired her so much, and with such sad news, that somehow I'm sorta glad I heard about it from a friend who admired her as well. Thanks, Janet.

    Hope you continue feeling better, and get over that nasty bug soon. Take good care of yourself~((hugs))

  10. awww thats the first i heard of Ms ,Tudor passing she lived a full life an authentic life for herself. get better soon !!

  11. Can't wait to have you back!
    Feel better soon. I will read about Tasha!

    Hugs Sherrie

  12. I've never heard of Tasha Tudor but she seems like a great character - her work - what I could see of it - reminds me of Beatrix Potter or Kate Greenaway.

    Glad you're feeling better. It's amazing how these viruses can drag you down. x

  13. Yes sadness fills our hearts knowing of Tasha's passing but she lives on in all her beautiful art and in the nature world her spirit lives on too!
    Janet sending you healing energy..feel better soon!hugs Anna xo

  14. Anonymous6:22 PM

    It so sad when we loose someone. Her work was outstanding but words can not express what I feel that she is no longer with us in body. Her soul will always be with us, maybe she can not be seen but she's here. Trust me. :)
    I'm glad that you are alright and the flu has gone away.

  15. I hadn't known about Tasha Tudor's death until today, when I started reading blogs again.

    I loved her and had several of her books. She proved that one COULD live the life of yesteryear in today's world.

  16. Janet glad to see you are feeling better and back in blogland.
    Thanks also for the insight into the life of Tasha... inspirational.

    p.s. glad you like my little Tinkatink - she's a real cutie.

  17. I just scrolled down and read this post Janet! I adored Tasha Tudor...I have several of her books, two signed prints, and one of her sweet advent calendars. So sad to hear this...I love her illustrations and simple but endearing art.


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