Beatrix Potter Holiday Card
British artist Amanda White has produced a series of notecards and holiday cards featuring her cut paper collages of historic houses of writers and poets. On the back of each card is printed a brief essay relating the dates the author lived in the house, what works were created there, and other information about the location, including what he or she loved about the setting and how it inspired creativity. The entire description from the back of the card can be read below.
Miss Potter’s First Hill Top Winter
Towards the end of her life Beatrix Potter recalled: “My brother and I were born in London because my father was a lawyer. But our descent, our interests and our joy was in the North Country.” At home in her “unloved birthplace” in Kensington, she dreamed of life in the countryside, and more specifically the Lake District. But it was not until she was in her late thirties and following the great success of her illustrated tales for children, that her new found financial independence gave her the opportunity, in 1905, to purchase Hill Top Farm. Winter was a favourite time of year for Miss Potter who loved to walk and sketch the snow-clad Lakeland mountains and valleys.
Pack of 8 cards and envelopes, one design, blank inside, 5” x 7”.
Artist’s note: “I love: folk art and history, Staffordshire pottery, old textiles and plates, gardens, broadsheet woodcuts, Blake, Douanier Rousseau, Kahlo, Alfred Wallis, Ravilious, Bawden, the Romantic movement, browsing in books, mooching in museums, Sussex, old buildings, cats, the sea... Exhibitions include group and solo shows in the UK, Spain, and New York.”