Hello there~ and Happy Tasha Tuesday~
I'm glad to wake up to find this Tuesday morning calm and blue-skied. It stormed terribly last night, one of those big storms that the plains are famous for; tornadoes touching down in the north, and me stumbling out of bed at 3 a.m. to rescue hanging baskets from hurling to to their demise from the porch. Luckily, nothing but the debris of blown over patio furniture cushions in the yard today. The rabbits are safe in their hutch, and the garden is a little windblown, but intact. I think it will be a good day.
Another thing to make it a good day is the new newsletter from the Tasha Tudor Museum. It's such a well made newsletter--- all color and packed full of info. This season's newsletter talks about the latest exhibit at the museum-- "For the love of frocks" in which many of Tasha's prized dresses will be on display. Happily, you don't have to be in the U.S. or even on the mailing list to receive a newsletter--- they're all available to read online, visit HERE to see.
Like Tasha, I can appreciate a nice vintage dress, but you'll never find me painting in one. I know Tasha worked in watercolor, which is more clean-up friendly, so maybe that's why she dared to paint in antique frocks. I always look more like I'm ready to go work in the yard! I've got several go-to pieces that are already splattered in paint that I tend to wear, and I think it's highly unlikely they'll ever wind up in a museum :)
I would love to see this show at the museum though-- it runs May 4 to October 20. Perfect for a summer trip if you're ever near Vermont. I'd love to go someday. Someday! I think volunteering at this museum would be a complete dream come true too. I'm so glad it's happened, and that Tasha and her work will be remembered for generations. She was a complicated woman, no doubt. But her talent and vision are without question.
Happy Tasha Tuesday~