Second round from the ‘Illustrators from my childhood’ series.
Whilst up in the Lake District a couple of weeks ago, we popped along to Beatrix Potter’s House ‘Hilltop’ and her gallery in Hawkshead.
The house itself is well-sized and sits proudly up a pebble path.
Again, it was great to see creative spaces; desks and pens and sketches. There’s got to be a book idea in there somewhere.
Over at the gallery, they were displaying Beatrix’ cabinet – full of butterflies, beetles, shells, eggs and fossils. Beatrix and her brother Bertram were both passionate collectors – and Beatrix sharpened her craft by drawing and documenting them.