Today Storybook Woods hosts a tribute to the remarkable and inspirational life led by Tasha Tudor. It’s Tasha Tudor Day.
Tasha Tudor’s legacy is one of self-reliance and determination to live life as she chose. From sustaining her family through gardening, to creating a home where work was not a four-letter word avoided at all costs, to illustrating quiet images of childhood imagination, Tasha Tudor lived simply and resolute in her choices.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau’s words were oft-quoted by Tasha Tudor and she lived life accordingly, thereby serving as an inspiration for all of us. It’s not my aspiration to be another Tasha Tudor or even a Thoreau, but both prompt me to be mindful of deciding how I want to live my own life.
- Click here for a collector’s checklist of Tasha Tudor’s published works—there may be a title or two you missed over the years.
- You can visit The Tasha Tudor Museum’s first online exhibition here until December 31, 2009.