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If you google Tasha Tudor, you will see gardens out of a fantasy. Tasha lived without electricity by choice in a house built by her son. She did all of her own gardening, baking, building, etc.

She earned her living by illustrating children's books, often inspired by her absolute love of corgis.

She was married and divorced 3 times, and spent the later half of her years doing everything absolutely on her own

She has an interesting mix of controversy, many of her children after she died have said they despised her. She also has stated such things as:

Why do women want to dress like men when they’re fortunate enough to be women? Why lose femininity, which is one of our greatest charms? We get more accomplished by being charming than we would be flaunting around in pants and smoking. I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error…

As much as I can debate that every sex should wear skirts (they are just so comfortable especially if you live in the heat)--she obviously was still kept by her times worship of femininity.

But I don't think inspirations always have to be all good, in fact they never will be--and men seem to be allowed to have controversy while still "looking at the artist." I am sure Tasha's thoughts were a wild tapestry of self sufficiency, grit, and borderline dissociation for a time that no longer existed. I am sure that she had some ideas absolutely opposed to feminism. But I still take inspiration from her self sufficiency and independence.

She has quite a fan-base in Japan, so almost all videos you find have the light-piano music and narration--but this one shows you a really beautiful view of her gardens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDM2GSDSbjM&t=1s

If you google Tasha Tudor, you will see gardens out of a fantasy. Tasha lived without electricity by choice in a house built by her son. She did all of her own gardening, baking, building, etc. She earned her living by illustrating children's books, often inspired by her absolute love of corgis. She was married and divorced 3 times, and spent the later half of her years doing everything absolutely on her own She has an interesting mix of controversy, many of her children after she died have said they despised her. She also has stated such things as: *Why do women want to dress like men when they’re fortunate enough to be women? Why lose femininity, which is one of our greatest charms? We get more accomplished by being charming than we would be flaunting around in pants and smoking. I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error…* As much as I can debate that every sex should wear skirts (they are just so comfortable especially if you live in the heat)--she obviously was still kept by her times worship of femininity. But I don't think inspirations always have to be all good, in fact they never will be--and men seem to be allowed to have controversy while still "looking at the artist." I am sure Tasha's thoughts were a wild tapestry of self sufficiency, grit, and borderline dissociation for a time that no longer existed. I am sure that she had some ideas absolutely opposed to feminism. But I still take inspiration from her self sufficiency and independence. She has quite a fan-base in Japan, so almost all videos you find have the light-piano music and narration--but this one shows you a really beautiful view of her gardens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDM2GSDSbjM&t=1s

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[–] VirginiaW 5 points (+5|-0)

I love Tasha Tudors illustrations and her house and garden are my inspiration too. She had to support herself and her children through some tough times with her illustrations. Her falling out with some of her children seems really sad. It’s hard to know who is right. I don’t have to agree with everything she said to admire her life and work. I’m glad you provided that link!!!