Day 48 Block 48 - Thursday's Child; Margaret was found in a basket on the church doorstep. A note was pinned to her blanket. It stated that her name was Margaret - but did not state her last name. Since she was found on a Thursday, the vicar chose Thursday as her last name. Also in the basket were three of everything she would need - all of the very best quality. £50 was left somewhere in the church each year to provide for her. Then one year the money didn't arrive. Margaret was sent to live in an orphanage. Margaret's strong will got her into trouble at the orphanage, but that same strong will was the key to figuring out how to get out of the orphanage. Noel Streatfeild also wrote the shoe books - Ballet Shoes, Theater Shoes, Circus Shoes, etc. Thursday's Child was my absolute favorite book when I was in elementary school. I think I must have been a very odd child. I loved British books. Many times I would have to stop to look up a word or phrase. There weren't any other kids in my elementary school in North Dakota who could help me. 🙂🙃 #100Days100blocks2017#Windhamfabrics#Literacy#HeatherGivans#crimsontate#catessewmodern@catessewmodern#thursdayschild#noelstreatfeild#alltimefavorite#adventure#strongwilled#oddchild
Biblio-Art 2017 (No.5): Detail from Kathryn McIntrye's 'Waiting in the Wings'. Inspired by Noel Streatfield's 'Ballet Shoes'. This piece was also accompanied by a pair of ballet shoes Kathryn made from silk! Kathryn is a Port Fairy artist who has made significant contributions to the local art scene for forever, and is known for her vibrant style.
Artist statement: These are two separate works inspired by the children's fiction novel Ballet shoes which i loved as a child mostly because the three young girls in the story were daughters of a geologist as i was. i also was captivated by ballet and dance and was fortunate enough to be taken to many theatrical, dance and musical performances. i had two left feet in my ballet classes myself and I think that"s why my ballerina in this image looks a little crestfallen. Her expression slipped into the painting all be itself.
Until two days ago they weren't dressing up for #worldbookday but suddenly #balletshoes written by #noelstreatfeild has inspired them. In love with the characters, today Maggie became Posy Fossil and Primrose Petrova Fossil. Had I had a little more time I would have sorted out mechanic overalls for Petrova but we did our best. And really they're just super stoked to have chalk in their hair again.