We undertook some intensive research in the form of a daylong Downton Abbey MARATHON at our house. It was pretty awesome, all the cares of the week slipped away as we discussed and argued about the exact titles of each character. It can be a bit complicated remembering who is a Lady, a Corporal, first footman or a Duke. You do not want to get things confused. As Mr. Carson says, there is nothing much worse ‘than a maid serving a Duke’.
When it comes to exciting escapism, there is nothing like a period costume drama. And Downton Abbey is epic escapism.
For those of you who do not know, the show Downton Abbey is set during the dying end of the Edwardian era, in a fictional Yorksire county estate. The aristocratic Crawley family and their servants are at the centre of the drama as the great historical events; such as the sinking of the Titanic, The First World War and Women’s Suffrage roar past.
|Mansions, silver service garden parties & summer linens, what's not to love?|
|The Downton Abbey crew.|
|Three sisters.... we can relate|
|Poor Mary, most likely exhausted from her fifth costume change of the day.|
|Rebecca's favourite character, Nurse Sybil Crawley|
|Another casual dinner in Downton Abbey|
Rebecca’s work is drawn from what she loves. Book covers, DVD covers and celebrity magazines all provide ample imagery and text for her paintings. We are pretty excited to be making this work from our shared love and looking forward to sharing it with you all very shortly.