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Thursday, May 2, 2013

may gibbs: more than a fairy tale ****.*

acquaint yourself to australias beloved childhood author from the early 1900's...




a self portrait









her first notion of gumnuts was a bookmark that she hand painted front and back...


as adorable as all her drawings were, they were based on real events surrounding WWI. war packages included postcards of her images, from sisters sewing, to gumnets in slings with a kookaburra being the redcross. as time went on she crossed over into 5 very successful childrens book. i just wanted to share some of the charm and delight her drawings gave me, look how creative she was to turn the eucalyptus into such adorable little snugglepots...





























5 comments:

  1. After reading your post today I had to take a look at Vivian Swift's blog, and I can see why you are smitten. What a lovely blog. I will be looking forward to reading it again. Thanks! :)

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  2. Oh so creative and delightful! I love the sweet illustrations and imagination to turn blooming euc into gumnut babies! Love your sharing your CA flora with the illustrations...

    I popped over VS's blog and immediately got sucked into the colorful world of NOLA! I could people watch there at Cafe du Monde and peruse book stores for hours on end. Thanks for the link to her blog, love seeing the watercolors come to life!

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  3. I have VS's books. Didn't know about her blog. Thanks! Your creative play is as delightful as ever. '-)

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  4. You are a book finder, my dear. And a blog finder! Thank you for passing along this gem.

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  5. Ditto Rattlebridge Farm! So adorable. I'll be checking this out! thanks

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