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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...