It’s been months of research and experiments, and having a baby in between, to at last get to print my Hobyah series. Thanks to everyone who helped with my research.
This is the first, titled ‘Here come the ‘Hobyahs. It describes the beginning of the story:
“Once upon a time a little old woman and a little old man lived in the bush in a hut made of bark. They had a little yellow dog called Dingo. The little yellow dog always barked when anyone came near the hut. (Real dingoes do not bark—they howl—but this dog barked.)”
For the surrounding bush I was inspired by a description in Kate Grenville’s The Secret River, “It was exhausting to look at: different everywhere and yet everywhere the same.” I made collograph of masking tape and overprinted 3 times.
The linocut depicts Dingo guarding the exposed old man and lady who are oblivious to the threat and asleep in their bed in the little bark hut.
There are more prints in this series that I will add later
How excited was I to produce my very first CD cover for none other than Sandy Evans! As part of my Jazz School series, ‘The Leader’ is based on sketches I made of Sandy about 10 years ago. So when Sandy asked if she could use it for the cover of her EP, I was just a little chuffed, because she is a great inspiration to me. Enough gushing, if you’re not familiar with Sandy’s work, she’s about to tour and you can find out more at sandyevans.com.au. The EP is brilliant and is available from birdland.