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Claire: Illustrator  A Melbourne diary: Drawing, comics, brooches, vintage. Illustrator of 'Meet...Nellie Melba' published 2016

http://tunabake.etsy.com/

This week is National Recognition Week in Australia.
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National Reconciliation Week was initiated in 1996 by Reconciliation Australia to celebrate indigenous history and culture in Australia and foster reconciliation discussion and activities.
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It is held between 27 May and 3 June of each year, with the dates holding special historical significance: the former marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum in Australia and the latter marks the anniversary of High Court of Australia judgement on the Mabo v Queensland of 1992.
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This is Bonita Mabo, an educator and activist for Aboriginal Australians, Torres Strait Islanders, and Australian South Sea Islanders. She is the widow of Eddie Mabo and was an important figure in the lead up to the Mabo judgement, and continues to educate her people on their culture and history and work as an activist.
#bonitamabo #tunabakedrawings #australianwomen #womeninhistory #torresstraitislander

I created these 4 patterns last year with the aim to create stationery.
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In this set of 4, are double-sided cards, envelopes with matching insert and a sticker to seal the envelope or use on the front of the envelope.
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I'll pop them into my Etsy shop next week. Gloves! and shoes! and hats! OH MY! πŸ‘‰πŸ‘ πŸ‘’
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#tunabakedrawings #stationery #illustration #pattern #noveltyprint #etsy #etsyau #etsyseller #etsyaustralia #1800 #shoes #gloves #hats

This is the lobster I embroidered onto a silk blouse last year.
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Hopefully the bee and the lobster are just the beginning, but it always starts with the item of clothing, then the embroidery to suit. 🐝🦐(no lobster emoji?!)
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#embroidery #lobster #noveltyembroidery

Local Gumnut score 🌱
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#gumnuts #gumtree #australiannative

Swan planter in my neighbourhood
#swanplanter #inmyneighbourhood

My Vintage Swimmers series is now live in my Etsy shop: A4, A5 prints and cards.
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These illustrations were based on photos of ladies from the 1920s by the seaside.
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#tunabakedrawings #illustration #vintageswimmers #vintageswim #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #etsyau #etsyaustralia #vintageillustration #1920s

Love this bowling lady at one of two local bowls clubs.
#inmyneighbourhood #signage

If you've seen some of my recent Stories you'll have seen that I've been working on embroidering this fab 1940s dress.
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I think it turned out well, still undecided on whether to add a couple of sideways Bees on the shoulder?
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#embroidery #backstitch #bees #1940s #1940sdress

As a rule I only wear trainers with jeans but I broke my self-imposed rule when I bought these fab platforms from @mutualmuse and now I'm almost 6ft tall πŸ˜„
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#platforms #zomp #mutualmuse

I had to wear my Log Lady brooch by @mrspollyslucite for #noveltybroochfriday.
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Did anyone else shed a tear when Margaret appeared in Series 3; so frail, but still so true to herself, an amazing swan song to an actress I only ever knew as The Log Lady.
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#noveltybrooch #twinpeaks #loglady #margaretlanterman

Another embroidery project!
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Last year I embroidered a lobster onto a top which turned out well, so when I received this fab 1940s dress from @audreyscarlettvintage, with an unusual neckline I thought I'd bring more attention to it with a bee motif.
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I'm going to include a few more bees on one shoulder and on the hip...fingers crossed πŸβœ¨πŸŒ™

I think Smoke Bush is my new favourite plant. In Spring/Summer they develop smoke-like seed clumps with dark green/purple leaves, then in Autumn the leaves turn to a most vivid red and orange.
#smokebush #smoketree #autumninmelbourne

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