Sunday, January 26, 2014

Australia Day 2014

Photo - our neighbourhood 
 26  January  - the date of the official national day in Australia. This day marks the anniversary of the British  landing of the First Fleet in Sydney Cove in 1788. In contemporary Australia, its significance has become more inclusive, recognizing  and celebrating the diversity of our community. It is the day many become new citizens of Australia and we are all asked to reaffirm our citizenship.
 As an Australian citizen
I affirm my loyalty to Australia and its people,
whose democratic beliefs I share,
whose rights and liberties I respect,
and whose laws I uphold and obey.

To mark this special day, here are some images of past favourite tags with an Australian flavour - flashback from my work in early 2013. 
Eucalypt leaves - sun sensitive paint on cotton fabric. 
Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon' :  flower  print on fabric, with additional  colour - felt tip pen & pencil 
Acacia (wattle) : applique 

Banksia : digital print on fabric with hand stitching  
Callistemon (bottlebrush) : hand embroidery on even weave linen
Dryandra : organza and felt , cut with soldering iron, machine embellished and stitched. 
Happy Australia Day! 
PS And Happy Birthday to our 10 year old grandson!

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