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Gum Nut Babies

Collection by Gillian Barr

Gillian Barr
inspirations for an Australian themed belly painting - Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie Fairy Land, Fairy Tales, Belly Painting, Australia Day, Baby Tattoos, Vintage Children's Books, Vintage Art, Australian Artists, Australian Animals

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

Illustration taken from "Snugglepot and Cuddlepie meet Mr Lizard". Illustrated by Noela Young. Original characters created by May Gibbs. Published by Angus & Robertson, 1970. Shortly before she died in 1969, May Gibbs gave approval for her work to be adapted for the Young Australia Series. It was her wish that her original characters should be faithfully reproduced, as they have been by Noela Young in her sensitive illustrations.

Fishpond NZ, Complete Adventure: Gumnut Babies: Book 2 by May Gibbs. Buy Books online: Complete Adventure: Gumnut Babies: Book ISBN May Gibbs Australian Authors, Australian Art, Flannel Flower, Baby Tattoos, Vintage Children's Books, Vintage Ephemera, Flower Fairies, Arte Pop, Children's Book Illustration

Gumnut Babies ~

A few days ago I found a small branch from an oak tree lying in my driveway. The leaves were still bright green and it had tiny little acorns on it, with their caps still firmly attached. Coincidentally, a friend of mine wrote to me the next day about the same thing, and asked if I'd ever heard of Gumnut Babies. I hadn't. These delightful characters are the creation of Australian children's author, illustrator, and cartoonist May Gibbs (1877 - 1969). Born in the United Kingdom, Gibbs moved…

May Gibbs; artist: images of Snugglepot, Cuddlepie, Little Lobelia, Ragged Blossom eucalyptus gumnut babies Bebe Nature, Flora, Book Week Costume, Flower Fairies, Australian Artists, Baby Party, Faeries, Vintage Prints, Illustrations

gum blossoms

So many gum trees in blossom right now. They look like mini fireworks. When I was little and living in the UK my grandparents sent over lots of Australian children's books, I think to remind us that we were Australian....