The Queen is a topic of debate here in Australia. Some would like to see a republic, whilst others prefer the status quo. I quite like having a Queen and all the associated history, tradition and links to Britain (where I spent 6 years living and working in London and I consider it my second home).
We have a long weekend in June coming up, the Queens Birthday, and to celebrate I have designed and printed tea towels, cushions and t-shirts which will be available online and at selected outlets. I have wanted to explore this image for a while, so its pretty exciting to see it realised from the pages of a sketch book I kept whilst in London.
|The Queen Stamp (design measures 26 x 30cm), on linen tea towel.|
|Royal Male (design measures 28 x 22cm) on cotton tshirt|
Whilst I was looking around the site I discovered the complete collection of Queen Victoria's journals from the Royal Archives. Queen Victoria was a keen artist and she captured people and places throughout her life. Below are some of her sketches, to see the entire collection visit www.queenvictoriasjournals.org
|Water colour by Queen Victoria 6 June 1845. |
Image from www.queenvictoriasjournals.org
|3 November 1853|
|18 April 1862|