Billy Longears & Friends Artist Made Card
From an original watercolour by local Tasmanian artist Linda Van Asch
height = 12cm width - 16cm | Card + white envelope in a celophane bag.
Meet Plucky and his two brothers.
As a child I loved “All Creatures Great and Small” and watched many documentaries about wildlife. I used to draw them and run around mimicking them.
I would look at penguins – so cumbersome on land with their funny awkward waddle – and yet expert in the water as they swam and fed themselves. To me they were like children, each with their own personality and traits. They remind me of my childhood and the things we did.
Plucky the Brave, the leader, is always ready to take charge and, where required, to protect his younger brothers. Then there’s Percy, the Perceval, the middle brother who is quiet. He’s a deep thinker, and always the follower. The younger brother, Podge (nicknamed “Shorty”) is a rascal, always up to mischief, and sometimes just plain lazy. When Plucky and Percy decide to go for a bike-ride the two older brothers do all the work while Podge lags behind showing all his traits.
If only they could see what their little brother was up to!