The colour of the flash in the middle of the Maori design art work needs to be mixed and handpainted into each award. The colours are taken from the colour chart provided by Massey University that show each colour required for the Degree being bestowed on the graduate. This one is 'Tuscan Gold' for a Massey University Degree in Education.
Leo negotiating the Brebner Cottage tennis court with his brother Andi and Allison watching. Trainer wheels will be off soon I think as he gains confidence and wants to keep up with his Dad, Russell, a mountain biker.
Andi gives an idea of scale to the 200 gm Feijoa we picked up from the ground. The Feijoas this year have been 50 % larger than normal in the Homeprint Cottage Organic Garden. Maybe the hotter summer had something to do with it.
Married to Allison for 45 years, 3 sons, David, Russell and Paul. I have been primary school teaching in New Zealand for 32 years and for the last 11 years have been developing a Book Art Studio, Library, Art Gallery and substantial warehouse of printmaking equipment and materials. We have a Letterpress Printing and Bookbinding Museum that is a working collection. I have invented an A4 relief printing press and an A3 hydraulic printing press that I manufacture and sell throughout New Zealand with sales into 5 countries overseas. Allison and I have written, illustrated, set, printed, bound and published over 100 titles of artist books.