Lovely to see Bess Manson’s article in the Dom Post today describing our National Treasure, writer Joy Cowley and a child’s delight in her lively story, Mrs Wishy Washy’s Farm/ Here is my cartoon of Joy herself as Mrs Wishy Washy,
Narrative batiks by Dinah Priestley and Tony Burton.
Exhibiting our batiks at NZ’s Embassies in London and Paris in 1980, was fun. Our exhibition included the glorious scientific voyages of our great hero, Captain James Cook.
Finding the batiks rather exotic, even Galleries Lafayette in Paris purchased several of them. I think these ones of Cooks first and last voyages, between 1768 and 1780 ,would make rather good stamps. They’re the right shape.