I’m so excited !!!! I’m like a kid at Christmas time who still believes in Santa!!
This artwork is going in my portfolio for the Children and Young Adults author and illustrators conference . I’ve been burning the midnight candle/iPad working industriously and feverishly to get my portfolio ready for this BIG event .
More info to come later…
But watch this space as I share my portfolio entries with you all .
Dawn Phyllis McGinnis was born and bred in Condobolin, the delightful western New South Wales country town , alongside the family flock of Merino cross Poll Dorset sheep , to Scottish migrant father – Percy ( who prefers for obvious reasons to be called ” Jock”) and 4th generation sheep and pig farming mother , Peggy ( who prefers not to be called by her birth name -Bertha) McGinnis .
The Miss Condobolin winner of 1978 , has now evolved , like a butterfly from its chrysalis , into a rare and unique Australian treasure .
After several sittings , which necessitated copious servings of tea with scones , lamingtons and Arnotts Tina Wafer biscuits , I managed to capture her portraiture.
Dawn Phyllis McGinnis – this is your time to shine …