'Lady Australia' A Yanks Impression

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Small 8.0" x 10.4"
Medium 12.0" x 15.7"
Large 16.0" x 20.9"
X large 20.0" x 26.1"


  • Each custom artwork is hand stretched and printed for your order
  • Vibrant colors printed on artist grade canvas
  • Printed image wraps 0.25 inch (0.6 cm) over the edges; the sides are white
  • Hanging hardware is included



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Artist's Description

1629 views 08/17/2012
‘Lady Australia’ is my first collaboration.
FEATURED the Demensions Group
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Waltzing Matilda

When I was a young man I carried my pack
And I lived the free life of a rover
From the Murrays green basin to the dusty outback
I waltzed my Matilda all over
Then in nineteen fifteen my country said Son
It’s time to stop rambling ‘cause there’s work to be
So they gave me a tin hat and they gave me a gun
And they sent me away to the war
And the band played Waltzing Matilda
As we sailed away from the quay
And amidst all the tears and the shouts and the
We sailed off to Gallipoli

How well I remember that terrible day
the blood stained the sand and the water
And how in that hell that they called Suvla Bay
We were butchered like lambs at the slaughter
Johnny Turk he was ready, he primed himself well
He us with bullets, he rained us with
And in five minutes flat he’d blown us all to hell
Nearly blew us right back to Australia
But the band played Waltzing Matilda
As we stopped to bury our slain
And we buried ours and the Turks buried theirs
Then started all over again

Now those
In mad world of blood, death and fire
And for weeks I kept myself alive

Then a big Turkish shell knocked me arse over tit
And when I woke up in my hospital bed
And saw what it had done, I wished I was
Never knew there were worse things than dying
no more I’ll go waltzing Matilda
the green far and near
For to hump tent and pegs, a man needs two legs
No more waltzing Matilda for me

So they collected the cripples, the wounded
And they shipped us back home to Australia
, the blind insane
Those proud wounded heroes of Suvla
And as our ship pulled into Circular Quay
I looked at the place where legs used to be
And thank Christ there was nobody waiting for me
To grieve and to mourn and to pity
And the band played Waltzing Matilda
As they carried us down the gangway
But nobody cheered, they just stood and stared
turned all their faces away

And now every April I sit on my porch
And I watch the parade pass before me
my old comrades, how proudly they march
Reliving dreams of past glory

The forgotten heroes a forgotten war
And the young people ask , “What are they
Marching for?”
And I ask myself the same question
And the band plays Waltzing Matilda
And the old men answer to the call
But year after year their numbers get fewer
Some day no one will march there at all

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
Who’ll a-waltzing Matilda with me?

Colorful, psychedelic, symbolic, jewelry, Lady Australia, yanks impression, bright, mask, gold, opals, multi-nationalities,
I am especially honored that this design has been featured six times. You have a Yank that thinks Australia, it’s people, and redbubble are pretty special. As you can tell I have been influenced by that dramatic sense of color that are a trademark of all the Australian artist that I have met on the web. I have put this design on a T-shirt now so you can not only look at it, you can wear it :-).
‘Lady Australia’ is my first collaboration. Eugenia Bacon of ‘Myslewis’ is my Australian friend. I have known and admired her for almost four years now. When I first got on the web at greeting card universe I had only been on the computer for a couple of months and she kindly took pity on me :-D, [ I was making one snafu after another ] she lead me through the trials of learning Photoshop, [ advantage of having an Australian friend, I work at night and she was up to answer my questions no mather how silly they were ]. I have always loved her work. She is the first to encourage me to explore color and here are the results. I hope you like it. I have used her line drawing, ‘Venetian Style Mask’, you can see it as a birthday card here on Redbubble.
When I was decorating this, the song ‘Waltzing Matilda" kept running through my head. I had always heard the upbeat versions. I was looking on You-Tube and found this version. I warn you this will tug your tear ducts, I hadn’t really listened to the words before.Please view the video, and remember when. The images are a very moving part of Australian history.

This is Eugenia’s ‘Venetian Style Mask’, I elongated it [an old fashion artist trick] then took quite a bit of liberty, but made sure I left the wonderful bones intact.

Mouse drawn and painted in photoshop 5.5. Windows ’98 plateform.



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