The wide blue sky

Andre Surridge provided 6 haiku, 4 were selected by artists and two were chosen twice. Jenny Longstaff and Ron Esplin both chose the above haiku and it was interesting to see how they interpreted it. Jenny’s haiku became the face of When North meets South as we chose to use it in all our advertising … Continue reading

Look out for

Look out for this poster around Dunedin next week. It popped in to my email box this morning courtesy of Jenny Longstaff. I’d given Jenny a list of my requirements and here’s the result. It says it all really. The poster features Jenny’s exhibition painting which is her interpretation of André Surridge’s haiku –                                                                             the … Continue reading

Jenny Longstaff

Today I received a couple of photos from Jenny so thought I’d share them with you. Jenny has chosen to work with two haiku. This photo shows her working on the first one which she plans to use in her exhibition associated with the New Zealand International Science Festival.

Jenny Longstaff

Jenny Longstaff rang me recently to invite me up to her place for the afternoon. Jenny lives in North East Valley and has wonderful views towards the hills and south to the City. We sat outside in the sun with Tilly her Abyssinian cat demanding attention beside us. Jenny’s life story could easily be turned … Continue reading

Jenny Longstaff

My professional background is as a graphic designer in publishing, having previously worked as production editor for Otago University Press and as art editor with Longacre Press. I have also designed books for the Department of Conservation, Otago Heritage Press and McIndoe Publishers. I have been a volunteer hut warden at Mason Bay, Rakiura and … Continue reading