Many years ago, when I visited the elder and well known Artist Lindsay Bird in Mulga Bore, about 250 kms north/east of Alice Springs in Central Australia there were always two little girls running around us, laughing, playing and waiting for some gifts which I always carried with me. The girls were restless and always wanted to help their parents paint. Today, both of those girls, Karen and Tanya are accomplished artists themselfs and next to teaching both do paintings for some galleries. One of Karen's favourite Dream-time story is about the Rattail plant or Alpar. This plant was quite important in the past when women would collect the seeds of the Alpar plant, crushed them and made damper (bread) out of it.