Last weekend was exciting at Tidbinbilla as two new Koalas move in to the Eucalaypt Forest. They are on view for a month before being fully released into the enclosure – so if you are in Canberra, they are definately worth checking out!
For Mothers Day in Australia (Sunday 8 May) I wanted to create an image to go on a Mothers Day card for where I work at Tidbinbilla. The picture would be for the children to colour in and then give to their mums! This is the picture I created – a Koala with her Joey!
Our new volunteer recruits will soon have finished all their training and become interpreters for the nature reserve. We are holding a graduation ceremony for them and so I designed the above koala and kangaroo to go on their invitations.
The ACT Squad are my Australian superheroes, specific to the Australian Capital Territory. From left to right we have the Cockatoo, Possum Girl and Koala, all in front of the Parliament House.
I thought I would save this picture until today so that I could use it as a way to wish everyone a Happy Australia Day for tomorrow.
For my birthday, Hazel sponsored a Koala for me! She is called Peach and lives at Featherdale Wildlife Park.
And (I think) this picture is of her:
Whilst at Featherdale we were also able to have a photo opportunity with a koala (this isn’t Peach).
Then out came the sketchbook:
Being a Norwich City
fan I usually travel to see them play once a month at Carrow Road while I was in the UK. Now that I am in Oz, I am missing seeing them play, especailly as this season they are playing very well and it is a delight to see them winning games confidently again.
I therefore wanted to show this in cartoon form. I have my canary (Norwich City are nicknamed the Canaries) perched on the edge of the branch, visiting my Australian animal cartoon characters (Cockaoo, Possum
and Koala) with the delights of another win, hoping that they will continue to win for promotion.
And I thought I should add bit of yellow!: