SKETCH: Cicada shell, Whites Hill Reserve, Brisbane

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“I Can Hug Trees Too”

Just thought I’d post this as it is something a little bit different from my usual cute and fluffy wildlife animals!  I came across some cicada shells on a tree on a recent lunch time walk in Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane and so I attempted to sketch them..  Then I realised that, yes they may not be cute and fluffy, but they do belong to the wonderful natural landscape and the order of animals called ‘Tree Huggers’ which classification covers a wide range of animals which includes koalas, possums, snakes, and nature loving humans.

SKETCH: Fungi, Whites Hill Reserve, Brisbane

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Fungi Sketch

With all the rain in March there has been some beautiful fungi shooting up throughout Whites Hill Reserve.  Here’s a super quick lunchtime sketch of some fungi sprouting out of a log.  I was really getting into some shapes and shading  – I could have kept drawing it all day!

Have you seen some interesting fungi recently?

Initial Koala Sketch Design for EARTH HOUR

Cute Koala Hugging Earth illustration Sketch Preview

Earth Hour – Koala Sketch Design

Earth Hour is approaching on Saturday 25th where for one hour of the day everyone needs to switch everything off to show your support for changing climate change.  So to illustrate the occasion I have chosen the very cute Z the Sleeping Koala, who is normally hugging trees, this time hugging the Earth at night in darkness, showing love for the Earth for the hour that we switch off.  And not only are there stars in the night sky but also hearts!

This is going to be soooo cute so please stay tuned!!

A little poem sketch for INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS

Sketch International Day of Forests and Trees

Poem for International Day of Forests

So sometimes I may even write a little poem in my sketchbook as there are some things that I can only express in words and not pictures, like leaves slightly swaying in the breeze.  I never thought I’d post one of my poems, but I thought this one fit in well wit today being International Day of Forests.  Even accompanied by a sketchographic (can I copyright that word?) of Australia with some trees growing out of it!

Stop.
Quiet. Still.
Canopy leaves slightly swaying in a breeze,
Insects on surround sound,
A rasping bird call,
A world to admire at every sight,
My little piece of Australia.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS: Cute Laughing Kookaburra Sketch

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Cute Laughing Kookaburra Sketch for International Day of Happiness

Did you know that today is International Day of Happiness?  And what better Australian animal to mark the occasion is the Laughing Kookaburra.  So I rummaged through my sketchbook and came across this drawing of Chuckle the Laughing Kookaburra saying that you should laugh every day!

BRISBANE PAINTING & DRAWING MEETUP GROUP: March meet up at Moora Park in Shorncliffe

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Brisbane Painting & Drawing Meetup Group – March Meet Up at Moora Park

It’s that awesome time of the month again when I join the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group for a social and fun arty get together.  Last weekend on Sunday we were at Moora Park in Shorncliffe enjoying the fresh air, sounds of the waves hitting the shore, and in some great company.

In the morning I sketched a couple of palm trees, some people, an ibis and a few characters that are rummaging around in the back of my mind.

It’s always greatly inspiring to see the diverse range of creativity amongst everyone else who goes and also to see other parts of Brisbane I have yet been to.

In April, I will be arranging the meetup and it will be meeting at the Maritime Museum on Southbank.

For full details of the group and to sign up to attend please visit the website here…

Cute Koala Cartoon Sketches from Whites Hill Reserve, Brisbane

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Cute Koala Cartoon Sketches

I came across this cute little fluff ball of a koala just wedged in a fork of tree at Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane.  Then in a brief minute, the koala woke up and stroke a few classic poses that I scribbled down as fast as I could – there was something very human about the poses haha.

SKETCH: It’s Ringo the Ringtail Possum at Whites Hill Reserve, Brisbane

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Sketch of Ringo the Ringtail Possum

Look who I found at Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane – Ringo the Ringtail Possum!  Well, ok, maybe he wasn’t really there, but he’s always everywhere I go haha!  He’ such a cutie and brings me a smile!