The Xanthorrhoea has a common name of Grassy Tree due to it having a dark trunk with a grassy top. A bush fire is required for it to flower, but a Ranger at Tidbinbilla lit the grassy part and then a few months later the the metre long flower started to shoot. It is such an […]
A couple of weeks ago Hazel found a Satin Bowerbird’s bower at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. I couldn’t wait to see it for myself and so was excited when Hazel showed me it at the beginning of this week. It is such an amazing construction by the bird, and what is even more amazing is […]
In the middle of last week I wanted to illustrate a kangaroo and an emu differently. And I remembered from the Visual Storytelling course that Franki mentioned to get inspiration from a genre in art history (you may remember that I previously did this with Aboriginal Rock Art), so I chose Pop Art! I got […]
Cute close up I always see Galahs playing around on the telephone wire that goes through Tidibinbilla. These birds have such character I have been excitedly drawing them all week. Then on my day off yesterday I got stuck into creating the above picture.
Last Friday, Hazel and I visited Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Before we went there, I gave myself the task of finding a different animal which could represent a different letter in the name Taronga, and I think I managed that pretty well! So I did the sketches as we walked around, and then when we […]