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There are some fabulous examples of Australian art on this months Shop Australia’s Board on Etsy.
Please visit and enjoy all the great work currently being displayed from my fellow Australian artists.
I am delighted to say that my Blackie, the Black Parrot is featured in the Australia Day Board.
Just click on the ling below.
Great news my Pete the Pelican has been featured on the Australian Wandarrah Team Page “Shop Australia NZ” at
It is featured in the Australia Day board.www.etsy.com/au/pages/shopaustralia/australia-day?ref=pg_index_23.
Please take the time to click on the above link and have a browse. There are heaps of fabulous works from Australian Artists.
My Peter the Pelican is one of my seven characters that feature in my Australian Animal Readers Bookmark range.
Today I took three of my little driftwood pieces to stay at the Fudge Shop up on Springbrook Mountain.
Hopefully they will soon find a new home.
Scientific name: Ceyx azureus
With its combination of royal-blue plumage on its upperparts contrasting with orange on its underparts, the Azure Kingfisher is one of the smallest and most dazzling kingfishers in Australia. This diminutive species inhabits the vegetation beside waterways and other wetlands, where it often perches on low, overhanging branches, searching for its prey of fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects, captured by shallow plunging into the water. Anglers on lonely rivers are sometimes surprised to find an Azure Kingfisher perched quietly on their fishing rods instead of a branch.
Scientific name: Cercartetus nanus
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Eastern Pygmy-possums are tiny (15 to 43 grams) active climbers, with almost bare, prehensile (capable of curling and gripping) tails, and big, forward-pointing ears.
The Eastern Pygmy-possum is found in south-eastern Australia, from southern Queensland to eastern South Australia and in Tasmania. In NSW it extents from the coast inland as far as the Pilliga, Dubbo, Parkes and Wagga Wagga on the western slopes.
Feeds largely on nectar and pollen collected from banksias, eucalypts and bottlebrushes; an important pollinator of heathland plants such as banksias; soft fruits are eaten when flowers are unavailable.
Scientific name: Litoria chloris,
Also commonly known as the red-eyed tree frog or orange-eyed tree frog, is a species of tree frog native to eastern Australia; ranging from north of Sydney to Proserpine in mid-northern Queensland.
This species of frog is associated with rainforests, wet sclerophyll forests, and woodlands. The call is several long, moaning “aaa-rk” sounds, followed by soft trills. Males call and breeding takes place mostly after rain in temporary ponds, roadside ditches, dams, ponds, and creek offshoots where the water is not flowing.
My friends all know that I like to resurrect pieces of driftwood and natural pebbles
So friends often turn up at my studio with a piece of unusual driftwood or pebbles that they have found whilst they were out and about.
A while ago a special artist friend turned up with a long and interesting piece of pandanus tree that she had found washed up on Burleigh Headland.
It was bruised and battered and looked like it had been floating in the ocean for a long time, full of holes, but what an interesting and unusual shape and patina on the timber!
It was beautiful but the shape was so usual that I could not decide what I was going to do with it.
I placed it in a prominent position in the garden, near the pool, where I could look at it daily. It took me over 4 months but I finally felt the piece ‘speak’ to me.
The Pandanus spiralis is an Australian shrub or small tree up to 10 metres in height. It has long, spiny leaves organised in a spiral arrangement. The plant bears a large, pineapple-like cluster of fruit that turn orange-red when ripe. Wildlife including birds take advantage of the spiny leaves by living in the tree for protection. They also favour its fruit.
So I decided to continue with the Australian theme and I covered it with shapes and stripes in Australia’s earth colours of orange, yellow and yellow ochre.
When I had finished I found that I ended up with my very own didgeridoo.
It is with great excitement that I announce that my art has been accepted by the Fudge Shop up on beautiful Springbrook which is located in the beautiful Heritage Listed National Park Qld, with unspoiled rain forest, famous waterfalls, walks for the keen bush walkers, scenic lookouts, loads of wildlife and the ” the best damn fudge on the Coast! “ All their fudge is made fresh daily, onsite. They also sell local art and other items such as – soaps, jams, locally made honey and the popular Lemon Myrtle products.
So go for a drive to see their lovely shop, buy some fudge and peruse all the interesting pieces of local art. Maybe buy some of my art!
This page highlights heaps of fabulous Australian artists with a wide range of hand-made products.
Just click on the following link to some of these fabulous Australian Artists –