I was a little surprised to see the platypus come out as the worlds weirdest animal, maybe because I'm so used to sketching them and seeing them at our local wildlife park. But, when the platypus was first sent back to England from Australia they thought it was a joke and someone had sewn a duck bill onto a rat!
Here's a little video the kids might love - 21 World's Weirdest Animals.
New work in the shop! Galah print.
I've got a stack more Aussie birds and animals to do. What's your favourite Australia bird or animal? Leave a comment below.
New in the shop this week - Sagittarius the bow and arrow zodiac print for a kid's room. This fun colourful print comes as shown or can be personalised with the babies birth statistics. Sagittariuns are born November 23 and December 21
This gorgeous green kids bedroom with a jungle theme looks like the most amazing space to play in. Faux foliage tiles are tacked to one wall with a dark green paint on another. Keeping the floor light ensures the space doesn't become too dark.
Pantone's pick of Classic Blue for it's 2020 colour of the year makes a beautiful backdrop for a space themed kids room. Team it with yellow and it's a perfect combination for a child's bedroom - not matter how old they are.
Soft greys and blues with just a little pop of colour combine to create a beautiful nursery decor idea.
From the top: A stylish seaside themed bedroom with Scandinavian decor. Sea ocean wave wallpaper and cute stuffed whale via clem around the corner. Whale tail wall hook from Colorful Cast And Crew. Paint in windy blue. Grandpa Whale hand made plush from Big Stuffed.
Whale finger puppet by Petit Felts. Whale rocker from Crate & Barrel. Dream Big Whale print by creative monsoon.
Share your love of nature and bring the great outdoors into baby's room with a gorgeous mountain themed nursery. Main pic via brit.co.
I'm so excited to release my latest illustrations. At the start of the year I set myself a goal to finish off an Aussie animal nursery art set before Australia Day and they're here! A cute koala, cuddly wombat, cool kangaroo and cheeky possum. Also available as a set of three or individually. And just because illustrating wombats was so much fun (and because 90% of the time I've seen them in real life they are on their backs lounging around) I have a cute new lazy wombat print too.
Almost the end of another busy year and it's always a tricky job but I'm going to pick out some of my favourite illustrations from this year - in no particular order.
Thanks to everyone for your support in 2018. I've got some exciting new products to tell you about in the new year and lots more art and illustrations in the works. So watch this space and see you in 2019!
When you can't decide between a space themed nursery and a sea themed one - why not go for both? My new octopus astronaut print.
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