So just recently I went on a cruise to New Zealand with family. I really
love visiting new countries and New Zealand was no exception. What
really stood out to me was the natural environment, vegetation and
wildlife, mainly birds. I love the New Zealand birds! Such unique and
beautiful species. I decided to draw some of my favourite species. The
ones I saw live were the Takahe, Kaka and Tui. (Although the Tui was
only a glimpse.) Unfortunately because we were on a cruise we could only
stop at each destination for only a day so no chance to see live Kiwis
and Kakapos. The closest was the taxidermy of them in Dunedin museum, I
loved the Moa skeletons there too. Such impressive and majestic birds.
Man, there’s just so much to see in New Zealand, I could definitely go
I thought of including a Kea since I love those
parrots too despite how naughty they are XD but I thought they are
similar to the Kaka. When I looked at pics of both of them I realised
they are actually pretty different. I might draw one on its own in that
case. That said, my favourite NZ bird has gotta be the Kakapo, their
face is so budgie-like! So adorable. XD
The cruise was nice too,
though generally geared to the older generation, haha. I must say I do
miss the food, especially desserts. XD
“I have a thing for birds. Especially these shimmering beauties, the New Zealand native ‘Tui’. Its call is sweet and they are known for their fluffy tuft of feathers on their neck.
This is an original Cheese Before Bedtime piece. The mask only is hand stitched with attention to realistic details.
Details: - 4 inch size hoop - Outlines printed onto fabric in Charcoal - Natural Seeded background fabric in Cream - Mask hand stitched in Greens, Black, Brown and Cream - Signed on back - Lightweight - Ready to hang from thread and wooden bead - Great gift for New Zealand fans or bird lovers.”