This heart warming girl is based on my treasured soft toy bunny I was given when I was three. She has been part of the family since the 1970’s and has lived a very happy, loved life.
She came out in this drawing when I was doing “make a mark a day” for three months and when she arrived my heart lightened and I said “hello!” and Bunny smiled gently back – as she always has. As you can see, I have no emotional detachment from this girl and nor do I want to. I think she is gorgeous and I hope you do too.
And yes, the original Bunny has met her artistic self and approves, as long as she still lives with me, she is fine with her image traveling the world on her behalf, both Bunny and I love having our creations become stories in other families’ and friends’ lives. As a maker, this is one of the best things in my life, creating pieces that turn into treasured gifts.
I was playing with my Derwent XL charcoal and graphite when Bunny turned up in my sketch book.
If you like something that is exactly the same as the next one, this is not for you. On the other hand, if you value quality artisan designs that are tactile, beautiful and unusual you’ll love these treasures.
Each bunny is unique, giving you something special and captivating. Made in an artisan process over a series of weeks in a sunny coastal studio with multiple kiln firings, each bunny is different and reflects its handmade origin.
Bunny is part of my first series of paintings, including koalas, kangaroos, joeys, wallabies, sea birds, platypuses and wombats.
Artisan Gift Details
Made from Australia’s finest porcelain – Southern Ice Porcelain – and glazed so can handle everyday life (including washing off the odd bit of dinner).
All designs are made by Belinda in Sydney, Australia.
Necklace 3.5cm by 5cm (1.4 inches by 2 inches)
Silver plate chain 80cm (31.5 inches).
I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. – Brene Brown
Ideal for Thank you gifts for treasured clients, collaborators and team members.