This charming kangaroo and joey is based on the caring mother kangaroos and wallabies I saw in Tasmania.
Wallabies and kangaroos can be a little shy, especially when carrying young and will often quickly figure you out, decide you’re not another one of their mob and take off. It’s important to always give these girls space and move slowly around them.
I think our kangaroos and wallabies are mesmerising and I’ll happily watch a mob grazing for as long as they find what they are after.
I’ve called this mum and joey Narra and Arty, Narra for Narawntapu National Park and Arty for Port Arthur – areas at the opposite ends of Tasmania but both places were I was privileged enough to be able to watch mum and joey long enough for some good photos.
I’ve painted Narra and Arty originally in watercolour paints – Daniel Smith watercolors in the this case – and then printed them in under glaze so I can fire my painting into the porcelain.
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 wallaby 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 wallaby is different and reflects its handmade origin.
Narra and Arty are part of my series of paintings of Australian animals, including koalas, platypuses, joeys, sea birds 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.
Brooch 3.5cm by 5cm
Meet the Inspiration for Narra and Arty
This watercolour painting is based on actual kangaroos and wallabies I see each year I visit Tasmania. You can see lots of wallabies and kangaroos in all Australian states and terrorities. My favuorites in Tassie are the Bennett and the Paddymelon Wallabies.
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
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