A sublime scarp in a country of coal

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The Blackdown Tablelands lie between Rockhampton and Emerald, in central Queensland. We stopped there on the way up to Bimblebox Nature Refuge last month, and this is what I wrote. The coal trains wind their way across the land like … Continued

New! Australian Robin Christmas cards

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I’m excited to announce my new range of Australian Robin Christmas cards. I’ve always loved robin Christmas cards. But they only seem to show the European robin ‘redbreast’, often forests of pine and oak trees, and usually snow. Like many … Continued

The scribbly gum woodland at Freshwater

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Freshwater National Park smells burnt, but it looks lush green. I can hear the sleepy chortles of lorikeets, somewhere up in the bloodwoods. Itโ€™s late afternoon, on a hot January day. Maybe theyโ€™ve had too much sun, or too much … Continued

Bimblebox Wonderland colouring book – on sale now

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After many long days of designing and drawing, I’m very pleased to announce the publication of Bimblebox Wonderland. It’s the first colouring book for adults based entirely on a wild Australian woodland. Order your copy here. In September I was … Continued

Sneak preview of the Bimblebox Wonderland colouring book

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On my recent visit to Bimblebox Nature Refuge I was entranced by small details of nature. Dried grasses in spears and curls; round flowerheads of the woolly mat-rush on spikes; lumpy humps of termite mounds; woodland birds foraging on the … Continued