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Mātuhi - the New Zealand Bush Wren fabric by vo_aka_virginiao on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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The bush wren was endemic to the three main islands of New Zealand. In the North Island it was last recorded in 1955, in the South Island in 1968, and

The bush wren was endemic to the three main islands of New Zealand. In the North Island it was last recorded in 1955, in the South Island in 1968, and on Stewart Island in 1972. In the South Island it lived in the dense mountain forests, while on offshore islands it was found in coastal forests. Introduced cats and rats undoubtedly brought about its decline. Like many extinct New Zealand birds, the wrens were ground nesters, weak fliers and had no defences against predatory mammals. Taken from: http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/natural-environment/5/1/3

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greened...

greenedevine says: This is gorgeous. My parents traveled to New Zealand and absolutely loved it.

Posted over 2 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Here they are at about 2.5. Will this work for you?

Posted over 3 years ago.

anno57

anno57 says: This is lovely--just received it Is it possible to make the print larger? I'd like to see the birds 2.5 to three inches.

Posted over 3 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Thanks Siya and Melanie - I did get it proofed, I'll see if I still have the proof and upload a photo of it.

Posted over 3 years ago.

madex

madex says: I'm also glad this was commented on as I have not seen it before and I really love it! Such a beautiful design, did you get it printed up, would love to see it if you have. Lovely work!

Posted over 3 years ago.

siya

siya says: I'm glad Amy commented on this. It makes me see its adorable loveliness all over again! :)

Posted over 3 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Oh, thank you so much Amy!

Posted over 3 years ago.

amy_g

amy_g says: So absolutely beautiful!

Posted over 3 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Serra, when I was researching this I was struck by all the animals I found that were extinct and in recent memory too. I'm very, very thankful for those of you in the field of conservation science! Thank you!

Posted about 4 years ago.

dustbin...

dustbinflowers says: love this, the sad tale of the wren and the lighthouse keeper's cat is one of the things that got me into conservation science

Posted about 4 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Hi Jo! Thanks so much! :-)

Posted over 4 years ago.

uzumakijo

uzumakijo says: Aah! just spotted this fabulous design, this whole contest slipped me by somehow! This is totally gorgeous Vo, love it. Beautifully done! love to see it printed up!

Posted over 4 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Thanks so much girls! I'm dying to get my proof on this one!

Posted over 4 years ago.

verystarry

verystarry says: you go girl... congrats on a top spot!

Posted over 4 years ago.

mariao

mariao says: your gradient colors are beautiful! terrific pattern!

Posted over 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: This charming design, so beautifully drawn, sadly illustrates the fate of many species of native birds that have no defense against the perils of introduced predators.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Thanks Isabella...I'm pretty happy with this one.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

inscrib...

inscribed_here says: Brilliant use of colour, Vo. This is gorgeous!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Thanks Victoria and Amy!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

amel24

amel24 says: This is so sweet- good luck in the contest!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: Lovely little bird, and I really like all the bright little insects.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Thanks so much Samarra!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

sammyk

sammyk says: So cute; love the pops of color too!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Thank you Fantazya!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

lucybar...

lucybaribeau says: So lovely... and great palette !

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Thanks Julie and Penny! :-)

Posted almost 5 years ago.

bluevelvet

bluevelvet says: Beautiful birds

Posted almost 5 years ago.

cjldesigns

cjldesigns says: Wow! This is so beautiful.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Yay, thank you so much Kelly, Siya and Carina!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

catru

catru says: super one Vo, loving those birds!!!!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

siya

siya says: This is such a lovely design!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Janiece, Yep, it's very sad to me too. I decided I wanted to pay tribute to them in a setting that was kind of fun so I gave them colorful buggies!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Shelley, I have this affinity for New Zealand and Australia, there is something essential about your country. I also have friends who live in NZ. .

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Kelly, I KNOW! As I did my research I realized there are so many animals that are recently extinct. The minute I learned about this wren I knew I had to pay tribute.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

whimzwh...

whimzwhirled says: I love the texture and color. I agree with weavingmajor though about the sadness of knowing no one ever gets to see one playing in the woods or hear them sing their love songs.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

shelley...

shelleymade says: Awesome that you picked one of our little birds for your design Vo! Lovely work

Posted almost 5 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: dagnabbit, I did not anticipate this contest making me so weepy! I never knew about the bush wren. I love how you've drawn him, with a watercolor and cut-paper vibe. I love how bright the colors look on the grey - glad you put in the bright little buggies!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Thanks so much Sharon and Cean! I so love gray with color and it's a bonus if it looks lush!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: What a beautiful tribute to a sad story. Love the splashes of color with the bugs and the tweedy background.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

scrummy

scrummy says: wow ~ lush and fabulous! gorgeous! xxx

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Amy! I know! Poor little wrens!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Thanks Mag-O, Rosanna and Claire! I had to put in little colorful buggies because knowing the wrens are so recent extinct made me sad!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

amy_g

amy_g says: what a beautiful little bird, and what a sad ending.....

Posted almost 5 years ago.

glanoramay

glanoramay says: Aw, these were so sweet, how sad :( you've immortalised them wonderfully though Vo,love all the little creepies they're enjoying :)

Posted almost 5 years ago.

rosanna...

rosannahope says: Vo, This is a lovely design! Great choice!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

mag-o

mag-o says: Lovely little wrens and colorful bugs! Great design.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Thanks Alex, I had so much fun with this theme!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

spellstone

spellstone says: Vo this is wonderful! I love the little bugs too x

Posted almost 5 years ago.