Kowhai gift tags are now on the Corokia Studio Etsy shop, available as an instant digital download. Easy and economical to print, they can be cut out and coloured in!
I’ve designed a range of little printable black and white Kōwhai postcards and greeting cards, these are available on the Corokia Studio Etsy shop as instant digital downloads. They can be coloured in or left as black and white. These were printed at Warehouse Stationery but you can also get good results with your home printer if you use good quality paper and set your printer to best quality.
Kōwhai are native to New Zealand and in spring the trees are covered in beautiful yellow flowers that Tui birds love. We have a young Kōwhai tree in our garden and it has been flowering over the past couple of weeks.
In Autumn the fan shaped leaves of the Gingko tree turn a gorgeous bright yellow before they fall. These trees are fascinating, they are the only surviving species of an ancient Ginkgophyta tree type and are native to China. Gingko nuts are traditionally used for food and medicine but the jury is out as to whether they are entirely beneficial for either use . There is a small Gingko tree around the corner from my street that I often walk past. This tree inspired my Gingko and Wild Strawberry artwork. (detail above) It is available as a digital download to print from Corokia on Etsy.
Dreamy Garden is available as a framed or unframed art print from the Corokia Society6 shop. I made this painting using foliage from my garden, mixing New Zealand native Kōwhai and Pohutukawa with geraniums, sage and other garden favourites. The Kōwhai is a lovely tree with small leaflets and bright yellow flowers that attract native birds such as Tui and Kereru. You can read more about this tree on the Department of Conservation website. A few years ago we used a Kōwhai tree for our Christmas tree and this tree is now growing strong and starting to flower each year.
Geraniums is a lovely soft green, pink and yellow artwork that I’ve just added to the Society6 Corokia shop. It is available as art prints, canvas, travel mugs and greeting cards. This is one of my favourites! It has a really calm and soothing feel and was inspired by summertime in the garden and the fragrant geraniums growing in my backyard.
New on the Corokia Society6 shop is the Kensington Garden artwork that I made over the Easter break, available as iphone accessories, art prints and travel mugs.
Made with foliage from a garden in Kensington, Whangarei, including hydrangea, gardenia, fern and lavender. The soft pastels in this painting were inspired by the hydrangea and lavender of this suburban garden.
Lavender in Autumn is a new card on the Corokia Studio Etsy shop. I gathered a variety of autumn foliage to make this artwork and then chose tones to evoke the changing season, such a gorgeous time of year with leaves turning orange, red, yellow and brown. I’ve put some matching gift tags on as well. These come in a sheet with nine tags in total.