After GOMA we headed over to the old art gallery and the museum which is only a few steps away :) My main goal for going to the museum was to get some inspiration for ceramic making :) :)
One day I'd love to do a woodcut too :)
There's a story linked to this guy above - one night I was driving home and saw what I thought was a Bilby, just down from our place. At home, Ben told me Bilbies are super endangered and after a bit of googling I quickly learned that we also don't live in their habitat. I thought I'd gone crazy until more googling revealed a Bilby is basically a long eared Bandicoot (above) which are much more common! Still so cool to see a Bandicoot and actually learn the difference. I might be a bad aussie here, in not having known the difference :P
Now this guy IS a Bilby and has been made extra famous around Easter when the shops stock a chocolate Bilby Easter bunny :) I think his long ears gives him the slight cuteness factor over the bandicoot but both are definitely adorable!
Tawny Frogmouth Owl! We went to our friends the other weekend and they had one in their tree :) Someone commented that they look like a cross between a kookaburra and an owl *nods*
Cowrie shells - the animal print of the water Kingdom :)
Sugar glider! Oh my gosh they are so cute, we got to rescue one from Ben's room a few months ago, at first we thought it was a mouse (so tiny!) but it was hoping around and then we saw it was trying to get elevation so it could glide! I wasn't aware that when they're not in flight mode you can't really see the excess skin that gives them their wing power, so I think it's okay we intially mistook it for a mouse!
More bilbies! I definitely have to make one of those guys out of clay! :) :)