Summer in the Park – My Backyard

by Jenny Butler
Friday 11th November 2011

It has been such a summery week here in Melbourne and after Marc Martin‘s Guest Blog, I’m dying to get to my local park this weekend! A huge THANK YOU to Marc for such a great week and for sharing his favorite parks with his brilliant bird illustrations. Remember you still have until midnight to leave a comment for Marc’s super giveaway and be sure to check out Marc’s exhibition at Lamington Drive from the 24th of November. -Jenny x

Well it’s not exactly a park, but it is the outdoors… my backyard is the perfect place to sit and do a bit reading, drawing or just hanging with friends! Not only am I lucky enough to have a lemon tree that fruits all year round, but the garden is also frequented by a pair of Spotted Doves.

Whilst they may not be native birds, they are courteous enough to stay away from my washing, and I like them for that.

* UPDATE: Congratulations to lucky commenter #71, Catherine! You have won all 5 of Marc Martin’s illustrations from this week! Thank you to everyone who left such lovely comments and thanks again to Marc for a great week of Guest Blogging!!


by Jenny Butler
Friday 11th November 2011


  • Elizabeth Geddes 4 years ago

    Have always loved a good stipple effect

  • mish 4 years ago

    This one is definitely my fave. Love the clothes hanging out!

  • Michelle 4 years ago

    The doves play with my seedling though!

  • Elissa 4 years ago

    Your birds make me glad. Would love to see what you do with a forest dwelling chimp…

  • Christina BC 4 years ago

    I’ve enjoyed your sweet ponderings and tidbits of information. There is a serenity in your words; it’s lovely. Thanks Marc

  • Christina 4 years ago

    Such special prints! I love the birds I see around Melbourne, and your work really captures their beauty!

  • catherine 4 years ago

    I like that this one reminds me of our own backyard (we just need the lovely lemon tree…)
    Thank you for your artwork and words this week

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