This is week 3 of Kristin's Summer of Colour and the ice cream inspiration this week is Baseball Nuts. I'd never actually heard of this flavour so am guessing it's particular to America! It's vanilla ice cream swirled with blackberry ribbon and loaded with Cashews, apparently!
|Giraffiti - Watercolour and Ink doodle giraffe.|
I'm sticking with the doodling but this week rather than a doodle dog, I've created a Giraffiti! I was inspired by a TV show we saw where a young female giraffe who , because she was related to all the other giraffes in the zoo in Australia, was transported by land and sea to a zoo in New Zealand to increase the gene pool there. She was still too young to actually mate but they had to transport her then or she would be too tall for the transportation crate once she got older! Poor wee thing was pretty stressed out by a 3 day ferry crossing over very rough seas but she got there safely in the end.
Mostly, I don't agree with zoos because in an ideal world animals would live as nature intended without human interference but this isn't an ideal world and it seems because we keep on destroying their habitats at some point the only 'wild' animals left will be those that are actually kept in captivity so I guess there are zoos out there doing their bit to ensure animals can reproduce safely - and not worry about poachers.
Anyway, eco-rant over, I thought that the giraffe was so beautiful and such an unusual looking animal that I decided to doodle one for this week's challenge.
I love the diversity of art that folk contribute to the Summer of Colour and it's fun to see what everyone comes up with based on the ice cream flavour of the week!