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Urbanjunglebloggers – Jungle Animals

February 11, 2016

Ah, I was excited about today’s Urban Jungle Bloggers’ topic.

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series, devised by Igor and Judith. The idea is to get some green into our homes, especially for us urban folks! Every month they invite bloggers to share ideas for creating an urban jungle through styling challenges, DIYs, green tips and tricks. Every month there is a different theme on the topic. You can follow and get more urban jungle bloggers inspiration on their Pinterest boards and Facebook page.

February’s theme is: Jungle animals.

I did this little painting for my #cl365dys daily challenge on Instagram. The subject matter was plants so I painted some of my plants featured here today.

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Meet my latest hanging plant, known as a lipstick plant (don’t you love that name)? It’s not hard to care for and produces these lovely red flowers. And what about my giraffe, standing proud and tall?

urbanjunglebloggers - jungle animals

urbanjunglebloggers - jungle animals

Hello Mr. Penguin and Ms. Goose. I’ve had these for years and their knodding heads always make me smile.

urbanjunglebloggers - jungle animals

Some of you might have read my post about my new fav plant shop Conservatory Archives. Well, I picked up this rare cactus called: Copiapoa Humiles. Gorgeous or what? And Miss Flamingo is a trusted friend and happens to look great against that grey vase! Let’s face it, every decent jungle needs some pink!

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A lot of you won’t have had the pleasure to meet Marian, my 1900 crested grebe. She was featured in my very first Urban Jungle Bloggers’ post in February 2014. Woah, it’s been 2 years of Urban Jungle Bloggers’ fun!!
Elegant, regal and beautiful, she keeps a watchful eye out for the plants.

urbanjunglebloggers - jungle animals

urbanjunglebloggers - jungle animals

Ah, my yellow frog. Never kissed, so cannot tell you whether he would turn into a beautiful prince. Love that he’s yellow though.

urbanjunglebloggers - jungle animals

I’m not quite sure any of you have met my tricolore Maranta. A real beauty! I love the burgundy velvety reverse of the leaves.

urbanjunglebloggers - jungle animals

Meet Mr. super friendly Orangutan. He’s king of my animal jungle. There are plenty more in my abode but maybe for another time.

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It’s been fun. See you next month, fellow Urban Jungle Bloggers. Looking forward to meeting your animal jungle.

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  • Reply Alison Sye February 12, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Lovely Tina, especially love your painting.
    Mr.Orangatang really made me laugh at the end.

    • Reply tina February 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you:-)

      I know he’s actually a great camouflage. You wouldn’t notice him unless you get up really close and personal!

  • Reply mel February 12, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    So many fun animals you have in your jungle Tina! Love the cactus, what a find. Popping over to that post now, I did see it somewhere and bookmarked it in my head to read it when I had a chance. So happy to see all of your paintings on IG and here lovely lady. Big hugs, Mel xx

    • Reply tina February 17, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      Ha. You know me. You collect sprogs and I collect animal figurines:-))

      Thank you for your support of my sketching. xx

  • Reply Yvonne February 16, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Really like your painting, lovely textures. Makes me want to start painting again too 🙂 Lovelovelove that little ceramic pot your crested grebe is guarding. And oh animals with nodding heads, yes, I’m with you on that. So fun. xx

    • Reply tina February 17, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      Thank you Yvonne. I just about remembered the sketch as I put this post together. Seemed a good fit:-)

      Yes, I’m rather fond of that little pot. It’s tiny but special…
      My nodding head animals are my treasure. Bought them in a Paul Smith shop. He brought only a hand full back from Japan so
      was glad to snap them up! xx

  • Reply Sarah @ Mocha Casa February 16, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I love your introduction to each plant together with a different jungle animal – a bit like going on a guided tour! I especially like your lipstick plant.

    • Reply tina February 17, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      Haha. But of course, they’re a team. Mind you, I haven’t removed the animals since taking the photographs.
      Think they are liking their new abodes.

      Thanks, yes, great find that lipstick plant. It’s doing well, so I am happy!

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