Flo, a white tailed bumblebee, is the new star of the “Don’t Mow, Let it Grow” project, featuring in her very own animation educating young people on protecting biodiversity. I am an illustrator and graphic designer from 1440 specialising in watercolour illustration and animation. Storyboarding was my initial process where I visualised scenes, scribbled down character ideas and allowed my imagination to interpret the script. My next stage was scanning my hand painted illustrations into Photoshop to arrange and edit. I chose watercolour as the texture highlights the unique and handmade … [Read more...] about The making of a biodiversity hero – Bizzy Flo!
The Don’t Mow Let It Grow roadshow enjoyed a lovely weekend at the Salmon & Whiskey Festival in Bushmills, with lots of people dropping in to show their support and ask questions about the project and their own wildlife areas, along with their children who were having fun colouring in Bizzy Flo and friends and planting wildflower seeds in paper pots to take home. On the Saturday we were in the lovely Millennium Park next to one of our own Don’t Mow Let It Grow Meadows, and on the Sunday we were invited to join in the fun at the River Bush Salmon Station. … [Read more...] about Don’t Mow at the Salmon and Whiskey Festival