NZ bird themed illustrated goods by Melissa Boardman
Otari Pop Up!
This Saturday (the 21st September) something special is happening, a little market called Otari Pop Up! A couple of years ago I had an idea to organise a nature themed market to coincide with the popular Otari-Wilton's Bush Open Day + Plant Sale, and I made it happen! Otari-Wilton's Bush is a beautiful native forest and NZ's only botanic garden dedicated solely to native plants, it's of my favourite places and I'm lucky to live close by, so I visit as much as I can.
This is the second year of Otari Pop Up (last year I co-organised it with Eloise from The Neighbourhood Studio) and it went really well. The market is happening this Saturday from 9.30-2pm at Otari-Wilton's Bush, if you're local make sure to come and check it out! Not only is there a massive native plant sale outside, but there are some amazing locally made goods inside. For more info on the Pop Up check out Otari Pop Up on Instagramand Facebook.
At Otari Pop Up I'll have my usual range of art prints (some brand new), notebooks, greeting cards, ceramics, tote bags and also my 2020 calendars!! I'll also be fundraising for Zealandia Ecosanctuary by selling the 'Birds of Zealandia' Posters that I designed and Illustrated. (These are usually only available to purchase direct from Zealandia).
Speaking of calendars, I've just opened pre-orders through my website! Every pre-order receives a free gift of a couple of surprise goodies from my studio, and they will ship late October. I've created two different designs this year, they come in different size and binding options, all are eco-friendly and you can find all the details here on my website!
I really hope you can come!! I’ve been working hard on advertising the market and it’s shaping up to be amazing!