I am fascinated by our Australian native mammals, the Echidna and the Platypus. They are unique monotremes (mono meaning one/treme meaning opening). Growing up in Tasmania, we occasionally had a platypus stir up the spring water feeding the farmhouse but being quite elusive, shy creatures, I never got a very close look at one. I have had to spend some time researching and studying photographs.
I have finally put brush to silk and painted this delightful creature for a very special one-of-a-kind cushion. I hope you like it.