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Rainforest Concertina Card

In my last post I said I was happy to be at home right now. That’s not exactly true. I spend a lot of time day dreaming about how I’d like to be elsewhere – often overseas, which is quite difficult right now with Covid and the climate crisis making one think twice about flying. I think about how much I would love to be in a rainforest and how much I would have loved to have been a tropical ecologist working in a rainforest, familiar with the birds, mammals, insects etc. That was my dream, or one of them. Still, it didn’t turn out that way. Now I draw forests, trees and rainforests instead, and I’ve just created a Rainforest Concertina card.

Rainforest concertina Card
Rainforest concertina card – day side.
Rainforest concertina card
Rainforest concertina card – night side.

The card shows a scene from a Central or South American rainforest (such as those in Costa Rica or Ecuador). One side is a day scene featuring coatimundis, snakes, monkeys, butterflies and, of course, trees. The other side shows a night scene featuring a jaguar, an oil bird, frogs, small mammals and a tapir. I haven’t seen a jaguar or tapir or even an oil bird, but I have seen coatimundis, capuchin monkeys and morpho butterflies when I was fortunate enough to visit rainforests in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Ecuador.

I don’t anticipate these cards will be as popular as the others, as not everyone has a passion for rainforest like me. Anyway, I wanted to make one. Rainforest concertina cards are available in my Etsy shop and soon my website shop.

Here is a little glimpse of a young caiman I saw on my trip to Ecuador quite a few years ago:

Caiman in Ecuador.

5 thoughts on “Rainforest Concertina Card

  1. You are so talented Alexi! I love visiting your website every so often to see what’s new or simply to marvel at your drawings. I hope that you get to go to the rainforest again soon(ish) when it is safe. For now, the animals and environments are lucky to be shared with the world through your drawings. x

    1. Thank you very much Serena, I’m glad you enjoy my website :) Rainforests seem a long way off right now, but one day I hope to go once again…x

  2. Beautiful Alexi – as always. Gorgeous colours! xxx

    1. Thank you Denise! x

  3. Hi there, I would love to ask you some questions about the process of making your concertina card artworks! I am doing a college project possibly involving a concertina and would love to be able to talk to you! Beautiful illustrations by the way !!!

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