New drawing and watercolour courses coming in August. For more information and to register

Environmentally-friendly and ethically-manufactured products in reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging:

Nature artwork:
Original paintings and embroideries
Giclée prints

Greeting cards

100% natural, biodegradable, ethically-manufactured, slow-fashion cotton clothes and totes
with a conservation message:
Children's t-shirts and one-piece suits
Adult's t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies

Creative courses

Wildlife art, by Auntie Betty Illustration, to help raise conservation awareness for endangered species. 

Children's Quirky Creatures - humorous animal designs
100% natural, biodegradable, ethically-manufactured, slow-fashion cotton t-shirts, onesies and totes for babies, children and teenagers.

I am proud to support the South Island Wildlife Hospital charity. They treat and rehabilitate local (often endangered) wildlife and is entirely staffed by volunteers. The hospital is completely dependent on donations. 

NEWS

FUNDRAISING AND SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE - Art for a cause

"This artwork is realistic but symbolic of the innocence and resilience of the people of Ukraine. My Mother's family is originally from Poland and the Czech Republic, so this feels really close to home and I want to do my bit to support the Ukrainians. The Eurasian blue tit is indigenous to Ukraine and also has the Ukrainian national colours, so I can't think of a better representative to show support for Ukraine.”

Betty is collaborating with doodlewear to fundraise and raise awareness of the war crisis in Ukraine. 

All artist profits from the sale of this design will go to to Médecins Sans Frontières who are at the forefront of the escalating war in Ukraine and are continuously increasing their response to support local hospitals caring for the war wounded and working with local authorities to bring medicine and medical supplies into the country to treat the citizens. Médecins Sans Frontières is also trying to help the refugees seeking safety who have fled Ukraine.

To buy, click on the photo to shop in doodlewear’s trusted online store.

Being 'Sun Smart' during the New Zealand summer

This quirky 'A Pukka Pukeko Summer' design has a subtle 'sun smart' message: 

SLIP on a t-shirt.
SLOP on SPF 30+ broad spectrum UVA sunscreen.
SLAP on a broad brimmed hat.
SLIDE on quality sunglasses.
SHADE from the sun whenever possible.        https://www.sunsmart.org.nz/


100% organic cotton t-shirts in collaboration with

DOODLEWEAR
a New Zealand artist collaboration.
doodlewear's art print garments are decorated with designs by NZ-based artists and printed individually with care in NZ, proudly supporting local artists and print production with every purchase paying an NZ artist.

 

Introducing our new RARE WEAR

100% pure cotton and organic cotton adult SWEATSHIRTS, HOODIES and LONG-SLEEVED T-SHIRTS
100% pure cotton and organic cotton babies and children's onesies and t-shirts

All garments share the conservation awareness message.

NEW Floral Pollinator t-shirts

Wild flowers, which grow in profusion without our help, are incredibly important. Sometimes they are called ‘weeds’ when they grow where we don’t want them, yet these humble, beautiful flowers are a vital link in the symbiotic web of life. Many insects, such as bees and butterflies, need flowers to survive and in turn, they pollinate the plants from which we harvest our food. Increasingly there is a call for people to partake of plant-based diets, and yet we poison and destroy the wild flowers, which are our best ‘pollination stations’.

There is a reason for every plant, animal and insect on this planet. When we destroy any of them, we create an imbalance. When planting vegetables, it is helpful to also plant flowers that bring insects to our garden. We need to find ways to grow and protect produce without using toxic, chemical pesticides.

Betty's floral pollinator t-shirt range is produced by collaborative partner, doodlewear, a wonderful NZ artist collaboration.


100% organic kids and teens doodlewear QUIRKY CREATURES t-shirts and tote bags

Betty's fun, eccentric and quirky creature designs are now available on 100% cotton t-shirts and totes in collaboartion with DOODLEWEAR, a New Zealand artist collaboration.
doodlewear's art print garments are decorated with designs by NZ-based artists and printed individually with care in NZ, proudly supporting local artists and print production with every purchase paying an NZ artist.

 

Wildlife Art

At Bumble-Bees Art and Crafts, you can find original wildlife artworks by Betty Busby (of Auntie Betty Illustration) as well as prints and other merchandise portraying New Zealand's unique flora and fauna, which are perfect accessories for your home, gifts for others, visitors to New Zealand or those who love wildlife and support the conservation of endangered species.

All our products are proudly made in New Zealand.


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