Of course I had to make a card for the occasion and as I did an owl card for Australia Day, I thought I'd have a go at a Kiwi-flavoured owl card too. My first thought was sheep, naturally (ROFLOL!!!!), but nah, too obvious! Then I thought a character like Fred Dagg or Wal from Footrot Flats (who look ALOT alike!) ... but they looked too much like my Ozzie Owl.
So in the end I've gone with this:
These are my representations:
- an English owl and a Maori owl together - the two peoples of NZ
- a long white cloud - the Maori name for NZ is Aotearoa, usually translated as Land of the Long White Cloud
- silver ferns on the black lettering - the silver fern is the symbol of NZ and black is often used by national sporting teams
- the greeting Kia Ora means be well/be healthy and is pretty much used as "hi!".
Thanks for calling in today. Have a great weekend.