doodlewear Forget-Me-Not art print tote bag by Melina van Wyk

Forget-Me-Not artwork tote bag - art for a cause


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doodlewear 'Forget-Me-Not' (February 2018) art print premium 100% cotton canvas bird tote bag by New Zealand Digital Artist Melina van Wyk. These high-quality tote bags feature a New Zealand Robin, also known as a Toutouwai, wearing headphones and nestled among beautiful Forget-Me-Not flowers. This artwork was digitally drawn. It is digitally signed by the artist.

"Forget-Me-Not is a digital illustration dedicated to my son. The drawing features a little New Zealand Robin ‘Toutouwai’, nestled amongst ‘Forget-Me-Not’ flowers. The Robin is a protected endemic species and reminds me that everyone, no matter how small, has a story to tell and not to make assumptions about people. Did you know that children and adults with sensory sensitivity wear noise-cancelling headphones to avoid sensory overload by blocking out noise and distractions so that they can focus? My experience with postnatal depression and caring for a child on the autism spectrum got my creative gears turning on how I could help raise awareness.  People with autism have a unique view of the world – captured so well by the Māori word for autism 'Takiwātanga' which means in his/her own time and space."



Melina will generously donate $5 from each of her 'Forget-Me-Not' tote bags sold to Altogether Autism

Melina is passionate about giving back to her community, particularly to organisations that make a difference in many people's lives.

"As a mother of an autistic child, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to navigate a diagnosis, learn about your child, and differentiate between available information and services.

Altogether Autism is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing health and disability information, advice, and equipment to enable people to live the life they choose. They are a fantastic and reliable source of support and information for parents and caregivers."

To find out more, visit Altogether Autism and Your Way.

  • Artwork tote bag size: 42 x 42cm. Gusset width: 9.5cm

  • These tote bags are made from premium 100% cotton canvas, Heavy weight 320 GSM with a durable, plain weave. Our high-quality designer tote bags have one large main compartment as well as reinforced shoulder straps. These cool tote bags are manufactured internationally by the well-known New Zealand brand AS Colour.

  • Each of these high-quality artist tote bags is lovingly printed in New Zealand on demand just for you. The art print appears just on the front of the tote bag.

  • Reusable and washable tote bags.

  • CLICK HERE for information on product care, art print reproduction, shipping and doodlewear terms & conditions.