Walthamstow Bunny was exhibited all over Walthamstow as part of the E17 Art Trail. Scroll down this page to find out what inspired it and to read Walthamstow Bunny’s Little Guide to Life. Walthamstow Bunny has been invited to take part in Waltham Forest’s London Borough of Culture 2019 and to exhibit in a Royal Park where Beatrix Potter used to walk so watch this space!

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The main inspiration for Walthamstow Bunny was Suede’s lead singer Brett Anderson! Suede are Art Rabbit’s favourite band and while watching their DVD we loved the way Brett moved so much, we started sketching him – as a rabbit! We named it Brett the Bunny and later its silhouette became Walthamstow Bunny.

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We’ve made Walthamstow Bunny in all kinds of materials, from card to felt, wool, neon and plywood. We’re also working on some outfits for future colour illustrations.

Walthamstow Bunny loves E17, especially the green spaces, the Village, old buildings, museums and the creative community. He supports the arts, local shops, healthy living and caring for the environment. He’d like to become Walthamstow’s mascot!

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Love where you live

  • Keep Walthamstow tidy
  • Reuse. Reduce. Recycle.
  • Love your borough
  • Love your park
  • Plant a tree
  • Bring back front gardens!
  • Get walking in Walthamstow
  • Shop local
  • Volunteer!

Respect yourself – and others

  • Keep smiling
  • Happiness is best shared
  • See beauty in everyday things
  • Enjoy the sunshine
  • Make the most of each day
  • Be content
  • Speak softly
  • Be kind
  • Say “Please” and “Thank you”
  • Forgive others’ mistakes
  • Lend a helping hand
  • Be yourself!
  • Enjoy your independence
  • It’s good to be different
  • All the colours of the rainbow
  • All shapes and sizes
  • Do the things that make you happy
  • Be good to yourself
  • Don’t dwell too much on the past
  • One day at a time
  • Think positive
  • Have fun!
  • Dream
  • Sometimes we all need a little help
  • Speak out about bullying
  • Learn to say no

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Live well

  • Drink water
  • Eat more veggies
  • Eat less meat
  • Eat well
  • Enjoy your food
  • Avoid sugar
  • Take pride in your personal appearance
  • Get your beauty sleep
  • Enjoy life’s little pleasures
  • Have breakfast in bed
  • Sit comfortably
  • Stretching is good for you
  • Keep fit
  • Walk everywhere
  • Let’s dance!
  • Stub it out!
  • You don’t need alcohol to have a good time
  • Stay safe
  • Take it easy!
  • Declutter your life
  • Keep things simple
  • Live in the present
  • Meet new people
  • Snuggle up to a furry friend
  • Watch less TV
  • Go offline
  • Do it now!
  • Learn a new skill
  • Art is magic!
  • A tattoo? WOW, how permanent!!!

I heart Walthamstow Bunny