In case you didn't realise thongs are what we call flip-flops in Australia - weird huh?
The footwear driving parrot was a character concept designed to take readers on a journey through an Australiana puzzle book I was putting together a couple of years ago. The publisher wasn't keen on the character concept, so the book was published sans the highway touring cockatoo. Which I thought was a terrible pity.
With this weeks Illustration Friday theme I finally got an excuse to draw the little feller and his friends.