It’s been decades since fashion designer Jane Bingham, who owns Bear Brothers Denim, went to art school.
But during lockdown, she found a way to capture the delights and despairs of life under Alert Level 4.
Each day during the lockdown, Ms Bingham took to paper using her boys' long-abandoned colouring set.
What resulted was a contemplative time capsule of illustrations featuring denim-clad bears living in a seaside suburb of Auckland.
Ms Bingham told TVNZ1’s Seven Sharp she’d never expected to be an author.
“It was such a pleasure for me to indulge in something I love doing.”
Watch the full story in the video above.