Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Celebrating Animals and Blogs... and you get the prize!

This turned up the other day. I was 11 or 12 when I did this front cover for a school project. I'd written a whole section on on animal cruelty where I'd boldly criticized fox-hunting, circuses, vivisection, bullfighting, horse racing, zoos and dogs in space!
Watching my daughter, who is now the same age, create her projects on the computer with the internet, power-point, and word etc. I am just blown away at how much things have changed.
The reason I am celebrating is this blog has just hit post no. 100..... yay!
Initially I started to write this blog so I could keep a record of my work, and get the word out about my search for lino. So that in it's self has been a success. And in true blogging tradition, readers who leave a comment over the next week or so have the chance to Win one of these Betty Jo Owl brooches..........so drop me a line from any where in the world!


  1. hey there....i have some lino for you, just have to get it to you!!! love your owl brooches, my yellow one is getting a work out!!

  2. Oh, that is seriously great, to see your work 'now and then'!I love the owly button eyes on the brooches!

  3. I love hearing about where your designs are heading. Very inspirational! Congrats on 100 posts, it doesn't take long to clock them up.

  4. Well didn't you have a calling . . . to think so little has changed in your style & passion for animals. Of course the designs have been refined, i feel so honoured to have seen some of your brooches in the flesh, so to speak, they are truely fantastic!! Must say, i used to always draw elaborate dresses on my simple people drawings as a child & my 8 y.o. is spending her valuable 'alone time' as she has a later bedtime than her 3 siblings, designing what she would have worn to the Melbourne Cup today. Who knows where all these ideas can take you?? I love being a mother, very much so through how my children remind me of my childhood, games & toys. Love Posie

  5. I just recently found your blog and love what you do with lino....its great to see pieces of art made out of old stuff!!!! And by the way - i love your gorgeous owls- and im not just saying that so i can win one either!!Promise.

  6. How wonderful to rediscover your original animal stylings! I have many memories of 'over the top' efforts for school projects - once I insisted on carving a wooden sarcophagus for the front cover of a project on Ancient Egypt. My mum thought I was crazy at the time but was very proud when it was finished!

    I feel a little greedy posting with the chance of winning one of your beautiful owls, but I do really love them! Congrats on 100 posts - I love reading your blog :)

  7. What a spectacularly generous thing to do - What a find, to see your artwork from long ago.
    I am at post 93 now so am thinking of a giveaway as well - hmmmm.
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway and congratulations on your 100th.


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