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Location: Australia - its a big country
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Looking for Signs of Life in Post-Armaggedon Australia Embassy group

Started by MaoMao. Last reply by Jenny England Oct 31. 4 Replies

Hellooooo! Is anybody there??? theretheretherethere...(heh heh I love a good echo...)Wow, it's like The Rapture happened to Australian mail artists, and took everyone away...or zombies cam e and ate…Continue

Anybody still here?

Started by Rho Wilson. Last reply by The Artful Writer Jan 31. 7 Replies

Hello, hello. I'm new here and looking to make contacts. Anybody still around?Continue

Recent Project

Started by Johanna Botman Mar 14, 2011. 0 Replies

I'm really pleased with my project from yesterday. The results are in my album called Diary in 8 Postcards - if you care to have a look. I struggle to make my art into the small format, and I think…Continue

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Comment by Jenny England on July 29, 2011 at 1:47am
Hi fellow Aussies!
Anyone interested in a travelling journal - around OZ. Now with the Spring coming I think we will all feel a bit more creative than through the last cold months. What do you think? Jenny
Comment by Jenny England on June 14, 2011 at 2:16am

ENTER THE DRAGON. I know it is a long way off but 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. As I am a dragon (born 1952 - yes that means I turn 60 next year!) I am hoping to put together a collection of Dragon cards etc. Not sure what I will do with them yet but I will figure out something.

As I am a freelance writer I would like to do some articles (I already commisioned) or perhaps put up an online exhibition. Any suggestions welcomed.

In the meantime if you are interested put your thinking and creating caps on.

 

Comment by Lorinna Denise Hastings on June 12, 2011 at 5:25am
Crutching is a blowfly prevention, although it is painful it is infinitely preferable to sheep being struck by blow flies with maggots eating the skin and flesh of the sheep which is I should imagine excruiatingly painful and long lasting. The stench of the flesh as the maggots infect it in a very short time is truly breathtaking.  The short period of pain with the antiseptic the cut lasts for several hours - no doubt.  The people who complain about this have never had to clean up the struck bottom of a sheep. Often this happens and one only sees the wool not the maggots beneath, whilst the mulsed area is clear. Crutching removes the the wool from around the sheeps bottom, mulesing removes part of the area so that skin will not grow wool again. If you have sheep, you want them healthy, not in pain, not diseased, not flyblown. Once a sheep is struck in this area the maggots keeps spreading across the body of the sheep, providing the opportunity for a secondary blowfly strike, these maggots give the sheep blood poisoning and the sheep dies. 
Comment by Christine Jones on April 19, 2011 at 7:56am
Hi Jennifer & Helen - received your pieces on the same day - almost like Christmas. Loved them both - they'll go up on my blog in the next day or two. Can't get over receiving 2 in one day - do I need to get out more????
Comment by Jenny England on April 14, 2011 at 1:44am
Comment by Jenny England on April 14, 2011 at 1:42am
Comment by Christine Jones on April 12, 2011 at 4:47am
Just wonderful, Helen - hope we get to see lots of the pieces that will go in to the exhibition  - those two pieces are really great
Comment by Johanna Botman on April 10, 2011 at 3:53am
Indeed, Lorinna. So there's hope for me to be a famous artist yet ; )
Comment by Lorinna Denise Hastings on April 10, 2011 at 3:37am

Thank you Jenny for the postcard, witty, as usual and when the scanner works would you like me to upload it.

Denise

Comment by Lorinna Denise Hastings on April 10, 2011 at 3:35am
She also commented in her television interview that women with families rarely reached the heights because their emotional energy was expended upon the family, this was in response to the interviewer asking her why she did not "make it" to the top as a painter.  Most famous Australian Women Artists were childless, Margaret, Olley, Clarice Beckett, Grace Cossington-Smith, and the list goes on....Denise
 

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