a journal of original drawings and screen prints of animals


Monday, November 21, 2011


There are a few of these headed to Australia and I've been so curious as to why. I finally got up the nerve to ask and I have to share this wonderful story:

 Hi Barbara,
I'm a born and bred Australian (about 6th generation). The pillow is actually a present for my sister who found it and put it on her christmas list. My sister went overseas with the army and they took a toy moose (moosie) as a mascot. No idea why, just a random cute toy. Moosie ended up in every photograph and featured in some of Saddam's Palace pictures that she took. The moose thing just evolved from there.
You've got an awesome website. I'm meant to be studying! At least if I fail I'll have seen many pretty things. :)


  1. It's great that you thought to ask. It makes it so interesting to know the back story. And I find it cool that Australians with all of their amazing native animals would have adopted a moose as a mascot. :)

  2. quite a fun & cute story indeed, thanks for sharing it, Barbara ! oxox