13 Jan 2010

Feeling woolly headed

Designed a picture of a ram for one of our local community projects. Its going on a jute bag (if all agree!) to promote the launch of a new website for the area. From the earliest times the Lammermuirs have had sheep inhabiting the moors, hence the name - lammer is an old word for lamb - and to this day they still provide a basic income for the local farmers.

Apparently they are very intelligent. I had a friend who trained a lamb, and it used to follow him around, do tricks, and follow him everywhere - even as far as walking through the town behind him to go to the vets....

15 comments:

  1. This is lovely! I would love one of those bags to carry my things to and from work :) Nicely done.

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  2. Moore is another name in my family tree with Scottish history. After reading your post today I looked up the origin of the surname Moore and sure enough it derived from the landscape. I like that you shared about the word Lammer. X.

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  3. Beautiful, Catriona! It will look great on a bag...

    Enjoyed your friend's "Mary had a little lamb" parallel!

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  4. This grand fellow will look terrific on a bag or cards or mugs..... Great work. I also liked learning a new work meaning today. Thank you.

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  5. This will be wonderful on a bag ... where would one be able to get one? nancy

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  6. I hope all agree because this would look fabulous on a jute bag, especially a green one. But then, I'm partial go green. Great job!

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  7. Thanks guys! I'll let you know if you can buy one or not once they are printed - not sure how many are getting done, and I guess the locals will get first choice!

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  8. This will look great on a bag.

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  9. Well being named Mary, I can relate to this story, The illustration looks great, very strong.

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  10. Stricking drawing, will look great on the bag

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  11. Very eyecatching. It's true they are way more intelligent than people think. I hand reared one when IU lived with my parents and it became very well trained - at least, most of the time!- it also tried to follow me to work...

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  12. I love this - it looks almost like a lino cut! It will be great on a jute bag.

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