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Up the Duff Creek without A Paddle: Calendar Musings for Bewildered Mums to Be by 

Up the Duff Creek without A Paddle: Calendar Musings for Bewildered Mums to Be.

Will appeal to those with a sense of ‘dark’ humour, this calendar delves into pregnancy’s unmentionables…as only elle jaye rose would.

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Many thanks for artistic encouragement from family & friends including: Paul Compton, The Robinson family, The Banks family, mum, Donna Malone, John Douglas, Mara Moore, Deborah Klein, Aunty Sue, Rebecca Delange, Kirsty Jenatsch, Ian Mack, Fiona Paul, Andre Spierings, Phebe Parisia, Shannon Collins & all the friends that have given us stuff such as clothing, advice etc.

Ellen Jaye Benson Visual Artist/Educator –
a.k.a. ‘elle jaye rose’ (my frustrated dark illustrator & social commentator hat)
a.k.a ‘Henna Harpy’ (my ornamental body art and design hat)
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  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldalmost 4 years ago

    unmentionables are much more interesting!

  • I neglected to mention – skin tags and ‘the mask of pregnancy’ and was kind enough not to frighten mums with the thought of a prolapse :) thanks for your encouragement Woolley x

    – ellejayerose

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainalmost 4 years ago

    Great & fun & very informative calendar. Top Notch awesome

  • cheers pinky – informative and impish could be a fitting description :)

    – ellejayerose

  • John Douglas
    John Douglasalmost 4 years ago

    each image is one to treasure – almost makes me wish I was pregnant too x

  • I can’t wait to have my body back – I keep wishing that a big brother voice would pound through my body saying it’s time to go ‘_ _ _ _ _ _’(won’t reveal bubs name just yet – though i hear you could pester paulie to find out)

    – ellejayerose

  • donnamalone
    donnamalonealmost 4 years ago

    lol to John above! Fantastic…and you are going to make an amazing mum ellejayerose

  • aw ta Donna – I will be the mum I will be – no doubt neurotic, unorganised but creative and hopefully fun :)

    – ellejayerose

  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonalmost 4 years ago

    Perfection! You will be an AMAZING Mum!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I do intend to extend this project into a book on blurb in the future – as there is sooooo much territory i have left out – nursery bling, the ‘mask of pregnancy’, skin tags, how to cope with losing ones identity as an individual – how’s the baby? etc. etc. but will first focus on getting the child rearing part down – after getting well and popping out the lil sumo xx

    – ellejayerose

  • Catrin Stahl-Szarka
    Catrin Stahl-S...almost 4 years ago

    Cool calendar! I agree with WW, I like the unmentionable… :) /Catrin

  • Thanks Catrin… shame you can’t SEE the artworks clearly! vote here to have a ‘zoom in’ on artworks function on calendar: vote zoom

    – ellejayerose

  • ab-type
    ab-typealmost 4 years ago

    what a crack up!!!!
    i love all the details and craziness to this elle. ;-) xox

  • cheers :) as you know… I am all about the ‘finer points’ of ‘insanity’ :)

    – ellejayerose

  • BasantSoni
    BasantSonialmost 4 years ago

    So nice presentation.. my friend..!!

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