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Jo O'Brien

Jo O'Brien

Melbourne, Australia

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Audrey

I must apologise for the radio silence in recent months. James and I have been hard at work cooking up a baby and have been so insanely busy since she arrived we still haven’t announced it properly. Of all the artworks we’ve made together, she is the one we are most proud of.

Name: Audrey Patricia Price
Born: July 9th at 12:31am
Weight: 3.5kg
Length: 50cm
Head Circumference: 35.5cm
Length of Labor: 5 hours 17 minutes
Website: clicky clicky

the reason all my jeans are too tight

It’s been a busy year.

Last summer I moved in with my boyfriend whom I met on RedBubble. In May we got engaged, ten weeks later we got married, spent a month traveling around Italy and now James and I are thrilled to be expecting our first child in July. So if you were wondering why I haven’t been posting any photos lately, it’s because we’ve been a little preoccupied.


Image by Hien Nguyen


Image by a doctor with a big pokey stick thing

wedding bells and all things mushy

The day I added my first image to RedBubble, some lovely people took a moment out of their lives to comment and tell me how much they liked it. They could see past my blurry focus and amateur composition and found something genuine and kind to say. When I realised that the whole community was like this, so giving of their praise and thoughts, I was instantly hooked.

Before long, commenting back and forth turned into conversation, and conversations into friendships. We saw each other every day on RedBubble, we shared similar passions, and we all wanted to surround ourselves with creativity and be inspired. RedBubble was the fertile soil in which to grow relationships with other artists and creative people.

Exhibitions, meet ups, holidays away together, creative successes – there hav…

just the latest

I changed my avatar…

…started sharing links to inspirational artworks via facebook

…and fell in love with some talented artists


Now I must be off, I have some swooning to do

:)

a little bit of news

It took several weeks of my blatant flirting before James realised I actually meant it in all those bubblemails about taking me on a date. In the end I just asked him out and thankfully he said yes. Jump forward to last weekend and it was his turn to do the asking, but the answer was still yes.


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Challenge: Get yourself in the newspaper

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to get yourself, your event or your work into your local paper

The short article and photo below was featured in my local paper last January at the time I had a group exhibition running with some friends. It took me literally 10 minutes on a lunch break to accomplish.

I’ve done this many times for other artists, events, myself, school things… Getting a bit of coverage in a local paper can have a huge impact on how many people turn up to your event, or sign up for your class, or look you up on the net.

What’s more, it’s actually quite easy to achieve

  1. Start with some well taken, interesting photos of you, the event organiser, the people behind the work, and maybe one of the work itself.
  2. Have a think. What about this pe

We're in The Age Newspaper!

Collaborations are possibly the most wonderful things ever. Rather than running around like a chicken with it’s head chopped off, you have a second person to back you up, share the load, carry the props and share in the sense of accomplishment when things go well.

Today one of our shots got a mention and short write up in The Age Newspaper. Here we see our hard work paying off. For that shoot, Helen made an apron, scouted a location and photographed. I scouted costume, decorated shoes, orgainsed hair and make up and modeled.

I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with Helen on an ongoing basis. We take turns modeling for each other and every shoot is a nice blend of both our hard work and you can see both of our tastes and influences. It’s like a happy marriage.

Go Us!

Google Loves Us

I opened my email to find 22 emails from models wanting to shoot with me. (which is more than I get in a week some weeks) This seemed very very strange until I thought to do a few quick Google searches.

I think Google and RedBubble were separated at birth. They love each other so much and I love them both :) Now I’ve got enough work to fill me up until July at least. Yay.