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Designer, illustrator, artist, mom, wife, cat lady. Originally from NY state, now a minivan-driving Chicago suburbanite. So cool. :) And now I finally have a FB page: http://tinyurl.com/3chh3sr
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In 4th grade we learned about Australian flora and fauna, and during one of our lessons the teacher introduced us to this furry creature. One of the kids turned around in his chair, pointed to me, and said, "hey, isn't WOMBAT your last name??" and laughed hysterically.
As a 10 year old my witty response was "Uh, no," but I should've bombarded him with tons of Wambach factoids and I never would have heard another word about it: My last name is "Wambach", German for "marsh brook" -- or swamp (how lovely). I sometimes say the last half of my name is "Bach like the composer", pronounced the same and a much nicer association than a sedentary patch of black goo. There's a village somewhere in Germany with the same name, and the Olympic soccer star Abby Wambach is my 3rd cousin once removed. My great grandfather and her great-great grandfather were brothers.
In elementary school the Wambach/wombat thing wasn't one bit funny, but I'm glad I can laugh about it now and be inspired instead of insulted.
Last night I was sitting here thinking about why I decided on a birthday theme, and then I realized, duh, a milestone birthday is only two months away for me! It must be on my subconscious mind... or something. :-/
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OH,so nice!fresh loose hand motives!cool and cute!
Posted over 3 years ago.
Thank you, everyone! Su, I just laughed out loud at your comment... I guess the wombat and I have more things in common than a similar name, ha!
Very cute! Adorable face on the wombat.
It was actually me that made that last comment - not stephen_of_spoonflower - just to let you know... something strange going on with Spoonflower...
This is so cute charmingly illustrated and arranged and I love the story too - and that you wrote it! A wombat is not a bad thing to be named similarly to - and one of my favorites among Australian animals (I was going to go into why - single-minded, built like a tank, act like a bulldozer, - and then I realised how deep I was digging this hole, but as I think you have a good sense of humour I will leave that comment there). This will be a great children's fabric and make a nice wallpaper too!
Super cute! And great story (though, not at the time, obviously). :)
Very cute! And I love the subtle texture!
Super cute!! (and a great story LOL!)
Such a darling design!
Nothing hurts as much as being embarrassed in front of a class full of your peers! I'm glad the distance of time has inspired you to make this charming wombat party design!
Cute wombats! I love the one blowing up the balloon!
Very cute!!! Love the balloons too! :)
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