26Jun/17

Up and running for orders

The big move south went well and we are slowly settling into our new home and planning the creation of a new workspace – exciting!

It is a delight to be relocated at last to a part of the world that we have always treasured. Can’t believe it when we wake up and look out on beautiful Mallacoota Inlet with Croajingalong National Park all around us to explore.

All the hard work of relocation has been worth it and I’m happy to report that the new stockroom is up and running and orders are being posted out as usual.

Cheers … Alison & Max

 

06Jun/17

Life is like riding a bicycle…

…in order to keep your balance you must keep moving.  Albert Einstein

A new financial year draws to a close and exciting changes are afoot.  After 24 years printing and creating in my beautiful big red shed here at Wallaby Gully, Alison Green Designs is on the move…to Victoria’s beautiful wilderness coast.

Max and I are moving our home and workshop to the little town of Mallacoota, tucked away in the far south east corner of Australia.

Mallacoota is surrounded by Croajingalong National Park with landscapes so spectacular and environmentally significant, UNESCO nominated it a World Biosphere Reserve in 1977.[6] The park houses impressive biodiversity, including almost 1,000 native plant species and 315 animal species… so I will have endless inspiration and exploration on my new front doorstep!  Exciting!

The endangered Hooded Plover breeds there and there are seal colonies off the coast so seals often find their way into Mallacoota Inlet to feed and haul out. Birdlife is abundant – a birdwatchers heaven.

I have built up stock in preparation for the move so there will be no interruption to orders but may not be able to fill special orders for a while until my new workshop is up and running.

I will announce and post pics of new workshop when operational.

Cheers, Alison 🙂

30Nov/16

Feedback on Endangered Species Month

November Endangered Species Month – where together we made double donations to each species’ recovery fund – raised $396!

Orange-bellied Parrot was the most popular – majority of $$ to Moonlit Sanctuary’s captive breeding program to reinforce numbers in the wild. I also donated $55 of the money raised to the OBP crowdfunding campaign set up by TeamSwiftParrot from ANU to move quickly on setting up nest boxes and monitoring for the next 2 years at the OBP breeding ground in Melaleuca, southern Tasmania.

Other funds have been allocated according to sales of each design.

Donations on ENDANGERED SPECIES DESIGNS page now revert back to $3 as usual.

Thank you to everyone who purchased & contributed through November.  I’m now filling orders with Christmas on the horizon, ensuring they get to you as quickly as possible.

Cheers,  Alison

 

03Nov/16

November – Endangered Species Month

November is Endangered Species Month at Alison Green Designs.

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The first ESM in October 2013 was so successful I decided to maintain the donation program for endangered species designs as a permanent part of my business.

Now with 7 endangered designs in the range and more to come, I’ve created a special Endangered Species Designs Page and during November, $6 will be donated from the purchase of any product on that page i.e. we will match your $3 donation with our $3 and give $6 to the relevant recovery program for each species.

  1. Orange-bellied Parrot – donations to Moonlit Sanctuary’s OBP breeding program to enable release of captive bred birds to augment (& hopefully save) the dwindling critically endangered wild population. Read more…
  2. Hooded Plover – Birdlife Australia’s ‘Beach Nesting Birds’ program
  3. Corroboree Frog – http://www.corroboreefrog.org.au
  4. Regent Honeyeater – Birdlife Australia’s ‘Woodland Birds for Biodiversity’ program
  5. Gouldian FinchesSave the Gouldian Fund
  6. Gould’s Petrel – $$ go to National Parks to help fund nesting boxes on Cabbage Tree Island, Port Stephens, NSW.
  7. Kangaroo Island‘s endangered Glossy Black-Cockatoo sub-species.

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26Sep/16

Hope you like our new website :-)

It didn’t come without its problems but I think the new website is going to be wonderful.

As you can imagine, it is been a herculean task to transfer and cross check every product and its options but we think all is as it was on the old site … and hopefully better!

Please peruse and shop ’til you drop and let me know if there’s anything we’ve missed.

Enjoy

Alison

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12Sep/16

NEW DESIGN 2016

NEW DESIGN 2016

The critically endangered ‘ORANGE-BELLIED PARROT‘ is one of the rarest birds on the planet. It is one of only 2 migratory parrots in the world, breeding in southern Tasmania & flying across Bass Strait to feed in saltmarshes of Vic & SA coastline.
There are currently less than 50 in the wild. A captive-bred population across a number of facilities provides birds for release and may be an insurance against extinction in the wild.
A very special thank you to photographer Justin McManus for permission to work from his lovely image of an OBP coming in to land… http://justinmcmanus.com.au

$3 from the sale of each T-shirt will be donated to the recovery program dedicated to saving the Orange-bellied Parrot from extinction in the wild.

Available on: ADULT’S, LADIES FITTED & CHILDREN’S T-SHIRTS. Or view all our endangered species designs on the new ENDANGERED SPECIES PAGE.
The Adult’s short & long sleeved shirts are the only style featuring a design on the back.

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24Jul/16

Great Egret

A dead Great Egret with a bird band still attached to its leg from the 1960s has been found in Deadmans Swamp in South Australia. So not only are they majestic and lovely, they are tough and long-lived as well! Awesome birds!

Here’s a link to the NEWS ARTICLE on ABC website.

First 2 images below are my GREAT EGRET ‘Aloft’ wall piece – available unframed. Now only bottom panel available – size: 650 x 550 mm.

Last image is GREAT EGRET ‘At Rest’ – available unframed. Size: 830 x 380 mm.

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