Journal

Saving Our Rare And Endangered Feathers...

Thank you all so much for your support, comments and purchases while I was away. It was a hectic month building up to our vacation on Steward Island. What a magnificent piece of paradise… Heaven for anyone who loves nature, birds, walking, hiking, fishing or just chilling out… The Island is beautiful, the people are fantastic, the bird-life is breath taking, the tracks are well maintained and exceptional to walk. I walked approximately 9km each day and was rewarded on each trip, and feel humbled to have seen some of our rare and endangered birds, not to mention getting fit at the same time. I wanted to experience the whole Island, our time was not long enough, so I guess we will have to go back.

I have volunteered my time to DOC (Department of Conservation), they need hel…

Away For A While

Hi Friends…

I will be away from RB for a few weeks… The garden needs attention again now that spring is here, then Keith and I will be taking a much needed vacation, we have not been away in three years… It is time…. Steward island here we come…

Stewart Island offers a special experience – a glimpse into a simpler, slower lifestyle, in rhythm with the sea and the tides, attuned to the natural world of bush and beach. It has special qualities – its clear, clean waters, the lush rainforest, sweeping sands, flora and fauna and the unspoilt natural beauty that are constant in our lives. Ulva Island is a pristine forested island situated within Paterson Inlet. It is managed by the Department of Conservation and supported by the Ulva Island Charitable…

In Loving Memory....

I walked into the lounge today… a sad day for our family… I smiled when I saw D-Pax sitting on my departed sister Claire’s cremation chest… today eight years ago she died in a car crash..

Our identities and the nature of a place are one and the same, what changes in nature is restored with one wheel of a season, what comes from the earth always returns. Memories of our lost and beloved Claire recede and return like waves moving on the great ocean of the heart…it sometimes feels like one heart beats length of time stretched in my memory.

A distant past crashes through barriers of time into its own future, and images of my sister tumbled and turned in my mind like leaves on a wave of wind. D-Pax reminds us every day that we should show gratitude for the fragi…

Delayed Trip In Christchruch

Update…. My trip to Christchurch has been extended…. All was going well till 4am last Wed. Morning. We had to rush our daughter to A&E… She was in extreme abdominal pain throwing up, dizzy spells and a cold sweat….

I dragged old and stale clothes on, forgot about my head of wild hair un-brushed, my only thought was getting her some help. I watched the doctors and nurses prod and poke my child with their hands and needles, saw the pain in her eyes as she tensed up making her veins hostile to the invasion of the syringes… Even though my little girl is 24 years old, she is still my little girl…

The diagnosis was a severe case of pancreatitis caused by a gall stone that had blocked the duct. The pancreas did not recognise the enzymes so it began eating…

A Milestone...

Two years ago, July 2010 I joined Redbubble… I was not sure what to expect and had no idea how the system worked…

Today 2 years ago I had no idea that my portfolio would reach 651 207 views… I am so blown away… and it is all thanks to you…

A new found passion… photography and discovering the little Silver-Eyes, I wanted to share them with the world, as seemed such a waste to have them sitting on a hard drive and no one to share them with. Birds and nature are so amazing and RB has made it possible to share my little window in this world.

I am in awe of some of the work posted on RB, there are so many talented people out there, from designers, photographers, artists and multi media creators… Your work has inspired me to grow and improve. I have …

Holding The Apple Up!!! - Is Going To The Market Place...

Holding The Apple Up! – Wax Eye

Holding the apple up has been a favourite for many of you on Redbubble, it brought a smile, or made you laugh. One of the more popular images in my gallery… I have been approached by a greeting card company in California…they will adding this image to their catalogue… I feel so humbled…

Please VOTE for this image…
National TV Photo Contest
In addition I have now entered Holding The Apple Up into the National TV Photo Contest… I need 250 votes to get through to the next round, and would really appreciate a vote from my bubble friends The rules of the contest allow vote soliciting and the contest ends on the 31st of May…

The link to contest

Thank you all so very much for your wonderful support, and for all the…

No one is promised a tomorrow.... The only thing we can count on is today

At 4.05 am on Sunday morning our father was taken to his final resting place. Free from pain at last and in or hearts forever…. We will miss you Dad… you were the best…

Clive Alderton our beloved Dad and grandfather to our children died of cancer on Sunday morning in South Africa. He had been through radiation, chemo, and all the various drugs and treatments there are, it has taken it’s toll over the past year… Two weeks ago the doctors told him that he had 8 – 9 months left to live… but three days ago he went into renal failure and never regained conciseness. Now free of the pain and all the suffering he is with his beloved daughter… our sister Claire. They are both in good hands…

APOLOGIES...SLOW INTERNET CONNECTION...

A big thank you to all those who have posted wonderful comments on my works over the past few days…. My apologies for not responding or making comments on your new works…

Our Internet connection has been extremely slow and it is very time consuming trying to add comments and thanks… I will respond as soon as Telecom has investigated and we get back to normal speed.

Hope you are all having a wonderful Easter….

Take care…

Best regards
Andrea

Happy Easter To All Our RB Friends...

Wishing all our RB friends all over the world A Happy Easter… Thank you for all your support, your wonderful comments, compliments, fav’s, purchases and Congrats… it is each of YOU that inspires us all as we capture or create digital art to share… Your little part of the world becomes a reality to us through the work you post on RB…
To all Hosts of groups… thank you for dedicating your precious time… you are all appreciated…
Have a happy Easter….
Hey Look!!! – Easter Bunny Has Been… – Happy Easter

We hope this little clip brings you a smile and brightens your day…
Very funny video! … “The Chicken & The White Dove” … These two little characters grew up together and despite their adult s…

Powerful message of extraordinary achievements against all odds.

Powerful message of extraordinary achievements against all odds. I hope and pray that this video will inspire you to pursue your dreams and your purpose. Special thanks and hopeful permission to the originators of the material used in the making of this video (see credits at end of the movie for details).
If this clip Keith has put together inspires you… share it with others…

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