A first for me...

Really sorry to say, I won´t be able to respond to all of your wonderful comments this month since I´m moving around Colombia and Ecuador, then off to Thailand for a job fair in the first week of January. However, will be answering bmails and enjoying your work all the while!

Val :-)

Taking Virtual Orders!

About to bake more Double Chocolate Decadence Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Place your orders here…

The only catch is you’ll need to come to Guatemala to get one…but I’ll save it for you! hehe.

Happy Weekend!
val :-))


Check out the September edition of the fabulous “The Weekend Photographer” Magazine! It’s informative and inspiring…and includes some of my images in the last section…My first publishing!! Thrilling!:-) val

I never expected this...

Having a Blast
has had more attention and support than I would ever have imagined with over 1000 views!! Wow!!

It has also received fantastic support on JPG, which has been submitted to the theme challenge “Defying Physics” with 700 views and 117 favorites. Plus, JPG has labeled it as a “Hot Photo!” Again, wow!!

The best part of all, is that it was shot in a moment of spontaneity, and provided such pleasure and laughter for all of us; the photography experience doesn’t get any better than that!

Just wanted to share…
val :-)))

New Calendar!!

Hi Everyone!

It’s taken A LOT of travel time to finally collect together what I think has made a nice calendar of eye-catching architectural facades. Most of the images are from Antigua, Guatemala and the rest are from San Cristobal de las Casas in the Chiapas state of Mexico, as well, as Mérida, further up the Yucatan peninsula.

Hope you like it!!
val :-)

(Please click on the image…)

A Sale!

Received word yesterday of a postcard sale of my image, “No one likes to be neglected…”
Very grateful to the unknown buyer! :-)) val

Grateful for the features in the past week...

Just a quick note to express my sincere gratitude to the hosts of the following groups for my recent features:

The Scavenger Hunt
Cuba Libre
Colours of the Wind
Good News Group – Sharing & Caring
Closeups in Nature
Love Affair With The Lens
#1 Artists of RedBubble
Colour Me Vibrant Red
JPG Cast-Offs
Candid Photography
Wash Day
Lost in Space

“Having a Blast”

“Nothing Ever Falls”

“Curious Curlers in Cuba”

“Doors (Límon)”

“Furia La Radio”

“Earth Tones”


“Out of Sync”

“Girls at Play”

“There’s something special about this one…”

“El Colmenar”

“To me it’s a beautiful tiny butterfly…”

“Abrazos Gratis”

“Little Ladies”


“Night Encounter”

Thank you so much!! :-)) val

Grateful for the features of late and a friendly purchase...

I thought I’d take a moment to show my gratitude for the continued support and encouragement from so many here on RB!

First, in the past 18 hours (wow!), I’ve had the following images featured in the following groups:

The Human Condition

People At Work

Abstract Macro Urban Art

Depth of Field

Second, I’ve been recognized as a FEATURED MEMBER in the following groups:
Artistic Assignments
People At Work
Street Photography and Photojournalism

…and finally, a matted print of my image, “Umbrellas” was purchased quite unexpectedly, accompanied by a very kind message from a kind person.

…one more thing, I’m constantly amazed at the talent on RB; you are all tremendous inspiration to continue to strive and explore further into the wonderful and satisfying art of photography!

val :-)

Another sale...

Sold a canvas print of “Something’s missing…” and some cards of “Korean Kolors.” Thanks very much to my mum, heatherfriedman, for sharing my work with her friend, Insoo. I hope Insoo thoroughly enjoys his purchase! Gratefully, val :-)

"Out to Dry"

Very pleased to report a sale of my image Out to Dry. Wish I could thank the unknown buyer for purchasing a mounted print, but am grateful, nonetheless, and honored to think that my work will bring beauty to someone’s space.

In addition, I feel compelled to show gratitude to so many on Redbubble for the exposure and recognition. With 1066 views as of May 3, Out to Dry has been featured on Redbubble’s Art page and in the following groups:
Around the World
Wall of the World
Wash Day

Such a thrill!! cheers, val :-)

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