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A Hearty Thanks to All the Group Hosts!

Potentially taken for granted? Thank you for all your time, effort and dedication!

The Redbubble Group Hosts do such a great job in facilitating wider exposure of thousands of Bubblers’ work, let alone running fun creative challenges, selecting featured art and much more.

In the process also creating so many special categories for work catering to the more specific interests of site visitors.& users … and facilitating everyone’s capacity to view entirely specialist collections all at once, without an unedited search.

Signs of life, death and rebirth?

All the more admirable a role these days, given that seemingly more and more groups appear to be ‘coming and going’ or fall inactive for periods of time. With some completely host-less and/or no longer accept…

Musing on the abstract and different tastes in art

It still seems readily apparent that one key category of art that still retains the capacity to almost immediately divide people into ‘’like’ and ‘dislike’ or ‘interested’ and ‘uninterested’ (and as a third catch-all category ‘open-minded’ maybe) is abstract art … and abstract photography.

On the other hand, abstracts are probably much more widely accepted these days than they once were, given how visual and varied a world we witness each and every day, with so many manufactured – and nature created – images of great diversity and impact overwhelming and influencing us, wherever we look.

This divide in taste has long intrigued me given the growing awareness and truth concerning the unbelievable and fundam…

Increasing 'productivity' in the creative context?

Just posted the following comment on this topic in response to RB article:

“Having your mind work at its best and clearest and most creative is basically about reducing the stresses of life and not increasing them (which a focus on these sorts of definitions of ‘productivity’ can unfortunately result in).

  • Getting a good restful night’s sleep is a huge part of this.
  • Making time for play and recreation helps loosen it all up too.
  • Exposure to nature and the known benefits for functioning of the brain of having Bach/Baroque or Windham Hill music play in the background, also helps. (And I am not a big classical music fan.)
  • And as the research frequently shows, taking genuine, away from it all holidays/vacations – of some meaningful length, where you really do leave i

Today's faulty Redbubble Popup Survey & Questions

Just tried to complete the popup online survey questions regarding selling that RB is currently running.

Did they test run this survey themselves before posting it?

It is a total screw up … one page was open for too few seconds to even read anything.

So question relationships left unclear too.

Basically wanted to help the team and check it out. Foiled again!

Axe Cop: Quote on importance of wonder and imagination to adult life

Ethan Nicolle, of cult comic strip Axe Cop fame, interviewed about adults losing their sense of wonder and imagination and how the perspective of his much younger, co-creator brother came to affect outright his own philosophy on life:

“The whole idea of humility … of like looking up at things rather than looking down on them … I think being able to look at life from a small perspective and seeing everything as big and amazing really does put you in the right place … rather than trying to be ‘bigger than’ and ‘looking down at’ and trying to make everything explainable and rational. You know it’s okay to be amazed by everything and I think it’s a better life to be lived when you look at the world that way.”

(Source: Q on CBC/…