The world according to Red Bubble

My life before Red bubble was mundane and pretty slow,
I’d eat and sleep and watch the box, and keep up with the flow,
I’d cook and clean and go to work and baby sit the kids,
I’d feed the cat and wash the car and sort the saucepan lids,
I’d dust and mop and garden with a vengeance off and on
when bingo time would come around all day I would be gone
to say my life was routine would be to understate
and if you called it boring well I would say its fate
but then one day “sunset” came round, red bubble I did discover
now life has taken quite turn, for me and for my mother
no more routine for us you see its very different now
the dishes pile upon the sink, no sweat’s upon my brow,
I’ve given up my job because I couldn’t fit it in
I wear upon my face all day a very happy grin
I’ve left the washing, ironing too and meals we often buy
the garden weeds are happy and the days and nights just fly,
for red bubble time disappears to where I do not know,
days and nights meld into one the hours they just go
my mum and I are busy finding shots we can upload
no time for mundane chores because we’re in red bubble mode
my husband is beside himself, his meal he’s learn’t to cook
no longer does he argue he just gets this funny look
and if I say “we’re going now” he knows the repercussions
today nothing will be clean it’s not up for discussion
now sleep deprivation’s not the words that I would really say
its just I’ve found my body needs 2 hours sleep a day
by time I check the challenges and read the bubblemail
upload to my portfolio and check if there’s a sale
I need the time to comment on the very lovely art
on red bubble this would always be the most important part
because we can uplift each other and make the spirits soar
with these nice and simple words-“your art I just adore”!
it doesn’t leave much time for the little things in life
like make our home run smoothly and be a normal wife
I think my husband gets it now, he’s playing second fiddle
Red Bubble Rocks! it’s number one and hubby’s in the middle.

The world according to Red Bubble


Balgownie Wollongong, Australia

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Thank you to my Red Bubble family you have not only given me a new lease of life but my mother too… shame about the husband though…
I would like to thank “Sunset” (Sam Van) for introducing me and my family to Red Bubble- drop by and look at her portfolio- she is a very talented photographer and artist- my family also have enjoyed visiting Red Bubble, in particular, my daughter Sue Smith has enjoyed purchasing artworks and cards from Red Bubble. Mygranddaughter Sarah, known as xoxanimalsxox is another one stung by the red bubble bug and is turning out some wonderful work, thanks for stopping by, cheers and bubblehugs- Valerie xxx

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