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DISCOVERED... ancient tools of the "Writing" trade to die for

In our computerized world, sometimes it’s just fun to exercise “ancient tool” envy. And so it is that I point you to this site, which has pages of gorgeous images like this one, of an old Franklin typewriter:…

Graphic designers, be sure and check out the link there for special typewriter fonts. “Courier”, move over; these fonts will bring a smile to your face.

For example, I liked the Lucian typeface, shown here, with its inky blobs, punctuating otherwise delicate lines.

screenshot of that section of the page, for purposes of review

It’s based on the type created on this old beauty of a typewriter manufactured by Lucien Crandall, now in the site owner’s personal collection:

Here’s another:

screenshot of that section of the page, for purposes of review

There’s even a list of writers and th

My Work in Exhibition – SoJie 14


   Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

Garden Variety Siamese
by F.A. Moore


Deep Magic
by F.A. Moore


Lady Guinevere Smiles on Her King
by F.A. Moore


Still Life with Cat
by F.A. Moore


I am very excited to exhibit in SoJie 14. SoJie 14 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. 61 other members of the Solo Exhibition group, besides myself, are exhibiting.

This exhibition is based on an open workshop, in which I participated. There, members translated participants’ traditional artworks to our respective favorite medium and style, as traditional, photographic, or digital art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work on show. So I hope that you will click the show banner, abov

Treasure hunt pays off!

Monday, October 17, 2011



Shipwreck and Silver (Dablooms?) are paying off for Deep Sea Divers, recently.

I went hunting around this morning for treasures in some groups. And found plenty to share!



Southern United States Artists (SUSA)


Side Show
by Cameron Hampton


Marsh Madness …Merritt…
by Daniel Butler


by Mary Sedici


Small and Quaint Marina
by Jim Phillips


Mary, Queen
of Sorrows
by MoonSpiral

Moon Diamond Siamese
by Lana Wynne



It Could Happen Tomorrow
by wolfepaw


The Gathering
by Tim Scullion


by JKKimball


Waves #5
by Frank Bibbins


Hey You, Get Off of My…
by Joe Jennelle


Strike The Pose !
by artisandelimage


Art Nouveau and the Arts & Crafts Movement


by MelDavies


My True Self Shows
by Marsha Free


by vickimec


When a dream has

My SoJie 13 workshop translations in Exhibition


by F.A. Moore


Popsicle Dreams
by F.A. Moore


Chesapeake Bay Woodlands
by F.A. Moore


   Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

I am very excited to exhibit in SoJie 13. SoJie 13 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. 68 other members of the Solo Exhibition group, besides myself, are exhibiting.

This exhibition is based on an open workshop, in which I participated, where members translated member digital artists’ images to our respective favorite medium in traditional, photography, or digital.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the works on show. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The wor

September happenings at Solo Exhibition

Mon. September 5, 2011

Today, September 5
Matteo Pontonutti in solo exhibition


Join me at Matteo Pontonutti’s Solo Exhibition,
Magic You Wished For – Matteo Pontonutti’s Digital Art

Solo Exhibition is proud to present Matteo Pontonutti in solo exhibition, starting TODAY, September 5th, with an Artist Reception for the show, “Magic You Wished For – Matteo Pontonutti’s Digital Art”.

September 12:
Michele Meister will open in Solo Exhibition.


She felt safer with her mask
by Michele Meister

September 19
Jerry “Rhinovangogh” will open in Solo Exhibition


Tilting At Holland
by Rhinovangogh

SoJie 12

Solo’s 12th Juried Invitational Exhibition (SoJie 12) culminated in an awards ceremony, Friday, Sep. 2nd, where placements, honors, and special judges’ awards ribbons were bestowed.

The prestigious “Gal

My work is in SoJie 12!


Bali Dancer
by F.A. Moore


Shadows Don’t Lie
by F.A. Moore


   Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

I am very excited to exhibit in SoJie 12. SoJie 12 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 12th one, ever, and 120 other members of the Solo Exhibition group, besides myself, are represented.

This exhibition is based on a workshop, in which I participated, where member artists translated member photographers’ images to traditional art medium.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on August 31st, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: photography, traditional art, and a special category based on the paired works.

Non members, as well

First time for everything!

Life-Giver was just featured by Friends of Redbubble, which is a group for all hosts and co-hosts of RedBubble groups.…

This is my first ever feature by Friends of RedBubble, so you can imagine that I’m really happy about it.


I don’t journal features any more as I’m in only a handful of groups now and not producing a lot of work to even submit.

Life-Giver was also my first work ever featured on RedBubble, when I initially discovered groups, back in June of 2009. After being a member for 18 months, simply to comment on some friends’ artwork, in June 2009 I finally uploaded a couple of my own graphic art pieces, to see what the other side was like.

Life-Giver was the first artwork that I created specifically for the RedBubble community audience, too.

Thanks to the hard working hosts of w

Digital Artwork in Progress

I have not produced any digital artwork in some time, as I’ve been enjoying oil painting lately.…

The SoJie 13 workshop, over at Solo has changed that dynamic, at least for this week. In the workshop, photographers and artists are preparing for Solo’s 13th Juried Invitational Exhibition (SoJie 13), by translating the work of another artist to their own style and preferred medium.

Diane Schuster agreed to my request to translate her digital artwork, “The Magic of Sunrise” from the SoJie 13 workshop catalog.

The Magic Of Sunrise
by Diane Schuster

As I looked at her beautiful, grazing deer, I thought of my last home on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay’s marshland, with all of the animals who lived in or off the Marsh, or in the 60 acres of woods adjacent to the property. I especially loved seein

Pixelation tests on a photo montage

How I solved pixelation on photos slated for a digital landscape

I’m currently working on a digital landscape, the basis for which is a montage of 7-8 photographs. The problem is that the digital work is fairly large and high resolution, 24 million sq. pixels @300 ppi but each of the photos are only 397,824 sq pixels at only 72 ppi. This makes the target image about 60 times larger than photos, which are a result of film negatives being scanned to CD by a rather large U.S. retailer.…

Knowing this, I decided to compose the photos in Photoshop Elements, and then paint the composition in ArtRage, a digital painting software.

Here was the latest work in progress, using the pixelated photos. Pixelation may be seen when the image is at 100% scale, and is unacceptable for any kind of product or p

Tony's show and more...

August 1st, 2011

Please join me today at the solo exhibition of “photosbytony” who is revealed as the real Tony Bezsylko. Tony’s experience as a documentary photographer has produced profound work, much of it in black and white.

The entire body of work is thought provoking. Your’e going to love this show and exploring Tony’s portfolio. Hope you’ll leave a comment, fav some works, and show this photographer what you feel. Tony Bezsylko, a.k.a. photosbytony in solo exhibition

by photosbytony

re: SoJie 12 workshop. Complete!

Eight-three (83) photographs have been successfully and brilliantly translated to traditional art and are preparing now for the end of August show, SoJie 12.

The workshop was a huge success and will serve as a sort of template for future projects. Over a perio

The Making of Bali Dancer

Summary. I had about a week to translate Komang’s photograph to an oil painting for the SoJie 12 workshop deadline. Here’s how I did it.…

Backstory. Komang Tony entered his photograph "Motion Dancer #24 into the SoJie 12 workshop, an environment where artists requested from photographers, an opportunity to translate their photograph into a traditional medium.

Translation doesn’t necessarily mean “replication”. And for me, personally, it certainly does not. I truly appreciate an image in the medium in which it’s rendered. Yet for the purpose of the workshop, one goal was to “see the inspiration – the basis work” – in the ultimate translation.

With that in mind, I requested of Komang to translate his dramatic work.

Motion Dancer #24
by Komang

Work Stages

Concept. Komang had captured light, mo

Need some help deciding....

I would love to submit something to the SoJie 13 workshop. There’s plenty of room left. If you followed the exciting SoJie 12 workshop, which has nearly 3000 posts and nearly 50,000 views, as of today, you know that in the workshops, we are pairing up artists to translate works from one medium to another.…

For SoJie 12, we translated Photography to a traditional medium.
For SoJie 13, we will translate Digital to hopefully 3 mediums: traditional, photographic, and again digital

My dilemma is this. The majority of my digital art employs STOCK. That’s not allowed for the basis works (to be translated), because there could be stickie copyright issues; and even if not, the translator would have to do their own research to satisfy themselves; and it’s too much.

So, that leaves me with mostly abs

30,000 dollar canvases by 4 year old

article of interest

What some 4 year olds are up to

In June, Aelita flew with her family from Australia to New York’s Chelsea district for a solo exhibition. Her work is selling for as much as $30,000 per canvas.

Aelita Andre painting Eagle at less than 2 years old

Click the image above to see the 3 min. video on vimeo.

more, here

Southern zest, red skies, and river rumblings



Features: Wed, 2011-July 13
Southern United States Artists (SUSA)

Wait Until I Grow Up!
by Tibby Steedly
The First Sounds of…
by Daniel Butler
St Thomas Becket – From…
by Jim Phillips
Rumble Over Rough River
by Melinda Stewart Page
approaching storm
by kathy s gillentine
Disc Julian #7: Dark…
by barrowda
Roots Grow Deep
by Marsha Free
Red Sky at Morning
by kathy s gillentine
Fathers Day …
by Daniel Butler
Altered, Heteromorphic
by Cameron Hampton
Fresh Lemons
by Jim Phillips
Ilona’s Hands
by suzannem73

Enjoy these very fine works from photographers and artists in the Southern United States Artists group.

Lost an image? Now you can retrieve your upload from RB.

This wish was on the RB bucket list: to retrieve your original uploaded image from RedBubble, when you lose it on your system

Now it is “completed”. Bravo to RedBubble!

Mel Brackstone announced it in her journal today. That’s how I found out we got our wish.

Let’s pass this around!

I had to retrieve one of my own; so I took some screenshots in 4 different browsers to illustrate how to do this.

How To

NOTE: RB has updated the method since this post.
Please click this to see the comment, below, where I have posted two updated screenshots.

  1. You know the ol’ right click (or control-click if you use the keyboard)…
  2. Go to the edit screen in RedBubble for your image
  3. At the top right, see the link to your original upload xxxx.jpg or xxxx.png
  4. In the illustrations, below, the link says “

'FarFarm' is Michel Verhoef, in Solo Exhibition

Michel Verhoef’s smart brand of street photography is in Solo Exhibition


banner created by Elizabeth Bravo, Graphics Coordinator, Solo Exhibition

“Shooting from the Hip – Streetwise photographs of Michel Verhoef”

Solo Exhibition is proud to present Michel Verhoef, a.k.a. “farfarm”, in
solo exhibition, July 4-10th, 2011

Artist Reception: Tuesday, July 5th.


Michel Verhoef
“Shooting from the Hip –
Streetwise photographs of
Michel Verhoef”

Although Michel’s Artist reception is Tuesday, July 5th, you can sneak preview the show today, get a jump start on fan comments, and give this exciting photographer a warm welcome!

Here’s a shortcut url to tweet about:

Have you secured your spot in SoJie 12, yet?

update – August 1st, 2011.

Eight-three (83) photographs have been successfully and brilliantly translated to traditional art and are preparing now for the end of August show, SoJie 12.…

The workshop was a huge success and will serve as a sort of template for future projects. Over a period of 5 weeks, the workshop itself garnered 53,000 views, with fans logging an average of 2000 views a day during a 3-week peak, to see the posted works in progress.

Thanks to all who photographers and artists who participated and to all the fans of this workshop.

Have you secured your spot in SoJie 12, yet?

There are around 11 pre-approved photographs still to select for translation to YOUR STYLE. We have a process that takes more to explain than to just do.

  1. select the work for translation, if it has not b

What's new for the week ahead

Announcement. June 25, 2011, Saturday

Looking ahead…

Philip Gaeda’s solo exhibition will be extended next week, and we’ll probably feature new work. Philip reports that his comments have sky-rocketed. This seems to be the “solo effect”, so I sure appreciate the support. If you have not made it over to his show, I hope you will. His mastery of the brush, the tool itself is exciting to witness, and Philip has a lot to say, in his work.

Philip Gaeda’s solo exhibition

Or, try out solo’s self-guided tour of Philip Gaeda’s show (try Firefox, Safari, Chrome) If you like no distraction of comments, the self-guided tour is for you.


NEXT WEEK, Team Solo will be focusing on the matchup of Solo member traditional artists with Solo member photographers who have applied for the SoJie 12 wo

Work in Progress. updated

June 18, 2011

Work in Progress (updated)

I leave it to you to decide to whom or what the title points.

In the mean time, here is a sneak peak at a mixed media oil painting, shown in progress.

Lighting phase – 
recent in progress scan

oil paint over-drawn with oil
pastel, before lighting phase

“Garden Variety Siamese” is oil and oil pastel on canvas board, weighing in at a smallish 12 × 12 inches. There is more to do: a correction and another very thin shadow layer (or 2).

For this work, the majority of it was painted in oil. It started life as the Siamese against an abstract, and progressed to where the abstract became host to a garden and canopy of trees.

At that point, I found it overdone, but too late. All I could feel was remorse. But then, one midnight, when I was sure t

Congratulations to SoJie 11 Exhibitors and Winners


SoJie 11, Solo’s 11th Juried Invitational Exhibition

of visual arts, is full swing, mid week. On Wednesday afternoon (New York time), Team Solo presented awards on behalf of the Judges.

Event jurors were: Randy Monteith, digital art expert, Jay Taylor, traditional art expert, and Kathie Nichols, photography art expert.

Official nominators were: Vonne Emerson, aka Ravensoul, digital art expert, Lynda Robinson, traditional art expert, and Linaji, photography expert .

Twenty two exhibitors won awards in traditional, photography, and digital art categories as follows:


No Brakes
by Monte Morton
Monte Morton took Best in Show, and First Place in Photography with his image of “7 Amish boys riding on a wagon at a Pennsylvania Amish Mud Sale.”
He also won The Kathie Nichols Sp

My Work Has Been Nominated For SoJie 11!


The Deep Sleep
by F.A. Moore

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition

I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 67000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 11. SoJie 11 takes its name from the Solo Exhibition group’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 11th one, ever, and 73 other artists, besides myself, are represented.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on June 1st, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “gallery size” and are beauti

Share something beautiful

Fine art and photography at our fingertips

beauty, color, culture, emotion, fantasy, seen, unseen

As artists, we are busy in our own world, yet, here and elsewhere, inspired by the work of our peers. Here are some works which may not have crossed your feed.…

Please take a moment of pure enjoyment and refreshment, and scan through the latest pages of art from the Solo Exhibition group. Hope you find some artists whom you admire on these pages, and new ones, too. (If the links click through to a page that appears a little different, it’s because more works have been accepted into the group.)


Look who is soloing this week!

Marshalls crk Brunswick Heads
by maria paterson
Maria Paterson is in solo exhibition with her beautiful pastels, many of these miniature works. Maria P

A little announcement, a lot of art


SoJie 10 has opened to 7,000 views. Wow. Please stop by and visit. If you’re in Solo, it would be lovely to see your comment in the comment area, following page 6 of the exhibition. If not, please do click on the web ring journal announcement of most of the show’s exhibitors, and, instead, leave them an encouraging comment there. Although there’s nothing to be nervous about, some are— excitement and high energy surrounds SoJie 10.

I so appreciate you supporting the show, and the love and care that went into it, and each of these artworks. Thank you! Awards Day is Wednesday, 2011-04-27 world clock for your city’s date and time

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…


My co-host of Art Nouveau and the Arts & Crafts Movement, Carlotta Peacock was inspired to feature

SoJie 10 - Earth Day... come celebrate!

Celebrate Earth Day with SoJie 10 – Earth Day

SoJie 10, which opens officially on April 25, has 134 exhibits from over 100 artists!

For the first time ever, Solo held open submissions for three days. Over 190 applications were made, from which 150-plus works were accepted.

All of the exhibits follow the theme of Earth Day. Some artists celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of life; other artists express concern, or even sarcasm, to raise awareness. Don’t miss SoJie 10!

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…
Winners of the invitational will be announced on April 27th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that y

OPEN APPLICATION for SoJie 10 - Earth Day theme

A First – OPEN APPLICATION for SoJie 10!
Earth Day theme

Wow!!! I dare say many Solo members have been waiting for this – open applications for a Solo Juried Invitational Exhibition.

SoJie 10 is still invitational. This month, we’re celebrating Earth Day. Solo members are invited to submit your finest exhibition class work along this theme. Think outside the box if you like. That’s always encouraged!

POST by following this link

Only post at that link, not in the exhibition space. :D
Everything you need is there in about 10 lines.

Must have joined Solo at least by March 2011 to be in SoJie 10.

Let’s see how this works out! We’re enthused to see what you have!

Mid Week Shout-out

I want to congratulate Janis Zroback on her solo exhibition this week. Janis is an artist who loves to share, tips, techniques, discussions that affect artists, and share of her time. I don’t know where she gets time, but she gives of herself constantly.…

Her solo is the 100th exhibition put on by Solo, including our 9 SoJie’s and a few special exhibitions— Host Hullabaloo, and the Alt Art Expo. Thursday through the end of the week, we will change the feature board and present Janis’ delicious painted food, and her worn, weathered, garden tool series. So come on by and visit with us in our virtual gallery setting! Janis Zroback’s solo exhibition

I also want to share with you some recent work taken into the Solo Gallery. Below are snapshots from our most recent 15 pages.

To my eyes, each of

Feature crazy!

Features: Sunday, 2011-April 3

Magdala Rising
by MoonSpiral
A Favorable Wind
by Kate Eller
Goldie the Koi
by Dawn Hawkins
by Marsha Free
The Things We Do For…
by Cameron Hampton
Sunbathing Skink
by Kate Eller
Love Is A Hug
by artisandelimage
DeSoto Stalactites
by Bob Hardy
by Barbara Callahan
Eternal Flame
by Deirdre Reynolds
Into the Belly of the…
by Peter Berry
Pastel Purple Water…
by Sabrina Ryan


Features: Sunday, 2011-April 3

Dreaming of Irises
by Angel Ray
Buttercup Blushing
by Debi Peralta
Fetch Me that Flower
by Helena Wilsen -…
ancient sidon
by louma Rabah
Impressions of Spring
by rocamiadesign
Because I am a…
by linmarie
by Bradley Old
Released S

SoJie 9 Awards have been given

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

SoJie 9 celebrates not only the work of 78 outstanding artists, but also rings in Solo Exhibition’s First Anniversary of SoJie events.

SoJie stands for “Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibitions”. They are planned from March through October, always opening the last Monday of the month.

SoJie exhibitors are nominated by peers and juried by peers– but not just any peers. Official Nominators and Judges are most often Solo Artists, themselves, having had a solo exhibition with the group. Sometimes our magazine writers, who have gained their stripes reviewing art, are selected for this prestigious job of Nominating or being on the Jury. In this way, our Soloing artists give back to the group, mentoring and encouraging others.

Team Solo is proud to ch

I just love this art. Do you?

RECENT ART in Solo-Exhibition

Showing off some work accepted into Solo, recently. I find the art really beautiful, and delight in the variety. My, what talent is in residence, here, at RedBubble.

The page numbers were such when I took the screenshot, but these will be further back now. Hope you’ll come visit and browse the art in the gallery.

Just yesterday, I received a note from a new member who said, “I just joined your group. To say the work displayed is awesome would be an enormous understatement…. I have rarely seen so much great work so easily accessible in one place with just a few clicks. Great job.”

His note made my week, as you might imagine. (He is an excellent photographer, to boot.)

Thanks so much for supporting the member-artists of this group, by supporting the man

Doubleshot of oh, oh, Art Nouveau!

Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts Movement group
2011-March-24 Features
Double Feature, selected by F.A. Moore…

Congratulations to the following artists, freshly featured over at Art Nouveau and the Arts & Crafts Movement group.

Animal Print
by Lenora Brown
by michellehogan
by Lynnette Shelley
Bush Scene 1
by Julie-Ann Vellios
Rubios City – the…
by Bunny Clarke
by Anita Inverarity
Forever Autumn…
by AndGoszcz
The Muse
by Nana Leonti
by Lynnette Shelley
Red Mandy
by rocamiadesign
flying high
by fehmida haider
The World of The…
by Lemarly
Blue Lunch.
by Wendy Taylor.
dear tini..
by fehmida haider
Tulips and a Stained…
by Ann Mortimer
The High Priestess -…
by WinonaCookie
Future Promise
by izzybeth
Dragonflies by Ni

Nominated for SoJie 9 - Anniversary Exhibition


Time to Fly
by F.A. Moore

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 66000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie9. SoJie9 takes its name from the Solo Exhibition group’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 9th one, ever, and 77 other artists, besides myself, are represented. In fact, this is the first anniversary of the “SoJies”.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on March 30th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibit

Double features - Southern United States Artists

Southern United States Artists
Double Feature – Sunday, March 20, 2011

by Daniel Butler
White ibis and…
by jozi1
No More, No Less
by Marsha Free
by Daniel Butler
On the Down Beat
by Jay Reed
The Phoenix Keeper
by MoonSpiral
Wild Goose Chase
by Melinda Stewart Page
Under The Pier
by kathy s gillentine
Tempête d’orange
by Tim Scullion
Samantha the Siamese…
by Vivian Eagleson
Hood Ornament
by Cameron Hampton
Look lady, this is the…
by kathy s gillentine
Meet me on the…
by TerriLynn Bealle
Leopold Stokowski -…
by Kate Eller
Rocky Waters – Smudged
by Barbara Callahan
Morning Light
by Jim Phillips
train track and moon
by Nina Fosdick
Here Comes The Sun
by Deborah Glasgow
by Caren Grant
Glow in the Distance
by Peter Berry

RedBubble T-shirt Basics - Illustrated. Transparent PNGs.

RedBubble T-shirt Basics – Illustrated
transparent PNGs

Summary. This is an illustrated, step by step tutorial on creating transparent PNG files to RedBubble t-shirt requirements. You will learn how to transfer your original art to the file, and resize the artwork to fit RedBubble’s required dimensions.

Illustrations are from Photoshop Elements 6. Tools used in the guide are basic, and generally function the same with all versions of PSE or similar software.


Open the Layers Palette from the Window menu.

Layers Palette shown docked to the right of the canvas.

Create a new, blank file.

Dimensions must be 2400 × 3200 pixels. Select a Transparent background.

Resulting transparent file.


Create a new layer in which to pa

Whoohoo. Check out my gallery in Host Hullabaloo.


I have my very own Gallery in HOST HULLABALOO!,
the second annual event produced and sponsored by
the Solo Exhibition group, to celebrate art by group
hosts of RedBubble.

Here’s a clickable tear sheet from my gallery at the second annual Host Hullabaloo!
click it to go straight to my gallery there

View all 45 host galleries!

While only members of Solo can comment there, EVERYONE can look. If you’re not a member of the group, then you can comment HERE, in this journal, about the show, and I hope you do!

Just click on my tear sheet to see my gallery, or the square Hullabaloo logo, at the top of this journal, to get a bird’s eye view of the show. There, you will see two full pages of gallery links. What a great way to support participating hosts, who support y

Dreams for Custom Portfolio sort – Dead.

#Dreams for Custom Portfolio sort – Dead.
why there is yet hope for getting things just the way you like…

A custom sort is not available for your entire portfolio, and it looks like it won’t be for some time, if ever. As RedBubble portfolios grow to huge proportions, a custom sort is less and less likely.

Let’s talk about why. It’s a technical discussion, if it’s done right. I’ll try to make it as painless and easy to understand for my technophobic friends.

If you’ll allow me a paragraph to establish my credentials, for this discussion. I came to the web 16 years ago, in 1995, to bring my database applications to the web, which I had been developing for offline use, since 1985. That was still early for database-driven web applications, which have just more recently reached their heyday. Jav

RedBubble Profile and Collections Tutorial - Part II



AS OF MARCH 16, 2011

See also: REDBUBBLE COLLECTIONS – Part I – CONTROL IMAGE DISPLAY (961 views, 141 favorites)

Summary. RedBubble Group “Collections” gave RedBubble artists a new way to organize the display of images on the profile page.
Two weeks later, there are new, more accessible ways to get to the display settings, and control what displays on your profile page.

This tutorial covers:

  1. a) portfolio display options,
  2. b) profile display options
  3. c) collection-accessible editing


  1. On your “portfolio” page, click the red EDIT button on the right top of the page (Fig. A1).
  2. Click Display Settings to see new options (Fig. A2). They are:
  3. a) default sort for your portfolio: Recen

Prayers for Japan

The world is certainly praying for Japan.…

I’ll make this brief.

  Hidemi has posted a journal that I feel we should all support. He is okay but has no TV for news.

  According to Hidemi, Vasenoir, lives near the nuclear plant in the most danger. ABC reported today (Mar 12) that the 51,000 nearest the plant had been evacuated. Akira Murata (“Vasenoir”) needs our prayers and positive thoughts.

See Hidemi’s update on Vasenoir (safe, but still in the nuclear reactor zone)
See Akira’s March 18th post to all

Also keep in mind:
living in Japan
|     |
Ming Myoskovsky’s
family in Japan

Update: Mar 16, Wed.: I heard from Ming. She left for Japan to be with her family, who are in the safest area of the country. Still it’s a horrible situation there, with so many fri

iPad 2 Keynote link - great "Job" presenting

Link to the iPad2 keynote address

given by … Apple.

I watch most all of the keynotes, just to keep up to date. This one was really enjoyable and educational, because it not only introduces a product that is presented as more than a 2nd generation product, but it demonstrates how rapidly we are consuming “post-pc devices” and how Apple is leading the pack into the future.

The keynote includes heart warming stories that brought tears to my eyes. I had no idea how children, little children, even autistic children, are using these devices. Well I have said enough… please go look.

It’s worth every minute of sit-still-and-have-a-cuppa-time, that you can give it.

Redbubble Collections Tutorial


AS OF MARCH 1, 2011

Summary. RedBubble Group “collections” is a new way to organize the display of your images from your profile and portfolio. Via the collections app, you can now group, sort, and determine the style of display of your portfolio.

RedBubble collections is an intuitive app within RedBubble, allowing artists to take back control of their image display.

Start by clicking on the collections link, currently at the top of your profile page. The location may change later. There’s a short movie clip that demonstrates the ease of dragging and dropping images from your portfolio onto named collection links. Below the movie clip is the magic link to get started. Click it.

  1. Add a new collection. Keep the name short! (see Fig. A1, A2)
  2. Drag and

Host Hullabaloo 2011 Opens Today!

#Host Hullabaloo – 2011, opens today…

March 1, 2011

Host Hullabaloo is an exhibition featuring RedBubble’s Solo Exhibition group members who volunteer to host and co-host RedBubble groups. Each exhibition participant has their own gallery, showcasing art they selected and organized for the event. At the top of each gallery is a “feature” table, with thumbnails of images they will “hang” in full scale. Peruse the comments to see these works, and read what others have to say about them. All artists welcome your comments, notes, and encouragement of their work.

Small versions of the Gallery images may be posted by visitors, to let the artist know what you like from their collection. However, these must be no larger than 300×300 (Medium size Feature), so as not to compete with the Artists’ han

Southern Beauty - featuring Southern United States Artists

Southern United States Artists – select featured works

2011-February 10, Thursday
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| Happy Together
by Sabrina Ryan
| whisper in my ear
by Isa Rodriguez
| Little Green Heron
by Sabrina Ryan
| Driftwood
by Virginia N. Fred
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| Doodle Lou Blue
by Jay Reed
| All in a days…
by Daniel Butler
| Lady in Black
by Rosalie Scanlon
| Storm Brewing in…
by Kate Eller
| | | | |
| Snow Dogs
by Tibby Steedly
| Fall Rain
by Cameron Hampton
| Percussion
by Debra Keirce
| The Mason Mouse
by Melinda Stewart Page
| | | | |
| morning twlight…
by kathy s gillentine
| Southern Iced Tea
by Deborah Glasgow
| The Heart of the…
by Jacqueline Ison
| Inside the Tower
by Bob Hardy
| | | | |
| Lady of the Forest
by MoonSpiral
| Closed Forever
by BobJohnson
| nola gondola
by LeeDukes
| Caught in between

Contemporary art finds favor, with Art Nouveau or Arts & Crafts flavor

Saturday, February 5, 2011
re: Contemporary art – in Art Nouveau or Arts & Crafts style…

by carlotta peacock
the grand procession
by fehmida haider
rose bouquet
by rosalin
by Ivy Izzard
Klimt’s garden 2
by Marilia Martin
by Masha Kurbatova
Julia Dream
by Anita Inverarity
by Lynnette Shelley
Hang On Baby!
by Bunny Clarke
8th March Gothic
by Kseniya Beliaeva
Golden Spurs
by Reynaldo
Fairy Nature
by Mariska
Mariana in the Moated…
by Ivy Izzard
Veena Badini
by nabakishore
Mountain of Glorious…
by linmarie
Debris and White Slick…
by nexus7

The thumbnail images above represent the most recent list of features in the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts group of RedBubble. The group’s focus is contemporary art that shows its root

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