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The Sale of a Print

Today I want to thank the unknown buyer who a few days ago bought a print of my “Lightthinker pays his respects”. I like this picture very much myself, and so I am very happy that a print of this picture will be on someone’s wall somewhere in the far and wide world. Ever so many thanks for buying this print.
Here the picture:

More Sales

Again I got the lovely messages of three more sales. It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I want to thank the buyers here, both the known one who wrote a most welcome Bmail und the unknown one.
It is once again a great experience to know my pictures are so much valued. Whether a print or postcards, the beauty of nature is spread. So many, many thanks for this lovely gift.
Here the pictures of the cards:

And here the picture of the print:

The Sale of a Poster

Yesterday RB presented me with a most delightful surprise for which I am very grateful. An unknown buyer bought a poster of the following picture. Actually it stands at the top of my „all time popular“ gallery. Many, many thanks for this lovely gift.

Here the picture:

Bassen Thorpe Gallery Artist of the Month and sales

To my great delight I was chosen as the spotlighted artist of the month in the Bassen Thorpe Gallery. With its special emphasis on high quality, it attracts great work. I am all the more honoured to find my pictures in this spotlighted position. It is with the greatest gratitude that I express my thanks here! After all it is a most welcome and heartwarming boost to my somewhat diminishing powers. Ever so many thanks to the hosts of the gallery!!!

You find the spotlight in the April Forum of the Bassen Thorpe Gallery here:;
Please take a look and enjoy.

Further I want to thank the two unknown buyers after all who bought cards of two of my pictures some weeks ago. After all I a…

Five Bubbling Years 2008 - 2013

Dear friends and watchers,

It is now five years ago that I started this gallery on Redbubble. With 808 pictures and 393 810 views as on this day it has flourished more than I ever could hope. And even a second gallery, my Lightthinker one, was added to it!

So many happy moments taken and shared! So many stimulating comments and also wonderfully heartwarming and encouraging reactions from so many of you. So many highly valued features in so many exciting groups! I cannot find the words to say what all this has meant to me in the past years in all its dimensions, but it has been a surely wonderful experience. And many of you have been uplifting when I was down and in pour health. Fortunately I seem to be on a safer coast at the moment.

Not to forget: so many wonderful pictures found and oft…

A Sale and the RB Homepage for a lightthinker picture

This week the RB community presented me with two lovely gifts. I am most grateful for both.
First an unknown buyer bought a photographic print of the following picture. Many, many thanks for this lovely Christmas present:
Here the print:

And then I got the message today from the RB team that one of their homepage curators picked one of my images “because they thought it was brilliant”, i.e. Lightthought 49. Don’t we all like to be told that we have a brilliant picture in our gallery. So I take the opportunity to thank this unknown homepage curator here ever so much too. Actually the picture is not on this gallery, but on my Lightthinker one. But as more people follow this gallery, I spread the good message here.
And here my Lightthought No. 49 picture:

Last but not least I wish everyone who r…

Recent sales

To my great joy some of you found several of my pictures so attractive that they bought a print of greeting card of them. Though I did not immediately thank you for it in case of the cards, let me tell you that I was and still am most grateful for all of your purchases. It is a great pleasure to know that some of my shots have now crossed to some near or far part of the World. Ever so many thanks for it.
Please click on an image to be taken to its page.
Sold as a photographic print:

Sold as a greeting card:

Some recent features on both my galleries

While I generally try to thank the hosts individually of the various groups that have featured shots of mine, I find it a nice idea at the beginning of this year to present you with an overview of some recent features both on this gallery and on my lightthinker one. It is at the same time a good opportunity to thank all hosts once again for their delightful support of my work on both galleries. The last year was not always easy. So I am all the more happy to know that my pictures are still appreciated by so many of you.

Enjoy the pictures again, or for the first time if you do not know them yet!

In „Horse and Rider“, „Equine Art and Photography “, “Nature and Man”, „European Everyday Life“ and „Around the World“:

In „Trees, Beautiful Trees “, “Natures’ Symphony of Trees and Flowers”, “Gl…

Many, many, though very late thanks

Many, many thanks for all your wonderfully encouraging reactions to my operation news of July. I once again appreciated it very much that so many of you showed so much caring and empathy. Please forgive me for not reacting any earlier, but though I have had a reasonable recovery and no serious problems in the meantime, but I have also had very little energy. So I just did not manage to get into the photographic mode yet again. We also enjoyed a short holiday at the Kiel Fjord in August, but there too I did take only very few pictures. Still I hope to become more active again in the weeks or months to come. So let us hope the best.
With my very best wishes to all of you,

The next operation

Two days ago the tumor in my left kidney was targeted by a procedure they call Radio Frequency Ablation. This way of treatment is much less invasive than even a so-called non-invasive operation as I had in January for the tumor in the right kidney.

The treatment was done under anethetic, but I only had to stay one day and night at the Leiden University Hospital as everything went according to plan and I was feeling quite ok very quickly. Hopefully there will be no complications in the days to come and both kidneys will keep functioning well.

I am very glad that this barrier has now been taken too, and I do hope that my energy and inspiration will improve in the weeks and months to come. After all I have been a rather poor participant on the galleries in the past period, mostly not feeling…