"Bushfire Sun" featured on RB Homepage

That is so cool !!!!! Having one of my images featured on the homepage would be an honour at any time, but especially so given the astronomical quality of the work on RB done by my colleague artists….

A real honour….and way cool…..Thanks RB

Phoenix Rising becomes avatar for the Phoenix Appeal

I have had my images featured before in a number of groups and it is always a pleasant surprise.

To find that my image Phoenix Rising has been chosen as the avatar for the Phoenix Appeal Group was equally a pleasant surprise.

More so than other times though, and based on the gravity of the situation that gave rise to the Phoenix Appeal Group, it is both a humbling and honourable experience.

I thank Anne Van Alkemade for this great honour and even more so for her tireless work in putting the group together so quickly.

Most importantly though, please remember that all profits from Phoenix Appeal go to the Victorian Bushfires Appeal.

If you need any convincing, look at this slideshow ,especially the little boy (photo 22) or this Video

Victorian Bushfire Appeal

As it stands the death toll of the Victorian Bushfires has reached 107 and at least 750 houses have been lost.

This has been an unprecedented tragedy for Australia.

Until the end of April 2009 ALL profits of RedBubble sales from my portfolio will go directly to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal.

Please note that RedBubble have kindly agreed to match any RB donations made by RB members through sales of their works. Many thanks for their kindness

Alternatively, you may wish to donate directly via the Red Cross Website or at the Salvation Army Website

"Final Resting Place" is featured

I was honoured to find that my writing entitled “Final Resting Place” was featured on the Bits & Pieces group homepage.

Given the high standard of work I have seen in this group, this meant a great deal to me.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the group hosts for their confidence in my work.

I would also like to thank Sarah Moore for her images that inspired this and other pieces.( Merlin The Sword in the Stone Shattered Dreams Guinevere Mists of Avalon and King Arthur and the Holy Grail )

I look forward to continuing to create such works that might hopefully be deemed suitable for such an honour as being featured.

Thanks again.

Mark Moskvitch

Thanks Steve...

I’m sure I can speak on behalf of my colleague contributors to the G26 Braemar Exhibition when I thank Steve for the considerable amount of work he put into the G26 exhibition at Springwood.

As I live locally, I went there a few times over the show and Steve was there pottering about on at least 3 occaisons when I turned up.

Having seen many exhibitions at Braemar, I think (bias aside) that the G26 show was a particularly varied and vibrant event with a very high standard of work.

It was excellent to get the opportunity to be involved and I would thank Steve for his work in organising, curating and physically putting together / closing the show.

New Web Site

I finally got around to putting together my own website .

I’ve been thinking that, for the most part, a lot of the traffic on Red Bubble consists of other photographers, artist’s and writers….somewhat of a closed community.

I am hoping that my new web site will bring people off the main part of the net to our Red Bubble corner of the world.

Who knows….a bit of an experiment.

Any comments, hints, critiques or advice on my new site are very welcome.


Bushfire Sun makes new Blue Mountains Group Avatar

Redbubble is so cool !!!!!

My image “Bushfire Sun”has been made the latest avatar for the Blue Mountains Group.

To say that I am chuffed is an understatement!!!

I am constantly amazed, inspired and in awe of the work done by fellow members on RB. To think that some of them voted for an image I made to be the public face of the Blue Mountains Group is amazing…



Six Word Stories

I have taken quite a liking to these beasties.…

I had never heard of them prior to joining Red Bubble but find them increasingly fascinating.

They seem to me very similar to Japanese Haiku, in which I have dabbled for some years. There is something to be said for the story telling skills that emerge when one’s words are severely limited.

I think that is a western thing, we use too many words (just like me now), perhaps more than we need to. More is better. Maybe not.

The Japanese are fantastic at minimalisation in almost every aspect of their lives and I particularly admire this. Haiku has a clean and pure sense to it somewhat like the clean and pure taste you notice when you eat fresh sashimi (does this make sense?…it does to me).

I’m not sure whether six word stories are meant to be imag

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