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Fagus Week: I'm on a mission!

In 27 sleeps, I get on a plane to Tassie for the very exciting Fagus Week Workshop near Cradle Mountain. I have been slowly getting myself organised… shopping online for thermals (none for sale up here!!!), toying with the idea of buying a new lens (no one seems to have it in stock though), daydreaming about the awesome scenery I’m going to see, and, of course, getting very excited about meeting fellow Bubblers whose work I have been admiring since I first joined this website in 2009!!

On Tuesday evening, I bumped into a friend of mine down at the beach. She was running… I had my camera in hand. We both agreed that we should probably occasionally do what the other was doing. So on Wednesday evening, I left the camera at home and headed to the beach with Banjo for a jog.

Bubblers winning Awards

Today, the Top 50 placings in each of the six categories of the Better Photography Magazine’s 6th Photograph of the Year Awards were announced!

These Awards were open to all non-professional photographers all over the world, and it’s a testament to the quality of photographic artists on RedBubble that many of the Top 50 placegetters in each category are part of our Community.

Since there is often a reluctance among artists for them to blow their own trumpet, I’m going to blow it for them!!

Huge congratulations to Suellen Cook for winning the Creative Flair Category with this wonderful photo:

Congratulations to all these RedBubble photographers who all placed in the Top 50 of one or more of the six categories… and apologies in advance if I missed anyone. Please clic

One Year On...

Sometimes there’s cause for a small celebration of a milestone, and sometimes it’s nice to celebrate with some friends instead of in your own head…

…so I’d like to share with you that today it’s one whole year since the opening of my Exhibition at Indulgence Cafe in Derby!

It was only supposed to be a three-month exhibition, but somewhere along the line, the owners changed their minds and decided that they were happy to continue the Exhibition indefinitely. Which actually means that I now have a gallery of approximately 20 RB prints hanging in a busy and spacious cafe!

It’s an opportunity to thank the Indulgence team (especially Annalisa and Jodie), and RB for making this possible in a practical way…

…but mostly, I’d like to than…

My first YouTube clip! "Dunes of Western Australia"

Ever since I uploaded the series of Dunes photos back in February after a fantastic trip to Nambung National Park/Cervantes/Lancelin in Western Australia with Lori and Thorpey and Jo, I have wanted to make a video clip.

When I read El Robbo’s journal about his music and listened to the absolutely brilliant Adagioso , I knew I had the music for it. But finding time to do it has been impossible.

Last night, I came home from work a bit grumpy (as I always am when I haven’t had time for photography) and I just decided that “tonight’s the night” and I did it.

I had to watch countless YouTube/Adobe tutorials to figure out how to use Adobe Premiere Elements 8, but there was so much awesome information on the internet that I managed to figure it all out. I crawled in…

Accepted into 1X (One Exposure)... YAY!!!

I think most photographers know about the 1X Website … you may have (like me) perused the website in wonder and awe and gained a new respect for photographers like Mel Brackstone who has HEAPS of photos on there… or possibly (also like me) submitted several of your best and then, over time, despaired of ever getting a photo accepted, and then, quite possibly, despaired of ever achieving that kind of photography… (my experience again)

Well, I FINALLY GOT ONE IN!!!!!!!!!!!!

So much amazing stuff has happened to me this year… but this is absolutely the icing on the cake. I don’t think my year could be better. I’m absolutely over the moon!!

So… I’m guessing you’re wondering which one? (Unless you’re secretly hating me right now beca…

...and it just keeps getting better!

Well, I thought being asked to hang my paintings on the walls of a brand new cafe was the ‘bees knees’, but on Saturday night, I found out that I wasn’t quite at the summit of my good-luck mountain yet …

… because although the winner of the “Prints on Canvas” section was announced as “Mike Boynton”, the name of the winning photograph in the Kimberley Art Prize was A Kimberley Skyscape and I was pretty sure that mine was the only one with that title!

It is the first Major Art Prize I have won, and I’d like to thank the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley for hosting such a prestigious and acclaimed event, and the judges for selecting my photo, and Buru Energy for the $1000.00 in prize money (yes, as my young friend Rori so accurately p…

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