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Art, bubblers, creativity - a 2009 ABC

Ten was okay for me
The baker’s dozen (13)
Was a select list of such difficulty

So how about 26? An ABC acrostic?
That could be,
It just might be,
My favourite way yet…
To unveil what has inspired me!

Related links to consider from other bubblers
2009 from wigs
Top10 poems from Anthea Slade for 2009

Anyone who doesn’t like being included in such things – please holler and I will remove accordingly! No offense taken either! Although I include some of the people from my baker’s dozen, I have not repeated the poems in question. This one is intended to be a better representation of art, photos and poetry – like the way Wigs did hers – but of course it is so often about the words for me…Ah well, think it represents enough reflection on the year. Very soon it shall be wine o’clock methinks!

A is for alphabet Especially

B is for Bellmusker
And her red notebook – we’ve not yet met in person, but I hope to be present in many of the evenings and afternoons which will feature in those beautiful pages throughout 2010

C is for caught out
Peter Macek superbly captured boy in the rain, Boston.

D is for dandelion
Wishes do come true is one of the nicest images I have visited in 2009 – thanks to Jenni77

E is for empty garden
This Elton John song is about John Lennon, so on the anniversary of his death, I went to see if anyone else had posted on it. In the usual synchronicity/serendipitous way, it led me to this powerful artwork from JenniferB aka Empty Garden

F is for fight club

One view of of I Am Jack’s Medulla Oblongata and HamishBirkbeck entered my watchlist LOL – kudos
Honourable mention here for Rubyjo and her gorgeous Fight like a girl win like a woman photo too xoxox

G is for gorgeous
I know, one of the most comment adjectives I apply on the bubble – but please, peruse this photo and tell me it is untrue! A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Hahaha, just noticed my comment to Leon Truong doesn’t use gorgeous – went for awesome instead. Ah well, this photo fits my criteria perfectly, anyways xoxo

H is for heartbreak
Clipics, aka Kriss, can make me cry every time I look at this tortured image! No small feat given how much the man usually makes me laugh xoxo

I is for Icarus
JW Southwick captured one of my favourite images of sunset, which I found after writing about over-reaching in Icarus

J is for joy
I either love the photo above – so cute! – or the more biased offering of my nephew, in one entited Birthday Joy

K is for kisses
And I love the kisses of sisters more so than any other – thanks Monkeyfoto

L is for leap
Jessica Tremp lifts my spirits every time I look at this gorgeous image

M is for Music Inspired Art
This is such a wonderful group to be involved in when music is such an inspiration to so many! Visit its pages and see so many beautiful images and songs. I was only featured once for a poem in 2009, but felt very privileged and honoured, Wormhole Journey

N is for natural wonders!
There are so many people who capture and draw beautiful trees, landscapes – but this one made me really excited to be taken back to Edward Scissorhands! Thank you Scott. Close second, because I am reading Call of the Wild to my niece and nephew is Aila

O is for ode to the broken. This is a wonderful poem from the lovely Christie Moses, that then led to a synchronicity exercise from me xoxo

P is for photographic encouragement
Before anyone thinks I am looking for false validation, please know – I am not. But I have been touched by anyone even bothering to glimpse some of the little things I’ve shared this year. I have just 36 photos, which have attracted 963 views and a lot of comments besides! I just wanted to share my favourite here in this positive, happy, shiny space – although it is a blurry sunset from a mobile phone, the fact TraceyMac liked it makes me love it xoxo

Q is for quiet
I have been privileged to share some words with Photo57 aka David in relation to his stunning image, entitled It was quiet, it was calm, it was magnificent

R is for rejuvenation
I wrote this poem for Lisa Jewell, in response to her comment on this poem by Ambient, which made me think of this lovely willow

S is for the sweet smell of a shoulder
This is captured by Luisa in Fatherhood is more than just a word

T is for Tori Amos
There are many people who relate to this most beautiful artist. The two for me she evokes are Sarah O’Rourke – especially What if I’m a mermaid – and ArcadiaTempest because she too is so rich with imagery, vibrant, unique, wonderful – which I elaborate on here LOL

U is for unique
This collaboration between two of the most beautiful bubblers I know touches me whenever I need reminding that we all can be unique – and should be celebrated for it! The I AM lines from Cassidy JK next to the beautiful photo by ShadowDancer aka PattyJo never fails to move me. Her laughter rocked through the air like sparks of electricity – oh yes, if only every day could feel like this!!!

V is for Victory
One of the earliest paintings I faved this year is called Strength, hope and beauty. Janne Kearney made me feel so intrigued by the woman triumphing from a horrendous masectomy by being tattooed and taking great pride in herself. Bravo!

W is for waterfront
Jane Keats has captured a sublime sunset – I love it! Geelong is a wonderful location to visit in Victoria.

XYZ is for Fractal XYZ
I’d never heard of fractal art until I stumbled across it on RB. This is a gorgeous example of it by Lyle Hatch

Love and laughter xoxo


  • Jono83
    Jono83almost 5 years ago

    Wow Debbie, I am really enjoying reliving the year on RB through your awesome eyes!!!!!

  • Thank you Jono – that is really kind! I do love my ABCs but it is nice to thrown in a few photos here and there xoxo

    – msdebbie

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 5 years ago

    Holy wow girl you’ve been busy, this is fantastic :)))) what a year xoxo

  • Well, this one I am not Bmailing personally to folks, so hopefully everyone will find it! Figured the year would not be complete without one last ABC from MsDebbie xoxo
    Yep, that’s it for busy now – wine o’clock and tea not being prepared by me. Nice! Hope you are also able to relax in the next few days my lovely friend

    – msdebbie

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladealmost 5 years ago

    Wow you are on fire Debbie. What a brilliant review of a year on RedBubble. Like an emotional odyssey. You are very good at this my friend. Happy New Year for tomorrow. Your ABC is outstanding msdebbie :)

  • Thanks Anthea – I love ABCs. Couldn’t manage to revisit everyone included in the baker’s dozen, so I’m happy you enjoyed it regardless my dear friend xoxo

    – msdebbie

  • wigs
    wigsalmost 5 years ago

    fabulous journal Deb… incredible effort here and such wonderful memories…. and of course superb work…. will look through some of the links in more detail later, but those i viewed…soooo good!

  • Thanks Wigs, good to share with others the things that made us really happy during the year I reckon! Appreciate your kind comment xoxo

    – msdebbie

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestalmost 5 years ago

    I would have to hands down your journals are up there with the best for inspiring and highlighting the other creative works of our RB family. You heart is so in the right place….you are shining so very bright me thinks…xxx

  • See – always so kind to me KS! Thank you, I enjoy doing them very much. I kind of hate that with favs unless you return to them you can (sometimes, temporarily) forget the words and images which took your breath away, or made you laugh when you needed it, healing tears, etc. I like revelling in all that has been – for it almost always makes me more hopeful for the future. And you are a huge part of that this year for me! I am unconventional in many ways, and I think I’ve resisted writing for years because at times I felt judged just for being myself. Bleh to that!! Your love, encouragement and support – well, it carries me in ways I could not have guessed from my miserable 2008. And I want to be able to use my own comments, journals and so on to do that for others too. You are my bright beautiful friend too gorgeous xoxo

    – msdebbie

  • rubyjo
    rubyjoalmost 5 years ago

    oh my, and another smile you have brought to my face ms debbie love. You are such a joy and i love these year in review writes- what a year! :))

  • (giggle in reply) i love your smile :)))
    Indeed, what a year!!!

    – msdebbie

  • ShadowDancer
    ShadowDanceralmost 5 years ago

    well you know me and my love for journals.. i love spreading the love… you sweet thing – are a love spreader divine. keep it going. what you give out will come back to you 10 fold. xxx thank you so much for including me in your special trips around the bubble world. i’m honored and thrilled.

  • Thank you PJ – that is exactly how I think of you! Your warmth and empathy make you such a gorgeous person to know! And I agree with every one of the things cassidy has commented upon too – you have such talent, love and positive energy within you. Lovely that such a small gesture can make you smile – it makes me beam :)))

    – msdebbie

  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehalmost 5 years ago

    While I do know most of these, I SO appreciate being introduced to more and more artists and writers through journals like yours. I am also very flattered to be included in your ABC’s, alongside such incredible talent. ShadowDancer is one of the most talented writers I know, an excellent collaborator and a true friend. Thank you Debbie so much. xoxo

  • You Cassidy are such a prolific commenter and supporter – I’m impressed I managed to share any who you had not seen! You, my friend, are just amazing! And like you know, ShadowDancer thrills me all the time with her words and photos. Spreading the love, like she says, comes back to us tenfold and I know that means 2010 is going to be such a wonderful year for people like you and PJ. Love and laugther, gosh I am excited at how positively all these journals have been received xoxo

    – msdebbie