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Update, Nov. 12

I am still light-years behind (still no laptop!) but would like to take this chance to thank all the hosts, moderators and supporters of these fantastic groups for featuring my work the past 2 weeks!! One of these days, I may actually get caught up!! LOL

Anybody Out There?
CHALLENGE WINNER! -- TABBY TIME
CHALLENGE WINNER! — FOR the LOVE of CATS
Featured in ALL SOFT & CUDDLES

Snowfall
Featured in CREATION – EVERY LITTLE THING YOU DO – REPRESENTATIONAL DIGITAL ART

Autumn Closing In
Featured in COUNTRY BUMPKIN

October Dusk
Featured in ALL THINGS ORANGE

The Nose Knows… It’s Fall!
Featured in * DOWN on the FARM

The Art of Sitting on the Porch
Featured in REPRESENTATIONAL DIGITAL ART

Painted Lady
Featured in A HOME SOMEWHERE

Curls
Featured in — All Things in th

Features (Catching Up)!

A Huge Thank You to all these fantastic groups for featuring my work the past 10 days!

Mosaic
Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES

Burnished
Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES

Once Upon a Childhood
Featured in VINTAGE ART STORY-BOOK

Vintage Violin
Featured in REPRESENTATIONAL DIGITAL ART

Oak and Sumac
Featured in CLOSE UPS in NATURE

Harvest Hues
Featured in A LOVE OF CANON

Smoke and Pumpkins
Featured in MIDWESTERN US PHOTOGRAPHY

Star Crossed
Featured in MOODY & EVOCATIVE

Pumpkin Time!
Featured in SHOPFRONTS — Featured in COUNTRY BUMPKIN

October Tapestry
Featured in EXQUISITION

Victorian on 4th Street
Featured in UNIQUE BUILDINGS of the WORLD – Featured in EVERYTHING WINTER

So… You Think Want to Join the Academy?
Featured in THE BEST of RED BUBBLE

Pick Your Pumpkin
Featured in LIVE &

Features

A heartfelt Thank You to all the moderators and supporters of these outstanding groups for featuring my work the past few days! I am still without my laptop so I still can’t get here half as often as I’d like… it’s a huge honor and a real pleasure to discover features, when I do. Thanks so much to all!

Autumn’s GloryFeatured in Live & Let Live – Image Writing – and Americas: Rural, Urban, Wild and Free

Vintage Violin
Featured in REPRESENTATIONAL DIGITAL ART

California Kitchen
Featured in FAVOURITE PLACES YOU TAKE, MAKE, Or PAINT
Featured in INSPIRED ART

Turning Leaves
Featured in MIDWESTERN US PHOTOGRAPHY

Oak and Sumac
Featured in FRIENDS of RED BUBBLE – OLD FARTS of RED BUBBLE – EXTREME CLOSE UPS

Color Play
Featured in CANON DS

Catching Up on Features

Like the old saying, its become a broken record: computer problems, computer problems, computer problems! I am without my laptop for awhile (Crashed!!) so have to “steal time” on Claude’s computer but it’s usually difficult to do. This is why I haven’t been around too much… and I am way behind on everything. I want to send a HUGE thanks everybody in these fantastic groups for featuring my work the past 12 days!!!! Hope to get on track as soon as possible.

The Temporal Voyaging Experience
FEATURED in THE SCI-FI GROUP

Glow
FEATURED in QUALITY ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

His Hopeful Tales of What If…
FEATURED in VINTAGE ART STORYBOOKFEATURED in MUSIC INSPIRED ART

Staff of Life
FEATURED in CEE’S FUN ARTSY FRIENDS

Remnants
FEATURED in IMAGE WRITIN

New Features

A Huge Thanks to all the hosts, moderators and supporters of these wonderful groups for featuring my work the past few days! I appreciate it deeply!

The Barkeep’s Lament
Featured in FREEDOM in WORDS & ART

Mosaic
Featured in FREEDOM in WORDS & ART

Moonlit
Featured in THE BEST of RED BUBBLE (13th Feature!)

Wrong Turn Halfway Past Arcturus
Featured in STORY through IMAGE (10th Feature!)

The Temporal Voyaging Experience
Featured in ALTERED by DESIGN

The Fruit Stand
Featured in #1 ARTISTS of RED BUBBLE (2nd Feature)

Victorian on 4th Street
Featured in ENHANCED PHOTOS (5th Feature)

Features

Very proud and very pleased to have my art and photos featured in these outstanding groups the last 3 days!

So… You Think You Want To Join the Academy…?
Featured in FREEDOM in WORDS & ART

Fields of Gold
Featured in THE ART & PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP

The Fruit Stand
Featured in *BERRIES, FRUITS & SEEDS

Mixed Messages
Featured in IMAGE WRITING (6th Feature)

The Windmills of Your Mind
Featured in STORY TELLING IMAGES (6th Feature)

Alice’s Surprise
Featured in IMAGE WRITING (2nd Feature)

Paliusha’s Tale
Featured in THE BEST of RED BUBBLE
Featured in STORY Through IMAGE

(Also, Featured on the HomePage)

Mosaic
Featured in ALONG the RURAL ROAD

(I don’t usually list my sales, but this was the first framed print I sold on the Bubble when I first signed on.)

Turning Leaves
Fe

OOPS! There was another one ...

I said earlier today, I had my first HomePage Feature. It was actually the second. There was one back in March but at the time, I wasn’t keeping track in Journals! These are really helpful. Not only can I share, I now know more or less what is really going on! (LOL)

Also, I now know that less than 3 in a thousand images ever make it to the Home Page (thanks to the kind letter I received from Martin, co-founder of the Bubble). So a Home Page feature really is an honor and I think they should be recognized and mentioned by all recipients. So yet another Huge Thanks (!) to the Red Bubble staff — if more than a little late!

This one was His Hopeful Tales of What-If

8 New Features for the Week

Special Thanks to all the hosts, moderators and supporters of these wonderful groups, for featuring my work this week!

Light on Leaves
Featured in CLOSE UPS in NATURE

Lighthouse on the River
Featured in MIDWESTERN US PHOTOGRAPHY

So… You Think You Want to Join the Academy?
Featured in IMAGE WRITING

Brick Beauty
Featured in A HOME SOMEWHERE

Rose of Sharon
Featured in FLOWERS in MACRO

Mellow Yellow
Featured in #1 ARTISTS of RED BUBBLE

The Windmills of your Mind
2 Features: LIGHT in the DARKNESS – THE GRUNGE ART GALLERY

~ ALSO ~
HOME PAGE FEATURE!Saved from the Dragon – Paliusha’s Tale

The Country Life (Challenge Winner!)

Woo hooo! Enormous Thanks to all the members and supporters at Midwestern US Photography for selecting my work, The Country Life in the Best Shot from Iowa Challenge!!

This great old barn is still in use near Clinton, Iowa, part of which lies within the scenic “Smokestacks and Silos” area; a pastoral region of the Heartland typified by hills, woods, farms and curving country roads, well worth exploration if you’re ever in the northeast corner of the state. Most of my photos are from northwest Illinois, but the states are adjacent so the scenery here is similar. Very happy to have won the challenge! It’s an honor and delight.

(Now and then, I get disheartened with the challenges; first of all, because I tend to find too many when they’re over with (!!!!) and…

CHALLENGE WINNER/ New Features!

CHALLENGE WINNER!



FEATURED THIS WEEK in FREEDOM in WORDS & ART (10th Feature)

Lament of the Time Traveler’s Woman
FEATURED in FAVOURITE FANTASY CREATIONS
FEATURED in THE BEST of RED BUBBLE

(5 Features)

First Contact
FEATURED in BREAKING the BOUNDARIES
FEATURED in DIGITAL ART COMPILATIONS
*FEATURED in QUALITY ART & PHOTOGRAPHY^

(11 Features)

Moonlit

FEATURED in FAVOURITE PLACES YOU TAKE, MAKE or PAINT
(12th Feature)

Main Street: Galena
Featured in THE WEEKEND PHOTOGRAPHER
Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES (2nd Feature)

Geronimo in Black & White
Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES (1st Feature!)

Time-Worn
Featured in ALONG the RURAL ROAD (1st Feature)

Colors of August
Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES (2nd Feature)

Before
Featured in BREAKING the BOUNDARIES (3rd Feature)

Peek-a-Boo Rose
Featur

New Features

Now that we moved, I keep thinking I will get caught up. So far, it hasn’t happened yet! lol But for a start, I would like to thank all the hosts and moderators of these outstanding RB groups for featuring my work this week!

Also I’m extremely honored to be among the Featured Artists at Close Ups in Nature. Thank you, Ray!

Continuity
Featured in BERRIES, NUTS & SEEDS

Country Cottage
Featured in #1 ARTISTS of RED BUBBLE

Saturday in the Rain
Featured in MIDWESTERN US PHOTOGRAPHY

Pumpkin Patch
Featured in DOWN ON THE FARM

Colors of August
Featured in CLOSE UPS in NATURE

Time Passages
Featured in SUPERBLY VISUAL

Nature’s Paint Box
Featured in ART by BUBBLE HOSTS (6th Feature)

Visitation
Featured in IMAGE WRITING

Trespass at your Own Risk
Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES

DeSoto Ho

New Features

Now that we moved, I keep thinking I will get caught up. So far, it hasn’t happened yet! lol But for a start, I would like to thank all the hosts and moderators of these outstanding RB groups for featuring my work this week!

Also I’m extremely honored to be among the Featured Artists at Close Ups in Nature. Thank you, Ray!

Continuity
Featured in BERRIES, NUTS & SEEDS

Country Cottage
Featured in #1 ARTISTS of RED BUBBLE

Saturday in the Rain
Featured in MIDWESTERN US PHOTOGRAPHY

Pumpkin Patch
Featured in DOWN ON THE FARM

Colors of August
Featured in CLOSE UPS in NATURE

Time Passages
Featured in SUPERBLY VISUAL

Nature’s Paint Box
Featured in ART by BUBBLE HOSTS (6th Feature)

Visitation
Featured in IMAGE WRITING

Trespass at your Own Risk
Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES

DeSoto Ho

NEW FEATURES (Catching Up!)

We moved about a week ago so things have been a little crazy and I haven’t been here much as a result. We only went 20 miles give or take, but moving’s always difficult. I do like the second part better than the first! (New home – putting things away!) Absolutely love the place. And now, we’re fairly settled in so I can get back to work!

I would like to thank the hosts and moderators at these fantastic groups for featuring my work this month!

Wrong Turn Halfway to Arcturus
9 FEATURES!
Most Recent, this month: IMAGE WRITING ~ #1 ARTISTS of RED BUBBLE

Where the Wildflowers Grow
Featured in #1 ARTISTS of RED BUBBLE

Rose of Sharon
Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES

What Road?
Featured in ALL COUNTRIES… WETLANDS, PONDS, LAKES & RIVERS

Time Passages
Featured in PINK PAN

New Features! etc

Gold Shoes
Featured in OLD THINGS

In the Dream Came Rain
Featured in SELF EXPRESSION

Summer Palette
Featured in ALL THINGS in the NATURAL WORLD

Ghosts in the Glass
Featured in ALTERED by DESIGN ~ and ~ "PINK PANTHER MAGAZINE*

Rain-kist
Featured in QUALITY ART & PHOTOGRAPHY ~ also, Top Ten in Challenge! (Flowering Bulbs)

A L S O ~~ CHALLENGE WINNER!/ Red Barns, Midwestern US Photography

(Storm Light)

It’s always a great thrill and honor to be Featured on the Bubble! Thanks so much to the hosts and moderators of these outstanding groups, as well as to the challenge voters for selecting my work!

FEATURES (and apologies)

First, sorry for being incommunicado! I am unable to get here much — our router died, and until we get the new one I can only use the desktop — WHEN and IF my husband isn’t using it! Or, at 3 a.m. Either way, I will be out of the loop for awhile, & this is why I haven’t commented a lot. Add to that, we’re moving Aug 1 so things have been a little crazy here to say the least! Hope things are back to normal very soon.

Happy to announce several features for the week —

Twilight
Featured in #1 Artists of Red Bubble

Rose of Sharon
Featured in CLOSEUPS in NATURE

Grand Finale
Featured in #1 Artists of Red Bubble

Howdy!
*Featured in DOWN on the FARM"
- and —
“PETS are US”

eeyore
Featured in HIGH QUALITY CARDS (animals)
- and -
“ALL PETS …

NEW FEATURES

Smoke and Mirrors
Featured in THE IMAGE WRITING GROUP

(Also, Featured in FRACTAL UNIVERSE and published in PINK PANTHER MAGAZINE. I think I missed this one, somehow! A bit behind… )

Rose of Sharon
Featured in THE SILKY TOUCH

Horse in the Meadow
Featured in #1 Artists of Red Bubble
Featured in Midwestern US Photography

Endangered Species
Featured in CURRENT ISSUES
Featured in BREAKING the BOUNDARIES
(One I wish I didn’t have to post – because I wish the Disaster in the Gulf had never happened. Let’s all hope they stop the gusher! The damage is horrendous either way, both in terms of loss to so very many people and to the sea, the wildlife, the Earth’s ecology.)

A Huge Thanks to all the hosts and moderators of these outstanding groups! I deeply appreciate the recogniti

New Features

Red Round Barn
Featured in OLD BARNS, GRISTMILLS & COVERED BRIDGES

Twilight
Featured in CANON DSLR

Small Red Barn
Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES

“Confluence in Probability*:http://www.redbubble.com/people/mstique/art/546...
Featured in UNITED: Australia, the UK and the USA

Corn Country*
Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES

Lady in Red
Featured in WILDFLOWERS of NORTH AMERICA

Huge Thanks to all the wonderful hosts and moderators of these great groups for featuring my work this week!

New Features

A Small Red Barn
Featured in OLD FARTS of RED BUBBLE and HIGH QUALITY IMAGES

Two Horses in the Yard
Featured in ALONG the RURAL ROAD

Pink Peonies
Featured in COUNTRY GARDENS

Summertime, and the Livin’ is Easy
Featured in MIDWESTERN US PHOTOGRAPHY

Horse in the Rain
Featured in BEST FROM AROUND the BARNYARD and DOWN on the FARM

Two Red Barns
Featured in PASSIONATE ABOUT VINTAGE
RURAL AROUND the GLOBE
OLD BARNS, GRISTMILLS & COVERED BRIDGES

A Huge Thanks to all the Hosts and Moderators of these fantastic groups for featuring my work this week!

Features this week

Nature’s Paint Box
Featured in SUPERBLY VISUAL
Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES
Featured in IMAGE WRITING
Featured in ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

Store on Kaleidoscope Lane
Featured in SHOPFRONTS

Rest Stop
Featured in EVERY LITTLE THING YOU DO

Reflections
Featured in OLD THINGS

End-Game
Featured in LAYERED UP

Horse in the Rain
Featured in MIDWESTERN US PHOTOGRAPHY

Mixed Messages
Featured in INSPIRED ART

Many many thanks to the great hosts and moderators of these fantastic groups for featuring my work! Each and every one is a real honor and deeply appreciated!

FEATURES, etc. for the Week

Mixed Messages
Featured in ALTERED by DESIGN – BREAKING the BOUNDARIES – and PINK PANTHER MAGAZINE

Alice’s SurpriseFeatured in MUSIC INSPIRED ART

RufflesFeatured in ART by BUBBLE HOSTS

Storm LightFeatured in COUNTRY BUMPKIN

Farm Boys
Featured in COUNTRY BUMPKIN

Little Sleepy Head- Featured in ALL SOFT and CUDDLES

Itinerary, LostFeatured in IMAGE WRITING

A Family MatterFeatured in DOLLS & TEDDY BEARS

MoonlitFeatured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES

(10th Feature)

No Butts About It!Featured in #1 ARTISTS of RED BUBBLE


Many, MANY heartfelt thanks to the hosts and moderators at these wonderful groups for Featuring my work this week!!! And to all those who voted in the Midwestern US Photography Challenge, where I had an i…

4 new features!

All Blends Featured Artists bannerFeatured in BEAUTIFUL BANNERS

(First of my banners to be featured, I believe… !)

Reflections
Featured in GLORIOUS SPRING & FABULOUS FALL LANDSCAPES

(7th Feature)

Against All Odds
This collage, a photo of my mother as a girl of 10, was featured in IMAGE WRITING
(3rd Feature)

Star Crossed
Featured in SUPERBLY VISUAL

(3rd Feature)

It really is an honor to be Featured in these outstanding groups! Thanks so much to all the Hosts and Moderators – deeply appreciated, always!

New Features!

The Courthouse
Featured in #1 Artist of Red Bubble

May in the Woods
Featured in Glorious Spring & Fabulous Fall!

Paper Beauty
Featured in IMAGE WRITING

Deserted
Featured in ALONG the RURAL ROAD

Backup Plan
Featured in ALL THINGS in the NATURAL WORLD

Sincere and heart-felt Thanks!!! to the hosts and moderators of these wonderful groups for featuring my work!

p.s.

This is not mine, it’s from Julie Everhart. But I totally agree and I support our BANNERS! If you agree, feel free to use it too!

Features!

Moonlit

Featured this week in ART by BUBBLE HOSTS and ENHANCED PHOTOS
(This is my most popular image to date, with 1033 views, 9 Features and 3 sales)

~ Hugz ~
Featured in ALL PETS GREAT & SMALL (first feature, for this one)

A HUGE THANKS to ALL the hosts and moderators of these outstanding groups for featuring my work!


Top 10's and New Features!

Even Angels are ConfusedFEATURED in FREEDOM in WORDS & ART

Spring FieldsFEATURED in STUNNING SKY-SCAPES

“What, am I in Trouble?”http://www.redbubble.com/people/mstique/art/523...FEATURED in ARTS & COLLECTABLES

Star-CrossedFEATURED in PARALLEL DIMENSIONS

DiminutiveFeatured in NATURE’S WONDERS

Imminent DepartureFEATURED in THE SILKY TOUCHFEATURED in BERRIES FRUITS & SEEDS

BejeweledFEATURED in FLOWERING BULBS
(Also, Made the Top 10 in Every Little Thing You Do!)

ANOTHER TOP 10 - !
Sunset on the Mississippi River

(Cruisin’ on the River Challenge – MIDWESTERN US PHOTOGRAPHY)

Many, many Thanks to all the Hosts and Moderators of these wonderful groups, a…

Challenge Winner! (plus new features)

First off, many, many thanks to those who voted for my work at Every Little Thing You Do," where I had a recent Challenge Winner !! Also, to those at "Pink Panther Magazine where two of my images placed in the Top 10!

I would also like to give a huge and heartfelt Thank You to the hosts and moderators at Flowering Bulbs, Midwestern US Photography, Breaking the Boundaries, Space – the Final Frontier, Old Things and Down on the Farm for featuring my work this week! It’s a thrill and an honor to be featured among such great photographers and artists!

BejeweledCHALLENGE WINNER in EVERY LITTLE THING YOU DO!
Also, Featured in FLOWERING BULBS

Creation Myths: Another TakeFeatured in PINK PANTHER MAGAZINE
Also, made Top 10 in the Religion from a Feminist Pers…

New Features!

Tabby Time
Featured in YOU BIG SOFTY
Featured in DOGS & CATS

Barn with Silo
Featured in ALL AMERICAN SEASONS
Featured in SPRING, GLORIOUS SPRING!

Reflections
Featured in COUNTRY BUMPKIN
Featured in SUPERBLY VISUAL

Ghosts of the Lotus
Featured in THE WATERLILIES, LOTUS & HYDRANGEA GROUP

Even Angels are Confused
Featured in CORE

Change in Paradigm
Featured in LAYERED UP

Lament of the Time Traveler’s Woman
Featured in IMAGE WRITING (3rd Feature)

I am really thrilled and honored to be Featured in these outstanding groups! Thanks so much to the Hosts and Moderators!

Latest Features!

A HUGE THANKS to all the Hosts and Moderators in these wonderful groups for featuring my work this week!!! It really is an honor and a joy to be featured!

I used to belong to a photo-site where mysterious"Judges" chose which work to feature (although they didn’t use the word – and yes, they were mysterious all right, as no one ever learned who the heck they really were, despite much sleuthing and investigating!) I can only say, it’s far more meaningful, and by far a greater honor, to be recognized by fellow artists and photographers all of whom are so outstanding in their own right, and also share a common interest in the subjects and/or styles I am working with! One more thing – of many – making RB THE BEST and most inspirational photo site of all!…

8 New Features

The GatheringFeatured in SEPIA ONLY

Lilac SeasonFeatured in RURAL AROUND the GLOBE

Wrong Turn Halfway Past ArcturusFeatured in INSPIRED ART (5th Feature!)

Glow

3 Features for this one – We Sell ArtSpring, Glorious Spring! and The Beauty of Nature

Pink LadyFeatured in A HOME SOMEWHERE

ButtonsFeatured in TABBY TIME

Blue GloryFeatured in ALL ABOUT FLOWERS


Also…
April in the Country – Made Top 10 in the “Blossoms” Challenge/ Midwestern US Photography!

I want to say a huge THANKS!! to all these wonderful groups, and to the moderators, hosts, members and supporters! It’s a thrill and an honor to be featured!

6 New Features

The Escape ArtistFeatured in the OLD THINGS GROUP (3rd Feature for this one)

Who RU?Feature in INSPIRED ART (2nd Feature)

A Walk in the Woods – *Featured in SPRING, GLORIOUS SPRING" (2nd Feature)

Rainkist – *Featured in FLOWERS IN MACRO" (5th Feature)
Also, Made Top 10 at FLOWERING BULBS

BrillianceFeatured in All Things in the Natural World (1st Feature!)

White PeoniesFeatured in PEONY PERFECTION (1st Feature!)

It’s a thrill and an honor to be Featured in these awesome groups with so many brilliant artists and photographers! A huge, heartfelt thanks to the Hosts, Moderators and supporters!!

6 New Features!

Barn with SiloFeatured in SPRING, GLORIOUS SPRING!\

A Walk in the WoodsFeatured in MIDWESTERN US PHOTOGRAPHY

Who R U?Featured in PINK PANTHER MAGAZINE

Two Heads are Better Than OneFeatured in TABBY TIME

Cock-a-Doodle-DO!Featured in AT THE STORE!

The Escape ArtistFeatured in DOWN ON THE FARM

(This one also Made Top 10 in the recent BEST AROUND THE BARNYARD Challenge)

Thank You – Thank You – Thank You! – all Moderators and Supporters of these fantastic Groups!

The Latest - -

Another windy day and you know what THAT means, if you depend on satellite for internet! But I’m back (finally ) — and am thrilled to find some brand new Features!

Wrong Turn Halfway to ArcturusTriple Header! This was Featured in ALTERED by DESIGN, LAYERED UP, and ALIEN WORDS and LANDSCAPES

Saved from the Dragon: Paliusha’s TaleFeatured in IMAGE WRITING

(Another in my series of re-told Russian Fairy Tales)

These Boots Were Made for Walkin’!Featured in CEE’S FUN ARTSY FRIENDS GROUP

The Day AfterFeatured in #1 ARTISTS of RED BUBBLE (More Adventures with the Mini-Bears!)

SnowfallFeatured in OLD THINGS (#8 for this one)

Pink LadyFeatured in MIDWESTERN US PHOTOGRAPHY

I am deeply honored and very happy fo…

A word or two --

About the challenges!

I know when I say this, a lot of other co-hosts will agree; please, folks, take a couple minutes out to VOTE!! I know it’s sometimes difficult (like, we have enough to do already, right?!) but without the votes, the challenges can lose their meaning just a bit. Hosts don’t choose, nor do we participate. It’s all about the MEMBERS and their choice of favorite images. When very few elect to vote, the end results may not reflect the membership or really typify the group. I am not saying this just for my group (All Blends), but for ALL the groups! I know I’ve often missed those voting windows… my suspicion is, it happens to us all… so this is only a reminder.. Me, I try to take a couple minutes every evening when I can to go down the l…

New Features!

SnowfallDouble Header! Featured in ALTERED by DESIGN/ Featured in RURAL AROUND the GLOBE (for a total of 7, to date)


I took this in summer; the snow is total fantasy. This image was purchased by a greeting card company not too long ago, for what I can only call a “goodly sum.” So be forewarned and take heart … there really are people browsing the Bubble looking to buy!

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep was featured in PETS ARE US

Rainkist was featured in CLOSE UPS in NATURE (#4 for this one)

A Huge and Heartfelt Thanks to all the moderators and supporters of these outstanding groups! It’s a thrill and an honor to be featured with such fabulous artists and photographers!

It also AWESOME to be back online! yay!

Good News! (And a Feature)

Today, for whatever reason, my internet – which was barely working for the past 3 weeks – decided it would go ahead and let me post. Wow! Shocking! I have no idea why, and I have no idea how it will behave tomorrow! Have to admit, it’s awesome to be back and I hope it lasts! It has slowed way down tonight but there are storms moving in… either way, I took advantage of the time and posted several images.

One of them, April in the Country, is Featured in JPEG CAST-OFF’S. Woo hooo!

I appreciate the Feature very much! Especially, after all of this. Thanks so much to the Moderators and Supporters of the group!

Features, etc.

I still don’t have the bandwidth to post!!! So I’m doubly happy to discover 3 new Features for the week! We still don’t have our problem figured out (re, our satellite connection) but I hope it’s back to normal REAL soon — before I flip! Easy enough to say, life without the internet was fine…. but we didn’t know about it, then. lol! It’s just aggravating now. We may end up changing services if they can’t get this muddle fixed! In the meantime, sometimes I can get here, sometimes I can’t… missing everyone. Hopefully this little journal’s going to post.

Burnished was featured in #1 Artist of Red Bubble

Ruffles was featured in Impressive Irises

Blue Glory – also featured in Impressive Irises

Also, a Huge Thanks

Features, etc.

I still don’t have the bandwidth to post!!! So I’m doubly happy to discover 3 new Features for the week! We still don’t have our problem figured out (re, our satellite connection) but I hope it’s back to normal REAL soon — before I flip! Easy enough to say, life without the internet was fine…. but we didn’t know about it, then. lol! It’s just aggravating now. We may end up changing services if they can’t get this muddle fixed! In the meantime, sometimes I can get here, sometimes I can’t… missing everyone. Hopefully this little journal’s going to post.

Burnished was featured in #1 Artist of Red Bubble

Ruffles was featured in Impressive Irises

Blue Glory – also featured in Impressive Irises

Also, a Huge Thanks

Features and other news...

I have had nothing but problems with my internet connection for the past 2 weeks, so have not been here much… it’s still acting up but at least I got here today, so I can catch up a bit! Hope it lasts long enough to make some comments. I never know. Missing everyone!!! Being out of touch this way is pretty awful. And I still can’t post…

In the meantime, I am thrilled to have some new Features and 3 top 10’s!

Second ThoughtsFeatured in Just for a Giggle

Itinerary LostFeatured in Pink Panther Magazine

“Spring Glory” – Featured in #1 Artists of Red Bubble (Best of Show)

The Long and Winding RoadFeatured in Along the Rural Road

“Heart of the Lotus”- Featured in Waterlily Wonderland

Red BarnsFeatu

Problems! (again)

To all my fantastic friends at the Bubble: haven’t been around lately due to problems with our satellite connection. I finally got here today (yay!) but I can’t do much, nothing much will load. So….I am missing out on everything again – can’t seem to upload or comment or even load the groups. But today I THINK it’s going to let me do this journal entry!! wow. Just want to let everybody know I haven’t beamed away. Hopefully, we will get this problem fixed ASAP. Boy. Just when you start to get ahead…. Hope to see you all and get back to normal, very soon!

New Features!

The Old WayFeatured in CEE’S FUN ARTSY FRIENDS GROUP

Thank you, Cee and Chris!

The Green, Green Grass of HomeFeatured in #1 ARTISTS of RED BUBBLE

Thank so much, Pat!

Lotus LandFeatured in AMERICAS – RURAL, URBAN, WILD, FREE

A Huge Thanks, Sharon

Thanks to all the Moderators and Supporters of these 3 fantastic groups! It’s a real honor to be Featured — very much appreciated!

Published!!

This is not my artwork, this is the cover of the new, exciting e-zine from RB’s new, exciting group, Pink Panther Magazine!!! Be sure to check it out!! CLICK HERE! Some of my work is featured – you can see that, and the rest, from the link.

Kudos and Congrats to Anna, Kira and all who worked so very hard on this wonderful publication (and in record time!) WELL DONE!!! I am extremely proud of be a part of this very relevant, exciting group!

Homepage Feature!

Among the outstanding artwork featured on the homepage today! “His Hopeful Tales of What If”

Huge Thanks to RB and Pink Panther Magazine (the features are a tribute to International Womens Week)!

New Features

Renaissance ManFeatured in DAYS GONE BY

MomFeatured in DAYS GONE BY

BeforeFeatured in The Family Album Group

Puttin’ on the RitzFeatured in THE LOVE OF TEDDY BEARS

Beeee Happy!FEATURED in CANON DSLR (first for the group!!!)

I am really thrilled and honored for these Features!! Thanks so much to these outstanding groups and all the Moderators and Supporters!

I am still having trouble keeping up with everyone… STILL no laptop! ugh Hope you will forgive me for not being here half as often as I’d like! Hope things get back to normal REAL soon — probably going to buy another laptop shortly!

Woo hooo! 6 New Features and a Top 10

Three Little KittensFeatured in TABBY TIME

Angels Get a Better ViewFeatured in the IMAGE WRITING Group - and - Inspired Art

Aw, HECK no!Featured in PAWS & CLAWS

Looks Like a Great Morning, HarrietFeatured in MISWESTERN US PHOTOGRAPHY (total of 3 Features now)

Summertime and the Livin’ is EasyFeatured in #1 ARTISTS of RED BUBBLE

Thanks so much to all the Moderators and Supporters of these outstanding Groups!! I am delighted to be Featured and very appreciative!

His Hopeful Tales of What If placed among the Top 10 in a recent challenge at Dark Cabaret

And in other news… my latest sale is a framed print – Mosiac

A matted print of the same photo also sold. I have not mentioned sales in my journals up to now but discov…

Feature

Rainkist is Featured in FABULOUS FLOWERS.

Thanks so much to the moderators, members and supporters!!! (Third Feature for this photo). I am really honored and delighted!

New Features

A Huge Thanks and MUCH appreciation to these outstanding Groups and all the Moderators, for Featuring my work!

And just to let off steam… my laptop is STILL down, so I’m not getting here half as often as I’d like, or keeping up the way I want… thought it was the charger, but it wasn’t. May just have to buy a new one.- although it will be going out tomorrow for repairs (if possible). No Joy in Computer-ville, this week! lol

Autumn’s Canvas – Featured in Falling Leaves

Madness at Megiddo – Featured in Altered by Design

Baby Victor – Featured in Days Gone By

Mine! – Featured in Pets R Us

Again, I’m so happy for the Features! And a heartfelt thanks!

Computer Problems...

Iust to let you know I may be gone a bit… my laptop died today (completely!!!) and although I have an older one (which I’m working on this minute), it doesn’t work well enough to post or do much else. I willl try to check in from the desktop where and when I can, but it’s usually in use. Didn’t want anyone to think I’d vanished, so I thought I’d post this little bit of “news.” See you all as soon as possible!!!

Feature

California Kitchen is Featured today in #1 Artists of Red Bubble. I would like to express a HUGE thanks to Pat and all the moderators of the Group for featuring this work – it has a very special meaning to me (dating back a long, long time)! In addition to its personal significance, it’s also a good example of “Don’t delete your work — not before you try a thing or two in Photoshop!” The original is a slide, one I wasn’t all that happy with. I applied “artistic” treatments hoping to come up with one I liked and after 6 or 7 versions this was it. In the future maybe I will post some other versions! (This is the 3rd Feature for this photo)

Thanks again to #1 ARB! I am honored and delighted! Much appreciation for the Feature!

A mystery... ?

There is one photo in my gallery where the ONLY options for a buyer are “greeting card” and “matted print!” Nothing else. At least I hope there’s only one… it’s something someone bought, and luckily she did want the matted print! But I can’t seem to change the list! If anybody knows the secret, please let me know??? The way it looks to me, is that I’ll have to re-post the shot if I want the rest. HOW this happened, is the real mystery here! Kind of strange…. but I thought I’d put the question out. If you’ve had this happen, and/or if you know how to fix the problem, please let me know! Thanks!!!

10 New Features, past 3 Days

I would like to express appreciation and tremendous gratitude to the moderators, supporters and members of these outstanding groups! (I know there are some who think announcing Features is a form of bragging. I don’t!!! Yes, there is pride in being Featured: and I think that appreciation should be shown and expressed. By the same token, to be featured and NOT acknowledge it… well. This has happened to me more than once, but through oversight, not intent!!! And this helps keep track, so hopefully I can avoid that kind of thing.

One Challenge Winner!
Unrequited Love won the Scarecrow Challenge in Garden Sculptures and Lawn Ornaments (new avatar)

The Visitor Beyond the Gate was Featured in Parallel Dimensions

Gold Shoes was Featured in Old Things

Winter in the City was Featur…

New Features

Holes was Featured in Mysteries of the Common 1/19/10

First Contact was Featured in Digital Art Compilations 1/20/10 (Total of 7)

The Harmonica was Featured in The Family Album 1/20/10

Winter in the City was Featured in Midwestern United States Photography 1/21/10

Anybody Home? was Featured in Down on the Farm 1/22/10

White Lily was Featured in Extreme Close Ups 1/22/10

Moonlit was Featured in Equine Art and Photography 1/23/10 (For a total of 7!)

Rollin’on the River was Featured in The Heartland Group 1/23/10

End of the Violets was Featured in Backyard Macros and Close Ups 1/24/10

Huge thanks and appreciation to the Moderators, members and supporters of all these Outstanding Groups!

Features! (Recent)

I have had 13 photos Featured in the past 8 days (and I’m not going back to list any earlier than that):

Worse for Wear was Featured in Old Things (Challenge Winner).

Snowfall was Featured in #1 Artists of Red Bubble and also, in United States.

California Kitchen was Featured in The Image Writing Group and also, Peace, Love and Tranquility.

First Contact was Featured in Inspired Art (earlier, it was also Featured in Parallel Dimensions, Bits and Pieces, All Original Blends and the Image Writing Group).

Flash Frozen was Featured in Leaves (earlier, in Mysteries of the Common and All Things in the Natural World).

Twilight Snow was Featured in Midwestern US Photography (challenge winner) and also, in 100% – Live and Let Live – Freedom to Shine – and #1 Artists of Red…

Thrilled to win a Challenge!

Just found out, I won the Challenge for old buildings, in the Old Things Group with Worse for Wear. This is my second one — also won awhile back for Twilight Snow in the Let It Snow Challenge (Midwestern US Photography.) I just want to say, a HUGE THANKS to both wonderful groups!! I am just delighted! It really is an honor!

I have not announced my Features much… and some people here, know why. I came to the Bubble from a contest site. Frankly, I was soured on the whole mentality of contests, medals and awards. When that is ALL a site’s about, it tends to have a very negative effect. Whether it’s intentional or not (and I would say, it’s not) the set up is such that over time, two groups evolve: the “winners” and the “losers.” If you d…