Nanagahma

Nanagahma

New Brighton, United States

I’m a mom of 3 grown children who are all married. I have 8 grandkids. I am “Nana” to one daughter’s kids, and “Gahma” to the other daughter’s kids. Well, now it’s grandma because my 3 year old granddaughter can now pronounce it correctly! But you get the picture. My favorite things to photograph are flowers and nature, and of course my grandkids. My specialty is jazzing up my photos with special effects. I do borders, write on them etc. Just noticed that RedBubble doesn’t encourage borders so that could be a problem…I love them! :-) ! I’m joining a community of very talented artists and I feel a little inadequate for this site. There are so many talented people in this community and I am humbled at times when I see their work in comparison to mine! :-)

I’ve been passionate about photography for many years (30 plus) but am completely self-taught. When I got my first SLR (the 35mm film type), I didn’t have a clue as to how to use it! But I read and re-read and then re-read some more as to what depth of field and f-stops and bracketing and film speed was all about. And eventually I became comfortable with my camera. I’ve always taken my kids’ photos myself rather than bringing them into a studio because it was so much more fun getting those candid shots rather than the “posed” ones.

I quickly jumped on the band wagon when digital cameras came out. What fun to be able to view your photo immediately rather than having to wait to get it developed! So my clunky 35mm SLR was put away and the compact ones started to be my camera of choice. I am now at the point where digital SLR’s are becoming appealing, mainly because I’m not always satisfied with what I’m getting on my point and shoots! I can see a big expenditure looming in the near future! :-) Hope you enjoy my photos. Please feel free to leave constructive comments. . .that’s the way I learn!

The following photos have been featured in various groups or have placed in the Top 10 in various challenges. I put them in collage format in order to condense everything. Some of these date back to the middle of April and they run up to the current time, (the middle of October, 2009).

Thanks to all the hosts for honoring me by adding some of my photos as features in your group. And thanks to those of you who voted for my photos in the challenges.


The above photo was featured in “Beginners’ Corner”


The above photo was featured in the group: “Sweet Tooth” on 4-13-09.


The above photo was featured in the group, “Mood and Ambience” on 3-29-09.


The above photo was featured in the groups: “For the Love of Jesus”, and “Image Writing” on 3-17-09. On 3-29-09 it was featured in the group, “Reaching Out: A Christian Mission.” It was again featured in the group, “Reaching Out: A Christian Mission” on Easter day, 4-12-09.


The above photo was featured in the group: “Reaching Out: A Christian Mission” on 3-7-09
This was again featured on 5-2-09 in the group, “For The Love Of Jesus”.

The above photo was featured on 3-4-09 in the group “Magnificent Minnesota”.


The above photo was featured in the group “Strickly Faces” on 3-2-09.

The above photo was featured on 2-20-09 by the following groups: “Digital Art Compilations”, “Living Christianity”, and “Reaching Out: A Christian Mission”.


The above photo was featured in the group, “Image Writing (2/24)” on 2-19-09.


The above photo was featured in the group, “All About Hearts” on 2-18-09.


The above photo was featured in the group: “All About Hearts” on 2-11-09.


The above photo was featured in “Living Christianity” and also in “For The Love Of Jesus”.


The above photo was featured in “Beginners’ Corner”


The above photo was featured in Beginners’ Corner

This work was featured in the group: “For The Love Of Jesus”

The above photo was featured in “For The Love Of Jesus”.




The above photo was featured in the group: “Spring Blooms-2 per day” on 2/6/09


  • Joined: September 2008

Journal

I made a sale!

Thanks to whomever it was that purchased 4 of my cards, “My Daddy, M.D.”! Hope they look like you thought they would. Thanks so much!
Posted over 3 years – 2 comments

Will you support our Troops by sending them a X-mas card?

A couple of days ago I read information about how Amy Grant is teaming up with the Red Cross asking the citizens of the US to send Christmas wishes to our Troops. It made me think of all the talented artists on Redbubble who are already starting to submit art in the form of Christmas cards. If you are interested in showing your support for our Troops by sending them a Christmas greeting, here is…
Posted over 6 years – 5 comments

Photos that have been featured or placed in the Top 10 in challenges

The following photos have been featured in various groups or have placed in the Top 10 in various challenges. I put them in collage format in order to condense everything. Some of these date back to the middle of April and they run up to the current time, (the middle of October, 2009). / Thanks to all the hosts for honoring me by adding some of my photos as features in your group. And thanks t…
Posted over 6 years – 2 comments

Anybody out there have a dog with Cushings?

We suspect our dog, Daisy, has Cushings Disease. She’s got all the symptoms: excessive drinking, and of course what goes in must come out so she pees a lot in huge quantities! Her urine is so dilute that her specific gravity is very low. She no longer likes to jump up on the furniture because she has a hard time getting up. She needs help now to do so. She has a big fat belly. Seems t…
Posted over 6 years – 6 comments
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