BLYTHART

Blyth, United Kingdom

I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love...

Journal

MY ART IS PERSONAL

Hi – forgive me please for stating the obvious, but maybe it isn’t obvious to everyone, especially those who do not know me ……..…

My art is personal … by that, I mean that almost everything I draw or paint has personal meaning for me. I paint for my own pleasure. If it gives pleasure to others in any way, that is an added bonus for me and one I really really appreciate.

I draw pictures based on places I have visited, photos I have taken, pets I have loved.

As one nice lady on Redbubble recently observed, my Blythphoto Bubble is a sort of Photo Journal of my life. In many ways, so is Blythart.

Art, for me, is a form of self-expression. It is a way of preserving my memories … and my dreams and fantasies.

I am sure this is the same for many artists on Redbubble – probably the ones whose w

REDBUBBLE'S BEST KEPT SECRET

Here is my Gallery … but how do I find everyone else’s gallery? It’s such a brilliant idea that you’d imagine Redbubble would want us to see each other’s galleries. I have been away from redbubble for a while and it was only today that I accidentally rediscovered my Gallery.

MYSTERY SOLVED

I asked how I could skip from page to page in people’s portfolios and here is the helpful answer I got from Mui-Ling:

In your portfolio it says you have 293 art works. Right now RB shows 20 images per page. So by doing the math this tells me that you have 15 pages of art. When I go to the next page the url is this:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/blythart/portfo...

To go to whatever page I want I just change the last number. So the url for the last page in your portfolio it this:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/blythart/portfo...

RELEARNING REDBUBBLE

Since they altered Redbubble I still find a few difficulties. If I am viewing someone’s portfolio and want to take a look at what is on their last page, is it possible (as it once was) to go straight to it, or do I have to wade through every page to get to it?

I’d prefer if the pages were numbered and we could access whichever one we wanted to look at first. My reason for looking at back pages is that I often discover forgotten gems that have got pushed to the back.

Dave.

OUR CUTE CATS

FEATURED BY JOURNAL JUNKIES – 29th December 2010

As no-one looks at my Blythphoto portfolio these days, I thought I’d show a few of the cat photos in my Blythart Journal.

Here, at different ages, are our two cats, Mao and Mitch:

The first two are of Mao, taken today (20th December 2010):







TOPAZLIGHTS

I haven’t done this for some time, but I must tell you all about a brilliant new artist I just found on Redbubble. He’s only been here since September, so give him some attention – it will be worth your while. His first page is pen and ink work and he also does colour work if you look further.

TOPAZLIGHTS

A THANK YOU

We all need to get back to basics occasionally. My thoughts have been going back to the days when Redbubble was but a name that my friend Terry Krysak kept uttering in emails to me.…

In July 2007, Terry started trying to persude me to join Redbubble. After a few days of this, I decided to give it a look and after seeing the artwork of Penny Edwardes I decided to join.

It’s been a bumpy ride in many ways, but an experience I feel has helped me a lot.

I usually lose interest in such sites after a few weeks, but it is now almost three and a half years since I joined Redbubble and although I am currently on a break from artwork, I am determined to return. I am still uploading photos onto my Blythphoto Bubble, but compared to my Blythart one, it gets hardly any attention.

I hope that when I

GROUPS

Before Redbubble “improved” I was able to browse among the groups and see if there were any I fancied joining. Since the alterations I haven’t been able to do this – where is the link to Groups nowadays please?

IF IT AIN'T BROKE ....

After five minutes of trying to find where to add a Journal entry, I am reminded of the old saying: “If it ain’t broken, don’t try to fix it.”

Redbubble was fine as it was … why did they feel the need to reorganise things?

Supermarkets are just the same … by the time I have worked out where to go to find things … they re-organise everything.

FLICKR

I joined Flickr years ago and forgot about it. Yesterday I was taking photos of a tall ship from Russia (the Mir) that has arrived in our town and I got chatting to a gentleman who said he was on Flickr. I revived my Flickr acocunt and have had a chat with him and seen his photos.

Redbubble is my favourite place, but out of interest, are there any Redbubblers I know who are on Flickr?

I am here

Cheers,

Dave.

INTRODUCING MY NEW AVATAR PHOTO

For those puzzled by the inclusion of a hen in my avatar photo, let me introduce Lucy, one of our four hens. We have had them only two weeks and already they are part of the family. They will provide us with eggs (Lucy’s laid five already) and will live out their days in comfort with us – no hens will be eaten (apart from the ones we buy at Asda).

Oh yes … the other three girls are Emma, Alice and Pippa.

I HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN YOU ALL

This virus is taking ages to clear up. I’ve just checked my Bubble, but not much is happening for me these days. I can’t concentrate to be on Redbubble for long, but I’ll put in the occasional appearance when I can.

PLEASE EXCUSE MY ABSENCE

Please excuse my absence. I have contracted some sort of virus and cannot concentrate enough to do any computer work, but just wanted everyone to know I will return when my health improves. I am going back to bed now as I feel weak and dizzy.

AN EXCITING DISCOVERY

As most of you know, as well as being an attention-seeker, I also seek out attention for artists whose work I admire.

Today I was introduced to the work of Richard Klekociuk and, being an enthusiastic coloured pencil artist myself I was bowled over by his expertise.

Please, please, please go and take a look and tell him I sent you. Put him on your watchlist; favourite his work; he deserves it!

Here is a taster:

TAKE A LOOK AT THE REST

FAMILY HISTORY

This may seema bit unusual, but I was wondering if any of the American members of Redbubble could help me please.…

I have been studying our family history since 1986, but there is a relative called Victor Jewels whose death I am unable to trace. He applied for American citizenship in 1927, but after that he seems to have vanished.

Here are his details and if anyone can trace his date and place of death I would be delighted. Evidence would be needed in the form of a scanned document from Internet or archives. My email address is edwards121@tiscali.co.uk

Many thanks and here are the details I have:
U.S. DEPARTMENTOF LABOR – NATURALISATION SERVICE – No. 3913
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA.
Victor Alexander Thompson Jewels – aged 38.
Hotel manager.
Fair complexion.
Six feet tall.
185 pounds.
Brown h

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 3!

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 3!


192 – SEATON DELAVAL HALL…
by Dave Edwards

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

I am very excited to have been selected from out of over 30,000 works of art to display my work in SoJie 3. SoJie 3 takes its name from the Solo Exhibition group’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 3rd one, ever, and 56 other artists, besides myself, are represented.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on June 2nd, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “galle

AN UPDATE

I am busy these days and haven’t time to draw or paint, but I am working out some ideas in my head, so be patient with me :)…

In the meantime, here’s an update on the life of Dave.

Much to my delight I have had one of my photos Featured by the Bird Group in my other guise as Blythphoto.

See here

As you’ll probably know, painting and drawing are my main hobbies these days and my work has been featured in various groups over 200 times. I also have a Bubble called Blythphoto and despite only having a little pocket camera I have managed to get my work featured 11 times so far, which quite pleases me.

My camera is a Canon PowerShot A550 with 4 x optical zoom and 7.1 mega pixels. One day I might afford a better one, but for now i am having great fun with it.

Yesterday I visited Sunderland (No

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 2!

#MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 2!…


204 – SEATON SLUICE – 02 – COLOURED PENCILS – 2008
by BLYTHART

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

I am very excited to have been selected out of 25,000 works of art to display my work in SoJie 2. SoJie 2 takes its name from the Solo Exhibition group’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 2nd one, ever, and 58 other artists, besides myself, are represented.

Non members ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “gallery size” and are beautiful, seen together.

If you do not belong to the group, Solo Exhibition, unfortunately you cannot participate with comments. But you CAN join in by commenting in

MANIPULATION

#I have been manipulating my portfolio again.
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Last time I filled the first two pages with pictures that had over 1,000 viewings each.
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This time I have filled the first eleven pages with pictures that have all had less than 500 viewings.
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There are various reasons for them having less than 500 viewings of course. Some haven’t been in the portfolio for long. Some are almost up the 500 viewings mark, but others obviously just haven’t attracted enough attention yet.
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I’ll leave the portfolio like that for a few days. It’ll be fun to keep checking to see if any reach the 500 mark. When they do I’ll move them to the back. Ah well … it keeps me out of mischief anyway :-)

DO NOT READ THIS JOURNAL ENTRY

#… and here begins my lesson on how to become an attention-seeker :)
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Many of you will have looked at this just to see why you were asked not to read it. In other words, I grabbed your attention.
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I have been called an attention-seeker a few times and it hurt me deeply. After some thought though, I decided, “What’s wrong with being an attention-seeker?!” I put my artwork onto Redbubble with the sole intention of hoping that people will look at it. There are thousands of other artists, most of them better than I am, so if I want to get attention I have to seek attention. No-one is going to come looking for me :-)
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This morning I was noticing that a number of my pictures have received more than 1,000 viewings each. Redbubble tells us to show our best, so I was struck with the idea

THANK YOU

I usually thank group hosts individually when they tell me I have been Featured, but I have had a flurry of Featurings all together – five since yesterday morning, so I am going to thank them all through this Journal.

A warm thank you to TONE IT DOWN GROUP, EVERY LITTLE THING YOU DO GROUP, REDBUBBLE BOOMERS GROUP, DRAGON’S FIRE GROUP AND AVANT-GARDE GROUP

WHAT REDBUBBLE IS ALL ABOUT

I found this statement by the organisers of Redbubble that deserves to be studied by us all:

*"“First and foremost the RedBubble community is about encouragement and support. We believe in the power of positive reinforcement.

RedBubble is also a place to be inspired, meet like-minded folks, exchange ideas, learn, make friends and more. But the foundation of the community is its supportive and encouraging nature.”"*

I agree with this statement.

There are places to go to if you like arguing or criticising and there are places you can go to if you want your paintings critiqued. If you want to be encouraged to be creative, then Redbubble is the place for you.

Read their full statement here

YUMMY

Here’s what I will be having for refreshment while I work on my computer – courtesy of my dear wife.

SATISFACTION

As my friends all know, I worked hard to produce a bunny collection of fiteen pictures and I want to thank you all for making my efforts worthwhile.

The collection has had a total of 256 Favouritings so far, which averages at 17 favouritings per picture. Thank you, thank you everybody for such encouragement.

Dave :)

SAVE THE BILBY

kellysp of Redbubble told me about Bilbies today (2nd April 2010. Until then I had never even heard of a bilby. I have fallen hook line and sinker for them. They are fantastic little creatures and I was really shocked to discover they are in danger of extinction. My wife suggested I make a tee-shirt to raise awareness of their plight, so this afternoon I drew a bilby and here is the result:

BUNNIES

I have two more Bunnies in progress which should be finished in time for Easter Weekend.

After that – who knows … I fancy doing some experimenting, before I become known as The Bunny Man :)

GROUPS AND FEATURES

Many people on Redbubble seem to be divided as regards Groups and Features. Some place great importance on them; others couldn’t care less.…

Personally, I am immensely pleased when I get any of my pictures Featured. It encourages me to continue painting. We all need a source of motivation and for me it is being favourited, featured, commented on, etc.

I keep a record of every time I get featured. In the beginning, it was easy, but the more time I spend on Redbubble the more I seem to get Featured (a hint here for those who come along once a month and wonder why they aren’t getting much attention).

I take an interest in what other artists are doing and I like to socialise. Since taking medical retirement I don’t get to meet too many people. When I was a postman I met people all day lo

PINKYJAIN (LISA)

I thought I’d done a Journal entry about Lisa, but obviously not, so here goes:

Like myself, Lisa is interested in illustration.

I am now going to show you a selection of my own personal favourites and when you have viewed them I’d strongly advise you to take a look through Lisa’s portfolio.

Now it is time to pay Lisa a visit.

LTSCRIBBLE (LISA)

For some time now I have been entranced by the work of LTScribble, a young American artist on Redbubble. Lisa has made quite an impact already.…

Like a lot of good artists she is rather modest (needlessly modest in my opinion) about her own abilities but I feel sure between us all we can help her to accept that she is a darned good artist.

I am particularly bowled over by her recent self-portrait, which I show here

For a better look at it, please go to LTScribble’s portfolio

Lisa also did a fantastic portrait of me, a framed card of which is now on our display cabinet at home:

This Journal entry is a revised version of an older one I did of Lisa. Here are a few comments from the earlier one:

LYNDA ROBINSON: “Yes, that LT Scribble Lady is a really lovely artist as well as a lovely perso

MOONSPIRAL


Tammy Mae Moon has been a favourite artist of mine for some time now. You are all probably aware of her, but for those who aren’t, or who just would like to take another look at her work, here are a few thumbnail images of her work. To see it all enlarged, please pay a visit to Tammy’s portfolio

LYNNETTE SHELLEY

With Tim Burton’s new movie of Alice In Wonderland showing in cinemas worldwide, I thought it might be topical to move my tribute to Lynnette Shelley to the front of my Journal.…

Maybe some of you haven’t seen these lovely pictures yet. They are done by LYNNETTE SHELLEY.

Okay – I tend to get excited when I discover really good art – but for me – these are MAGICtake a look at Lynnette’s portfolio PLEASE

But first – meet Alice’s friends:

Before you go to look at Lynnette’s portfolio, I’d like to show you a step by step tutorial Lynnette has made:

step-by-step photographic account of the creation of her lovely work of art THE UNION and I feel we could all benefit artistically by studying it.

There is also an account of her progress on this work in her Journal

Here is her picture and i

MADVLAD (WALT EVANS Esq.)

I’m sorting out my Journal and noticed I had two articles about Madvlad, so I have combined them into one.…

My friend Walt Evans (Madvlad) had some of his paintings displayed in a local restaurant and sent me photos of them. It’s always great to see friends’ work getting publicity it so rightly deserves and Walt is one of the most productive and imaginative artists I know. Take a look at these fantastic pictures displayed where people can view them at their leisure while enjoying a meal … cool!

When you’ve seen the exhibition, take a look at Walt’s portfolio please.

Walt is one of the most popular people on Redbubble and many have done poratraits of him, myself included – a portrait of Walt (Madvlad) and here it is:

Here are a few of the portraits of Walt that other Redbubblers have

RANDY (rbpainter) BURNS

I’ve known Randy Burns for a while and now he is on Redbubble under the name of Rbpainter

I pride myself on being able to spot genuine talent and I am disappointed that his excellent work isn’t getting the attention it deserves. He’s too modest in my opinion. His art deserves an admiring audience … a LARGE admiring audience.

Go and take a look at what he’s done please and here are a few examples to whet your appetites for more

Randy goes by the name of rbpainter
Pay him a visit and tell him I sent you :))

Thanks,

Dave.

A CIVIC CENTRE BUNNY

Those who read my recent Journal about the threat to the Civic Centre bunny famklyu will be pleased to know they have had a reprieve. I went tot he city yesterday and managed to get close enough to one of them for a photo:

BUNNY RABBITS

In the light of my current inviolvement in a Bunny series, imagine my horror at reading this in our local newspaper today:…

THEY’RE seen as something of an attraction and, at this time of year, those who admire them have dubbed them the Easter bunnies.

But the small colony of rabbits who’ve made their home in the gardens of Newcastle Civic Centre face a distinctly uncertain future.

Whether they live to see Easter is unclear after it emerged there is a plot to cull them – sparking an angry backlash from the town hall staff.

So furious were some of the office workers at the Barras Bridge HQ of Newcastle City Council when they heard of the planned extermination that they launched a petition.

They insist the rabbits bring a touch of nature into the city centre and maintain the bunnies must st

JOANNE'S DESIGNS

As many of you will have noticed, I like patterns and designs. I have discovered a lady from USA who does some delightfully intricate and colourful designs. She is called JOANNE JACKSON and here is her portfolio

Here are a few examples to whet your appetites. Please go and see her work – it’s well worth the time spent looking through her portfolio – view them large.

JOANNE JACKSON

I uploaded this a while ago but everyone was busy at the time, so I am copying it into a new Journal entry.

Thanks for reading this,

Dave.

WHITE

No-one has ever commented on this yet, BUT, as I am probably my own most severe critic I will mention that one of my (many) failings is that I rarely if ever have anything white in my paintings and drawings.…

Apart from my black and white pictures, a search through my 200-or-so paintings will show very few examples of white.

I have thought hard about it and maybe it is a throwback to my (very) early days of colouring books. As children, we were taught not to leave white bits, but to colour it all in. Even now, I find myself thinking, “Should I leave this white … no … I’ll colour it in” :)

Over the least few weeks I have been tentatively leaving a little white paper showing. This has been at great personal expense, while I fought with myself to resist “colouring in” :)

Am I the only one w

SINCERE THANKS

SINCEREST THANKS TO THE FORTY-FOUR PEOPLE WHO WISHED ME A HAPPY SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY – VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. IT’S LOVELY TO FEEL PART OF SUCH A WARM-HEARTED COMMUNITY.



AN INTERVIEW WITH KARIN TAYLOR

One of my favourite artists, Karin Taylor kindly agreed to let me interview her. I am including some photos in this interview, but have left them till the end as you’ll probably want to read the interview first:…

Hi Karin, it was so kind of you to agree to do an interview, so let us begin …
As you know, I have been a fan of your work since around the time you joined Redbubble and we have chatted a lot in the past. I strongly feel that there are many new Redbubble artists who would be inspired by reading something about your art, as I know it certainly inspires me.

You are noted for your cute elephants and children and flowers and, well, lots of other things too. I would love to know if you have always drawn and whether you attended any art schools. Would you mind sharing a little of yo

ONE HUNDRED TODAY!

Ha-ha – to those of you thinking it was my birthday – shame on you! :-P

One hundred today refers to my hundredth photo being uploaded onto BLYTHPHOTO Bubble.

I don’t have an SLR digital camera yet, but I have lots of fun with my pocket Canon Powershot A550.

I tend to concentrate my efforts on my BLYTHART Bubble though, more so than on my BLYTHPHOTO Bubble, which may explain why I have only 9,107 viewings of my BLYTHPHOTO Bubble and 121,772 viewings of my BLYTHART Bubble.

To celebrate my hundredth photo upload maybe one or two (or even three) of you might like to spare a few minutes to glance through my BLYTHPHOTO portfolio … please …pretty please :)

Apologies for that unashamed bit of attention-seeking, but as we say where I live: “shy kids get nowt!”

MY NEW AVATAR

When I was in Edinburgh recently I met Redbubble photographer Tom Gomez and his wife Sylvia. Tom took a great photo of me and I like it so much I have chosen it to be my new avatar on Redbubble – thanks Tom.

INTRODUCING MARGARET SANDERSON - A VERSATILE ARTIST INDEED

I once wrote: Style should be like a coat you put on when you want to … but it should never become a strait jacket you can’t escape from (Dave Edwards – 20th January 2008)

I’d like to introduce you to an artist who doesn’t wear a strait jacket and is adept in a few styles – MARGARET SANDERSON

Here are a few of her paintings and drawings which clearly show her versatility:

Now please go and view her portfolio – it is MUCH LARGER than the few I have shown here …. MARGARET SANDERSON

MY REVAMPED PROFILE

FEATURED BY JOURNAL JUNKIES GROUP – 21st February 2010

I felt my Profile was becoming a little cluttered, so I have pruned it a little. I have also added fresh details:

“I have no delusions of grandeur regarding my art. I enjoy what I do and it’s lovely when someone else enjoys it too, but I still have a lot to learn, so if anyone has any constructive advice they think may be helpful, feel free to pass it on to me. If you are new to Redbubble, please don’t hesitate to ask me for help and if I can’t provide it, I will try to find someone else who can”.

Thank you everyone for your friendship and support since I joined in July 2007.

Terry Krysak invited me to join Redbubble and as I’d never been part of a community like this before, I was a little wary, but I soon found everyone to be warmh

MEETING TOM GOMEZ IN EDINBURGH

One of my favourite photographers on Redbubble is Tom Gomez

Not only does he do superb photos, but he also does brilliant descriptions too.

I’ve been in Edinburgh (Scotland) over the weekend and Tom and his wife Sylvia travelled from South Queensferry to meet me on Princes Street.

Tom treated us to hot drinks and fruit muffins and we had a lovely long chat. I have to say that everyone is right when they say what a lovely man Tom is. He and Sylvia are very friendly warmhearted people and it was a pleasure to meet them both.

Please pay Tom’s portfolio a visit if you haven’t already done so …. there are lots of fantastic photos to view on all sorts of subjects and it is one of the best-organised portfolios on Redbubble

APOLOGIES

I uploaded four pictures today and they have had lots of lovely comments. I usually try to reply to comments, but I will be away in Edinburgh until Sunday night, so please accept my apologies for not replying – I’ll try to catch up when I return.

I plan to meet one of my favourite Redbubble photographers, Tom Gomez, in Edinburgh and to visit art galleries and to see the sights.

Thanks,

Dave :)

MY PERSONAL TASTES IN ART

I just felt the urge to clarify a few things about my views on art.…

It’s easy to be misunderstood, as we all say things that can be ambiguous, so in case anyone has misunderstood where I stand regarding art, here goes:

Although my heart lies in illustration and modern art, I also have a great admiration for traditional painterly art, British, American, Australian, etc. I am British, but I don’t feel that ties my loyalties to British art, much as I enjoy it. The world is shrinking thanks to technological advances in the field of communication and many artists are becoming eclectic in their tastes, myself included. Travel broadens the mind, and while I haven’t been able to afford to travel much in my life, what I have seen of France and Spain has widened my artistic horizons.

I have a lo

SESILLIE

SESILLIE – an artist to get excited about

Sorry for my burst of enthusiasm, but every now and then I find an artist whose work excites me … and it’s just happened again.

First of all – this painting is worthy of study. This lady knows how to use brushstrokes to their best advantage.

Her floral art is a joy to behold:

To view Sesillie’s portfolio CLICK HERE

PLEASE DON'T FEEL NEGLECTED

I am a compulsive collector. Same happens on Redbubble. Every time I get bowled over by an artist/photographer, I add them to my Watchlist.

I sometimes envy those who have Watchlists of five or six people … easy to keep in touch with them.

I have collected 612 great artists and photographers I am Watching.

Maybe that will explain why I often leave it a while before communicating :)

I love you all though and will get around to commenting eventually – just be patient, or failing that, don’t be shy to ask me to look at your work – I will if reminded.

Dave.

THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE

I finished a drawing last night of a cat abandoned by the roadside. It wasn’t really abandoned of course; the image was taken from a photo of a rather sad looking little cat. I added the scenery and the road and coloured the cat differently (not difficult as it was a black and white photo anyway).…

The response I have been receiving is amazing for me. My previous picture got 6 favouritings in five days … my abandoned cat got 16 favouritings in the first sixteen hours.

Imagine if it had been a drawing of a Redbubbler sobbing at the roadside because they hadn’t sold any pictures – now that would be a tear-jerker for sure :)

Here are the verses I wrote to accompany my picture:

LEFT BY THE ROADSIDE

They do not love me any more,
They’ve left me here to die.
I’m sitting still upon this rock
To s

WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH REDBUBBLE?????

I have seen no new art from those on my Watchlist, nor had any comments for seventeen hours. Has Redbubble experienced a breakdown? I have been trying to leave comments on people’s work and it has taken four or five attempts to make them … same with Bubblemail and … with my luck … Journals :)

AN INTERESTING WEEK

I’ve had an interesting week :)…

Someone commented on one of my pictures, saying it reminded them of Yellow Submarine. I mentioned to our son that there were plans afoot to do a new version of Yellow Submarine and he commented that it would only work if Tim Burton produced it.

Back on Redbubble, I was chatting with LTScribble and Yellow Submarine was mentioned again. Lisa (LTScribble) remarked that a remake would only work if Tim Burton did it.

I spent an hour looking at drawings by Tim Burton on the Internet and realised what a lot I’d missed by not giving his work the attention it deserved.

Next day I was browsing in a charity shop (thrift shop) and there, almost staring at me from the shelf, was a copy of Burton On Burton; a boiography of Tim Burton, complete with loads of cool illust

SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION

Take time and read this. It is very important and answers a lot of questions about how you receive so much Spam mail.…

Tracking Emails.

Here is something everyone should read and act accordingly. If you don’t, you’re hurting yourself and your email buddies. Please read right to the bottom.

By now, I suspect everyone is familiar with www.snopes.com and/or www.truthorfiction.com for determining whether information received via email is just that: true/false or fact/fiction. Both are excellent sites.

Advice from Snopes.com Very important!

1) Any time you see an E-Mail that says forward this on to ‘10’ (or however many) of your friends, sign this petition, or you’ll get bad luck, good luck, you’ll see something funny on your screen after you send it, or whatever, it almost always

SELF-IMPROVEMENT ADVICE

I just remembered this little rhyme my Dad taught me as a child:

“GOOD, BETTER, BEST – NEVER LET IT REST, UNTIL THE GOOD IS BETTER AND THE BETTER BEST”

It’s be a good motto for Redbubble members :)

MY SOPHISTICATED EQUIPMENT

Yeah – I confess – the title is sarcasm :)

I’m trying to reassure those people who feel the need for sophisticated drawing equipment that they don’t need to be rich to do artwork. Most of my recent work has been done using WHS pencils. I used to pay about £1.40 ($2 approx) each for coloured pencils, but found these at my local staioners and have bought four boxes so far – every time they have a sale :)

I hope Redbubble does not construe this as an advert (feel free to delete this if you do)

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