Journal

Comments on YOUR work!

RB are either doing maintenance on the site, or we have connection problems in NZ. The past two days have proven to be very slow and a little frustrating trying to respond to comments, pasted comments, moderate work, and add work.

I am unable to post my regular daily comments to all your wonderful and new work, the system is very slow, and images are not visible, the pages are a little jumbled.

Rather than get frustrated with the whole process, I will pack it in and do something else more constructive, till the system is up and running again…

Thank you to all that have commented on my work, I will catch up with your work and respond as soon as I can..

In the meantime have a sunning morning, day, or evening.

Best regards

Andrea

Thank YOU to the Mystery Buyers!

A special thanks to the two mystery buyers who purchased my greeting cards.
I am honored and would love to thank you in person. I hope you enjoy the cards as much as I enjoyed capturing the moment.

6 Greeting cards SOLD overnight!
Greeting Card of Holding the Apple Up! – Wax Eye NZ (3 Sales)

Surly! Not another Photo! – Sun Conure – NZ" (1 Sale)

Friendship! – It Takes More Than Caring…Card – Silvereye – NZ (2 Sales)

Once again thank you for your patronage I am humbled.

Best regards
Andrea

With Thanks for December 1 - 9

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the hosts of the groups listed below. Thank you for featuring my work in your group, it is an honor to be featured on your home page.
To all who continue to support my work with lovely kind words, compliments, congrats and inspiration, you are such a wonderful group of people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.…

The Early Bird Catches the worm has been submitted for a home page feature with Tell Your Photo Story Group
Your outstanding work has been selected by Tell Your Photo Story for a RB homepage feature submission. Thank you to all hosts, it is such an honor to be considered.

SALES
Another Two Card Sales of Holding the Apple Up! to a Mystery buyer. Thank you I hope that you enjoy the cards, it would be wonderful to thank you perso

Thank you Joyce for Purchasing some of my Work.

My sincere thanks to you Joyce for purchasing two of my Silvereye cards, Holding The Apple Up

Thank you for all your support and comments on my work, it is people like you that inspire us. Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others, cannot hide it from themselves. Thank you once again Joyce I am honored and hope that you enjoy the cards as much as I enjoyed capturing the image.

Please take a moment to have a look at Joyce’s work
Joyce has a wonderful portfolio.

And let us not forget all the bubbler’s too who continually support our work, posting comments and compliments. You guys inspire us all, thank you.

Andrea

A little message from us to those of you who celebrate Thanks Giving...

A little message from us to those of you who celebrate Thanks Giving…

We hope your day or evening is proving to be powerful, peaceful and pleasant & that you all share, celebrate and enjoy your Thanks Giving.

Each of us has been given free will, the right to choose where and how we wish to spend our limited time on this beautiful planet.

You are very important to us, your kind words, acts of kindness through uplifting comments, compliments and bubble mails, are more significant than you realise.

Take care of yourself and those close to you … today and always and Happy Thanks Giving.

Keith & Andrea

I AM BLOWN AWAY....FINAL WEEK OF NOVEMBER....

This is long journal, the only way to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported my work and for the wonderful honors and recognition I have received this last week.…

The week began with being featured in various groups, it is always an honor to receive a feature in a group, I find it inspiring. Our hosts do such a wonderful job, and I know it is not easy choosing the features, there is so much excellent work being submitted to all the groups 24/7. So thank you to all the hosts for your hard work, I really do appreciate the features.

My first feature with Friends of RedBubble since becoming a co-host for the Lumix Lovers Group was exciting & I was thrilled, I had totally forgotten that I had walked 100 steps from our front door and entered the challenge for that week end. T

I Sold Christmas Cards!

My sincere thanks to you Vanessa for purchasing two of my Silvereye Christmas cards, and for all her support and comments on my work. Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others, cannot hide it from themselves. Thank you Vanessa I am honored!

You sold a cards of “Special & Beautiful – Christmas Greeting Card – NZ” to Vanessa Barklay

You sold a cards of "It is always better to give than to receive! – Christmas card – NZ " to Vanessa Barklay

Please stop by and have a look at Vanessa’s work, she has an amazing portfolio.
“Vanessa Barklay":http://www.redbubble.com/people/ravenmadd

And let us not forget all the bubbler’s too who continually support our work, posting comments and compliments. You guys inspire us all, thank you.

Andrea

3rd Week Of November Features & Sales!

I am always overwhelmed and so humbled for the features in groups.
I would like to give my sincere thanks to all the hosts who featured my work in their wonderful groups. Sometimes thank you does not seem enough, it is always an honor to receive a feature, not something one takes for granted..…

A big thank you to all my fellow bubbler’s who have posted amazing comments, compliments and for all those who voted in challenges. Your support is valued and really appreciated. Thank you guys, you are amazing and inspiring and your support is valued..

Don’t Talk With Your Mouth Full! – Starlings Chicks – NZ" was featured in The Birds 21st Nov.

Strapping Young Fellow – Cockerel – NZ" was featured in Along The Rural Road
21st Nov

Natures Amazing Mirror! – Garden – Southland" was featured in Hometown

Second Week November Features & Top 10 Placement!

I am overwhelmed and so humbled for the features and top 10 Challenge placements during the second week of November.…

I would like to give my sincere thanks to all the hosts who featured my work in their wonderful groups. Sometimes thank you does not seem enough, it is always an honor to receive a feature, not something one takes for granted..

A big thank you to all my fellow bubbler’s who have posted amazing comments, compliments and for all those who voted in challenges. Your support is valued and really appreciated. Thank you guys, you are amazing and inspiring.

FEATURES FOR 2ND WEEK IN NOVEMBER
I Can’t Remember Who Next! – Starling -Featured in Caption Fun 14th Nov.

White Velvet – Tulip Plantation – Featured in The Spring Blooms Group14th Nov

Fresh In Morning Dew! – Rhododendron – F

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What a wonderful and generous offer Redbubble have given us all. Thank you!…

An opportunity to shop around Christmas is not far away, buy some of the wonderful art displayed on the Redbubble site.

Thank you very much to the mystery buyer who purchased Mirror-Mirror on the wall, I am humbled!

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Calendar’s, Christmas Cards, T-Shirts, Mounted Prints…. and so the list goes on.

Happy shopping!

Thank you all for your support, comments, compliments

First Week of November! Features! & TOP 10 Win!

A BIG thank you to all hosts for featuring my work in your groups, I am so humbled and want you all to know that I appreciate the honor….…

And thank you to all the bubbler’s who continue to support my work and for all your wonderful inspiring and uplifting comments. I really appreciate you all!

The Leaf Umbrella! Top 10 Challange Win in The Wonder of Wings Group 7th Nov.

Oh dear! I think Iv’e been left at the Alter! Featured in Caption Fun Group 7th Nov.

Come on Kids Move Along Featured in Art & Collectibles Group 7th Nov.

Vantage point Featured in Even-toed Ungulates Group 7th Nov.

Oh dear! I think Iv’e been left at the Alter! Featured in The Birds Group 7th Nov.

I Have Many Eyes Featured in Extreme Close Up’s With 6th Nov.

Really! – I don’t believe it! Featured in Sharing & Caring Grou

FEATURES & SPECIAL FEATURE FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF OCTOBER

My sincere thanks goes to all the HOSTS who have a tough job in selecting the features out of all the wonderful works submitted. It is an honor and a privilege to have my work featured in your groups, THANK YOU!
A huge Thank YOU to all the amazing bubbler’s who took the time to make wonderful comments, compliments and Favorites on my work. I appreciate your support and I am delighted that you are enjoying the Silvereyes for the day.…

We have had the pleasure of baby sitting for the last two weeks, Michael for week one and Becky for week 2, it has been BUSY and loads of fun. I will do my best to catch up on your wonderful works over the next few days.

Special feature on the home page of pets need a hug

Are you Questioning me! – Silvereye has been featured 5 times this month in the following

I SOLD 4 x T-Shirts! & 8 X CARDS

My sincere thanks to Henry & Dianne for purchasing 4 of the Thank God it’s Friday T-Shirts. I feel so humbled this morning waking up to an email that says “You mad a sale” We are delighted that you enjoyed the book, and even though we have never met, you are promoting our work. “The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have” Thank you.
To the Anonymous buyer who purchased 8 Cards my sincere thanks, I wish I knew who you were so I could thank you personally!
successisyou bought some of your work recently and left you a note:
Regarding Thank God It’s Friday T-Shirt:
Keith and Andrea,
LOVED THE BOOK Thank God it’s Friday , and I am sure we will LOVE and proudly wear the T-Shirts. Two are on the way to my sister Jean and her husband Emmanuel in Southern California, and two on their…

I made a sale today! Thank you Dot!

My sincere thanks to AuntDot for purchasing a card of the little Silvereye, and for all her support and comments on my work. Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others, cannot hide it from themselves. Thank you Dot!

Are you QUESTIONING ME!

Please stop by and have a look at Dot’s work, she has an amazing portfolio.
AuntDot

Let us not forget all the bubbler’s too who continually support our work, posting comments and compliments. You guys inspire us all, thank you.

Andrea

Blown away! - 26 Features in 14 days!

A big thank you to all the hosts for the honor of featuring my work in your groups. You guys have the hard job choosing the features from so many exceptional works that are added to the groups on a daily basis.…

And a huge THANK YOU to all the bubbler’s who have commented and supported my work. Thank you for all the wonderful compliments and encouragement. I can see in my own work how much I have improved since joining red bubble. The flow of inspiration that comes from each and every one of you is amazing.


Do you like my Pastel Outfit! – Featured in The Birds Group – 6 days ago


A beautiful moment with Nature! Featured in Candid Photography Group – 6 days ago
Placed in the top 10 Challenge – Mother and daughter only


Ready to reveal her hidden beauty! Featured in the Calendar shop Group –

Funny & Inspirational - NZ - Southland

Keith Lightfoot delivers a very funny talk at the NZCS Computer Conference in Rotorua, New Zealand.
“It was an honour to speak at the NZCS 50th Anniversary Conference” Keith says, “To be asked to share the same stage as Microsoft and Google, and to be part of a wonderful group of computer professionals was a real blast”.
The video captures the spirit of the computer conference and highlights the esprit de corps that exists amongst the attendees.
Keith’s version of “The House of the Rising Sun” could become a classic and his story of “Don’t die with your dreams inside you” touched many hearts in the audience.
Whether you are an old IBM mainframe computer geek, a new iPad geek or just someone who likes a good story, you will enjoy this video.
Who Is Keith Lightfoot?
Keith is focused on helping …

Features in October 1 - 13 Oct!

A big thank you to all the hosts for the honor of featuring my work in your groups. And thank you to all bubbler’s who have commented and supported my work. Red bubble is a wonderful hub of amazing art, works and captures. I am privileged to be associated with so many gifted and talented people.…

It was also a great honor to be invited to co-host the Lumix Lovers Group, thank you Walker & MarieJo, it is a privilege to be part of the team.

If you have a Panasonic Lumix Camera please join our wonderful group.

Dipped in Pink Redpoll Featured in Extreme Close up Group 13/10

After a shower – Rhododendron Featured in Flowers in Macro Group 13/10

Where is the Apple – Silvereye Featured in the Birds Group 13/10

My little Friend – Sunshine – Sun Conure – Featured in I love Birds Group 3 days ago

Top 10 Challenge Win - and Features

The weeks are flying by and Red bubble has picked up the pace keeping us all busy and out of mischief. The work being displayed by fellow bubbler’s is exceptional and I continue to be amazed by the captures and art that pop up on my screen daily. You guys have such talent.…

It has been another humbling week, with a top 10 win and 7 features in 6 days. in the Lumix Lovers Group

I would like to take a moment to thank the hosts of all the wonderful groups, it can not be easy choosing the features, it must consume loads of time, and be really difficult to pick the top 12 out of so many wonderful works.

To my fellow bubbler’s, thank you for all your support, your comments, congratulations and votes. I value each comment and really appreciate the time it takes.

Thank you for taking the time t

I made another sale - And had 8 Features in 8 days!

A big thank you to all the hosts of the groups listed below for the features in the last 8 days, I am truly honored and really appreciate it. I would also like to say a big, big thank you to all my fellow bubbler’s, your kind words, congratulations, compliments and favorites make a huge difference, you inspire me and make me feel really special. A big thank you form the heart to all of you! Little boy lost has received 511 views, 202 comments and 53 favorings, one of my more popular works. As a token of my appreciation for all your support I removed the mark up should you wish to purchase Little boy lost at the Red bubble price. I wish I could make it a no-charge purchase, but I guess we need to pay Red bubble for their time and materials.…

Sale I would love to thank the person who pur

Our Indiana Jones Archeological Discovery (circa 1880)

Our Indiana Jones Archeological Discovery (circa 1880)
Owning a camera and being addicted to photography, constantly looking for that one shot, the extraordinary or something new, or different, the law of attraction says you will find it. Perhaps in a bird, a flower, a rusty old car, or a dilapidated old house. Photographing an old building near Gore yesterday, curiosity got the better of me and I went inside.…

The place is a dump, rot everywhere, walls crumbling, wall paper peeling, floor boards rotting, damp seeping in, as the elements of nature take their course. I never thought for a moment that I would find news papers printed on the 12th of June in 1880 that are still legible. They are a little faded, and where the wall paper has come away they are beginning to disintegrate with th

Our First Red Bubble T-Shirt has arrived!

Keith modeling his new T-shirt designed to match is new release!

Great excitement in our home, our fist hard copy of the book “Thank God it’s Friday” arrived at the same time as the Red bubble T-Shirt designed especially for the book release this week. A positive motivational book written to help people from all walks of life.

We are very happy with the T-Shirt, and the book, and I am so proud of my husband Keith. He has put so much effort into the book, done heaps of research and read literally hundreds of books in the last two years.

A powerful and easy-to-read book designed to answer many of your questions about life (and to raise a few more).
Wonderful true stories, delightful analogies and humorous adventures to tickle your sub conscious and awaken your dreams.
You can own this aweso

Living in Fear! Earthquake Christchurch

Living in Fear! Earthquake Christchurch…

A big thank you to all the members of Red Bubble who have taken the time to write to me to enquire if we all ok! In New Zealand!

The quake has thrown Christchurch into turmoil unexpectedly. People were unnerved, in shock and terrified after the 7.1 quake on Saturday morning. (Which has been termed “Once in 750 year event”) They began settling a little a few days later, only to find themselves scrambling out of bed at 8am yesterday morning when an aftershock of 5.1 struck, causing more damage and fraying the already frayed nerves of residents even further. Canterbury has received 270 aftershocks of magnitude 3 or above since Saturday morning.

I must admit I panicked a little yesterday morning when my daughter Haydene age 22 sent me a text that had

It's an honor to be part of Red-Bubble

I feel humbled and want to thank the group leaders for the features over the last 7 days. I must be really difficult to choose features with all the brilliant work submitted by all the members on Red Bubble. I am really glad I am not the one in the judging seat.…

To my fellow members, I thank you all for all your wonderful comments, encouragement, and compliments that you bestowed upon my work.

12 Features in 7 days
Another Sale 16 cards purchased by Coreen Eastgate from Dunedin

AndreaEL
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Keith’s PR Release
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My mother died yesterday … and I didn’t

“Keith, don’t die with your dreams inside you” were the last words Mary whispered to me from the metallic hospital bed.

Those few words chang

Meeting Ralph & (7 features + 2 Sales)

Another humbled beginning to a new week.…

I am honored and want to thank the group leaders and hosts for the features. I know that it must be really difficult to choose with all the brilliant work submitted by the members of Red Bubble.

A big THANK YOU to my fellow bubble members, I thank you all for your wonderful comments, your encouragement, and compliments that you bestowed upon my work.

7 Features in 3 days
Two Sales = 32 items sold (2 lots of 16 cards)

Little boy lost has had 3 features so far



Hey good looking has had 2 features so far


*Meeting our first “Bubbler”
We also had the pleasure of meeting Ralph and his wonderful wife! It is awesome to meet our first fellow “Bubbler” They are a fantastic couple, and we had a magic time talking about birds. Ralph got to see: the little Si

Have any of you purchased your own work?

Have any of you purchased your own work?…

Well curiosity got the better of me and I wanted to see what customers would be receiving in their hands.

Having purchased a bunch of greeting cards I am really happy with the quality, the RB service was exceptional, the parcel arrived in one piece nicely packaged, it was timely and I can be proud to sell my work and send cards out to friends and family all over the word. I can feel confident that anyone else purchasing work on Red Bubble will be pleased with the result.

The local stores will no longer receive my patronage for gifts and cards there is so much beautiful work available on Red bubble.

Sending your own work out as gifts to friends and family is also a great way to advertise yourself, one does not have to spend a lot of money, (Choose

The Fear of speaking in public - New Zealand

It has been a wonderful start to the week with features, my first sale and taking photos, the weather has been really good and the flowers are starting to bloom, bulbs have poked out of the ground to spread their beauty for all to see, so there are lots of great shots to capture. I am learning so much through Red-Bubble with the awesome information that is posted with captures and art, as well as the research I do myself on the web.…

The number of birds visiting our garden seems to grow every day and I love watching them as they flit about the trees and bushes, scrapping, flapping, preening and eating. My aim is to capture some of each of the spices on the South Island, I have a long way to go, but I am pleased that I have made a dent in the many different types of birds in Southland.

Ke

My first sale! - 4 Features in two days & a Banner win!

A fabulous start to this week and it is only Wednesday!…

1. My first sale
A big thank you to the person who purchased “Hey good looking”, my first sale, I am humbled and really honored. If you are a bubbler please send me a bubble mail so that Sunshine and I can thank you in personally.

2. FOUR features in 2 days
I would also like to thank all the hosts, who have a tough job choosing the features in each group. There is so much wonderful art on Red-Bubble. Thank you to all the bubblers who have posted wonderful comments on my site, I really appreciate the comments and compliments, it really inspires one and encourages one to go the extra mile and improve. I am truly humbled by all your support.

3. Banner Winner!
A big thank you once again to the hosts of Lumix Lovers group for the feature b

The loss of a loved one!

Six years ago yesterday was the anniversary of my wonderful sister’s death. This song was written and dedicated to her in 2007. It takes time to accept the loss of a younger sister, she was only 33 years old and she had so much to give and so much to live for. A young man skipped a stop sign in his vehicle and crashed into her ending her life as we knew it.…

This song is a tribute to the sudden loss of Claire my beautiful sister who was killed in South Africa in a car crash.

Claire was a very special person and her sudden death was a huge blow to our family. She is still very much a part of our lives even though she is in another world and in good hands.

09/02/71 – 31/08/2004

In years she grew in sun and shower
Then nature said a lovelier flower
In earth and heaven, in glade and bower
Shal

My first Challenge Win on Red-bubble!

Thank you to the Lumix Lovers Group for the challenge win today!
Thank you to all the Bubbler’s that voted for “Holding the Apple up” Silvereyes, Wax Eyes New Zealand. I am truly honored.

“Congratulations on winning our first challenge in Lumix Lovers with this fabulous little shot. Always brings a smile to my face when I see it. Well done!
It has been made into a banner for featured work as promised and is now the avatar for the Lumix Lovers group and for the challenge”


Feature Banner for LUMIX LOVERS A group for users of Panasonic Lumix cameras August 30th 2010.

Information on the Silvereye - Wax Eye

The silvereye, also known as wax-eye, or white-eye, has a conspicuous white ring around the eye, thus giving the bird it’s name. The head and upperparts are olive green with a grey band across the back which extends around the chest. The under parts are a peachy brown with white under the tail. They are quite attractive and colorful bird when seen through the lens.…

Silvereyes feed on a variety of foods, invertebrates, fruit, and nectar and will feed in flocks over winter in gardens and parks from bird tables, eating fats, cooked meats, and bread and sugar water. They have a specially adapted tongue, with bristles, which allows them to lap up nectar. They prefer the fruit of native trees but do feed on other fruiting species.

Silvereyes stay in pairs all year but in the winter they fo

Two beautiful lovers sharing a magic moment!

I love you.
It is easy to say and it means the world, so why do we hesitate to speak the words to the people we care about.
In this video he not only says “I love you” out loud, but he clearly shows her how much he loves her by his attentiveness and deeds of kindness.
You will smile as you observe the dedication and connection between these two gorgeous little lovers.
The Silvereye (Tauhou), also known as the waxeye, white-eye is easily identified by its distinctive white eye ring.

Youtube link of Two beautiful lovers sharing a moment! Music by my Hubby Keith Lightfoot

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