deborah brandon

Joined April 2009

camera in one hand – coffee in the other :)) / thanks for viewing my collection of images celebrating life & love …. deb xx

Journal

Thank you to everyone that showed your support ..........

………..to all of my wonderful & supportive friends here at redbubble, I just wanted to share with you the devastating news that my Beautiful Mum passed away on Sat 14/07/12 and I was truly blessed to be by her side when she passed peacefully into Gods arms. I just wanted to thank everyone who took the time to send Mum your kind wishes over the past few years after Mum appeared on the redbubble homepage (5/02/2010) with her Beautiful bald portrait after she had received her first treatment for ovarian cancer. She LOVED reading all of your wonderful words of support & was blown away by everyone here at RB. Unfortunately Mums cancer returned whilst in remission during the first year and they treated her with a different Chemo which we prayed would be the answer to her being well again, and th

to pin or not to pin ?

hey guys,

Recently I went to pin a friends image to my Pinterest board after asking their permission & found that the option to pin it directly from redbubble had disappeared ??…

……. then today I came across a blog post by a photographer I follow saying that she was closing down her Pinterest account due to concerns she had about the legalities of pinning other peoples work. I joined Pinterest just over a month ago ( its been fabuloust to see so many friends from redbubble over there ) & have really enjoyed jumping on & pinning away when I get a minute or two and to be honest I only flossed over their Pinterest terms & conditions when I joined as Im always in such a hurry to get to the fun part – not such a smart idea !

I have recently noticed that Pinners are putting out their concerns to

the sweet daily click ................. :)

………… got such a sweet surprise to find that my image ‘afternoon tea’ was featured on the

Shutter Sisters daily click ‘Tues 4th October :)) I’ve been following their blog for a few weeks now & find it photo food for the soul – soooooo many fabulous images !!! thanks SO much to my gorgeous friend Rosemary for the wonderful tea set ( creating a NEW ritual ) & for the inspiration :))

……….. deb xx

helping 'one in five' .......................

back in july I was contacted by the organisation one in five
‘One In Five’ is an event based organisation that raises funds into the cause and treatment of mental illness; raising money for the Mental Health Research Institute.
Volunteers for the organisation were seeking donations to support their important fundraiser for the longest lunch where patrons paid $100 for a mystery ticket & everyone received a donated prize – their money would then go to help this very important charity – a cause very close to my heart as my father died when I was a young child due to his long battle with depression – so I was really grateful to be able to help …………………………

………… I was so pleased to be contacted by a lovely lady named Amy whom received the voucher from her sister in law whom had attended the lon

celebrating Life & LOVE ............ :))

SO humbled & honored to have 2 images on homepage this week :))…

(9/09/10) ‘the sweetest bond’ on homepage featuring my friends
hubby Mark & beautiful baby girl ‘Molly’ ………………………….
(top right corner).

My hubby was on homepage last friday – ‘in deep’
(second from left bottom) …………………

& previous homepages add to life & LOVE …………………………..

Molly’s Mum ‘Jody’ was on homepage back on Mothers day with her beautiful baby boy ‘Cooper’
(bottom right corner) – titled ‘Mother & Son’ ………………

My beautiful Mum – ‘blessed with a second chance’ on homepage in feb
(top right corner) ………………..

& ‘LOVE’ – back in Jan
(top – second from left ) …………………..

Celebrating life & LOVE – 2 x Mums – 2 x Hubby’s – 2 x beautiful babies and
lots of ‘LOVE’ ………………….
thanks to everyone for including me in these fabulous collecti

my hubby on homepage ......................:))

…………………………..was so excited to get an email saying that I had a bmail from emma collins (thanks Em ) that my image ‘in deep’ – taken in a resort in cairns last year featuring my hubby & my toes was on homepage on Friday night whilst we were out celebrating our son joshbrandon

18th birthday – as we are finally recovering from the big event – I just wanted to thanks everyone for the cool comments & support – cheers deb xx :))

lost & found ..................

Yesterday I was humbled & honored to receive a highly commended award at the Cancer Council Art Awards which were themed ‘Lost & Found’ for the image of my beautiful & brave Mum ‘blessed with a second chance’ – presented by Elena Taylor. It was such an emotional & inspirational day & I was especially touched & in awe of the children’s art category & was moved by the words of a young artist – “once a bird lost a feather & then it found an egg which would become its baby” – the art work which accompanied these wonderful words was so life affirming – luckily I took lots of tissues !!!…

link to the Cancer Council Arts Awards exhibited enteries

Blessed with a second chance ……………………

Mum – 11/07/10 – survivor of Ovarian Cancer ………………

I feel SO blessed to have the opportunity to share Mums story o

celebrating Mum ........................

So proud of my Mum for her brave & courageous battle against Ovarian Cancer & for allowing me to capture her beautiful bald portrait – she is an incredible inspiration to so many for sharing her story …………….…

recently my image ‘blessed with a second chance’ won the ‘STRENGTH’ challenge in the wonderful ‘PINK PANTHER MAGAZINE’ group – such an honor – thanks SO MUCH to the RB community for the wonderful words of support – they mean alot to our family – Mum has been overwhelmed with the support.

This morning I received a phone call from the Cancer Council Arts Awards to say that the image of my Mum above received a Highly Commended Award in a recent Arts Awards Competition & it will be in an upcoming exhibition in Melbourne that will then go on tour to share stories of people who are battling

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