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Hello fellow artists, art appreciators and purchasers.

I am a gardener and photographer living in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula, amongst vineyards and orchards. I came to photography recently. My working life was spent in the corporate world: planning and designing organization processes and information.

I am drawn to shapes and patterns in the world of colour. I am always looking for something new to discover in the ordinary. I consider myself an opportunistic photographer. Exploration, discovery and surprise are part of the photographic process for me, and spontaneity is a key aspect of the experience. I explore visual patterns in the world of flowers, plants and mushrooms. I find abstracts in the urban world of everyday scratches, peeling paint, rust and decay.

Portfolios such as Marvelling the Mushroom, Flowerography and Nature’s Details focus on the delicate beauty of the floral, garden and natural realm – in their petals, seeds, leaves, stems and bark, and in the compositional beauty of created and natural gardens.

The urban world and the world of manmade objects are where I find abstract images in the scratches, bumps, and bruises in the environment. Peeling paint, rust and decay blossom into new forms to create Portfolios such as Urban Extractions Series, Whimsy in Rust, Surfacing Attention.

  • Joined: October 2009

Journal

Handbook - Bits and Pieces - 3. Challenges

Challenges / Decide the theme, when you want the challenge to start, how long entries are allowed (usually 2 or 3 weeks), and the duration of the voting (usually 1 week). / Go on your group page to the tab Challenges, at the bottom click ‘launch a new challenge’ / Fill out the form like this (example): / Add a title / The Challenge / Theme is XXXXXXXX / Please make sure that your challenge entry …
Posted 2 months – Leave a comment

Host Handbook Bits and Pieces - 2. Features

2. Features – one way of doing them / 1. open up 3 Redbubble pages and then open them all for your group page. / 2. In the first one, click on Gallery tab to choose 12 images from any page that are not marked “unfeature”. / 3. In the second one, under Group options, click New Message. A form “New topic” opens up. / 4. In the third one you check the progress of the features, by regularly refreshin…
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Host Handbook Bits and Pieces - 1. Moderation

Moderation: / The submissions show up as ‘xx works to moderate’ in your activity feed under your group(s). By clicking on it you open the moderation page. You can either accept or reject the image. Moderation can also be found under Group Options. / Hint: Never leave the moderating page by clicking on a submission (to check it out) after you already accepted submissions. It will undo the accepta…
Posted 3 months – 2 comments

Host Handbook Bits and Pieces - Introduction

Introduction / Linda is Redbubble artist cuprum / She has accumulated hosting tasks information. / I was able to pass this on to a new host via email – he had asked for some assistance. When I looked for the RB official host handbook, it was not to be found and the forum participants tell me it has been removed. / I was lucky to have Linda’s information to pass on and thought you mig…
Posted 3 months – 13 comments
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