Brenda Dahl

Joined September 2008

Photography is the only way to capture “time in a bottle” and the everlasting scent of the moment.


My Life Now, Living with Chiari Malformation type 1

Last year in April 2013 I was diagnosed as not having strokes. But with a life altering diagnosis of a malformation in my brain. It is called “Chiari (Kee-ar-ee) Malformation Type 1.”
Most everyone knows or has heard of “Spina Bifida.” Spina Bifida is Type 2 Chiari. This malformation in my brain causes the cerebreal fluid to build up and causes pressure on my brain, spinal cord and spinal collumn in my head and neck. The pressure builds up because the hole on the right side of my brain did not forme properly while I was in my mothers womb. The spinal collumn and fluid opens up to our the brain. Then we have cerbrial fluid holding our brain in place so the brain does not bounce around in our skull. The abnormality is life threatening, can be relieved if I was able to afford the brain su…

Having so much fun Voting *please read*

Good Saturday to all my peeps here. Just want to say hi and let everyone know I finally have time to sit down and see whats going on with challenges….
I am having a blast voting in all the current challenges that are open. I do not have my own images in the challenges, but i sure do like to support everyone who are part of the same groups as myself. There are some fun and unique challenges out there……
I personally believe it is soo very important for us all to support one another in all current challenges even if you are not part of the challenge. I know it feel really good to me when I see that at least one person voted for one of my images. I look thru ALL entries, even when there is 100+ to vote for. I do this because I LOVE it…..
Good luck to everyone out there …..

To All My peeps here

hello Everyone~
Just a little note to let you all know I have not been able to do a lot of commenting and visiting to new work because I fractured my hand and am having a hard time making my fingers type the words I want to say….
I am fine, no worries. I just found two weeks ago that it is fractured; about a month after it started to hurt. No surgery or cast thank god. But I do have to wear this very stiff and big brace for the next six weeks…. Ughs…..

Hope everyone is doing well….
Love Brenda~

I missed you all and wanted to let ya'll know in a lil note

Hello to all my wonderful friends…. I have missed you all so much. I hope no one thinks I have been ignoring you. I have been pretty ill. But getting better so no worries for now….:)

It looks as though I do not have much catching up to do as far as responding to any comments, but I do have lots of comments to leave, so forgive me in advance if I blow up your activity feed….LOL~!
I am so happy to see that there are so many wonderful new images from my friends…… cant wait to get to tthem all…….

I hope everyone enjoyed their day of Thanks for Gods blessing of allowing us the opportunity to eat wonderful food. And for those of you who were able to share that day with Family, I am so happy for you all as well……

Well, Gotta go for now.

Love always

A Sell..!!!!

Wow, I just logged on and found that some one has purchased a greeting card of “A Twist on Christmas.”

Thank you , thank you , Thank You……… Wow that is such a special feeling….. I Love Being surprised like this……

To Whoever purchased “A Twist on Christmas”
THANK YOU and I hope You Love it……

Listen to Me

The crazy that you call me,
Its not for no reason,
I’m crazy because i love you
I’m crazy because you make me.
You always say how much you love me,
You Love Me
You say you love me
I have my own feelings,
My own ways if perceiving,
My own mind,
My own heart
What affects me
Apparently does not effect you.
Push me,
Push me,
See how far i will go
I asked you please leave me alone
But you never hear me
You refuse to listen to me

Stop stop stop i Beg you

To My Peeps,

Hi Ya’ll….
I wanted to share some thoughts and feelings, also my awareness to a reality that concerns Red Bubble and The original Purpose I decided to become a part of this community….. and now my frustrations…. and sadness, but at the same time complete happiness. I would love to hear responses from all my peeps here that follow me, or anyone…… please do not take what I am about to say offensively because by no means is that my intention…..…

When i joined the bubble, I had two purposes.
1. To learn how to be a better photographer,
2. And to sell my work.

I believe these two reasons are everyones reasons.

While I have been accomplishing goal #1, and still learning and growing. I have also been gifted the greatness of suppport, some dear friendships, a safe social site that has been let into

4 More Cards Sold~!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am soooooo very jazzed to announce that someone has recently purchased 4 greeting cards of my “Twist On Christmas.” Thank you soooo very much to who ever you are for making me spin with joy….. That is a total of 76 cards sold of that image. ~! WOW’EEEEEEEEEEEEE………….Little ole me has brightened someones mind with this image again…. Gosh I cant thank you enough….whoever you are…..Love Brenda

Thank You to Voters

Recently I won a challenge in Glitter, Sparkle, and Shine. The challenge was for shine on feathers or fur. I entered “Sweet Baby Blue” and the lovely members of this group voter her into a win. ~!!!!!!!!!!!!…

I wish I knew how to add the picture to this journal, I dont. But I do know how to copy the link to her. I will leave that at the end.

I just want to say thank you to everyone that voted for her. I have never won a challenge before. I have placed in the top ten, but never won. I can not express enough how wonderful that feels. THANK YOU Everyone. My heart is so pleased that Sweet Baby Blue was honored in such a way. As some of you know she is no longer with me. I try to keep her memory alive as best as possible because she was a serious treasure……
Much love to you all and thanks to the

RedBubble and Pinterest - What a Horrible Joke

This Pinterest Website is A Nightmare ~! Thanks to many of my fellow bubblers, and myself I think that we are definitely raising awareness. I have been researching this pinterest site all day today and yesterday and I have definitely built an opinion. That site claims to offer its people an opportunity to find styles, recipe ideas, wedding ideas, redecorating ideas and so on…… No where in their description did I see that it offers help for people looking to “purchase” photography, digital art, t-shirts by designers or any other art that we offer to our community. That site does not cite any information for its users to learn exactly what Red bubble is about, or its artists. RED BUBBLE has gone out of their damn minds with this. This is not what I signed up for. If it were not for all mem…

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