Friday, December 30, 2011


Thank you Robin and Peggy for your votes of confidence! I tried to do this for so long but it was like I was up against a brick wall then suddenly the wall fell down and I was able to forge through. Yesterday I found out about a place called Zazzle and it has the option of putting pictures on the insides of cards too plus words and we like words. So I had fun doing that and it is more earthsensible, so I am just going to do both. I find it really fun.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I Did It, I Published my Work on RedBubble.

I did it, I did it, I did it! I wanted to make my passion for taking pictures of nature available to the world so I entered some of my work in Red Bubble. I was not sure if my stuff was up to par with all those professionals! It was scary! But I entered submissions in their groups and they accepted! Whew!

My only quam is everything is a lot more expensive than I was imagining it had to be. Red Bubble is in Australia I think! SO postage is high for reaching us in the US. But hey I may be regional but maybe I can cross continents after all I do have a few friends over there already, maybe I will make more! Meanwhile I will work on finding a printing press that delivers like RedBubble does here on my own ground.

It took me FOREVER to figure to out how to get my pictures in their right pixels! It took me years to even get a camera that was capable, lol. This is a huge breakthrough for me, friends! Red Bubble Calenders are incredible. Each month is one full page, with the picture really huge on thick paper and they have my favorite kind of hanger. When I first started thinking about making a calender I said, "I want that kind of hook on my calender and Redbubble is the only place that offers it.

I have searched high and I have searched low, Redbubble has the best quality, so I started there. BUT high quality, high price, sigh..... I cannnot even afford to buy one for myself! I am doing another calendar that I can promote locally, which has a feature that even RecBubble did not offer, the ability to have words with the pictures. I like written words, have you noticed? Meanwhile if you have time and curiosity come check it out!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sending Christmas Cards

One day it snowed a little bit, but not enough. Not enough to put me in the mood to fill out my Christmas cards. Nothing gets me in the frame of mind for writing Christmas cards like snow flakes drifting down from the sky outside my window. No snow, no cards, it seems. Yet,

I wonder, should I use a little discipline with myself, get those cards out, no matter if I am in the mood or not? After all, it is not common to have snow in Southeastern Ohio before Christmas, so most likely we won’t.

It is simply procrastination on my part isn’t it, for I hardly ever get Christmas cards out. One year I got them all in the envelopes, addressed and stamped but didn’t sent them. I found the whole stack in the bottom of an ornament box up in the attic the next year around Thanksgiving time and I wondered, “Should I send them now?” I got a little tingle in my spine to think that I would actually be a year ahead of the game, now that would be different! How clever I felt, for a moment, but somehow I lost those cards before I made it to the mailbox.

This year will I let a lack of snow and a need of mood keep me from touching those whom I love with a little dose of cheer?

Christmas is Coming!