Sunday, December 6, 2009

Shameless Self Promotion

Umpqua River Light House
Taken from Pacific Coast Lighthouses Calendar

Hark the Herald Tribune sings
Advertising wondrous things!
God rest ye merry merchants

May you make the Yuletide pay!
Angels we have heard on high
Tell us to go out and buy!
--Tom Lehrer

To hear Tom Lehrer sing "A Christmas Carol," click here.

Note please that clicking on any image will open a full-screen view of that image in a new window, and clicking on any link will open a new window.

I warned those of my readers on my e-mail list that the next installment of this blog would be a piece of shameless self promotion. So you have no one to blame but yourself.

As many of you know, I am a member of the Red Bubble art group on-line. Red Bubble is a site where artists upload their work and make it available in various formats for sale. You can upload scanned drawings, paintings, photographs, digital art, writing, and can produce t-shirts and calendars for sale to the masses. I have been involved in the photo/digital art end for about six months now. There is a link on the right side of my blog that shows my most recent work from Red Bubble.

Coquille River Light House
Taken from the Coastal Views Calendar

While I have not produced any Christmas cards (but there are several of my pieces that would make lovely cards), I have put together five (at this point) calendars which could make wonderful Christmas gifts--see that's the shameless part. I have personally ordered three of these calendars and can attest to the professional quality of the finished product. I'm not talking about the imagery, I'm prejudiced there, but I have had calendars made up in the past and was not happy with the way my images were reproduced. That is not the case with Red Bubble. This is top-notch work that anyone would be proud to have hanging on their wall.

Rattlesnake Creek in January
Taken from the Heart of Montana Calendar

The five calendars are:

Heart of Montana--12 views from around the Treasure State

Coastal Views--12 images from the southern Oregon and northern California coast

Pacific Coast Lighthouses
--most of the lighthouses on the Pacific Coast from Yaquina Head at Newport Oregon to Point Arena in Mendocino County, California.

Flowers, Wild and Tame--which should be self-explanatory

and Welcome to Port Orford--13 scenes taken in or near the town of Port Orford, Oregon

Boats docked at Port Orford, Oregon
Taken from the Welcome to Port Orford Calendar

You can check out any and all of these calendars at my Red Bubble site, and who knows, maybe you'll find a card or even a framed photograph that you just can't live without.

The work is produced when ordered, so there is a time lag--but Red Bubble assures us that anything ordered by December 13th will be delivered in time for Christmas.

There, that wasn't so bad, was it?

Hugs, and watch this site for my annual Christmas Letter--coming up next.

Appleblossom Time
From the Flowers, Wild and Tame Calendar