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My sister in law had been badgering me to create cards from my photographs from early 2012. I did not respond until a few months later, when my son needed to raise a large sum for last years Rio Tinto ride of 100 km's for Cancer. He was very thankful when I was able to contribute over $500.
I then decided to continue donating sales to Cancer Research. One purchaser commented that if I had a card with ladybirds on it, she would be able to sell heaps for me.
The ladybird had special significance for herself and friends, when a dear friend passed away from cancer of the breast.
Alas, I've managed to snap only one ladybird since and not of great card suitability.
Earlier this year I happened upon a cute ornamental ladybird in a hardware store and decided she would be my model. She had one outing earlier this year, to Kondalilla Falls at Monteville on the Sunshine Coast and then she went into hibernation. I've promised to take her on our hike tomorrow, on a series of walks at Brisbane Forest Park on the outskirts of NW Brisbane.
She has yet to 'star' on a card front, but that is not because she is lacking in talent. I just need a little more time for creating them.
spotting native birds on our back fence.