I have only been using RedBubble for a few months, and wanted to post about it here because it's just lovely! You can upload and sell your own art and t-shirt designs, and buy your own and others' work.
I actually joined because I wanted to create and wear this t-shirt, which I made by editing and inverting the colours on this photo of some stencil art of children playing. But once a redbubble member I really liked the great sense of positivity in the community, and I loved sharing my work, and seeing others' work there.
I need to make my profile page prettier, and aim to do so soon with the help of this fab tutorial.
When you sell your work on there you can choose whether you want to make a profit, and if so, how much. If you buy your own work you just pay the basic RedBubble price. I have bought, and frequently wear, two of my own t-shirt designs - the children playing stencil art on dark background t-shirt, and the Think outside the Box t-shirt. At the same time as making those purchases, I also bought some greetings cards from other members, and two other t-shirts from other members.
One of the immense joys of this is the immense joy that the other members of the site get when you buy their work. And I can back this up from the couple of items of mine that others have bought. When you get that mail, saying one of your items has sold, the feeling is incomparable. Someone wanted a print of your photo, or one of your t-shirts, or an image as a greeting card or canvas, and the feel-good factor is huge!
If you are already a member there, or if you join, do friend me (add me to your watchlist) and I will be happy to do the same back. It all seems to be about the effort you put into your contacts there, and putting the effort in isn't hard work at all! It's about looking at incredible creations by others, and expressing your appreciation. What could be better?!