Hip Hip Hooray!!!!

Or YAYYYYYY!! as some of Algy’s friends might say :)))

Algy has reached his funding target – and during his Surprisingly Fluffy Party! This has to be the very best party ever… and it’s not over yet!

Algy has a feeling that he will be doing a Happy Dance before the night is out…

And in the meantime, a million more thanks and fluffy hugs to every one of you who has helped make this possible – whether through financial contributions, reblogging, promotion on other social networks, or just by sending encouragement when Algy was feeling low. Thank you all very, very much xoxoxo

Algy is a surprised and Surprisingly Happy Bird tonight!

More than 99% Funded…

Just a small matter of £31.02 (Thirty One Pounds and Two Pence GBP) to go!

Will Algy reach his target before the party is over…? This is so exciting! Algy is holding his breath…

If you want to be the one to push Algy over the target threshold, head on over to Algy’s Sponsume page now :)))

And a million of the fluffiest hugs to all those who have helped Algy reach this point and made it all possible. Thank you all very, very much indeed! Algy doesn’t speak American, but he thinks the correct phrase in these circumstances is “You All Rock” :)))  xoxoxoxo

If you have contributed this evening (Scottish time) and Algy doesn’t thank you till tomorrow, please forgive him – he is overwhelmed by party guests and can hardly keep his head above all the wonderful fluffiness!

Thank you all for making this such a wonderful day for Algy xoxoxo

Wow! Very Nearly There!

Algy has had a truly fantastic weekend and a fabulous day so far today – and his campaign has almost reached its target…

Less than £50 to go!

Thanks to your amazing support, there is now less than £50 to go… (at 7 p.m. GMT on Sunday 4th January).

Will Algy reach his target this evening, during his Surprisingly Fluffy Party? That would be so wonderful!

If you want to be the one to push Algy over the target threshold, head on over to Algy’s Sponsume page now.

And a million of the fluffiest hugs to all those who have helped Algy reach this point and made it all possible. Thank you all very, very much! Algy doesn’t speak American, but he thinks the correct phrase in these circumstances is “You All Rock” :)))  xoxoxoxo

LAST CHANCE TO HELP ALGY AND BE A PART OF ALGY’S EXCITING PROJECT…

Algy’s balloons were stuck in a tree… He couldn’t quite reach them, and it was nearly time for his fluffy party to celebrate the finale of his crowdfunding campaign to publish his series of children’s books Tales from The Adventures of Algy...

And Algy’s crowdfunding campaign was stuck just beneath it’s target… and it was nearly time for the campaign to close…

Algy needs your help to free his balloons and reach his target… can he count on you?

Are you going to help Algy??

This is the very last weekend of Algy’s campaign, which closes in a few days’ time. He’s nearly there…will you be a part of this exciting project and help Algy reach his target?

This is your last chance to be part of Algy’s unique project.

And this is your last chance to acquire a signed copy of Algy’s first book “A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird” (due to be published in late March/April), or art prints and prints of the illustrations at a discounted price, or – for surprisingly fluffy sponsors – A Surprisingly Fluffy Book, with an exclusive and unique fluffy cover.

N.B. No further signed copies of the book will be offered after the campaign closes, so if you would like a signed copy, ORDER IT NOW!

The Surprisingly Fluffy Book, for collectors, is also exclusive to this campaign and will not be offered again. Only five will ever be made…

Some of Algy’s merchandise is also still available, and of course donations are always welcome :))

So head on over to Algy’s Sponsume page before it’s too late, and be a part of this unique project! Every contribution counts!

And to all those who have already contributed and become a part of Algy’s project, Algy sends a million fluffy hugs – check out Algy’s Fluffy Hugs page to see the full list of wonderful backers xoxoxo

Don’t Forget! Algy’s Surprisingly Fluffy Party is on Sunday 4th January.

You are all invited! Submit a surprisingly fluffy photo through the lovefromalgy submission form or send Algy a link to reblog. Here are the details again…

adventuresofalgy:

Just when you thought you could relax…

Algy invites you ALL to A Surprisingly Fluffy Party to thank you all for your support and celebrate the conclusion of his crowdfunding campaign. The party will take place next Sunday January 4th 2015, on Algy’s sideblog lovefromalgy from 11 a.m. Sunday through to 2 a.m. Monday, so that everyone around the world can join in.

Please submit a surprisingly fluffy photo or a surprisingly fluffy text using the lovefromalgy submission form – or send Algy a link to reblog from your own Tumblr – to participate in the fun and the prize draws… or just come along to lovefromalgy to watch. All submissions will be published unless they are unsuitable for fluffy birds! Submissions are open now and will remain open until midnight (GMT) on Sunday January 4th. Your contributions will be scheduled to be published throughout the duration of the party. Multiple contributions are welcome… within reason :)))

When you submit, be sure to indicate which giveaway prize draws you would like to enter. Just enter the details in the description box, and choose from any or all of the following:

  • Algy’s Happy Dance mug
  • Algy’s painting mug with fluffy hugs text on back
  • Algy’s desk calendar with closeup images of Algy
  • Algy’s A5 notebook with Algy painting cover, blank pages
  • Algy’s square photo magnet

These are all shown in the lower part of the image above. You can enter as many of the giveaway prize draws as you like, but each name will only be entered into each draw once :))

Your Tumblr names will be placed into a hat and the giveaway prize draws will take place towards the end of the party – precise details to be announced soon. The Tumblr names of the winners will be published on lovefromalgy and winners will of course need to supply their postal addresses to receive their prizes.

Any questions just ask :-)))) And spread the word!

And please don’t forget… if you can spare the price of a cup or coffee or a wee dram please help Algy reach his target – there are still lots of lovely rewards available :-))) Every contribution really does help, no matter how small.

On New Year’s Day, Algy always indulges in the daft Scottish custom of the “Loony Dook”… in other words, jumping in and out of the freezing cold sea…

On 1st January 2015 the weather in the West Highlands was utterly impossible – dense, dark Scotch mist, howling winds, and persistent, torrential rain. So Algy decided to imagine what it should be like… and created his 2015 Loony Dook from a reworked version of a happier day’s dooking last January (an event which many of his newer followers may not have seen before). This is what New Year’s Day ought to look like!

Algy wishes you all a truly happy day today, and a truly happy year ahead xoxoxo

p.s. Algy’s crowdfunding campaign is nearing its goal, with only a few days left to go… At 1st January he has raised a wonderful 86% of his target through your amazingly kind contributions. He’s nearly there…will Algy manage to reach his target?? If you have not already contributed please help Algy reach his target, and receive a million fluffy hugs from Algy as well as any “reward” you care to choose. (N.B. Every “reward” will be delivered, whether Algy reaches his target or not.)

Thank you all so much!

lovefromalgy:

stefaniejasper:

The Adventures of Algy is a very fluffy blog which I have been following since my introduction to Tumblr.  Jenny sent me this sweet picture of Algy looking at my Tumblr blog and said “Algy was fascinated by the way the reflections of the trees and bushes here in the West Highlands interact with your gorgeous artwork on the screen. He hopes you will like it too. At least he managed to make your colours glow!” Indeed he did and my heart too 🙂

Algy enjoys looking at your wonderful digital artwork, because he truly does!”

Jenny, creator of Algy, has been an active supporter of my blog/work. She has sent me thoughtful criticism and compliments which have, at times, brought me out of a dark place.  She is one of the very rare followers who makes my time on Tumblr more rich.

At this moment, there is a campaign on, Sponsume.com, to make it possible for Jenny and Algy to create a line of books for children, “Tales from The Adventures of Algy.”  Reading books to my child when she was young is truly one of my most fond memories.  I hope to read Algy’s Tales to my grandchildren someday.  

I encourage you all to make this possible for everyone!  Help spread the sweetness and, of course, the fluffiness!  

Go to Sponsume.com and do whatever you can.

May your new year start with a fantastically fluffy feeling!

If Algy could blush – which actually he cannot – he would certainly be blushing now!

Thank you so much, dear Stefanie stefaniejasper for this wonderful promotion and your sweet words. Your support and your kindness is hugely appreciated. Algy sends you lots and lots of fluffy hugs xoxoxo

adventuresofalgy:

Once upon a time…

Algy and his assistant met to discuss the production of his long-awaited series of fluffy children’s books, Tales from The Adventures of Algy.

There was just one wee problem: publishing projects cost money, and money is something which is very rarely seen in the West Highlands of Scotland…

[The music included on Algy’s video soundtrack is the first two minutes of the famous Singin’ The Blues, recorded on the 78rpm Okeh label in 1927 by Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra, and featuring Bix Beiderbecke. The song was originally composed in 1920 or earlier, with the first known recordings released in 1920.]

In case you missed it the first time round, here is Algy’s campaign video once again. Enjoy!

Algy’s crowdfunding campaign runs until Wednesday 7th January 2015.

It was a dreich late December day, cold and damp and gloomy, and Algy was feeling cold and damp and gloomy too. He decided to fly down to the Mill burn, to perch in one of his favourite spots in the old alder tree which overhung the water.

As Algy gazed at the water gurgling around the tree’s roots while it passed by on the final stage of its journey to the sea, he thought about his crowdfunding campaign. The wonderful kindness of those friends who had already contributed made him feel warm and fluffy, but he was worried about the progress of the campaign. Of course he was determined to publish his stories for children no matter what happened, but the lack of adequate funds was concerning. Algy realised that some of his friends simply couldn’t spare any money (although one or two of those had very kindly contributed regardless!) – but it seemed that other friends who followed his adventures regularly, and who he was sure could spare at least the price of a cup of coffee without noticing the difference – were apparently not interested. This was disconcerting for a fluffy brain, and Algy felt discouraged and sad. Perhaps they didn’t really like his Adventures after all…

Algy felt especially perplexed by his American friends (with a few notable exceptions!), because he had always believed that Americans were generous people, and so many of his American friends had expressed enthusiasm for his Adventures. As he understood it, crowdfunding was actually an American invention, and a common and popular way of funding projects in the USA. And yet only seven of Algy’s numerous American friends had so far made any contribution to his project, while many more friends – and strangers – in Europe and elsewhere (who were less accustomed to crowdfunding) had responded generously and enthusiastically. Had he made a trans-Atlantic faux pas? Of course it was a dark and gloomy day, and everyone in the northern hemisphere was feeling depressed at this lowest point of the year, but it was all very puzzling and worrying…

So if you have not already contributed – and if you enjoy Algy’s adventures on Tumblr – please take a moment to consider whether you couldn’t spare a little loose change to help a fluffy bird in the wild West Highlands of Scotland publish some of his Tales from The Adventures of Algy... Every single contribution, large or small, really does help and is truly appreciated!

Algy’s crowdfunding campaign runs until the afternoon of 7th January 2015, on the British crowdfunding site Sponsume.

In case you missed Algy’s cute campagin video, which was published at the start of the campaign in November, he will reblog it immediately after this post 🙂

Thank you xoxo

Just when you thought you could relax…

Algy invites you ALL to A Surprisingly Fluffy Party to thank you all for your support and celebrate the conclusion of his crowdfunding campaign. The party will take place next Sunday January 4th 2015, on Algy’s sideblog lovefromalgy from 11 a.m. Sunday through to 2 a.m. Monday, so that everyone around the world can join in.

Please submit a surprisingly fluffy photo or a surprisingly fluffy text using the lovefromalgy submission form to participate in the fun and the prize draws… or just come along to lovefromalgy to watch. All submissions will be published unless they are unsuitable for fluffy birds! Submissions are open now and will remain open until midnight (GMT) on Sunday January 4th. Your contributions will be scheduled to be published throughout the duration of the party. Multiple contributions are welcome… within reason :)))

When you submit, be sure to indicate which giveaway prize draws you would like to enter. Just enter the details in the description box, and choose from any or all of the following:

  • Algy’s Happy Dance mug
  • Algy’s painting mug with fluffy hugs text on back
  • Algy’s desk calendar with closeup images of Algy
  • Algy’s A5 notebook with Algy painting cover, blank pages
  • Algy’s square photo magnet

These are all shown in the lower part of the image above. You can enter as many of the giveaway prize draws as you like, but each name will only be entered into each draw once :))

Your Tumblr names will be placed into a hat and the giveaway prize draws will take place towards the end of the party – precise details to be announced soon. The Tumblr names of the winners will be published on lovefromalgy and winners will of course need to supply their postal addresses to receive their prizes.

Any questions just ask :-)))) And spread the word!

And please don’t forget… if you can spare the price of a cup or coffee or a wee dram please help Algy reach his target – there are still lots of lovely rewards available :-))) Every contribution really does help, no matter how small.

p.s. Algy will try to improve the layout of lovefromalgy before the party!