Sunday, August 28, 2011

Filter storm app is so much fun!

I love the app Filterstorm. I like to blur out backgrounds, it makes a photo more artistic and less cluttered by reducing background noise. It works on both the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You can get it at iTunes by clicking here. Highly recommended!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

This is my latest photo on Instagram. This is a view from our local park here in Ohio. We live near a park that is connected next to the police station. I look at this picture and think about how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful and safe city. I have longed to live in the big city somewhere - like New York.. what if? If my life was different? If I made different choices. What if? I'm learning to appreciate what I have. I live in a picture perfect area, I am very blessed - I'm finally opening my eyes at age 36 and realizing all my blessings.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

iPhone app freebie!

I stumbled upon this freebie shared by a photographer on Instagram. The iPhone app Halftone is now free in the iTunes app store. It makes pictures sort of look like comic strips. Above is an example of a picture I filtered in Halftone. There are tons of filter options beside the one above. You can get it here for free in the app store.

Those flowers pictured above are so beautiful in real life. My Grandma has recently been placed in a rest home & I visit her frequently. She is almost blind so I tried to pick the most vibrant colored flowers I could find. She loved them =)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Blended Zentangle Drawing

I'm quite fond of this Zentangle sketch I drew on my iPad. I used a technique I wasn't quite sure was possible on the iPad. (using the art program ArtStudio app) - I successfully blended a scrapbook page sorta behind my Zentangle. I kept the rest of the Zentangle the traditional black and white. I think the burst of color sort of makes it pop. =)

I'm working on another drawing currently all black and white. Again it's being drawn on my iPad. When am I going to branch out and use ole' fashioned canvas / paper / ink? hmmm =)