Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lucid Dreaming

Lucid Dreaming
Shamanic Journeying
Time Traveling
Soul Walking

Composed with iColorama, Tangent, 
Tinned Cam & ShockMyPic

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


I'm not a country music fan but Kenny Chesneys
Summertime was stuck in my head today. Played around
with icolorama brushes again then opened the 
image in Oggl to add a vintage camera lens and 
film effect. Added some texture with DistressedFX and
finally the lyrics with Word Swag.

I know….it's not a Ford….but it's the only shot
I had of a truck.


Monday, May 19, 2014

The Ancient

I've been looking at the icolorama app for a while
now. I've seen some wonderful things done with it
so I finally plunked down the $2.99 to add it to my
arsenal of photo manipulation tools. 

This is my first piece and to be honest I can't really 
tell you how I did it! I opened one of my digital
collages and played around with brushes in the
artist mode….I think….

After getting something that caused that little
"yeah…that's it" kinda thingy in my stomach
I saved it and then reopened it in Tangent and
added the geometric elements….and 
The Ancient revealed herself.

I've got a LOT to learn about this app but it
looks like a great purchase.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Rainy Morning Walk….

Here are a couple of pics I took this morning on a 
walk around my yard. 

Yes….I HAD to snazzy them up with a couple of apps.
I've become quite obsessed with apps….BIG bang for
little bucks!

Here's the raw shot of the succulent:

I used Oggl (Hipstamatic) to get the effect above.
I have Hipstamatic on my iPhone…it lets you shoot
using a combination of lens and old film types but
I like shooting raw and opening the image in Oggl 
to see which combos I like best.

And the chives:

I opened this image in Snapseed and converted it to
HDR then saved and opened in my new favorite…
Tinned Cam and added the light effect and color
change. Easy peasy!

A little snazzing up makes all the difference!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lola #2

Here's #2 in my Lola series. To keep with the theme
I used the same process as in the previous post. I played
around with more color choices in this one and really
liked the result. 

"Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand
why she walked like a woman and talked like a man
Oh my Lola
la-la-la-la Lola

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Do you remember the song "Lola" by the Kinks?
It was stuck in my head all day and ended up in my
art. The original picture is an old high school photo.
I opened it in Tinned Cam and added the overlay
with the white lettering and distress marks. Next I 
used Procreate to add the "makeup" and saved the
image and then opened this image and the original
 in Image Blender. After blending the two pictures
I opened the result in Word Swag to add the lyrics.

I've recently joined a group on Facebook moderated
by Karen Divine where she suggests a direction and then
she and other artists discuss your post. The current 
challenge is to develop a series based on one idea.
I'm thinking I'll continue to bring out the "Lola" in
more old photos for my entries.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bird is the Word

I haven't had much of a chance to play around with apps
lately. After watching my gran while 
we waited for her sister to arrive I woke up the
day after she went home with some kind of cold/sore throat/
nausea thingy…..yuk! Still not feeling all that well but I did
play with a new app….Tinned Cam… to create this picture.
Fun app! I can't wait to feel better so I can really explore
what this one will do.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Welcome Ever…….

My newest gran….
Little Miss Blondie…

She should be home tomorrow.
I haven't seen her yet 'cause I'm 
keeping her big sister Lila..
Miss TERRIBLE two!!!

Ever weighed in at a whopping
6 lbs 11 oz and is 18 3/4".
My daughter says all the nurses
are commenting on her white
blonde hair. This Grama is
looking forward welcoming
Ever home!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Words of Wisdom