Tidbits No. 41

Crayfish party. iPhoneography by Kate England. 

Crayfish party. iPhoneography by Kate England. 

Tidbits. A series with mixed bits of inspiration for a creative digital life.

Do you use the camera on your phone to remember things you want to do or buy? To remember things that inspire you and places you want to return to? Nine is an app that lets you create a visual to-do list based on your photos. 

The Pep Talk Generator

From Pikaland: How to be more creative in the age of over-inspiration

The war-hungry women written out of photographic history.

From Make it in Design: free free video series on Branding for Artists and Designers

Now you can find me on Etsy.

The Color Oracle

Overwhelmed by chores and alerts? How to stop to-do lists ruining your life.

Every Monday at Creative Market: Free Goods

Tidbits No. 40

Pink Hydrangeas. iPhoneography by Kate England

Pink Hydrangeas. iPhoneography by Kate England

Stop motion animation project on Instagram: An Artist + Instagram.

The idea is simple — You submit a letter, word or phrase and we’ll make it look beautiful with type. The Phraseology Project.

Quickly free up space for iOS on your iPhone, iPod or iPad with PhoneExpander. 

Award winning indie game about life, family and the choices we make. The Novelist. (For Mac, Windows and Linux). 

Painting with Light: An Interview with Florian Bilges.

The Best Tricks to Reduce Photoshop File Size.

Until now, photo filters have been limited to what someone else has created for you. Shift lets you create your own personal photo filters with one tap of a button. For iOS and Android. 

Find me on Instagram

Freebie: Desktop Folder Icons

Here's a free sampler of my Desktop Folder Icons, designed to help you unclutter your desktop and make it more beautiful into the bargain. 

There are 5 folder icons, 3 in wood, 1 metal and 1 with a leather texture. 

You'll also receive links to guides on how to use the Desktop Icons. Quick and easy tutorials  for both Windows and Mac, to get you up and running in minutes.

I hope you enjoy these icons! Join Club Marmalade Moon (it’s free), for more freebies and sneak peeks!

Club Member of the Month: Carolyn Hall Young

Reflection on 40 Years Ago, Self Portrait by Carolyn Hall Young

Reflection on 40 Years Ago, Self Portrait by Carolyn Hall Young

I'm so excited and moved that Carolyn Hall Young has won the prestigious FIPA The Gates of Paradise award for her mobile art!  The award event took place in Florence, Italy. Take a look at this video from The App Whisperer, and please join us in congratulating Carolyn Hall Young! 

You'll find Carolyn's artwork on her Flickr stream and can connect with her via her Facebook page


Club Member of the Month: Wini Dougall

ALJ Hand drawn Mandala by Wini Dougall of Art, Love & Joy.

ALJ Hand drawn Mandala by Wini Dougall of Art, Love & Joy.

I’m so excited to introduce this new feature, putting the spotlight on members of Club Marmalade Moon and their creative projects! This month we’re kicking off by getting to know Wini Dougall. In just four months she gained 800 followers on Instagram, and she's put her beautiful mandalas on products like iPhone cases, cushions and tote bags. Find out more about Wini and her exciting Instagram project

Welcome Wini! Could you tell us a bit about your new creative project?

A few months ago, I set up a public Instagram account to share my artwork. Prior to that I had a private IG account, but a friend encouraged me to go public as a way to connect and share with a wider audience, as its become really popular.

Were there any obstacles setting this up or have you had any unexpected positive experiences?

No I did not experience any obstacles setting it up. It seemed to take off from the get go which was a pleasant surprise. I discovered that the IG community is welcoming, supportive, and engaging. I also found a group of people with similar interests and its since become my new favourite online hang out. 

Last year, I began a regular practice of drawing mandalas and I shared some of them on my IG feed, which was then reposted by several other members which was a lovely honour, and it brought new followers along for the ride too.

ALJ Illustration inspired by Edwardian jewelry by Wini Dougall of Art, Love & Joy. 

ALJ Illustration inspired by Edwardian jewelry by Wini Dougall of Art, Love & Joy. 

With your mandalas, you've created products like smartphone cases and tote bags? What does it feel like to see your artwork on a tangible product that you can use in your daily life?  

ALJ Society6 Products designed by Wini Dougall of Art, Love & Joy. 

ALJ Society6 Products designed by Wini Dougall of Art, Love & Joy. 

I think its fun to see your designs on products, and exciting when someone buys it. Its a nice feeling and rewarding to know that someone has chosen your design to brighten up their lives and that they will enjoy it as part of their daily life.

What are your tips for others who feel inspired by your project?

I'm still finding my way on IG, but I think its important to share in a genuine manner. Take nice photos, and show work in progress shots of your artwork as well as finished ones, because people enjoy seeing how your artwork is created, along with the materials you used.  Spend some time to engage with your community as well. Read and respond to comments on your posts, and visit other members and interact with their accounts as well.

To help grow your audience, use popular and relevant hashtags to help expand your reach. You can also participate in group challenges, competitions and projects, and sometimes these activities have official hastags you can use as well. There are some large accounts who may feature your work if you use their designated hashtag to submit to them, thereby attracting more attention to your work.

But I think the most important thing is to just have fun, and be realistic about how often you can post and how much time you will spend on IG. It can get a bit addictive!

Find Wini Dougall at
her blog Art Love and Joy | shop | Instagram | Pinterest

ALJ Mandala with Lucky Cat (hand drawn, freehand) by Wini Dougall of Art, Love & Joy.

ALJ Mandala with Lucky Cat (hand drawn, freehand) by Wini Dougall of Art, Love & Joy.

New Courses and Workshops

Pink paint. iPhone photo by Kate England. 

Pink paint. iPhone photo by Kate England. 

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.

COURSE: PAINTING WITH THE IPAD

Discover the iPad as a revolutionary canvas for expressing yourself creatively. Paint with never-ending, non-toxic paints that  don't cause a mess to be cleaned up when I you're finished. An exciting mixture of experimental and traditional art techniques. At the end of April we'll celebrate by exhibiting our favourite work during Stockholm Culture Night

WORKSHOP: THE ART OF SAVING A FAILED SMARTPHONE PHOTO

WORKSHOP: MODERN EASTER CRAFTING: MAKE AN EASTER CARD WITH YOUR IPHONE OR IPAD. 

For more information and to register, please click here

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