Tidbits No. 39

Snowman and rose. iPhoneograpy by Kate England. 

Snowman and rose. iPhoneograpy by Kate England. 

Pixel Fireplace is a cozy, geeky type-controlled, big-pixeled screensaver for Mac and Windows. Throw on fresh logs, roast marshmallows and hotdogs, discover more commands or just sit back and enjoy the warm, crackling, flickering pixels while the logs burn down in real time. 

DIY Peppermint Candy Bowls 

Ashley Goldberg started a personal project on her Instagram this month where she shares a creatively wrapped gift everyday until Christmas. Complete with sources and how-to's her ideas are a great inspiration for unique gift wrapping. 

DIY Holiday Citrus Wreath

Artist Sonja Hinrichsen draws in the snow

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas

Illustrator Helen Dardik has made these fun, free gift tags. 

12 Days of Creative Market: 92 handpicked creative products. Get $1,437 Value Bundle for Only $39. Grab the Bundle!

Linda Hollier's Award-Winning iPhoneography

It's so exciting to discover that Linda Hollier has received the Special Recognition Award for Women in the Arts, arranged by the ARTROM Network. Linda creates her artwork on her iPhone, and is a member of Club Marmalade Moon. After the holidays Linda will be doing an interview here at Marmalade Moon, in the meanwhile, take a look at Linda's art and read more about her at ARTROM

Find Linda in your favourite online space: 

Twitter @lindahollier
Facebook 
Flickr
Instagram
Portfolio LindART

 

Tidbits No. 38

First Autumn Leaves. iPhoneography by Kate England

First Autumn Leaves. iPhoneography by Kate England

Tidbits. Today with a mixed bag of creative iPhoneography apps and tips.  

Put scrapbooking in the palm of your hand with the Project Life app. This is scrapbooking without scissors, adhesive or tools. Layout pages with pre-defined templates or create your own. Add photos, text, scans, backgrounds and use Speech-to-Text for fast journaling.

iPhoneography apps for depth of field.

Create unique oversized posters with your iPhone or iPad and a simple printer with Raster Pro

Epicurious: The Ultimate Guide To Mobile Food Photography, From Lighting To Editing.

29 essential photography apps.

Alternative Processes: Impermanence by South Korean artist Seung-Hwan OH.

Tidbits No. 37

Garden Snail. iPhone photo by Kate England. 

Garden Snail. iPhone photo by Kate England. 

Tidbits. A mixed bag of inspiration for a creative digital life. 

Make your own bitmap font with the free BitFontMaker2™ BitMap Font Editor or use iFontMaker (mentioned in Apps for Design and Visual Story Telling) on your iPad. 

Effective marketing for introverts

Written permission is commonly known in the photography world as a model or property 'release'. Visual Media Release is an iPhone app which lets you capture signatures for release forms straight on your phone.

Have you seen Davinia's poetic iPhoneography? At her blog Creative iPhoneography she chronicles her creative discoveries and offers interesting tips and tutorials. One of her tutorials is on How to make your own textures with your iPhone. You'll also find her as dalgeri on Instagram. 

How to Create Flower Embellished Photo Art 

Cinemagraphs or Cinegraphs are eye-catching hybrid images that combine still photography with motion. The Cinemagraph is described as a "living photograph". It blends a still photo with a part in motion and is published in an animated GIF format. The result is a subtle, seamless, looped animation. You can make your own with Cinemagram

Sometimes You Need A Creativity Reboot

Summer is here and I've been putting together a creative project to reboot your creativity. It's a project that helps you break your creative time down into tiny manageable pieces and get you started building momentum. A creative project that's free of charge and requires the simplest tools to participate, a smartphone camera.This project runs throughout July and August and is open to all members of Club Marmalade Moon (membership is completely free). 

In the meanwhile it'll be more quiet here on the blog. So before I sign off, I wanted to show you this image of mine that was featured by Alamy/Stockimo on "The Grid of Greatness"! I hope you have a creative summer! Join us in the creative reboot

"They were blue" by Kate England

"They were blue" by Kate England

Photo 365 or A Photo A Day (PAD)

One way to keep your iPhoneography momentum going is to participate in a photography challenge like Photo 365 or a A Photo A Day (PAD). The routine gives you structure and taking a photo every day will make you a better photographer and sharpen your eye, your visual awareness. As a result you'll also get a rich visual story of your life, a photo album with snapshots from your whole year, giving you an insight in what you did and how you felt. 

Of course taking a photo every single day is a huge undertaking and it can be tough to feel inspired sometimes. That's when it can be a big help to participate in a group, like MobiTog's 365 Project or use an app like Learn Photo365 Photography Assignment Generator that assists you with random prompts, assignments, themes, scavenger hunts and daily reminders. 

Noel Chenier who develops Learn Photo365, has just added more polish, more assignments and features to his app, including an exciting Selfie365 challenge list generator "to take your selfies to a new level!" 

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