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iPhone photo: bus in snow

iPhone photo: bus in snow

Looking for funding for your creative project? Here's how to use Kickstarter to successfully raise money for a creative project and now there's an iPhone app for Kickstarter

Did you know that you can submit your self portrait to Artists Self Portraits in the smartphone era

There can be beauty in lost, abandoned buildings and places. A vintage object carries its story on its sleeve. The beauty of broken Macs: photos of abandoned Apple kit found by explorers. 

Quotes can be so inspiring, can't they? Illustrator Lisa Congdon has designed a  photography journal full of  inspiring quotes from the masters of photography. 

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. 
Henry David Thoreau

The Color of Love

“In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.” Marc Chagall

How beautiful and inspiring, and what a perfect quote for the month of February, the host of Valentine's Day!

I just put together this desktop wallpaper with the quote set on a cherry red background. Designed for iPhone, iPod and iPad. 

It's going to be the club perk that's delivered with the February issue of the Marmalade Monthly, that you get (for free) as a member of Club Marmalade Moon

“In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.” Marc Chagall

“In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.” Marc Chagall

The Creative Mind

Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer. 

Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer. 

When I think about using your iPhone to harness your creativity, this quote comes to mind: 

Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer. 
~ Terri Guillemets

Because your smartphone is no longer a phone with a camera, it's become a camera that you also can take regular calls with. You're using your mobile phone to take calls from your soul, and expressing them creatively. 

You're using your iPhone as a tiny, portable studio that fits in your pocket or handbag and that doesn't create a mess to clean up when you've finished. Exploring a new kind of contemporary art form, where you can express yourself creatively as you move through your day. 

I felt so inspired by this quote, that I made a desktop wallpaper as a club perk that comes with the December issue of the Marmalade Monthly, that you get (for free) as a member of Club Marmalade Moon. It's accompanied by four minimalist wallpapers in solid colours. Adapted for iPhone, iPod and iPad. 

Tidbits

mobile photo: icicles

mobile photo: icicles

I was interviewed by Diane Gilleland of CraftyPod, in an Image-Only Interview! Such a fun idea! Check it out

"Against simplicity/ for complexity . . . against the collective/ for the individual.” Salvador Dalí’s famous vision and credo My Struggle

“Nothing is mysterious, no human relation. Except love.” Susan Sontag on love

iPhone Photography Tutorial – Vintage & Ageing Photo Effects (for beginners)

Instagram release a new filter, Willow. "A monochrome filter with subtle purple tones and a translucent glowing white border. This filter works well on portraits, still life and architecture photographs with contrast."

The social media landscape shifts againGoogle+ Is Growing at Facebook Speed

A Shout Out for my courses over at Seek Your Course: Getting Started with iPhoneography

Turn your Instagram photos into a calendar that reveals a new photo each day. Tear off your photos one-by-one, use them as notecards, put them on your walls or give them away as gifts. Printstagram

DIY: Make Photo Gift Tags That’ll Make Even Santa Jealous

This week you can win a free spot in my ecourse Getting Started with iPhoneography. Find out more about developing everyday magic and enter the giveaway at oh my! handmade goodnessThis giveaway closes December 19th at midnight EST

Danielle's Creative Process

iPhone collage: sophisticated doodle in different stages of the creative process. By Danielle Ambrose

iPhone collage: sophisticated doodle in different stages of the creative process. By Danielle Ambrose

Before and after. Sophisticated doodle in different stages of the creative process. By artist Danielle Ambrose of Artistic Expressions.

"Your lessons happily reminded me of how important it is to doodle. I do a lot with permanent markers and lines and shapes are a huge factor in the success of a drawing. It was a great way for me to step back, practice, and refine my skills using an entirely different approach than I had tried before."

Hope is asking for rain. Faith is taking an umbrella.

iPhoneography: Danielle's creative doodle

iPhoneography: Danielle's creative doodle

iPhone photo: adding more patterns

iPhone photo: adding more patterns

iPhone photo: Adding more detail. 

iPhone photo: Adding more detail. 

Danielle's doodle goes wild

Danielle's doodle goes wild

"Hope is asking for rain. Faith is taking an umbrella."

"Hope is asking for rain. Faith is taking an umbrella."

iPhone photo: Danielle's creative tools

iPhone photo: Danielle's creative tools

Amy's Creative Doodle

Amy's Creative DoodleBefore and after. Creative doodle by Amy. Jeweler of AG Ambroult elemental designs.

"I just want to say that I am really enjoying your creative jump start course. It's the "delivered in tiny pieces" part of it that makes it so do-able."

Amy's secret message

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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