Friday, March 28, 2014

Faux Painting

1. Hubbers got me an iPad mini for my "it's not my birthday" day, which is actually on Saturday.

2. The mini is the perfect size for me. Smaller than the regular iPad, but with exactly the same functions, it fits into my purse perfectly!

3. Of course the first app I bought was 'Waterlogue', which will convert your photos to a watercolour like painting. I love it!
 
4. I think the app really appeals to me because I used to paint, which I can't do anymore, due to some disabilities from Multiple Sclerosis. My vision fluctuates from day to day, and I have intention tremors.

5. I picked up the camera when I had to put down the paint brushes. Photography became my new medium. 'Waterlogue' is obviously not painting, but converting some of my photos with it is fun, and makes me happy!
 


 
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40 comments:

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I have also recently discovered Waterlogue an drove it, such fun even watching while it "paints".

Elephant's Child said...

Awed happy dances for you - and your painting.

Susan said...

I do love your camera painting Karen, quite lovely :D)
A beautiful gift put to very good use!

Pieni Lintu said...

It looks like a painting! :)


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Donna Hopkins said...

I have always wanted to be able to paint - and now I will thanks to your mention of Waterlogue. Your photo is gorgeous to begin with, and the painterly effect is another lovely version. This would be so pretty printed on fabric and used to make a pillow!

Andy said...

I got my wife a iPad for Christmas. At the time she was computer illiterate... not anymore.

Icy BC said...

It looks so lovely, Karen!

What a perfect birthday present, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, early, just in case I miss visiting you..

I use Photoscape to play around with painting from time to time too. It's fun!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Well done for adapting, rather than complaining. My last two clients have had ALS. It's a tough go.

Lovely time, playing with photos, isn't it?!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

What a neat early birthday gift -- Happy Birthday Karen! Love the edit. xo

Robyn Goddard said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! I hope you have a wonderful day and a fabulous weekend.

Pamela Gordon said...

Isn't that a fun app? That is so nice that you got a new 'toy' and it fits in your purse!! I never thought of that convenience. lol Have a wonderful birthday! Blessings. Pam

Snap said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Un-birthday! Enjoy your iPad and waterlogue. I do love watercolors and this app looks like a lot of fun.

Kim Stevens said...

I love that waterlogue app, but sadly they are not going to make it for android and not sure I want an iphone. Happy un-birthday to you!

TexWisGirl said...

happy early 'it's not your birthday!' what a nice gift. and i've seen waterlogue taking blogland by storm. it is really a nice app. :)

Sylvia K said...

OH, yes! "a very Happy It's Not Your Birthday", Karen!! And what a terrific gift! I know you're going to have SO much fun with it!! I love your pic for the day!! Have a fun weekend!!

Linda W. said...

I've seen a lot of blogger using Waterlouge with excellent results. I don't have any apple products, so I guess I'm out of luck.

Debbie said...

It's gorgeous Karen, I adore my iPad, I'm going to look into that app!! Happy not your birthday ;)

Sarah Huizenga said...

Waterlogue is great and that is wonderful you still a way to be creative.

RedPat said...

Have a Happy Birthday tomorrow! That app works really well!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Happy Birthday Karen! What a great birthday present. I have been seeing the waterlouge app on several blogs. I've been trying to learn watercolor but it's a struggle.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I am sorry about your condition. That stinks - but you may not have created these amazing WOW photos otherwise....you seem to have found the perfect "when one door closes, another opens" philosophy! Yay!

Your Waterlogue is gorgeous and I love it! Share with pink saturday at Beverly's How Sweet The Sound.

And keep up the good work.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET LADY!!!!

Gail Dixon said...

Happy birthday!! I got the mini for Christmas year before last and LOVE it. I've never regretted getting the smaller size. Like you said, it fits easily in a purse and it's easy to hold in bed if you want to read or watch videos. I just wish I hadn't cracked mine by dropping it on the driveway. :(

Lisa Gordon said...

Happy Birthday, Karen!
Congratulations on your new iPad. You will love it, for sure.

This is so pretty. I really like the colors.

Have a great birthday weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

That's great Karen, I think that I would like one, but, can a man handle it with one arm?

Viv@within the Frame said...

I have the mini too and I love it. Gorgeous waterloque it's the best..

Ida said...

Happy "It's Not Your Birthday" day! - What a great gift. I love the Waterlogue effect people have been using. I need to get a different phone I think just so I can use that app! Loved your flowers and the painted version.
It's great that Photography is a happy part of your life.

EG CameraGirl said...

Happy not-your-birthday! I love the app and am considering getting the app for my iPad. ;)

Carole M. said...

it's great to see the comparisons, before and after Karen. The result is fabulous. How nice of your hubby to buy that special present; sounds perfect.

eileeninmd said...

I love the flower and the edited version too. I have not figured out how to load photos from my ipad mini to my blog. The new watercolor app is cool. Have a happy weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh how pretty your 'painting' is...I appreciate your showing it both before and after the App (which I am coveting). -- Happy not-your-birthday.

Les... said...

A great happy birthday pressie with an appy that makes you happy!

*LOL*

abrianna said...

It makes you happy-that is all that matters.
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I may need a new laptop as this one-even after emptying it of half its memory runs hard and has lots of pauses while doing things-plus my video card is old which makes it harder to run some of my editing programs.

A Quiet Corner said...

I;m happy when I get a good pic let alone doing anything fancy with it! Glad you enjoy your app!...:)JP

nancyjean said...

oh waterlogue is so fun ... the painting just magically appears! Love the effect you got with it! beautiful!

Stephanie said...

It turned out to be a beautiful painting. I, too, have tremors from time to time, I have good days with the paint brush and the other days I pick up the camera.

Rambling Woods said...

Nice present to make your early birthday happy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy Early Birthday! I love the waterlogue editing I've seen.
Have a nice weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Happy Birthday Karen! That's a very cool app. The "painting" is awesome!

June Caedmon said...

Very nice! Looks like a very fun app - I will have to research and see if they have it for regular computers :) It's important to find those little things that make us happy - have a blessed week, Karen!

Me said...

Love what that app can do. Sure looks like a painting to me.