Thursday, February 6, 2014

Miller Time Friday: A Painterly Approach to Life



No doubt you thought I would focus on the Olympics this fine day.  No - I think I will save that for another day and share, instead, the latest time sucker in my life:

Waterlogue



Tag-lined "Photography, distilled", the Waterlogue App allows you to take your photographs and create beautiful and imaginative watercolours with them.

So you can take this photo




and make it this:



or this photo



and make it this:



The App allows you to utilize various painterly techniques and then upload your photo to Instagram, Facebook, twitter and tumblr.

Heck they will even make it into a postcard and ship it out for you!

Imagine people's Christmas cards next year...

Okay, I may have gone too bold with that one...

Of course some photos work better than others and you have to play around with the effects, but it is great fun!  I still like to dabble in painting IRL, but this is a wee bit quicker and in my case, better, than what I could come up with (at least for now!)

Have you tried this app yet?

In honour of painterly pursuits (even if they are virtual), let's have a drink shall we?


Watercolour Cocktail
Mix liquors together and add pineapple juice. Garnish with a cherry or a chunk of pineapple.
Ingredients:
 
Enjoy your Friday and have a most wonderful day!  Stay Safe out there!
 
 
 

34 comments:

  1. Well I see you are just as eager as I am for friday to come. Have not tried the app but already love it based on your pictures. Have a fantastic week end.

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    1. ha! was heading out to a "do" last night, so was afraid I would be too tired later! it is lots of fun!

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  2. Hi Wendy, I've come across something similar before, as my brother-in-law is a graphic artist and has been producing similar works for a few years. Nice to know that a relative amateur can do it too!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Patricia - that is so neat! I don't think it compares to having a "real" watercolor done, but it is pretty fun!

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  3. Never heard of this app:)
    Just wanted to let you know that i tried the jcrew bracelet in the blush color and it was a fail.
    It looked and felt cheap. HTH

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    1. thanks Ina! I will wait to buy a lovely bracelet with a real stone!

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  4. I think this is really fun. I just found out about this recently, my friend Susan posted some of her waterlogue pics on Pinterest and I've been meaning to look into it a bit further. I like your photos, though that picture of you as a little girl with your handbag and big smile needs no alterations!
    Are you looking forward to the games? I'm not enthused in the slightest though that might change. I'm in puppy land these days and our big event of the weekend is Scout meeting her vet for the first time.
    Cheers Darling! Yay for Miller Time!

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    1. I even missed the fact that they were starting!!! Oh, it looks like ?I live on a different planet. Scout must have change a lot again, please Dani, post some pictures of her :-)

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    2. Well I have been somewhat ambivalent because of Russia's stance against Gay Rights, but I will be watching the opening ceremonies today and supporting Canada all the way and hoping for a Jesse Owens moment in the first few days when some wonderful Olympic athlete hoists a rainbow coloured gloves into the air in an act of beautiful defiance!!

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  5. neat!! that sounds like a fun and easy creative way to reimagine one's photos! (I'm currently hanging out watching some of the pre-olympic events...I mean, my old boyfriend Evgeny Plushenko, this hot new japanese kid, and of course fingers crossed for Patrick Chan! great skating!)

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  6. oh that 19-year-old Japanese skater is a joy to watch!

    I've been wasting time, I mean experimenting, with Waterlogue, too. Also like Moldiv, great maker of collages.

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    1. Wasn't he a marvel? I am still hoping that our Patrick Chan can break the Canadian Men's Olympic curse....

      I will definitely check out Moldiv!

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  7. Ooo! I must get that app! I love the lightbulb one!
    Yay for Friday!

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  8. I must get this app, but it probably won't work on my antic phone :-) I love so much this idea of the Xmas card! Have a great weekend Wendy.

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    1. Steph - you are right - we have all been downloading our Disney experience app on our phone - has all of our dinner reservations, fast passes, etc, but poor son's phone is too old so he'll have to have someone delivering him along!

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  9. Well iTunes should give you a commission on that one, as I went right out and downloaded it. I am the least artistic person in the world, so I am always rather intrigued by things that allow me to engage in what I perceive as a modicum of artsy-ness.

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    1. Hi M! I love playing with art. I have two close friends, Geraldine and Mike, who are talented, and I so admire them! I mostly just play around with my paints and have fun and it does feel good!

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  10. I won't get it for a bit Wendy bc I won't get anything done otherwise!!

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    1. Oh it is terribly addictive so you are very smart!

      I couldn't comment on your blog this a.m. but I loved the first interiors!

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  11. Oh well you know what I'll be doing later, this looks great fun.

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    1. I feel I may have given you a gateway drug...

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  12. That self portrait makes you look very arty-- awesome! How is one finding apps like this? I have the flashlight app, that's it.

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    1. I read about it on House Beautiful's facebook feed!

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  13. Cool portrait! I will downloaded on my iPad to test.

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  14. Well, thanks to you I've now found a way to waste a lot of time! I've just spent an hour waterloguing. I'm not very artistic, and did take watercolour classes for a while to try to improve my hand presentation skills at University (for all our endless Design submissions). It helped a little, but my paintings were still universally bad. The app is much quicker (and better) than I! xx

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    1. Heidi - I'm here to help! It is pretty fun! I have to get painting again - I find it soothing in its awesome badness, though I do realize I can only get better if I actually practice!

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  15. I am going to give this a go when I get my musical brain adjusted! Mike will be astounded at my artistic prowess so don't tell him about this.

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  16. Brain fade...thought I'd commented and I didn't... have done this a couple of times today. I've done life drawing classes all through my life but I only like drawing the women. Sorry blokes. I have not watched a minute of the Olympics though heard a lot about all the nightmares they are having with housing. Why on earth did they pick Russia?

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  17. Thank goodness I've retired! Watercolour was my main medium when I worked as an illustrator - this little app would have put me out of business!

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  18. So rad! I purchased this app after seeing it here! Thank you for the info. I am addicted.

    Jenni

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