Mobile Art – APPart Interview with Wanphen Sangkamee aka: Gummy

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We are huge fans of Wanphen Sangkamee aka: Gummy’s mobile artwork here at TheAppWhisperer and absolutely adore this interview between our APPart editor, Bobbi McMurry and Gummy. Please sit down, put your feet up and enjoy this wonderful article with us, for a few minutes in your day (foreword by Joanne Carter).

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I love animals though cows and fish aren’t likely to be top of mind when I think of them  that is unless they created by Wanphen Sangamee. There’s a sense of childlike honesty in her painterly strokes and simplistic palette that I don’t see very often within the realms of mobile art. Picasso once said, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a life time to paint like a child”.  Gummy doesn’t take herself too seriously and her intuitive work reveals an openness to maintain a sense of innocent curiosity so many “grow out of” as we become adults. She has intentionally created a lifestyle for herself that embraces her need to experience the world purely and to pour that virtue into her art. I trust you’ll enjoy getting to know a little bit about her.

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Grand Flickr Group Showcase of 2016 – TheAppWhisperer – Mobile Photography and Art

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I had intended to publish our 2016 Grand Flickr Group Showcase of Mobile Photography and Art on Christmas Day this year. I had prepared most of it ahead of time and was relatively well organised to go live on 25 December. However, events took a turn for the worse and as I awoke after a thoroughly turbulent night on the morning of 24 December, I picked up my phone and saw a Facebook message coming through from a friend expressing how sorry she was for the loss of Carolyn Hall Young a few hours before. For a few moments, I thought I was still in the midst of the wretched nightmare I had been having, my husband then walked into the room with fresh coffee and was telling me that just a few moments before he had got up, he had witnessed the most incredible sunrise in our bedroom. We never see the sunrise in our bedroom but this morning, he said, it had set our complete room alight. He placed the coffee down next to me and asked why I was crying, I could hardly get the words out, that Carolyn had died but I did and then the grief took over. I sat up and stared out of our bedroom window, looking at the sky, deep into the sky, I said in my mind to Carolyn, “Was that you, in our bedroom this morning, were you trying to tell me what had happened”? I believe it was, and had she and I not been so connected, perhaps I would not have had that wretched night and not finally fallen asleep, just as she was trying to communicate with me. I am sure this sounds bizarre to you reading this, but to understand more fully, you need to comprehend the nature of our relationship.

It started several years ago and has been completely conducted online, in one form or another. We have spoken on our mobile devices, we have FaceTimed on them too and most of all, we communicated via the Viber app, messaging back and forth. The one part of our relationship we could not bring together was our physical selves but we did not let that inhibit us in any shape or form. Carolyn and I shared a very deep and all encompassing connection. Both of us had experienced deeply serious medical interventions and survived, both of us had been hurt in past relationships and we still dared to love. She would say to me, “you’re very brave to be my friend”, knowing she had a terminal illness. To my mind there was nothing brave about it, she was the most beautiful person I had ever known. Early on in our relationship we made a pact, we would always be completely honest with one another, having both been hurt and fearing loving another person and also being aware of how very easy it is to misinterpret text messages, we said that if we were ever unsure what the other meant, we would ask and say “we don’t understand”. We would not allow ourselves to read between the lines, to possibly not fully grasp the others intention. And it was having that grounding from the very beginning that, I feel, allowed our relationship to develop so powerfully. One time she said to me “you have completely dispelled everything I thought about how English people live”. I laughed and said “I hate to burst your bubble but we don’t all live as if we are in Downton Abbey”, she laughed too.

Many have written that I am a “private” person. Part of the problem when you have a relatively public profile, is that people try to understand you and sometimes jump to the wrong conclusion. It is natural, as humans our survival instinct is based on descerning friend from foe, it’s our very nature. I am no more private than any of you reading this very personal account. What I am perhaps is cautious, fearful of loving and giving love. Carolyn helped to fix this. Having retraced my steps with a therapist a few years ago, I had a legitimate reason for this angst. It appears it stems originally from the complete and permanent rejection from my natural father when I was five years old and consequently being ripped from the family nest of my siblings and therefore all of my extended family, grandparents, aunts and uncles, school friends, school and so forth and being placed in a new family and later, with my mother and a step parent and step siblings and the very violent rows, aggression and stress thereafter. There were some highs but there were also some terrible lows and as a child we are so dependent on adults to make the world a safer place. Carolyn was always a white knight, a shining gift of pure dependable, good love. She gave me back my strength with her love.

When I was 24 years old, I underwent life threatening surgery to my liver. Large and profuse liver tumours had wrecked havoc with my life. Before I had a diagnosis the symptoms were similar to hypoglycaemia and consequently saw me thrown out of more London pubs and clubs than I can count on two hands. As soon as I entered a hot, smoky, crowded environment, I would become very sick and more often than not pass out. Bouncers in those days, perhaps they are still the same, were not sympathetic and had no qualms with throwing a young woman out into the street, if it meant keeping their establishment ‘reputable’. Following surgery, post recovery was extremely difficult and trying and I had to work very hard to learn to walk again an issue that Carolyn endured over three times post-surgery. We often communicated about the will to survive and not just for our own sakes, for others whom we loved and who loved us. Almost two and a half years ago, I was scheduled for a total hysterectomy, Carolyn was there, pre-surgery, helping me to select personal items that I would need post-surgery, she was there on the day, right up to the last moment before I was led to theatre, she I believe was with me throughout surgery and she most definitely was there post-surgery. Sometimes, during a blissful morphine induced sleep, Carolyn would contact my husband Kevin, to ask if I was ok, as she had not heard from me for a while. He would call the hospital and a nurse would tell him I was resting and he would convey the message to Carolyn. To anyone having had a total hysterectomy, you will know that not only are you dealing with the usual post-surgical issues, but it sends your hormones into complete havoc. Menopausal symptoms can hit you out of nowhere as you try to regain some control over your bodily functions. All the time Carolyn would say to me, “take a selfie so I can paint you”. It was honestly the last thing I felt like. I am quite self-conscious with regards selfies anyway but Carolyn had asked me and whatever Carolyn asked of me, she got. Always. So, I obliged from my hospital bed and she painted the most carefully detailed image of me and not only did she gift me the full resolution file to print and to keep but she also sent me a hard copy too. She did this by utilising some wonderful iOS software. She was bed-bound most of the time, with this software she could upload the digital file and the developer send out the printed image directly to the recipient, wherever they are in the world.

I am not standing before you reciting a TED talk on the importance and deepness of an online relationship, although I am fantasying that I am. As our relationship was online and we were restricted by health issues we had to use whatever means we could and we became incredibly creative in this way.  Carolyn would often say, “you never know what you will be grateful for”. In respect to social media, I am eternally grateful to it. We would convey, that if it wasn’t for technology we would not have met, our love of mobile photography and art brought us together and that same technology allowed us to communicate and deepen our relationship. Many of you reading this will think, it’s not possible to know real love with an online relationship, having never met the person physically. I can assure you, that it is. I have met many other friends and artists I have known online, physically in London and it is not very different. It’s like a confirmation of what you already knew. You knew what they looked like, what they sounded like, you’d seen their mannerisms and you knew their humour. Physically meeting them, just ticks another box. More often than not, we only meet people physically, we don’t have that online side and in many ways, it can be more difficult to understand that person. With an online relationship, you have to explain explicitly what you mean, to avoid misinterpretation, with a physical relationship sometimes it is assumed that you will know what the other person is thinking. It is possible to be in the deepest most intimate physical relationship and still not be present. It is possible to make love and not be present but I wouldn’t recommend it, being present whilst making love is definitely much better.

Last year, I was invited to lecture on the topic of course, of mobile photography and art in Seoul, South Korea. It will come as no surprise to you to learn that Carolyn came with me. I think it was the 12.5 hour flight that represented our first long term gap in communicating but as soon as I touched down, there she was again, as I searched for my suitcase. One morning whilst in Seoul I was having breakfast with an artist who was also presenting at the museum of art and he asked me, how could I or why would I represent and promote all of these mobile artists at a show, instead of talking about myself, many of whom I had never physically met. I explained to him that I didn’t necessarily need to meet them all to understand their work and their passion and for me to be in such a privileged position where I could direct my 2.5 hr lecture anyway that I wanted, was a huge honour for me, to show their work and to encourage new artists to do the same, to create with their mobile devices and to fully express themselves.

Carolyn as many of you will know, originally painted with her iPad, that her dear Uncle Dan had gifted her, when she could no longer paint physically, with her beautiful real paints and canvases. The iPad which she rejected at first became a new found form of expression, to embrace her art and she did just that. Painting almost 1600 portraits for friends and family birthdays, many friends from the online community that she had not met. It didn’t matter, she would glean enough from their communications online to understand them, well enough, to present them with the most incredible and personal gift. I know that she would spend hours and hours on these portraits but not only was she spending hours on the painting itself, she was spending hours with that person being present with that person. Noticing every line on their face, every stray hair, and she would add details, that she felt she had understood about them, to the portraits. Many of them humorous as her glorious sense of humour knew no bounds. Some of her most honest work she would tell me, was that of her self portraits. Here she felt she could be completely radical and free to fully express herself. The later ones, from earlier this year, particularly demonstrate her fears, her vulnerabilities and her sheer courage.

It has taken me quite a while to face writing something about dear Carolyn because it has shocked me. I knew exactly how unwell she was. I was with her in many medical appointments, I was there when her carers were helping her, I was there when her dear husband, Warren was aiding her. But I have still been shocked to my core. Earlier on in our relationship she perhaps “softened with love” as her dear friend Aimee Liu expressed it to me, her medical difficulties, she never complained, she was always grateful for not only each new day but each new moment. Everything was delicious to her. The sunlight, the snow, the beautiful hummingbird nesting in her apricot tree outside her bedroom. Later her messages were, as I have looked back, more telling of her difficulties. Remembering our honesty pact, she told me exactly how she felt but because of that, I tried to convince her as she had done with me in the past that these were side effects from the treatment, that they will pass and “you will get better”. Every time she tried or told me “this is too hard”. I would reassure her, with “I know, I am right here, it’s going to pass, breathe”. She would say “I have to keep believing that” and I would agree, eagerly.

One of the many wonderful things we would do, is pretend we were writing a film (movie) script, it helped to add humour to difficult circumstances. So when something unexpected happened, such as the time I was recovering in bed following my hysterectomy and my mother was here, helping with my children and she said, “oh Joanne, do you have any Sherry? That’s what you need to make you feel better”. Bearing in mind my painkillers prohibited alcohol and I wasn’t feeling too much like it anyway, Carolyn would say, “that’s a great line, add it to the script” and we would laugh, once more. Even just a few weeks ago, when I was waiting in A&E (ER), with the most painful bone infection in my head behind my ear and two ‘ladies of the night’ (it was early afternoon, actually), were escorted into the unit with security guards wearing white plastic aprons over their uniforms. I said to Carolyn who was there with me of course, “it’s really not warm enough here to be wearing micro skirts and thigh high stiletto boots, at the moment”. She replied with “Oh my! I always hate it when I don’t know the dress code” – how we laughed! Most recently during Carolyn’s last few months, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, it’s incurable but with the immunosuppressants I am taking, the disease progression will he slowed. It’s nothing, I can function and do more things than I can’t. Carolyn has helped to put my life into perspective, she has helped me to appreciate every tiny thing that’s good and the things that aren’t so good, to accept with grace. Most of all Carolyn has taught me to be so strong, because as dear Aimee expressed, intuitively sensing my frustration as to why this happened, It could not go on unless she truly was immortal. And we all hoped and prayed that she was in body, as she was in spirit. But her tiny body had limits, which her soul does not. She will never leave those of us who love her. She will always be present.” .  Warren says I should talk aloud to her, “she will hear you” he told me. I will do that and the first thing I am going to say is “Carolyn, this was not part of the script!”.

I have dedicated this 2016 Grand Flickr Showcase to Carolyn, it is the very least I could do. There are over 250 images in this showcase, I hope you will all be as engrossed and absorbed in it as I have been, creating it. Please do note that it is not possible for me to include every single artist in this showcase, this is a representative sample of the very best mobile photography and art that has been submitted to our Flickr group over the year.

Many congratulations to the following artists on being featured including:

Roger Guetta, Sandra Becker, Hanni K, Montse Abad, Jun Yamaguchi, Matt Kayden, woltarise, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Anthony Foster, Kevin Leong, Lanie Heller, Carolyn Hall Young, Lee Atwell, kCe7, Jormain Cady, Joseph Cyr, Lorenka Campos, mutablend, David Ingraham, Federica Corbelli, Pier Luigi Dodi, Maddy McCoy, Ade Santora, Heather McAlister, Gabriel F.W. Koch, Vanessa Vox, Rebecca Lawrence Weaver, Joseph Cyr, Ginger Lucero, Millo Salgado, Pericles Loucopoulos, Cedric Blanchon, Alex Paton, Luther Roseman Dease, Cathrine Halsor, Giancarlo Beltrame, Damian De Souza, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, David Hayes, Angie Lambert, Cecilia Sao Thiago, Nicolas Xanthos, Riel Noir, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Candice Railton, Stephanie Roberts, Alegremartin, Ile Mont,  mkosmowski, Alain Paris, Armineh Hovaneisan, Alan Kastner, Maria Georgiadou, Bonobo Stone, Eric Raddatz, columnsovsleep, Emma Amar, Hussam Eissa, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Juta Jazz, Manuela Basaldella, Gizem Karayavuz, Myrna, Ralf Mauyog, Bob Eddings, soul_engine, Stefanie L.P., Elyktra, woltarise, Marianne Rieter, Ger van den Elzen, Beezzz_ – Bonny Breddels, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Jeffrey Simpson, Francesco Sambati, Ricardas Jarmalavicius, Sheldon Serkin, Chouroro, Tessfra, Kathy Clay, Sara Tune, BlemishedEye  David Booker, Roy Savoy, Robin Robertis, Clint Cline, Marcos Nieto, Donna Donato, Rob Pearson-Wright, Aylin Argun, Claude Panneton, Poetic Medium, be.mo.re, Jessica D, Mark Walton, Katie Texieira, Alan Julliard, Bobbi McMurry, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Jo Sullivan, Trish, Peter Gonera, Mimi Svanberg, Richard Smith, Tuba, Bruno Ribeiro, Alegremartin, carlein, Albion Harrison-Naish, Liz Traynor, Paolo Berni, karma o  Christine o’ Sobczak, Gianluca Ricoveri, Jillian2  Jill Lian, Robi Gallardo, John Fullard, Giulia Baita, Marguerite Khoury, Chris Harland, Louse Whiting, Keisuke Takahashi, Izumi Horaguchi, Scott Woodward, Karen Divine, Esteban Lefebvre, Kate Zari Roberts, Ainul Islam, Em Kachouro, Davide Capponi, Jim Perdue, Karen Axelrad, Fran Taylor, Janet Reid, Allyson Marie, Patty Larson, Paul Yan, Catherine Caddigan, Vivi (Veevs), Ingrid_b21, Julia Nathanson, Brendan O Se, Brett Chenoweth, Rainer Hamburg, Natali Prosvetova, Wanphen sangkamee, Mandolina Moon, Alejandro Cendan Rodrig, Gillian Brodie, Nick Kenrick, Antti Tassberg, Rene Valencia, Jorris Martinez, Didier du Castel, Michael Trombley, zeeyan, Susan Rennie, before.1st.light  Jane Schultz, Laura Peischl, Jenneke Tesselaar, borisbschulz2009, Susan Blasé, Gina Costa, Tim Bingham, Lola Mitchell, Amanda Parker, Pat Brown, Steve Vu, Cristina Rossi, Fiona Christian, Kristie Benoit, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Cristian Margarita, Sara Augenbraun, Vladimir Dimitroff, Patricia Januszkiewicz, rorofot, Maurizio Zanetti, Andy Alexandre, Debout Clarisse, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Yasuo Furue, Dominique Torrent, Elodie Hunting, Cindy Buske, Isabel Afonso, Trish G, Liliana Schwitter,  Alain Paris, Thomas Toft, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Marco Lamberto, Dani Salvadori, Tomaso Belloni, Violet Martins,  Robin Sacknoff, Luison  Lrh, Cara Gallardo Weil, dinalfs, Joshua Sarinana, Luis Fernandez, Michaela Meerkatz, David DeNagel, Scott Terrill, Lawrence Lazare, Christine Mignon, Gergely Hando, Lindy Ginn, Wayman Stairs, Basak Aytek, Ryan Vaarsi, Tsvetan Ganev, Lou Liuzzi, Elsa Brenner,  p.a.hamel, Chad Rankin Vadim Demjianov.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 17 April 2016

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There is no silence more resounding than that of a cognitive communication malfunction. To be awake, to understand, to feel excruciating pain, to be aware of an existence but unable to reply. We all live complex and miracles of life, diverting us, pleasing us, frightening, transforming and defining us. We share so much, least of all our love for mobile photography and art. This weeks showcase explores profound emotional and visceral matters. It is an elegant and moving film, I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

p.a. hamel, Alan Kastner, Deborah McMillion (Hotel Midnight), Carolyn Hall Young, Jun Yamaguchi, Aylin Argun, Natali Prosvetova, jillian2, Lynette Jackson, Clint Cline, Shel Serkin, Maria Georgiadou, Janet Reid, Candice (CLAY3) Railton, Lorenka Campos, woltarise, Sandra Becker, kCe7, wanphen sangkamee, Louise Whiting, Poetic Medium, Gianluca Ricoveri, Karen Axelrad, Christine o Sobczak – karma o, Barbara Nebel, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Susan Rennie, Kathyrn Johnson, Tim Bingham, Nicolas Xanthos, Cara Gallardo Weil, Lee Atwell, dinalfs, Frederic Mahy, Rainer Hamburg.

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Grand Flickr Group Showcase of 2015 – TheAppWhisperer – Mobile Photography and Art

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This Grand Flickr Group Showcase of 2015 represents the top favourited images from our Flickr Group – Mobile Photography & Imagery. Each week we produced a showcase and we have selected images from all of those showcases to bring you this epic finale of the year of 2015.

There is plenty here (over 200 images and artists featured) to enlarge your sense of mobile photography and mobile art. This showcase will compel you to keep watching and to discover more. You will be heartened, astonished and stunned as you watch, loving it, engrossed in the art. Then as if by chance you will notice, I wash the ground completely beneath your feet and you will realise that this body of work is something very different and was different all along. This epic showcase will enable you to visualise abstract emotions and pinpoint transformative moments in your life. Breathe in this showcase, let it interlace with all your art forms, allow it to poignantly portray the transience of time. Thank you to each and everyone of you.

Many congratulations to the following artists on being featured today, links to each image can be found by selecting the relevant artists name below:

Michael Meerkatz, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Federica Corbelli, Jack Webb, Nizamettin Kucukoner, Hussam Eissa, Edward Santos, Luther Roseman Dease, II, David Hayes, Julie Hollow, Armineh Hovanesian,Vivi, Rene Valencia, Ralf Mauyog, Elodie Hunting, Labarussiat Claude, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Danilo Don, Cindy Buske, Catherine Caddigan, Tricia Dewey, Grace Brignolle, Lea Lovora, Christophe Brutel, Claude Panneton, Stephanie Roberts, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Patty Larson, Jim Perdue, Serdar Turkoglu, Michael Kistler, Sara Tune, e_rnst, Jun Yamaguchi, Geri Centonze, Clint Cline, William Reyes, Donna Donato, Matthew Wylie, Veronica Hassell, Pat Brown, Mimi Svanberg, Mimo Khair, Jormain Cady, Wayne Greer, Nyanjiroo iCloud_9, AJ vdHorst, Ade Santora, Frederic Mahy, Kirsten Fenton, Suzy Norris, Sarah Jarrett, dr pajchiwo, Carolyn Hall Young, Christine Mignon, Hanni K, Cary Larrabee, Cara Gallardo Weil, David Ingraham, Ricardo Ayer, Tracey Renehan, Ryan Vaarsi, Tantiana Andri, Giulia Baita, Rodrigo Vieira, Carlein, Karen Divine, Robin Robertis, Aylin Argun, Cattis C, Peter Gonera, Alan Kastner, Tammy George, Cedric Blanchon, Gina Costa, Jo Sullivan, Liliana Schwitter, Suzana Dordea, Riamolde, Susan Blase, BlemishedEye – David Booker, Juta Jazz, Keenan Layog, Lee Atwell, Chad Rankin, Marie Matthews, Gillian Brodie, Paula Gardener, Montse Abad, Lola Mitchell, Benedetta Falugi, auketts, shinnya umetsu, Susan Rennie, SLP…, Agnieszka Domanska, Roger Guetta, Brendan O Se, Maddy McCoy, gulceliker, soul_engine, Vanessa Vox, Gusbano, Erika Brothers, Giovani Racca, Matthew Wylie, Rob Pearson-Wright, Lynette Jackson, Nicolas Xanthos, borisbschulz2009, Lorenka Campos, Kristie, Andy Chapman, Nikki Ranguelov, Gianluca Ricoveri, Sheldon Serkin, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Kim Martino, Christophen Brutel, Jennifer Henriksen, woltarise, Hussam Eissa, la_ma_rie, Mansi, Angie Lambert, David Welsh, mila nutka, Trish G – Patricia Geyer, #Arun, Didier du Castel, Liz Traynor, Michael Trombley, Pat StH – Blacksmith Pat, Bertrand Taoussi, Lee Atwell, WitChi Wotcha – Shayna Schulman, Jeanette Vazquez, kCe7, Janine Graf, David Hayes, Candice Railton, Shams Tabreez, Cathrine Halsor, Nick Kenrick, Mimages, Eliza Badoiu, Cat Morris, Dominique Torrent, Ginger Lucero, Sandra Nykerk, Wayman Stairs, Lusion, Catherine Caddigan, Alex Visage, Sandra Becker, karma o – Christine, Tuba, Bobbi McMurry, Jennifer Bracewell, Jack Webb, Poetic Medium, Deborah McMillon – Hotel Midnight, Alain Paris, Elaine, out of context, Trish Korous, Roy Savoy, Wanphen Sangkamee, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Manuela Basaldella, Paul Yan, Michelle Robinson, Claudia Contreras, Pascale G, Albion Harrison-Naish, columnsovsleep, Kathyrn Johnson, _ally.marie_, Wayman Stairs, Elsa Brenner, Laura Peischl, Ile Mont, Kate Zari Roberts, Beezzz_, Alexandra Paton, Michel Pretterklieber, Andy Chapman, Michael Kistler, Chris Harland, Andrea Koerner, Antti Tassberg, Jiri Dvorak, Jeffrey Simpson, Alegremartin, Heather McAlister, Gizem Karayavuz, Joanne Carter.

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Mobile Photography / Art New Year Resolutions 2016 From Around The World

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New Year Resolutions have a long history, the Babylonians pledged to return borrowed objects and repay their debts at the start of each year, while the Romans kicked off January by making a vow to the god Janus (from whom the month takes its name).

As we have been repeating and updating this featured article now for several years, many artists have looked back and lamented at their broken promises but also as you read, you will see that many rejoice at the acomplishments that they have achieved.

In assessing my goals for the New Year, I don’t list tasks, I analyze the optimal approaches in reaching those goals, breaking them down into steps. I think we need to challenge ourselves – to stretch, purposefully, beyond our comfort zones. I make a plan, which includes a roadmap to consciously pursuing new ideas, and discovering possibilities. Each step forward, into unknown territory, emboldens us.

In 2015, I have watched us all grow, creatively, exponentially, in part because we build on a collective intelligence. Having a context, and a community, helps us know ourselves, better.

I’m excited to think of what you each will bring to this New Year. We have shared great energy, camaraderie, encouragement, information, and imagery. We have connected, mourned each other’s losses, and celebrated our victories, large and small, together.

Many thanks to our international community, to all those who have submitted artwork to TheAppWhisperer project, commented on articles, and spread the word about mobile artistry. Thank you to the extraordinary group of features editors who volunteer their efforts and expertise to make TheAppWhisperer a rich and diverse resource. As always, I am grateful for your friendship and support. You move me.

I would like to thank all the artists who have participated our New Years Resolution project this year. Everyone enjoys reading and learning more about you all and it’s a wonderful opportunity to share and rejoice in all your achievements and of course, to bathe in your glorious art.

Thank you, Allyson Marie, Andrea Brigiarini, Sylvia DeVoss, Marian Rubin, Marguerite Khoury, Alejandro Cendan Rodriguez, Illse Harris, Gianluca Ricoveri, Giulia Baita, Jaime Glasser, Albion Harrison-Naish, Maria Thiago, Ile Mont, Wanphen Sangkamee, Brendan O Se, Teri Lou Dantzler, Gizem Karayavuz, Maria Flourou, Bonobo Stone, Dani Salvadori, Jay Desind, Louise Whiting, Lee Atwell, Ale De Gangi, Jill Lian, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Carolyn Hall Young, Kerryn Benbow, Petyr Campos, Robi Gallardo, Kate Zari Roberts, Lisa Waddell, Deborah McMillion, Cindy Buske, Eliza Badoiu, Susan Tuttle, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Michel Pretterklieber, Cheryl A Townsend, Elaina Wilcox, Michelle Robinson, Fiona Christian, Andrew Proudlove, Matthew Kayden, Candice Railton, Paul Brown, Brett Chenoweth, Meri Walker, Janine Graf, Ocean Morisset, Amy Leibrand, Karen Divine, Leinaala Mitchell Art, Jane Schultz,  Andrew B White, Juta Jazz, Robin Sacknoff, Vanessa Vox, Yulia Naganova, Alix Carmichele, Jim Perdue, Yoni Mayeri, Tommy Vee, Angie Lambert, Martin Durr, Riel Noir, Cecily Caceu, Ed Kriner, Cathrine Halsor, Dilshad Corleone, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Rad Drew, Rob Pearson-Wright, Gina Costa, Marianne Rieter, Gillia Brodie, Karen Axelrad, Christine O Sobczak, Mariette Schrijver, Claude Panneton, Lanie Heller, Bobbi McMurry, Tania Konnerth, Constance Rosethnal, Tina Rice,  Lrh Arquitecto​, Paula Broom​ Carlos Austin​ Armineh Hovanesian​ Hovanesian, Yoni Mayeri​, Ginger Lucero​, Mandolina Moon​, Jennifer A Thomas​, Jackson Mah​, Shirley Drevich​, Erika C. Brothers​, Lorenka Campos​, Isabella Matthews​, Bonny Breddels​, Maurizio Zanetti​, Keisuke Takahashi​, Mehmet Omur, Elsa Brenner​ and Jo Jo​.

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APPart – Challenge Results – Halloween Theme

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We are delighted to publish our wonderful APPart Challenge Halloween Theme Challenge Showcase!  Many thanks to our wonderful editor Bobbi McMurry for organising this and of course to all of you incredibly talented artists for creating such stunning art (forword by Joanne Carter).

Amazed at the magic spells our AppArtists cast to create this incredible work for a last minute Halloween theme! This showcase features a rather broad spectrum of ghoulish goodness that you’re sure to enjoy”.

Congratulations to featured APPartists: Louise Whiting, Mandolina Moon, Wanphen Sangkamee, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Alexis Rotella, Michelle Robinson, Angie Lambert, Giulia Baita, Brett Chenoweth, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Eliza Badoiu, Claude Panneton, Dominique Torrent, Ed Kriner, Lila_Lila, Beezzz_, Allyson Marie, and Jim Perdue.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 1 November 2015

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This is a showcase full of gleeful and skin-crawling brilliance, I hope you find it to be as enjoyable and delirously frightening as I do!

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

Many congratulations to the following featured artists this week:

Louise Whiting, Erika Brothers, Denis Perekhrest, Li Dongwei, Trish Korous, Meri Walker, Cathrine Halsor, Bruna, Mimi Svanberg, Sheldon Serkin, Carolyn Hall Young, Gianluca Ricoveri, Poetic Medium, Ralf Mauyog, Lee Atwell, Jane Schultz – before.1st.light’, Patty Larson, wanphen sangkamee, Lorenka Campos, Pat Brown, Vadim Demjianov,

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Mobile Art – APPart – Seventh Flickr Group Showcase – TheAppWhisperer

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I am delighted to publish our very latest APPart Mobile Art Flickr Group Showcase. Curated by our editor Bobbi McMurry and produced by myself. Over to Bobbi…(foreword by Joanne Carter).

“They say that time flies, and I’m here to tell you it fly’s at supersonic speed! My showcases usually feature twenty works, but given the length of time since our last showcase, narrowing to twenty was absolutely impossible. You’ve all been very busy creating and pushing yourselves to learn and grow as artists. Here I present to you fifty pieces from fifty artists  all excellent examples of what AppArt is all about. Enjoy!”

Huge congratulations to all of this Showcases featured APPartists: Vivi, Ginger Lucero, Paper Moon, Stefanie L.P., Riel Noir, Jim Purdue, Armineh Hovanesian, Ile Mont, Beezzz_, Bob Eddings, Giulia Baita, Janetlyn, Dani Salvadori, Kurt Norlin, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Diana Nicholette, Jeon, Janetlyn, Andrea Koerner, Claude Panneton, Tuba, Joanne Mariol, Kawol1, Yulia Naganova, Aldo Pacheco, Candice (CLAY) Railton, Juta Jazz, Susan Rennie, Mandolina Moon, Jo Sullivan, Mariette Schrijver, Sandra Becker, Patricia Leeds, Cat Morris, Carolyn Hall Young, Blemished Eye, Janetlyn, Meri Walker, Cathrine Halsor, Lorenka Campos, Dominique Torrent, Eric Raddatz, Michelle Robinson, Louise Whiting, Brett Chenoweth, Deborah McMillion / Hotel Midnight, Poetic Medium, Eliza Badoiu, Pat Brown, Wanphen Sangkamee, Before 1st Light / Jane Schultz

Here are the links you need to join our APPart groups:

• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

. Flickr APPart Challenge Group

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 11 October 2015

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The Nobel laureate Herta Muller once said, “language is so different from life. How am I supposed to fit the one into the other? How can I bring them together?”. Art has amazing power to foster collaboration between different societies and can be a powerful way to bring communities together. Art has the capacity to heal…One of the many things your art brings to us all is it helps us to recognise what we did not know before. Thank you.

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

Many congratulations to the following featured artists this week:

Wanphen Sangkamee, Jormain Cady, Poetic Medium, Karen Axelrad, Nicolas Xanthos, Eliza Badoiu, Deborah McMillion (Hotel Midnight), Basak Aytek, Hanni K, Mimi Svanberg, Maarten Oortwijn, Jun Yamaguchi, Erika Brothers, Louise Whiting, Robin Robertis, Lee Atwell, Roger Guetta, Armineh Hovanesian, out of context, Kenzie Wilson, Hussam Eissa, Candice Railton, Pil Gyun Yu, before.1st.light (Jane Schultz), Kristie, Trish Korous, Angie Lambert, Beezzz_, Susan Rennie, Jennifer Bracewell, Carolyn Hall Young, Ile Mont, Vadim, Sheldon Serkin

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Mobile Photography and Art – Flickr Group Showcase – Seoul Museum of Art Presentation

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I am delighted to publish the Seoul Museum of Art Flickr Group Showcase that I presented within my lecture this week on Wednesday 23rd September 2015.  I cannot express the impact it made on the audience, they were all thoroughly captivated and mesmerised by your art and the accompanying music. When it finished, there were loud comments of ‘wow’ ‘that was incredible’ and more. The duration of this showcase is over 9 minutes, the audience were transfixed the entire time it played.

Thank you to all the artists I have featured here. There are so many more that I would have loved to include. This content and showcase are incredibly unique and demonstrate the breadth of staggering talent within our mobile photography and art community.

Congratulations to the following artists whose work was featured and shown in Korea!:

Eliza Badoiu, Damian De Souza, Sandra Becker, Angie Lambert, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Meri Walker, livenotoneveil, Andrea Koerner, Kerryn Benbow, Ade Santora, Nizamettin Kucukoner, Bobbi McMurry, AJ vdHorst, Roger Guetta, Michael Coyne, Danilo Dion, Ade Santora, Vanessa Vox, Louise Whiting, Christine o’Sobczak – karma o, Kristie, Bobbi McMurry, Sandra Becker, Robin Robertis, Janet Lyn, Jo Sullivan, Liliana Schwitter, Jennifer Bracewell, Gizem Karayavuz, Jack Webb, Aylin Argun, Susan Blase, David Booker,  Armineh Hovanesian, Carolyn Hall Young, Dominique Torrent, Gina Costa, kCe7, Susanne, Amo iPhoneography, Lorenka Campos, Patricia Geyer, Pat Brown, Susan Rennie, Michel Pretterklieber, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Geri Centonze, Cedric Blanchon, Heather McAlister, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, hanakai2001, Hussam Eissa, Cathrine Halsor, Jormain Cady, Eliza Badoiu, Ile Mont, Andrea Koerner, Clint Cline, Luther Roseman Dease, II, Kathy Clay, Kristie, Sara Tune, Beezzz_, Cindy Buske, Claude Panneton, Elodie Hunting, Federica Corbelli, Candice Railton, Mimi Svanberg, Christine Mignon, Jamel van de Pas, Wayman Stairs, Chad Rankin, Kerryn Benbow, Mark Schnidman/Julio Pelaez, Lisa Peters/Isabella Mattews, Manuela Basaldella/Kim Martino, Carolyn Hall Young/Sara McCracken, Elaine Taylor/Jane Fiala, Maarten Oortwijn, la_ma_rie, Labarussiat Claude, Marco Lamberto, Serdar Turkoglu, Jim Perdue, Sheldon Serkin, Tomaso Belloni, Kathy Clay, Rene Valencia, Albion Harrison-Naish, Roy Savoy, woltarise, Julia Nathanson, Vivi, Riamolde, Robin Sacknoff, Steve Vu, Luision, Giancarlo Beltrame, Rene Valencia, Jormain Cady, Marzia Bellini, Jun Yamaguchi, Mimo Khair, Davide Capponi, Michaela Meerkatz, Brendan O Se, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Alain Paris, Lee Atwell, Edward Santos, Grace Brignolle, Jeanette Vazquez, Jiri Dvorak, Matthew Wylie, Donna Donato, Michael Kistler, Gloria Sanagustin, Ralf Mauyog, William Reyes, Marzia Bellini, Bruno Ribeiro, Montse Abad, Tuba, Cat Morris, Stef LePape, Riel Noir, Poetic Medium, Wanphen Sangkamee, Janet Reid, Giulia Baita, borisbschulz2009, Erika Brothers, Jun Yamaguchi, Clint Cline, Sandra Becker, Matt Kayden, Ale Di Gangi, columnsovsleep, Juta Jazz, Janine Graf, Michael Trombley, Kathy Carey, Yulia Naganova, Gianluca Ricoveri, David Hayes, Barb Nebel, Stephanie Roberts, Elizabeth Ann Duffy, Elsa Brenner, Christopher Brutel

 

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