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What Apps Are We Using This Month? with Diane Monheit

Welcome to TheAppWhisperer’s new section, “What apps are we using this month” series, where we discover which apps you are particularly enjoying. Kicking us off today is non-other than notable Mobile Artist Diane Monheit.

At the invitation of Joanne Carter I would like to share some of my favorite apps I use to create my art. Living near Sacramento in Northern California I am Diane Monheit, a retired hospital librarian (8 years!).

I enjoy not only doing photography using my iPhone 13 Pro but also creating art on my iPad Pro. In the past year, I have been honing my skills while using Procreate, a very powerful app and so much fun to use. Besides classes offered, there are many YouTube videos on how to use it.

“A Night on the Town” ©️Diane Adler Monheit For this I used Slow Shutter Cam which creates cool figures. Procreate was used to add textures and brush marks and then my images were placed in Frame Magic, an app with lots of templates to create a grid.


“Howling at the Moon” ©️Diane Adler Monheit For this piece I used I/Colorama, Reflect, Elements from Skylab and Distressed FX as well as Procreate brushes.


“Rainy day in Porto” ©️Diane Adler Monheit Using my own photo from a Slow Shutter Cam shot I took while on vacation in Portugal, I employed a variety of brushes from Procreate to add texture and ambience.


“Apple Reflections” ©️Diane Adler Monheit This was created using one of my photos. I added it to Distressed FX for a painterly look, then to Procreate to add other textures and I/Colorama for a filter.


“Iris” ©️Diane Adler Monheit This piece was done using my image and placing it in iColorama to use a variety of filters and brushes.

Thank you Joanne for this opportunity! Much appreciated! Your work is so important to our community!

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Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]