APPart – Mobile Art – Winter Challenge Results and Showcase

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We are delighted to publish our wonderful APPart Winter Challenge Showcase!  Many thanks to our incredible editor Bobbi McMurry for organising this and of course to all of you incredibly talented artists for creating such stunning art (foreword by Joanne Carter). Take it away Bobbi…

“Thank you to all that participated in our fifth AppArt Challenge on the topic of winter; a time for all to reflect on the year that was, and a time to look forward to the year that is new. My hope is that this challenge was a way to seek the beauty sequestered in the darkened skies and brisk temperatures. So, get yourself a cup of steamy hot tea and enjoy these fabulous AppArtist’s interpretations on winter.

Congratulations to our featured APPartists in this showcase: Tessfra, Mandolina Moon, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Tim Creamer, Pat Brown, Beezzz, Renee Lynn, Liliana Schwitter, Allyson Marie, Claude Panneton, Gillian B, Ron Boger, Elsa Brenner, Poetic Medium, Tessfra, and Giulia Baita“.

(The music in this showcase is called ‘Through the Winter’ and is by The Woodlands (link here).

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Mobile Art – APPart Interview with Eliza Badoiu

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Eliza Badoiu’s art is beautiful beyond measure, her field of vision is limitless. I have long been a fan of her work, her ravishing vision is reunited with earlier decades of her life, climaxing with overwhelming virtue.  Sultry, secretive, knotted and sometimes eerie, her images are almost hypnotic. I am delighted to present this wonderful interview by our AppArt Editor, Bobbi McMurry with Badoiu, enjoy… (foreword by Joanne Carter).

To view her earlier TrueView Video Interviews – please go here.

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“Captivating. Mysterious. Intriguing. Moving. Emotive. If you aren’t familiar with AppArtist Eliza Badoiu, you need to be. I think there are but a few whose work just seems to flow from within. Complete abandon captured on a two-dimensional surface, Eliza is one of those rare artists and I feel she’s only just beginning to scratch the surface of her talent. I’m certain you’ll enjoy getting acquainted; her dialog is as enigmatic as her art. I’m very happy to present, Eliza…

 

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Mobile Art – AppArt – Winter Challenge – TheAppWhisperer

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It’s been so long since we’ve all worked on a common theme, so I think it’s time for an AppArt Challenge! The details are listed below and the selected images will be presented in a showcase shortly after the challenge is closed.

CHALLENGE 5: Winter

Deadline is January 26, 2016

Our theme for this new challenge will be winter, some love it, I am not one of them. Here is a winter poem called “A Daughter of Eve” by Christina Rossetti to get your thoughts going.

 

A fool I was to sleep at noon,

And wake when night is chilly

Beneath the comfortless cold moon;

A fool to pluck my rose too soon,

A fool to snap my lily.

 

My garden-plot I have not kept;

Faded and all-forsaken,

I weep as I have never wept:

Oh it was summer when I slept,

It’s winter now I waken.

 

Talk what you please of future spring

And sun-warm’d sweet to-morrow:

Stripp’d bare of hope and everything,

No more to laugh, no more to sing,

I sit alone with sorrow.

 

  1. Maximum of three entries per person  please do not upload any other images to this group as it has been created specifically for the challenge only. The admins will delete any images that are not relevant.
  2. Upload your images to the group on flickr group created specifically for the challenge entries. https://www.flickr.com/groups/2801576@N20/
  3. Label your images ‘Challenge 5: Winter’.
  4. Please, this contest is limited to images created with apps on a mobile device!

 

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Mobile Art – APPart – Eighth 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).

“It’s hard to believe we are already to the last AppArt showcase of 2015.  I’ve enjoyed being part of this amazing group of artists, it’s been a year of wonderful creativity and growth for so many.  Our exposure to each other’s art and commentary serve as a window to the people behind the art, so while many of us are “friends” only on social media, we likely know more about each other than some of our friends in the “real world”. Thank you for giving so much of yourselves, your creativity, and your time; let’s make 2016 bigger and better!

Ever noticed that sometimes the most brilliant solutions are those that are so simple and seemingly evident that we can’t believe it wasn’t thought of before. The first examples that come to my mind are the plastic ketchup bottle, and wheeled suitcase. “Paradise Lost” is an image that exemplifies the concept of successfully approaching a solution in the simplest way. Created by thelcf666, he’s combined the forbidden fruit with the notorious Serpent who successfully tempted Eve all those years ago. The Serpent’s mouth open wide, fangs revealed as if ready to strike contrasted by the soft palette and gentle nature of hand holding it. This is clearly not Eve’s hand, as it is most definitely that of a man. There is no evident wound, but blood is dripping off the hand from below the apple rather than coming off the fangs. It seems that what we are looking at is Adam’s choice, he’s been handed the ill-fated fruit so obviously evil, but takes a bite all the same. Some say that Eve is to blame for all mankind’s woes, but this image seems to suggest otherwise. Here, Adam also was tempted, that while Eve presented the fruit to Adam, he too was susceptible to a temptation he was unable to resist. The original paradise was lost as a result of poor decision making and lack of willpower by both Adam and Eve”.

Huge congratulations to all of this Showcases featured APPartists:  Mariette Schrijver, Andrea Koerner, Kristie, Kate Zari Roberts, Ile Mont, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Brett Chenoweth, Mandolina Moon, Armineh Hovanesian, Aldo Pacheco, nlmcc, Gary Ryon, Michelle Robinson, Claude Panneton, Barb Nebel, Karen Axelrad, Kirsten Fenton, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Carolyn Hall Young, momurum, Meri Walker, Eliza Badoiu, thelcf666, Giulia Baita, Candice Railton, Poetic Medium, BlemishedEye, Louise Whiting, Lorenka Campos, Allyson Marie, Pat Brown.

Here are the links you need to join our APPart groups, please join us!:

• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

. Flickr APPart Challenge Group

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

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Mobile Art – APPart Interview with Poetic Medium

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Poetic Medium is an artist that I have long admired and I have often featured her work within TheAppWhisperer.com. Bobbi McMurry our editor for our APPart column has interviewed her and indicates, as we know that all artworks undergo countless metamorphoses. Poetic Medium demonstrates that her creative juices continue to flow and present an understated, symbolically elaborate and meticulous craft.

It’s with great pleasure that I publish this interview today. Many thanks to Bobbi McMurry and Poetic Medium…(foreword by Joanne Carter).

“If you’ve visited our AppArt feed on Flickr, you’ve no doubt been taken aback by the mysterious Poetic Medium’s beautifully crafted and thoughtful creations. Each and every time I see her work I want to crawl inside and explore, for it seems there is always something speaking directly to me. I know you’re going to enjoy this interview, Poetic Mediums answers are as direct, intriguing, and as succinctly clear as her artwork”.

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APPart Mini #3 Featuring Mobile Artist Aldo Pacheco / Sprawling The Fingers On City

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Please enjoy our third post to our new section within our APPart Column entitled – APPart Mini. This time our editor Bobbi McMurry talks with Aldo Pacheco to find out more about his work, over to you Bobbi. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

Apps: Diana, Superimpose, Formulas, Retouch

“This piece had my full attention the moment I saw it! Aldo did such an expert job here creating a story that is both simple and complex. The background comprised of a muted photo of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. He has strategically placed a very bold image of the back of a child poised as if drawing on a wall. It’s always amazing to me how strong a figure can speak when shot from the back  done well, it’s instantaneously captivating. Aldo then very strategically paced a childlike drawing front and center, which could seem random if it weren’t such a calculated and integral part of the story. It’s the brightest element in the piece, with a drop shadow under the cloud forms pushing it further into the viewer’s eyes.

As a parent, I look at this piece as a comment on the importance of cultivating creativity in our children. They may or may not grow to have their work exhibited in the likes of the Guggenheim Museum, but no matter, creativity will help them in anything and everything they do.

Aldo was very generous in sharing his process and apps used in creating this fabulous image, enjoy!”

 

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APPart Mini – Featuring Mobile Artist Michael “Bonabo” Stone

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Please enjoy our second post to our new section within our APPart Column entitled – APPart Mini. This time our editor Bobbi McMurry talks with Michael ‘Bonabo’ Stone to find out more about his work, over to you Bobbi. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

Apps: FingerCrop, Union, Repix, Glaze, DXP, Vintage Scene

For our second AppArt Mini, I’ve selected a fabulous photo collage created by Michael “Bonobo” Stone who created this piece in a manner that retained the look of traditional collage (those created pre-digital). He is a fan of some of the all-time greats, Hannah Hoch, Jesse Treece, and Joseph Cornell.

The very nature of collage can open up a huge can of worms in regard to copyright laws. The vast sharing of imagery on the web, the collaborations we do, and the ease with which we are able to download other artist’s work has made this an even more sensitive topic. To me, the bottom line is this, create your own work, if you do incorporate someone else’s image into your own, you need prior permission to do so, and you need to give the originator credit.

The shirt in Michael’s piece was “appropriated” from one of my favorite artist’s Rogelio Manzo. Michael did the right thing here by asking Rogelio’s permission – which was granted. We’ve included Manzo’s piece here so that you can see how Michael has incorporated the shirt and made it his own.

A little sidenote: Manzo thought Michael’s final image was great  who knows where that might lead?

Bonobo Stone:

When I began shaping, where Collage, Photography and Painting meet my objective wasn’t to disguise a finished tableau that could pass either as a photo or a painting. I wanted the viewer to see the process in the work, to showcase the digital tools that I use and how truly unique the digital medium is.

In my humble opinion, mobile art is the ultimate mixed media hybrid. It’s essentially a sophisticated form of finger-painting. No studio is required. The only tool I need is the iPod Touch I carry around in my pocket!

To me mobile artists are part of an evolutionary leap in collage. The apps on my mobile device are the scissors and glue that make my work possible.  During the construction ofWhere Collage Photography and Painting Meetthe apps I employed included:FingerCrop- for cutting and pasting – Union -to double expose images – Repix -to add painterly effects -Glaze – for texture -DXP -to create blends – andVintage Scene -to create a distinct photographic feel.

 

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APPart Mini – Featuring Mobile Artist Kirsten Fenton

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Please enjoy a new section within our APPart Column entitled – APPart Mini.  This is an area where our editor Bobbi McMurry will reach out to mobile artists to enquire more about specific arts of work – over to you Bobbi (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Apps: Union, iColorama, Enlight, Stackables

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I was immediately drawn to this piece created by Kirsten Fenton. She’s done a great job of maintaining just enough detail while subduing that, which is unnecessary. It’s interesting that both the violin and female form are nearly one in the same yet revealing the female anatomy in its entirety requires more than a “G” rating  not true of the violin! I asked Kirsten to share just a bit about her and this work with all our AppArt friends, I hope you’ll enjoy this brief introduction.

Kirsten:

“I’ve been taking iPhone pictures since my iPhone 3. It’s only been about ten months since I started using apps to create art with my photography. I’ve always been good at taking pictures and just “so-so” at all other visual arts. I find the more I create, the more naturally my art just flows out of me.

For “Her Cherished Violin” I was going through my old iPhone pics from earlier this year that I hadn’t really done anything with. I love the female form and flowers so this piece seemed inevitable. My violin has been collecting dust so I’m glad it now has some exposure!

I used Union App to blend the images, then iColorama for the flow; I then went into Enlight to shape, and lastly Stackables for the filtering. Something I would never have been able to do a few months ago! It’s about practicing and learning ‘how’ to use applications when trying to create my vision.”

 

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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 Art – APPart Artist Interview with Diana Nicholette Jeon – TheAppWhisperer

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As the AppArt editor, I’ve made so many special and talented friends, but I’ve only had the pleasure of meeting a few live and in-person. I very recently had the pleasure of meeting Diana Nicholette Jeon who was vacationing in Phoenix and we became fast friends and one whose artwork I greatly admire. You are no doubt familiar with her distinctive work and vocal commentary on our Facebook page, Diana knows who she is as an artist, and as a person and isn’t shy about revealing herself. Her distinctive work is created with scrupulously interlaced imagery, a clear vision, technical precision and artistry resulting in spellbinding work that always distinctive. I’m sure you’ll enjoy getting to know the person behind Diana’s art.

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