It’s Friday and
I’m in love…
with a new App that I must share, in case you haven’t discovered it yet.
It takes your photos, like the one above
and does this.
and this. In like 10 seconds.
Here’s the link; WATERLOGUE
The Amanwella hotel, Sri Lanka
The watercolour I did not paint when I was there.
A very blurry and rushed iPhone photo
just became a little more interesting.
Here’s Waterlogue’s story;
Original iPhone photo
makes its way onto ‘Instagram’
and then ‘Waterlogued’
I’ll admit it’s a bit of a cheat, and certainly doesn’t come close to a real hand-done watercolour (except, ya it does!) but it’s so much fun!
Perhaps it might even inspire one to really paint.
Our kitchen counter
becomes a sweet little vignette
A bedroom at the beach house (photo via House Beautiful)
There are plenty of options to play with; depth of colours, brush strokes etc.
but don’t let this scare you in any way- click 3 times Dorothy and bam, you’re an artist.
It’s THAT easy.
Another pic from the beach house (photo via House Beautiful)
You can get as abstract as your little artistic heart desires
Waterlogues may be instantly emailed, tweeted, Tumblr-d, Instagramed, even sent as snail mail postcards directly from your account (for an additional $1.99)
“The Front Porch” store in Sun Valley, Idaho
I really like this one, even if I do say so myself, but that’s part of the fun. You never know how the pics will turn out. Some photos I think will be great don’t translate well and vice-versa. I’ve only just begun to play.
‘Waterlogue’ may very well have created their ultimate monster in me.
Lastly, as my post title promised, a flashback…
Not sure how many of you caught the Grammy Awards last Sunday, but much ado was made of Pharrell’s choice of “chapeau”
Now I’m not one to toot my own horn ( except every possible chance I get ) but the moment I spied that HAT I was transported right back to 1980’s London faster than you can say “Kajagoogoo”!
I couldn’t resist chiming in to the Twitter Universe immediately ( I believe I was the first to call it–cue horn) to inform all the haters that, in fact, Pharrell was sporting an uber cool vintage Vivienne Westwood/Malcom McLaren “Buffalo Girls” hat.
Yes, I’m that old and also apparently proud of it on occasion!
These were early, East Coast feed tweets, People!!
BTW, Ronan never tweeted me back. Whatever…see if I watch his new show now.
Although I realise Malcolm McLaren & Vivs Westwood weren’t as well known Stateside, if you’re young and even vaguely interested or, um, perhaps just wish to ignite old memories too, you can click to view the original video HERE
As I hash-tagged in my tweet…nothing’s ever really new, just re-intrepeted.
PS. Pharrell wore THE hat again the next night at the taping of ‘The Night That Changed America; A Grammy Salute to the The Beatles’ which I was most awesomely lucky enough to attend.
And what an brilliant show it was. I don’t want to spoil the surprises-just watch if you possibly can. It airs February 9th on CBS-50 years to the day The Beatles first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Have a FAB weekend and we’ll chat again…
PS. I have no affiliation nor receive any free stuff from Waterlogue