We’ve all heard it said before: using our phones too much can numb our brains and dull the senses. Our phones can sometimes seem more like a distraction than a tool to help productivity, but it can actually be the opposite. You just have to be using the right apps. There were 1.3 million apps on Google Play, and 1.2 million apps on the iTunes App Store in July of 2014, and this number continues to increase significantly. App developers are continually pushing to make more innovative games, tying together different elements of gameplay to create new experiences for users. […]
The Birth of Bump to Baby Over 12 months of preparation it’s finally here! Bump to Baby: A creative hand painted pregnancy countdown. A fun, beautiful way to follow baby’s growth. A unique gift. Part art, part journal. It started with a conversation, when my friend was 14 weeks pregnant. She told me her baby was the size of a lemon. I found this fascinating, from that point on I knew I wanted to create something special. So I set to work finding more about this fruit and vegetable comparison phenomenon. Baby lemon, he is now 8 months, these cards […]
How do I be creative? Let me count the ways… Creativity is something that’s innate within us all, yes, it may be more dormant in some than others though let me assure you it is there. I can relate this to my recent experience with abdominal muscles, “abs”. I find it hard to believe I have these “abs” and yet under the layers of body padding I know they are there. I know they are there because despite not being able to see them, I feel them when I crunching! So there you have it, linking “abs” with “creativity”. These are 5 things […]
Data displayed visually has the ability to engage and educate. I love pictures, and I love them more when you can learn from them. Infographics are now migrating to animation, and combined with words and pleasant thought conducive music they come alive. Even with the oodles of note taking apps available, I still prefer no. 2 and take a notebook whenever possible, nothing beats putting pen to paper when you have an idea.
I love colours! COPIC is a brand of marker from Japan (of course) with oodles of colours, from brights to pastels. I may have bitten off more than I can chew when I ordered my 72 COPIC Ciao Marker set on the weekend via ebay… they will be coming in from the UK, saving me about $100! I will be like a child on Christmas day when the package arrives. In the mean time, to inspire me and to justify my markerific purchase, I looked for examples of artists using COPIC markers – here are a handful [ anatoliba | IsisMasshiro – […]