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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Waterlogue Wednesday


I've long wanted to be a watercolorist, 

but alas I'm not talented at drawing or painting.  

I've tried, taken classes, but no success.  




That is until tonight!

I'm now painting with ease, my friends.

Like many of you, 

I've jumped on the Waterlogue train.





For the modest cost of $2.99

I can transform my photos from this .   .   .




Into lovely watercolor images.

It's my latest iPhone app. 





These are my first attempts.



Quickly transformed

this evening just in time for the following party.






Want to join in the fun?

Download the app, start "painting"

like a pro and share your work at 

Rhondi's Waterlogue Wednesday.


Rhondi @ Rose Colored Glasses

I may just print some on 

watercolor paper and make notecards.

Joining
Vee's February Notecard Party


63 comments:

Rosella said...

This IS such fun indeed! I love your picture with the lamp and plants (the lamp looks like it's sketched into the picture) - beautiful. Thanks for your kind comment. Now that I kind of know how to "link" I must try to link something to dear Vee's notecard party too - see if I can figure this out.

podso said...

Your watercolors are beautiful and would look so nice framed or printed as notecards. It's a bit addicting isn't it?

Divine Theatre said...

Gracie and I have been using this feature a great deal! It is highly addictive!
I absolutely love your blue and white vignette with the pink flowers!

xo

Andie

Pondside said...

I have been having such fun too! Your images are so pretty. I wonder how your M-C prices would look with waterlogue.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL Sarah!!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your new pictures look great Sarah! I wonder how Earl would look in watercolor:@)

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Sarah, When I first read that you wanted to be a Watercolourist, and saw the first photograph, I thought my word, you certainly are a Watercolourist because the Watercolour was so beautiful. Then I read on and I was amazed.... to think that an app can be used and a Watercolour print achieved is amazing. Do you know, I think I can see a few Watercolour prints in my home, because I love Watercolours as well.
Thank you for the introduction to this app.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Ron said...

I need to get the app. Wow!

Snap said...

I love water color and this new app looks like it is a real winner. Your images are a delight.

Beverly said...

These look great, Sarah, and they would make beautiful note cards. I know a recipient of one of the cards would love it.

Shelia said...

Sarah, these looks marvelous! I love the one with the flower and dog! I've got to get my husband's Ipad and download this app! They really look like a most wonderful artist painted them!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This app does create some gorgeous painted look photos. Very nice selection of note cards.

La Table De Nana said...

:)

I immediately thought..I knew she would be that good an artist!!
How cool are these?:)

La Table De Nana said...

PS your front window vignette..is so gorgeous..

Rhondi said...

Good morning Sarah. Isn't 'to this app fun? Your paintings turned out great. My favorites are the ones with the blue chins in them, of course. Thanks for joining the party. Hugs, Rhondi

Donna said...

Like you, I can't draw or paint worth a lick, so it is terrific when they come out with new programs to change our photos into painting-like images. These turned out beautifully! I downloaded the app about a week ago and I'm still playing around with it. Another one you might like is called Glaze, and I think it is free. It does a lovely job too.

Vee said...

They do look like Monets! I think making them up into real note cards would make a beautiful set for a gift or your own personal note cards.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is what I have been doing all weekend! I haven't posted, yet, but I am in love! I still have my Valentine's post up. I don't think you've seen it yet, but it will probably be up till I can borrow Mr. Magoie's computer to upload these. Glad to know there is a meme for this. Fun!

Your pictures are truly gorgeous, Sarah. And isn't it odd how you have to try all the applications because you never know which one will look best? I am stunned sometimes when that last crazy app turns out best or rainy or one of the others. It is so much fun! I am truly hooked. But I think your "water colors" have mine beat! Just stunning!

xoxoxoxo

Sheila

ellen b. said...

This watercolor app really is fun. Beautiful results!

Terri said...

Sarah, you clever girl! I just got my first iphone, and I am really excited about this app you are sharing. Your pictures look so beautiful. You did a fine job painting them : )
Hugs,
Terri
Thank you for telling us about it.

Wanda said...

Hi, I new to Card Party, and I can tell you since I do watercolors....these are just magnificent.

This is the very type of watercolor that is my passion.

I am just amazed at modern technology that can do anything a human can do.. well almost! HaHa

Truly enjoyed looking at the details of your cards. I posted three of my watercolor cards this week.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

I was on the fence about this app, but your cards have convinced me. Hope you're doing well!

Stitchfork said...

Don't you just love this app??!! Having fun with it here too. And I printed one that someone framed - looks like someone painted it!
xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is the most amazing app! I would SO love to get it! Your photos are beautiful and now they are transformed into works of art! WOW!

Diane said...

Sarah - that app is truly amazing! What a wonderful way to have almost free artwork for your walls. I love it! Thank you for sharing!!!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Oh, thanks for posting about this new apps. Beautiful images.

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

I'm a food blogger, but had to stop by and thank you for great info. Your first painting is wonderful. Well, the rest are lovely too, but my favorite is the first.

M~

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Love this! Did you see Rochelle's (Imparting Grace) house that she converted? Loved it! I will have to try this

Linda H said...

This new app does a lovely job. You've got some beautiful notecard images there. You could sell this set for sure!

Linda H said...

Oops, also meant to say, I saw some potted blue/purple hyacinths at the grocery store today and thought of you!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Those are beautiful, Sarah. What fun! laurie

kitty said...

Oh Sarah, the app does wonders! I saw someone else today had used it, too. I must check into it as it looks like fun.
My son that is here with me is an artist and I actually tried a watercolor today, but it's with the grandkids' paints and plain paper, not the good, watercolor kind.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sarah, these are so pretty! I love watercolors and if I can change some of my photos into this...well I will!

hugs,
Linda

Pat Cantwell said...

Sarah,
Elegant watercolor photos, dear friend!!!
I agree, these would make gorgeous note cards!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Jann Olson said...

Oh wow Sarah, I love it! Really, really fun. You chose great photos and they would make wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Bernideen said...

That looks beautiful - I love it!

Botanic Bleu said...

Sarah,
Love your watercolor prints/photos! On one of my older computers (Macs), there was a built-in watercolor option, but on my last couple of computers, it wasn't included, and I have been missing it. I will jumping on the Waterlogue train, too.

Judith

Art @ Home said...

How much fun! Watercolor is SO HARD! I leave watercolors for the real artists because they are unforgiving.

But wow do I ever love this app! How cool is this?

They would be a pretty addition to your decor!

xo,
RJ

Deborah Montgomery said...

These are beautiful! I just downloaded the app last night, and am going to have loads of fun with it, I can tell. Making cards with them sounds like a great idea. I am following you now. (I would love to have you follow me too. I'm a new blogger, and you would be #100!)

The French Hutch said...

I've got to get this app Sarah! I love your blue and white and what gorgeous watercolor images you've created. Beautiful........Perfect for cards.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Sarah,
Got the iPhone but I guess I lack the time for starting this... For printing some special note cards it's a great idea however! Love yours here.
Hugs,
Mariette

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful is the word! Love this watercolor print.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

The Tablescaper said...

So fun! I think I need to get this toy.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Red Couch Recipes said...

Just beautiful. What a fun new toy. Joni

Mary said...

Sarah, I'm now sold on that app! I've seen everyone's posts and photo transformations but yours look truly like beautiful little watercolor paintings! I fear I will be addicted and get nothing done as soon as I start snapping :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMGod this is stunning Sarah, you sure look like a pro and it's even more special that the work comes out of your gorgeous photography, doublé talent there!
I don't know how you go about it, it's amazing and really, gorgeous! I'd put any of yours on my walls, lol! Thanks for sharing.
FABBY

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Sarah,
that looks so beautiful. Nice photos and wonderful transformed. What a fun to make that. Thank you for sharing this.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi said...

Those are beautiful! I bet this app could make anything look spectacular.

Clara said...

What a great idea! I love them.
~Clara

LV said...

Good for you, but that is way above my head and thinking.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I'm going to have to jump on the waterlogue band wagon too after seeing the beautiful "paintings" you created! They are certainly note card worthy!

camp and cottage living said...

Your photos look so pretty in Waterlogue!
It makes me want to try it myself.

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

That is so cool!
And your Valentine's Day post is beautifully done.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

These are so cool! I really like the effect.

Blackberry Lane said...

How fun and really lovely.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

LuV it ! <3
TY for sharing the FuN
{& Creativity!}

HPS!!

Cindy said...

Ok I call this my kind of painting, I can do this, can't imagine the next subject to paint. Looks like a lot of fun.

Kay Ellen said...

Oh my goodness~~~so very pretty!!
Wish I could stop by for tea:))

Happy Pink Saturday!

xo
Kay Ellen

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I wanted SO badly to join and get Waterlogue, but it will not work with my android! AHHHH! I cannot find anything as good for my Samsung devices, so I guess I better practice my watercoloring this summer! Lovely transformation, isn't it?

HI SARAH! How lovely to see your comment this morning....your words are so kind and mean so much to me as a wannabe writer. I took one poetry class last summer that changed the course of my writing goals and what little ground-breaking lessons I got from that one class have helped enormously with shaving down my thoughts. Thank you so much for commenting on that.

May YOU be an angel (I know you are) to someone totally unknown to you. That's when it's the most stunning of experiences.

Much love, Anita

thepaintedapron.com said...

I recently got that app too Sarah and it is awesome. I am an artist, but have always struggled with the delicacies of watercolor~this app makes it pretty easy! I just used it to design wedding gift bags for a friend, I just might have to blog about it and join the party! Thanks for the info and sharing your lovely paintings!
Jenna

Debbiedoos said...

These are so pretty and I have been seeing a lot of gals use this app and turn out some amazing looking art. I love Sarah!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

These are beyond fabulous! Love, love, LOVE them ALL!

xo

Sheila

The Vintage Chateau said...

What fun! These are lovely, I'll have to give it a try.
Thanks for sharing, I've never heard of this app.
Karee

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