What I Love Today…

I have not done a What I Love Today post in well over a year…and I miss them.  I miss the days when blogging for me didn’t require deadlines, and running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  It was just posting what I felt like when I wanted.  And I do still do that, but it’s much more intense than it used to be.  Which is a good thing for me because my blog is taking me in places, I never thought possible, and given me opportunities I only ever dreamed about.  I love what I’m doing, it’s just not the same and not quite as simple as it used to be, but that’s ok.  I can do both.  But I think it’s high time I reminded myself of my word of the year.  Simplify.  Simplify.  Simplify.  So I’m going to try to post more about some of the things going on in my life (I know, I know I’ve said that before…but I’m really going to try harder to do this).  And I’m also going to post more of the things I’m loving at the moment.  My What I Love Today series used to leave me feeling inspired, so I’m going to try to do more of them.

Starting today.

I actually got inspired to go back to this series when my mom told me she was hosting a link party for photo apps.  And as many of you may know, one of the things I love so much is Instagram.  I love taking photos with my iPhone and playing with apps…I love how simple it is to take a photo from your phone, then transform it into an amazing image with the point of a finger, then get to share it with the world.  I love this SO much.  Instagram is such a more intimate way to connect with my internet friends and readers…you get to see so much more about who they are…I love the informality of it all…the no pressure…and all the visual beauty.

Anyway, lately I’ve been playing with the new app, Waterlogue.  Have you heard of it?  If you’re on Instagram chances are you’ve seen it!  Waterlogue is an amazing app that takes your photos and turns them into watercolour paintings.  And it’s 99 cents.  Crazy cheap for a gorgeous app.  Seriously.

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Look at this bowl of cherries…has a bowl of cherries ever looked more pretty?

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Or a Gerbera Daisy…love it.Pool-Water-{A-Pretty-Life}

Any guesses about what this one is?  It’s pool water.  I applied the Percolator App first, then applied Waterlogue and this is what happened.  How fun!

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And this is Ruby.  My sisters kitty…she kind of looks like an owl here.

Anyway, I’m loving this new app…it takes a bit of practice to get the right image to work, but I always love a good challenge!

Have you used Waterlogue before?  Do you have a favourite app?

Have an inspired day!
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Comments

  1. Thank you so much for linking up, Jo! So, so fun! I love Ruby the Owl the best!

  2. Michelle says:

    Jo Anna, these are really cool!! I love the kitty one. I have heard about the app but never tried it. I did have fun perusing your Instagram account. Oh the food!!! YUM!! And the scenery photos!! GORGEOUS!!! What apps do you have. Your outdoor photos and even the food ones are so sharp. Like the taco bar one. So crisp and sharp. I finally got an iPhone, but still much prefer my DSLR (I have a Nikon). I love the keeping it real photo on instagram too. I don’t feel so bad now when my house is messy. Thank you for keeping it real. :)

  3. I am looking forward to more of the “What I Love Today” posts. I am intrigued by the Waterlogue app, but cannot use it, because I have an Android phone. I guess that it is only available for iphones :(

  4. I love kittens in Waterlogue. Nice to meet you, Barb’ daughter! You make a good point. I’ve seriously thought about doing what I want for awhile , not what I feel like others are expecting of me. A lot of the more important things in life gave taken a back seat it seems

  5. I agree with getting back to simpler! Feeling the same way (kind of a love/hate relationship, right?) Love this app so very, very much!

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