Play-pen App

Blogging 101 has me living across new worlds… even eating sweet, baked ‘black’ bananas… well… I am 1/2 Fruitarian.

Elle Kae published a list of iPhone apps to enhance blogging posts.  ‘ABM; A Beautiful Mess’ sounded invaluable and I spent $1.19 to buy it.

In well-connected Collage Circles I am known as; “The Particle Princess”.  This is my beautifull mess:  in photo essay form, because last week’s assignment (post in a style you don’t usually do) hasn’t been done.

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©2015 Nicole Rigets

 

 

These first two were made using Collage layouts and my Photographs.

 

 

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This one is created using my ‘In-Camera Collage’ and ‘ABM’ Borders; chevrons, shocking pink dots, and ribbon-like script.

 

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Three iPhone Photos captured on Denman Street, in Vancouver’s West End, were set into the Collage Layout.  I then added an ‘ABM’ doodle and chose ‘Lorinda’ text to type the word:  What!

 

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Made completely with ‘ABM’ Collage Features. Later I loaded this image into Instagram, vignetted it a bit, and added a Caption: “PLaYgrOunD”

 

Here is a link to Elle Kae and the article:  http://ellekae.com/2015/01/22/top-iphone-app-roundup/

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The Old Lady’s Red Velvet Opera Coat

I’ve collected another twenty-five Things I Love!

  1. Hanging laundry outdoors to dry.
  2. Browning leaves collecting in the corners of stairways.
  3. Small birds exploding from the treetops when the train comes down the tracks.
  4. Home-made butter.
  5. Dreams that support the life you want to live.
  6. A visit to a friend’s studio.
  7. Found money:  the penny you pick up for luck.
  8. Paying bills early.
  9. Finding a parking space downtown.
  10. Postcards from New York.
  11. Little dogs with big shadows.
  12. A train whistle far in the distance.
  13. Yellow roses with their petals curling back.
  14. A simple old-fashioned rose reminding me of an old lady’s red velvet opera coat.
  15. A black and yellow Bumble Bee peering into a flower.
  16. Old stepladders; better yet when splotched with paint stains.
  17. Ikebana; Japanese flower arranging.
  18. Scaling paint on walls or furniture.
  19. Dog portraits.
  20. Dorothy Draper interiors.
  21. Wisps of smoke lingering in the outdoor air.
  22. The new “Sea to Sky” Highway on the way to Whistler, B.C.
  23. A ‘hurricane’ of crows.
  24. The transition between Summer and Fall.
  25. Discovering precious pieces of etched glass while beach-combing.

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Magnificent Mannequins

"Manikin Profile"
"Untitled"
"Manikin Reflection"

I take artistic license and paint this Mannequin in poster pretty colors.

"Owns" the City!

Mark Teasdale is a Professional Photographer based in North Vancouver, B.C.  To view the scope of his work online please click on the following link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24346373@N08/

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I Must Slow My Blinks

"Memory Wound in Roses"

A look,

that may never be

seen again;

special, worth

a fortune, and

so on, but where

are the words

to explain how

some of these

feelings wring

your heart,

take your

breath away, and

leave you

longing to

repeat them

and you can

never re-capture

the event again.

To re-create it

would turn it

into cinema, a

universe away

from your realm.

Feeding my

inner self with

feelings; my

sight drawn to

softly illuminated

vistas between

the hard places.

The tiny sprouts

of green grass

growing between

long tiles laid

end to side bor-

dering the side-

walk speak of

finding a

resiliant spot

within a hard

world.  That micro

size microcausm

that nourishes

your growth in

the same way

those magic

moments you

were remem-

bering did in

times past. They

sent you out to

shine.  They kept

you from drying

up and curling

in on yourself.

They kept your

ears tuned, your

senses keen, your

reason for

communicating

with a trans-

parent green

bug on the

plate glass win-

dow, and once I

blinked it was

gone.  Is that

what life is

like?  I believe

so.  I must

slow my blinks

or stop blinking

altogether.

Copyright © 2010 Nicole Rigets

The Sound Coming Out of Flowers

"French Cinema"
"Powder Pink"
"Millionaire"

“Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.”

Turkish Proverb

"Gold Shoulder"
"Dahling"

“Because it is sure of its beauty, the rose makes terrible demands on us.”

Alain Meilland

"High Key"
""coup de grace"

“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.”
Heinrich Heine, The Hartz Journey

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