Beautiful Inspirational Pictures of Autumn

September 12, 2013 at 7:00 am | Posted in Imikimi, Inspirational, Photography, Seasonal, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Autumn is a photographers dream season, the scenery is so beautiful and inspirational.  You can get a lot of ideas from just sitting outside and watching the leaves fall.  There are so many different colors to look at that you don’t see in the other seasons.  Leaves change to beautiful vibrant colors, fall off the trees, and lay on the ground for families to have fun playing in.

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Inspirational ideas for autumn can be taking time to reflect on the year, and thinking about what goals you want to accomplish before the year ends.  Just driving around the streets and parks,  taking in all the beautiful colors, and taking stock of your emotions.  Check out all of the beautiful reds, yellows, purples and many other colors.  Just browse on the internet to see all the beautiful autumn photo’s.

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Photo Source: http://www.1zoom.net

There are two holidays in the autumn months that people really find inspirational, Halloween and Thanksgiving.  For Americans, this can be a great time to celebrate all of the autumn colors!  Holidays are a fun  time for all of us,  getting dressed up in costumes or handing out candy to the little ones, and even baking a turkey and inviting our family over to visit.  You’ll find great ideas in every aspect autumn.

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Life can be stressful at times, but during the autumn months you should take time to relax and take in all of the vibrant colors.  If you are not sure where life is going to take you next, try just gazing at the beautiful scenery for inspiration! You will be amazed at all of the ideas that will pop into your head!

Don’t Let Yourself Be Blinded By Someone Else’s Vision

August 28, 2013 at 7:00 am | Posted in Imikimi, Inspirational, Photography, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Have you ever picked up someone else’s glasses and tried them on?  I did it all the time when I was a kid.  I’d grab my mothers glasses and usually end up falling down because I couldn’t see through them, even though they were meant to improve vision.  I had a hard time understanding that as a child, and even as a young adult.  That was her vision, not mine.  The same thing applies for inspiration.

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Inspiration can come from many sources: Nature, food, colors, animals, clothing…I could go on, but you get the idea. Two people can look at the same sky and see two completely different shapes in the clouds.  They might see a dolphin, while you see an alligator.  Art is one the few things that are unique to each person.  Different eyes see things differently.  Let what you see dictate what inspires you.

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Ancient Egyptians were influenced by their beliefs and daily lives.  They drew characters on cave walls and papyrus to express themselves.  While it may seem like a bunch of stick figures and symbols, there was a meaning to it.  The colors, the way the bodies are positioned, and even the animals had a purpose to the art.  It was a time when there were no colored paints or pencils.  They used what they had, when they had it, and they did it where they could.  Don’t tell yourself you can’t paint a sky because you only have purple paint.  Use your vision, not someone else’s.

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When Grant Wood created “American Gothic” his inspiration was simply a house.  He saw it and decided to paint the folks that he thought should live in such a house.  Wood used his sister to model the woman, and his dentist as the image of the man.  What he saw as appreciation, others saw as mockery.  Is this an accurate depiction of the people who live in that home?  We may never know.  What we do know, is that Grant Wood saw something through his own eyes that others couldn’t see.

How Inspirational Pictures and Quotes can Motivate You!

August 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Posted in Inspirational, Photo Opts | Leave a comment
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Have you ever had a day that no matter what you did you just couldn’t get out of a slump? You call a friend, family member, or maybe even a spiritual advisor to give you some type of inspirational comments to help through the day, and no one was available. Where do you go, what do you do? Do you just continue to be in that slump or do you look for another means of inspiration.

In the social media today, so many people are posting inspirational pictures and quotes throughout the day. Pictures of a baby smiling almost always put a smile on anyone’s face. Maybe a posting of a scriptural is very inspirational for. A picture of a sunset can have such a calming effect on a person.

The combination of pictures and quotes are great inspirational tools. Many companies have these pictures displayed around their buildings. An employees may be in the lunchroom and not having a good day. Then they look up and there is an inspirational picture with an inspiring quote that may give him or her the motivation they may need.

Inspirational pictures and quotes can be a great tool to use to start your day. So take time out of the day to take a deep breath and find an inspirational quote that you believe and repeat it over and over. Throughout the day remind yourself about the quote. Soon you will start to live the quote.

“So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win.” – Og Mandino

So get inspired! Get motivated! Read quotes to fill your mind and give you the positive outlook for the day, the week, month or years to come.

Imikimi Musical Frames

August 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Posted in Digital Art, Imikimi, Inspirational, Music, Photography | Leave a comment
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“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ― Ansel Adams is a very wise man. This can be interpreted that everything you do and everything you have done defines the person that you are; all your experiences make you unique, including things as your favorite type of music or your taste in art. Imikimi frames are art ― each unique frame carries with it the person who made it. Likewise, the person who chooses each frame and what picture to put in it can be termed an artist of sorts.

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It has been said and is pretty common to still hear now that a picture is worth a thousand words. According to Brigitte Bardot,  “A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.” Imikimi provides thousands of ways to enhance these special instances in your life. If a photograph is worth a thousand words, an Imikimi frame with your photo in it is worth two-thousand words!

Like photographs, music can also take us through time and all eternity. Hans Christian Andersen once said, “Where words fail, music speaks.” Likewise, Kahlil Gibran stated, “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” Music means so many things to so many different people. It hurts and is sad, yet it has the power to heal and make happy. “Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Since pictures and music are so powerful within themselves, why not combine them? Imikimi has many artists who have done just that! Take a look and don’t forget to check out Imikimi.com to find your perfect frame!

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Photo Credit: imikimi Artist heniapak

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Photo Credit: imikimi Artist mmrcss

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Best Photo’s of July!

July 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Posted in Digital Art, Inspirational, Photo Opts, Photography, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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For the Best of series for the month of July, we here at Imikimi.com thought that we would showcase some beautiful imagery from NationalGeorgraphic.com. Using the theme of light and water, these images not only visually exhibit a beautiful digital contrast the water and light, but they also provide some great ideas for digital art projects that anyone can do….
Light Waves and Dark Currents
Photograph by: Joel James Devlin
Best of National Geograpic 2photo credit: National Georgraphic
This photo first caught our eye because it sort of reminds you of a storm around a beautiful lake maybe on the evening of fourth of July. What does it remind you of? A led light was used in this photograph to define the direction of the waves.
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Photograph by: Joel James Devlin
Best of National Geographic 3photo credit: National Georgraphic
“The camera and film allowed me to extend my exposure time an hour or longer, though 40 minutes was often about right with the camera settings I needed.” Joel James Devlin
The photographer for this photo used a Mamiya 7, a medium-format rangefinder camera. This image can remind you of a humid July evening while taking a walk in your local park, trail or favorite wooded spot.
Photograph by:  Gordon Gahan, National Geographic
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The light reflecting off of the water in what seems like an endless tunnel is not intriguing but brilliant photography done by National Geographic’s own Gordon Gahan.
 
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Photograph by: Joel James Devlin
Best of National Georgraphic 5photo credit:  National Geographic
The photographer used a small LED light floating on the stream to create this beautiful, peaceful as well as calming image.
“The speed of the light is quite important, so a gentle stream is ideal. If it was too still the light would just stay in one place and blow out [in the photo],” he said.
It is amazing how light can take an image to a whole other level. Whether using led light, other lighting or even altering an image using your favorite image editor, use the this months pics as an inspiration to explore the beauty of light outdoors. See what effects you can create.

Three Secret Summertime Tricks for Perfect Photos (Hint: Just add kids!)

July 26, 2013 at 11:35 am | Posted in Inspirational, Photography, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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Summertime sparks an intuitive collection of photos propelled by children and the everyday joys of water, toys and endless amounts of energy. It’s not hard to find a little inspiration right outside your door. Snapping photos of  summer playtime can ignite even the tiniest bit of nostalgia within minutes – and last a lifetime. The perfect key elements to great summertime photos are literally just a click away. The summer world is ready to go – just add children!

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Great pool poses are instant classics.  From up close face shots, splashing, jumping, swimming and playing, children are aqua-batic tricksters waiting for a photo op.

Photo Credit: Melissa Forte

Photo Credit: Melissa Forte

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Photo Credit: A Scrapbook of Sorts

Beaches are for bums (and children)

Pool time may be the highlight of a child’s day, but they are second rate when it comes the beach. Salty water, fish, shells and sandcastles can fill a child’s summertime dreams at night. Mention those sandy shores to any tike and watch those eyes light up!

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Any toy will do, thankyouverymuch!

The great thing about children is that they do not need a large body of water to occupy their summertime days and keep your camera busy making memories.  Bubbles, water hoses (and water toys), sidewalk chalk and lemonade stands provide ample ingredients for photo magic (and fun!) during the blissful summer days.

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The great thing about kids in the summer is that they they are living, breathing and walking photo inspirations ready to be captured!

Inspirational Photo’s – What Inspires You?

July 12, 2013 at 10:35 am | Posted in Inspirational, Photography | Leave a comment
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Hey there! Have you ever wondered what goes on in different cultures around the world? I mean, the different inspirational things that happen everywhere and most of us don’t even realize it? With over 7 billion people populating the earth today and not one of them being exactly like another one person, it is inevitable.

Every place is different. Every person is different. Every culture is different. So it would stand to reason that each unique individual is inspired by something equally unique to themselves. Granted, groups of people can be inspired by the same genre of photo’s, but the meaning will be something deeper that reaches the individual on a personal level.

What inspires you?

There are many, many forms of inspirational art. Some are simply photo’s of animals, landscapes, or random items. Other forms are actual paintings and sculptures of people, place, and things. Abstract art is an increasingly poplar form of inspiration because it can be interpreted a million different ways according to the unique mindset of the viewer. Take a look at some of these inspirational photo’s:

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Photo Credit: flickr.com

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Photo Credit: designyoutrust.com

As you can see, inspiration can come from the oddest and most unique places – a beautiful landscape in Australia, a Native American Pow Wow, or even an “onion bulb.” Minds can be inspired by absolutely anything; that is the beauty of being our own individual selves. From photographs, sketches, paintings, drawings, and digital art to famous and infamous quotations, there is inspirational motivation all around us. What is your inspirational motivation?

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Photo Credit: quotes-lover.com

Photo Credit: verybestquotes.com

Photo Credit: verybestquotes.com

Photo Opts.. June’s Best Photos

June 28, 2013 at 7:47 am | Posted in Digital Art, Inspirational, Photography, Seasonal, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Although Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial summer kick-off holiday, June is the first full month of the Summer Season. The month of June means that elementary and high schools are finishing up their academic years and families are heading out on vacation to engage in any number of summer oriented activities. In this post I wanted to highlight some of the images that not only allow us to think of the summer season’s first full month, but those we find inspiring as well.

Activity #1: Picnicking and Barbequing: In my opinion there’s nothing better than the aroma one smells of food cooking on the grill or fresh fruit and salads coming out of a picnic basket located on the beach or by a lake. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chicken, Pasta Salads, Watermelon, and Fresh Baked Cookies are all some of my favorite summer-inspired dishes, what are some of yours?

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Activity #2: Camping & Fishing: One of my most memorable and inspiring summers came when I was a little boy and my uncle took me fishing on the lakes of the Adirondack Mountains. We’d fix ourselves a camp site, pitch the tent, make a fire very night and roast marshmallows under the starry night sky. Each morning, we’d wake up and launch our three-person row boat off the shore and set out on a fishing adventure that began with Sun Fish and ended with Trout. Have memorable moments from your childhood, ever inspired you as a parent?

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Activity #3: The Beach: For those of you who prefer crashing waves and beautiful sunsets over the calm and still beauty of a lake-based atmosphere, then the beach is the place to be. As the waves crash on the sandy shores, I think from an artistic perspective and strongly believe that a new canvas unfolds during each tidal cycle. One of things I love about the beaches here on the East Coast is that during the month of June, tidal cycles tend to deliver the clearest water during the summer months, and that clarity is what inspires me.

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The Joy of Sharing 4th of July Moments with Friends and Family

June 25, 2013 at 7:28 am | Posted in Digital Art, Imikimi, Inspirational, Photography, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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As the fourth of July comes into the spotlight, imikimi.com has all the frames for your pictures that will help you share the joy of the 4th of July. As the fireworks and BBQ’s start, you will want to save and share all the beloved pictures that you have taken during all the family gatherings or maybe just of you and your vision of the independence holiday. With so many choices to choose from, imikimiart has a variety of frames and designs to choose from.

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Looking for that photo FLAIR for the 4th of July?

If you are looking for the independence to choose the design for your pictures when you are sharing them on your social media sites, emailing them to friends and family, or even if you are looking to make a lasting memory with a T-shirt, coffee mug, cell phone case, or canvas print of the fun that you had, imikimi.com has all the frames and design that you need. Imikimi has all the frames to give your pictures that flair or KA-BOOM that you are looking for with your pictures.

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With all the fireworks of the holiday, you can add that same flair to your photos that you have taken on your camera or even your cell phone. The mobile available for your IPhone or iPad can help you quickly take, edit, and share your photos. Imikimi offers many different ways of capturing and holding on to those special memories that come with the holiday. Being able to take and share your photos is a vital part of sharing the memories. T-shirts, cell phone cases, coffee mugs, mouse pads, canvas prints, coasters, tote bags, Facebook covers, car tags, almost anything that you can imagine that you want to put a picture on is there to choose from, even something as small as regular digital photos starting at $.29 each.

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What is Father’s Day?

June 11, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Posted in Inspirational, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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What do you think of when Father’s Day is mentioned? Dads, of course, maybe barbecue grills, lawn mowers, and power tools. We all think of cards and food, and how most fathers on this day of the year would rather be fishing in solitude. Instead, they are smack dab in the middle of the bed, eating soggy toast made by one child while the other child spills the orange juice all over the place.

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Photo Credit: tipjunkie.com

Surprisingly, and like most things, this holiday has a history, though it is debatable as to the exact time and place of the original Father’s Day. Since there are so many theories, we’ll settle with the most repeated local history of Father’s Day in the United States.

History of Father’s Day

According to artofmanliness.com, the first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910 after a daughter of a widower came up with the idea to honor our fathers as well as our mothers.  Sonora Smart Dodd was listening to the Mother’s Day sermon in church, and she began to wonder why fathers were not celebrated; they certainly deserve it. Her own mother passed away giving birth to her 6th child, leaving Dodd’s father to raise the children alone. He took care of all the things that both parents normally handle together.

Dodd suggested June 5th, the anniversary of her father’s death, to be the official date, but due to poor planning the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday in June. In 1966 the third Sunday in June was designated as the day to celebrate fathers, but it wasn’t until 1972 that Father’s Day was recognized as an official national holiday.

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Photo Credit: tiptoptens.com

Now You Know…

So, now you know a brief history of Father’s Day. Our dads work hard to provide for their families, so don’t forget to celebrate them and honor them on this special day of the year. Happy Father’s Day!

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Photo Credit: printactivities.com

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