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.

Pictures & Music & Imikimi

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 lovelyMarie08

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Photo Credit: imikimi Artist heniapak

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Photo Credit: imikimi Artist marialedesma1958

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Photo Credit: imikimi Artist DizzyTizzyToni

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Photo Credit: imikimi Artist mmrcss

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Photo Credit: imikimi Artist Sinnlich

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Photo Credit: imikimi Artist mmrcss

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Photo Credit: imikimi Artist miras46

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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: 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

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Photo Credit: verybestquotes.com

Fathers in History – Father Inspired Art Pieces

June 7, 2013 at 10:42 am | Posted in Conventional Art, Inspirational | Leave a comment
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Celebrated annually on the third Sunday in June, Father’s day was introduced in  the early 1900’s and the idea can be attributed to Sonora Dodd who was raised by her widowed father . She came up with the idea after a Mother’s day inspired church sermon. She took in consideration all her father had done for her and her siblings, and thought it would be a good idea that Father’s have a day to celebrate as well. Not just Mother’s. The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane Washington in 1910.

Historically we have been celebrating fatherhood even before there was a designated day… Especially through art. Father’s have been an inspiration to many artists whether famous or underrated through out history. Lets take a look into our history and see what paintings were inspired by one of the greatest jobs a man can have!!!!

Dad’s Coming
1873
Winslow Home (1836-1910)

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Winslow Homer was an American landscape painter and print maker and is best known for his marine inspired art. In 1873, he spent a summer in Gloucester, Massachusetts where he was inspired to paint Dad’s Coming. Here you see a fisherman’s family waiting on his return. Notice how the son is looking towards the water, waiting for his father’s return. You can feel the anticipation from the boy as he is waiting for his beloved father? Or the Mother who looks looks worried but yet remains calm for her little ones.

Come to Daddy
C19th
William Henry Midwood (1833-1888)

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William Henry Midwood, who lived and worked in London was considered a figure and genre painter. Midwood painted Come to Daddy sometime in the 19th Century. This piece is an adorable reflection of a father and daughters happiness to see one another. Almost gives off a daddy’s little girl vibe. This is a very heart warming painting.

The Four Seasons of Life Middle Age
1868
Currier and Ives

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Based in New York City from 1834-1907 and headed by Nathaniel Currier (1813–1888) and James Merritt Ives (1824–1895), Currier and Ives was an American print making firm. The Four Seasons of Life Middle Age is a hand colored lithograph which represents a father coming home to his family. Look at the wife and children’s eagerness to great the father. This image is often duplicated in today’s reality. How many of us have greeted out fathers at the door just like in lithograph?

A Heavy Burden
C19th
Arthur Hacker (1858-1919)

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Mostly known for painting religious scenes and portraits, Arthur Hacker was also heavily inspired by his travels to Spain and North America. A Heavy Burden represents a father and his two girls walking home from a long day. This beautiful painting exhibits a father as a protector, teacher and leader. Such a loving representation of many of the fathers yesteryear as well as today

These art pieces are just a few examples of father inspired art throughout history. Can you think of any timeless pieces done by historically famous or underrated artists?

Capturing A Memory That Will Last Forever This Summer? Check Out These Two Frames

June 4, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Posted in Imikimi, Seasonal, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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When it comes to capturing our most cherished summertime moments, it may be best to select a number of the frames featured on the Imikimi website and apply them to the pictures we intend on taking. What better way to emphasize such moments then to put a themed and seasonally oriented frame around them. In this post I’ve chosen two frames to focus on, and have explained how I think they can be used to capture those very memorable moments that we intend on holding onto for a very long time.

Frame #1: Nature Frame (Author: Raquel Rocha DeJesus)

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Was it a Mother-and-Son fishing trip in the Florida Keys? Was it a cherished week spent with your grandparents on their lake in Michigan? Or how about that time at summer camp where you began as friends and ended the summer as sisters? If any of those specific scenarios feels like a good fit, then The Nature Frame is for you.

Frame #2: Cosmos Summer (Author: Amber Kiitty 77)

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Did your summer include a drive-in movie night in your backyard? Was this the summer of making a friendship that would last forever? How about the summer where you met that one true special person you couldn’t live without?

If any of those things occurred then the Cosmos Summer frame may just be the frame you’d want to use to capture those memories with. If in fact you’d rather choose a different style or model of frame, please check out Imikimi.com for a plethora of added options.

Spring in History – Artists Inspired By The Season

May 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Conventional Art, Inspirational, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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There are many Artists in history, who have used Spring as a theme for their many famous paintings. Using beautiful fields, sunshine, budding trees, children, animals and water as an inspiration to create colorful and warming images on canvas that makes you feel as if you are right there in the painting. Although there are many famous artist who have captured this time of year vividly, we wanted to share two Painters who visually bring spring to life with a passionate stroke of a paintbrush….

Claude Monet

(November 14, 1840 – December 5, 1926)
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Claude Monet was the founder of French Impressionist painting. His paintings can be viewed as a painted “snapshot” very close to our camera and phone photos today. The shading and the use of pastels can be captivating and yet calming. By looking at the two paintings below, can you almost feel the breeze coming from the trees?

Springtime
1872
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An Orchard in Spring
1886
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Vincent van Gogh

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Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch post Impressionist artist, who was not only remembered for his mental turmoil and severing his earlobe, but was remember post death as one of the greatest most brilliant artists/ painters. He definitely poured his heart and soul into his work. Displaying a wonderful contrast of pastels colors that will leave you visually believing the painting has come to life. Can you imagine yourself sitting accompanying the man in the boat listing to the spring leavers dangle as the breeze hit them or the vivid smell of the blossoms?

Fishing in Spring
1887
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Almond Blossoms
1890
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Take a moment today to possibly research more work from these artists or others who have used the beauty of spring as their inspiration to create the most famous art work to date not only hanging in museums or being kept in hidden confinement but are also being replicated to bless our homes with a taste of history.

Art apps

January 29, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Posted in Conventional Art, Photography | Leave a comment
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What are some apps you should use in 2013? Are you looking for an application to help you add a pop of color to your picture? Here are the top art apps that you will want to download in 2013 and will help your pictures come to life.

Paper by Fifty Three

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“IDEAS BEGIN ON PAPER”

With Paper you can capture your ideas as if they were sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings you can share them with other Paper by Fifty Three users.

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The reason that Paper by Fifty Three is a great app to use because it’s so simple.

SketchBook Mobile:

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SketchBook Mobile is a professional app that you can download to your phone it has anything you will need to sketch it has a full set of tools it is your art work on the go.

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With SketchBook Mobile you can capture your drawings as if you were drawing them on a napkin.

Clear Painting Free:

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Clear painting is a free app that you can download to get started with creating your art work also not only can you start from scratch but you can input your photos that you have on your phone to create a different effect to make than unique.

This art app is great for adults but if you have a little artist on your hands its great for children to.

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10 More Phenomenal Digital Works of Art

July 17, 2012 at 11:00 am | Posted in Conventional Art | 1 Comment
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Hello once again! Aaaannnnd we’re back with a second edition of artistry goodness as we present you with 10 more drop-dead gorgeous works of art. If you see something you like, be sure to go ahead and click on the image or the artist’s name. You’ll then be taken to their online portfolio where you can view more of their delicious works of art. We hope you’ll take inspiration from these fine artists and will push yourself to be even better as you create your kimis, art, and crafts.

*ryky

*ryky


Jonathan Ball

Johnathan Ball


Mike Henry

Mike Henry


Jose Alves da Silva

Jose Alves da Silva


Jorge Jacinto

Jorge Jacinto


~Zippora

~Zippora


Lois van Baarle

Lois van Baarle


Goro Fujita

Goro Fujita


Henryca Citra

Henryca Citra


Margarita Sheshukova

Margarita Sheshukova

10 Phenomenal Digital Works of Art

July 13, 2012 at 11:00 am | Posted in Conventional Art | Leave a comment
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Hello, fellow artists! Today we’re going to be featuring ten amazing, varied works of digital artists the world over. Short and sweet is how we like it. We hope you’ll find something you like, and when you do, that you’ll be sure to click on the artist’s name or work to be taken to their galleries.

Juliano Vieira

Juliano Vieira


Goro Fujita

Goro Fujita


Bobby Chiu

Bobby Chiu


Jessica Oyhenart-Ball

Jessica Oyhenart-Ball


Denis Mayer Jr.

Denis Mayer Jr.


Ericka Lugo

Ericka Lugo


Rodolfo Velado

Rodolfo Velado


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*gureiduson


Tamás Gáspár

Tamás Gáspár


Wenqing Yan

Wenqing Yan

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