Spice Up Your Autumn Photographs With Imikimi Frames

September 9, 2013 at 7:00 am | Posted in Digital Art, Imikimi, Photo Opts, Photography, Seasonal, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Autumn is right around the corner here in America.  Before we know it we will be seeing the leaves change colors and drift to the ground, smelling the spices of the season, and eventually stuffing ourselves with delicious turkey and pie.  Take advantage of the cooler days and gorgeous natural backdrop, and spend some time outdoors to capture some pictures to celebrate the season.

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Photo Credit: Imikimi

This frame is a great example of just how beautiful the oranges, reds, and yellows are this time of year.  Imagine yourself watching the leaves fall off the trees as you stroll through the woods, kicking the leaves around, and hearing them crunch under your feet.

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Photo Credit: Imikimi

Who could possibly resist this cowboy posing in the Fall foliage?  Not me!  Go on…Add yourself in there for fun, or take him out to jazz up your own pictures.  Look how the red leaves accent the frame.  Grab your favorite red sweater, snap a pic, and be prepared to fall in love with the scenery.

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Photo Credit: Imikimi

With school back in session, don’t forget to create some dazzling shots with the kids.  Grab their school pictures and have fun with this one!  What is sweeter than your little darlings faces embedded in logs with squirrels on top?  This one is sure to be a keeper, and will hang around long after the spectacular colors have disappeared.

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Photo Credit: Imikimi

Next stop: Camping!  This is the perfect time of year to find a secluded cabin in the woods to hide away for a weekend (or two!).  Just looking at this one, I can easily imagine being curled up next to a fireplace with a good book and great friends.

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Photo Credit: Imikimi

Last, we have autumn memories.  It’s important to stop and appreciate how Mother Nature shows herself during the changing of the seasons.  The beauty can be so short-lived, sometimes we forget to put the chaos that life brings aside and just enjoy for a bit.

I hope you will enjoy using these frames as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing them!

Why People Keep Coming Back to Conventional Art Forms

September 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Posted in Conventional Art, Imikimi, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Conventional Art is art that is made using standard mediums, such as paint and canvas. This art continues to be the favorite form of media. The visual aspects of conventional art keep bringing fans back for more.

There is a lot of  new and experimental media out there, but when it comes to buying art,  Conventional  is what people gravitate toward. The newer art is very interesting to the viewer’s eye, but when it comes to purchasing, most people stick with Conventional Art.

People are more comfortable with this form of art because it has been around for centuries. Most people will gravitate to what they know, not the new and upcoming thing.  That’s not to say that the other forms of art aren’t flourishing as well, but Conventional art will never die, even though the prices are higher.

Transient or performance-driven art is often “short-lived”. Therefore, it’s difficult to purchase. When it comes to displaying art, sculptures and paintings offer  flexibility.  There really are so many different aspects to conventional art, such as, materials, media, price, style, and whether you want to hang your art or display it on the floor, it is entirely up to you!

 

 

Conventional art will never go out of style; people will keep coming back to the old standard, because it is the most popular. People like to decorate their businesses and homes with it. This form of art has been around for centuries, and will continue to thrive into the future and beyond.

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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Image Source:  John Briner

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.

Back-To-School: Imikimi Style

August 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Posted in Digital Art, Imikimi, Photography, Seasonal, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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As summer winds to an end we all get a little emotional.  Memories were made, vacations were taken, images captured.  What better way to commemorate these events than with this awesome frame?  It just screams summer with flip-flops, sand, sun, and seashells:

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Image Source: Imikimi 

The beach has become iconic of the American summer vacation.  Families across the country take an average of 4.5  trips per year, and sun and sand are the most popular destinations. The end of summer also brings back-to-school preparations.  It might be your child’s first time off to kindergarten, or a nearly grown teenager returning to class.  Either way, we have to get ready.  We want them to look their best on that first day back.  Hair combed smoothly, wearing the trendiest looks to hide their nervousness.  Be sure to snap a shot of them as they head out the door.  They’re sure to complain, but you’ll be glad they did when you can look back at them in this frame in a few years:

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While shopping for new clothes and shoes to wear, don’t forget to grab supplies!  Fill up that new backpack with brightly colored pencils, pens, folders, and notebooks.  The store shelves are filled with every character and color scheme the kids are into.  With more options than ever before, back-to-school will be a lot less “boring.”  Check out this frame for inspiration:

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As the school year progresses, there are various concerts, plays, parties, and sporting events to record for future reminiscing.  Also, you cannot forget the everlasting school picture.  Using Imikimi frames will provide boring school pictures with the opportunity to shine, and they’ll make cherished keepsakes for friends and family:

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Your child’s teacher plays a significant part of his or her school year.  Teachers are with the kids day in and day out and (usually) come to feel as if they are their own children.  Sneak a class picture while you’re on a field trip, or take a photo of the teacher from the yearbook and stick it here for a Christmas gift that’s sure to make her smile:

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Lip Gloss AND Duct Tape? No Way!!

August 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Posted in Craft Corner, Imikimi, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Ssshhh!  I’m about to share a secret recipe with you.  A recipe that will make any tween or teen think you are “Awesome-sauce.” It’s summer, and the kids are bored, right?  Using ingredients you likely have in your kitchen and bathroom, you can easily make custom flavored lip glosses for a fraction of the cost in the store.  This craft can be done at birthday parties, sleep-overs, or just for fun. Adults love it, too!

What you’ll need:

1 tablespoon vegetable shortening

1 drink mix packet, such as Kool-Aid (choose your flavor and color)

1/4 teaspoon hot water

What you do:

Mix the in a bowl until smooth and set to the side.  In another bowl, mix the water and drink mix (don’t add any sugar!).

Still with me here?  Good.  Now start adding small amounts of the juice/water mixture to the shortening until it is the color you want. When finished, place it into tiny jars, empty lip gloss containers, ziplock bags…Anything that will hold it.

Wasn’t that easy?  You can add tiny bits of glitter to your new lip gloss (a little bit goes a LONG way), decorate the jars with paper, ribbon, and beads and give them as gifts or wear a new flavor each day.

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Photo Credit: TheSage

Bonus Project!

I couldn’t let you go with just one project.  Let me show you a little something to do with all those rolls of pretty duct tape you have.

What you’ll need:

Scissors

Duct tape

Bobby pins

What you do:

Cut a length of tape twice as long as you want your bow to be (about 4″ for a hair bow).  Lay the tape down, sticky side up, and fold the ends in to meet in the middle.  You should now have the decorative side of the tape showing on both sides.  With your fingers on the outer edges in the middle, pinch it together to shape a bow.  Cut a 2″ strip of tape length-wise and wrap it (sticky side down) around the center where you pinched it together.  Slide a bobby pin into the back, and pop it in your hair!

Make this bow in several sizes and use it for more than just your hair.  You could even make a smaller version to decorate your lip gloss jar!

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Photo Credit: TipJunkie

Have fun!

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 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

Up and Coming Careers in Art

August 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Posted in Conventional Art, Digital Art, Imikimi, Photography | Leave a comment
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What makes art so amazing is that it means so many different things to different people.  There are graphic designers, photographers, musicians, painters, carpenters, and cake decorators who all call themselves and deserve to be called artists.  However, it is difficult to have a career as an artist, we have all heard the term, “starving artists”… Actually, now more than ever, it is possible to have a lucrative career as an artist.  Let’s take a look at some of the exciting up and coming careers in the arts that could potentially earn you big bucks: Continue Reading Up and Coming Careers in Art…

Make Your Summertime Memories Last Forever With Imikimi Frames

July 16, 2013 at 10:49 am | Posted in Digital Art, Imikimi, Photo Opts, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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Imikimi: Summer Time Frames

Imikimi: Summer Time Frames

Summer is in full swing and Imikimi summer frames are the perfect enhancement for all your summer fun memories. There are so many chances for memory making during the summer. From Memorial Day to Labor Day the summer is party time.

Family Time

Picnics and barbecues are plentiful in the summer. What could be better than burgers on on the grill and slices of cool watermelon? Pool parties, beach days and trips to the amusement park can certainly generate tons of memorable photos.  There are carnivals and fairs and trips to your neighborhood zoo. Many families choose the summer to host annual family reunions. It’s time for photo-ops with everyone you haven’t seen all year! What better way to preserve these precious photos than with a summer Imikimi frame?

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Imikimi Picnic Frame

Vacation Time

Summer is always one of the most popular times of the year for vacations. Are you taking a Mediterranean cruise on a luxury liner or taking the sailboat out on the local lake? Maybe you’re backpacking across Europe or hiking up a nearby hillside. You can visit your local state beach or visit some exotic tropical locale. No matter where you decide to spend your vacation, you will definitely want to celebrate these images with summer Imikimi frames.

Imikimi: Family Vacation Frame

Imikimi: Family Vacation Frame

Summer Love with Imikimi Frames

Summer is one of the most romantic times of the year. Candlelit dinners alfresco and sunset walks on the beach provide picture perfect moments. From first dates to June weddings and everything in between, there are so many opportunities for a sizzling summer romance. A beautiful photo commemorating that special day or night with your loved one is something to cherish forever.

Imikimi: Summer Love Frame

Imikimi: Summer Love Frame

Summer Holidays

The summer holidays are great for getting together with family and friends. The Fourth of July and Labor Day are both  wonderful holidays to spend time with loved ones. There are fireworks and parties and picnics galore. Keep the festivities going all year when you use Imikimi frames to remember those special days.

Imikimi: Summer Holiday Frames

Imikimi: Summer Holiday Frames

Your summer is full of memorable moments you’ll never want to forget. Imikimi  Summer frames make your images unforgettable.

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

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Photo Credit: verybestquotes.com

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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Photo credit: imikimi.com

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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Photo credit: imikimi.com

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