8.24.2016

Mini Suit - Apple Pencil Skin Review

MINI SUIT
It's like a tuxedo for my Apple Pencil. 

I'm not an affiliate and I was in no way compensated for this post

I was looking to fix a small problem with my Apple Pencil ( from here forward affectionately referred to as AP). I carry my iPad Pro most everywhere and on more than one occasion, the cap covering the charger on my AP has popped off while taking my IPad out of my bag. This is an issue. 

So I searched online for a skin, cover, case for the AP that would cover the end cap. 

I found Mini Suit! Problem solved. 
It covers the entire AP sans the tip. 
"But how will you access the charger?", you ask. 
Not a problem. 
The Mini Suit is made of a rubber material that stretches just enough for removal of the end cap for charging. And it keeps the cap trapped inside, so no worries of losing it. Genius. 

The bonuses are the really great grip it gives me and Mini Suit is streamline enough that my AP still fits in the elastic holder on my iPad Pro case. 

Mini Suit is a brand new product as of this post so I am sure we will all learn more about it in time. But as of now, I'm loving this little gem. Oh yeah, and I bought mine on Amazon for under $10. 

Peace, Love, & Beauty,
Jodi

8.05.2016

Happy Fancy Friday!

Happy Friday, Beautiful!
Or as I now declare it: Fancy Friday!


Here's a colorful little betta splenden doodle to get your weekend started right. 
Created on my iPad Pro using Apple Pencil and the magical ProCreate app. Love that app!

Enjoy your weekend. I'll be in the salon on Saturday and I have one early afternoon appointment available if you need it  (I'll make you fancy like the betta) ;)
Message, text, or email me.  @goinspirebeauty , goinspire at yahoo

XOXO

Peace, Love, and Beauty,
Jodi

8.03.2016

Blue and Gold - New Fine Art Photography In the Gallery

I just posted a few new pieces to my online gallery.

Check out Blue and Gold, a moody,dreamy sunset shot from the Oceanside Pier.
I recommend the metal print option on this for a stunning finish. (Not shown on price sheet above, but visit the gallery for pricing)

In case you haven't been by the gallery in a while, check out the latest new offerings including:
NEW Round, standard, and oversized Beach Towels, as well as Weekender Tote Bags, all customizable with your favorite artwork or image from my gallery!

Peace, Love, and Beauty,

Jodi

7.21.2016

Thankful Thursday

These images from this week are a glimpse at why I feel blessed

I am thankful for Sunsets, Seagulls , and Sailboats. 



What are you thankful for? Please share in the comments below. 

Peace, Love, and Beauty,

Jodi


7.19.2016

5 Useful Apps for Mobile Photographers


Reposted from Creative Blog, June 2013
Do you most often shoot pictures with your camera phone?

A new commercial claims that every day, more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera. I tend to believe it. With the convenience and availability of the camera phone, the popularity of mobile photography is no surprise.  

The edit feature built into my iPhone 5 is great for cropping and even removing red-eye on the fly. It is limited, however, in its editing power.

The good news is that more and more apps are being created to enhance mobile imagery. Whether you are looking to make simple adjustments to your images or to add a creative edge with filters, there are many choices for photo editing. Here are a few of my favorites.

Photogene

My personal favorite for straight-forward editing. This awesome editing app can crop, rotate, and perform many of the functions familiar to Photoshop users. With this app, the user can add filters and borders, sharpen, adjust color, and even adjust curves.

PhotoToaster

PhotoToasterJr
Filters are an easy and fun way to turn a photo into artistic expression. PhotoToaster gives many options, including vintage filters like technicolor, sepia and black and white. It also offers adjustment sliders for exposure, temperature, saturation, sharpen, and brightness to name a few.

VSCOcam

VSCOcam
This app claims to be the standard of mobile photography. Shoot straight from the app itself. Images are saved at full resolution, with no loss of quality. Choose standard filters or save custom filters for future use. This app is definitely for the PhotoArtist.







Camera Awesome

Start by using your choice of grid guides as you shoot straight from the app. This app saves images in full resolution within the app or right to your image library. It features what I call the attitude indicator (aviation term), which helps steady your horizon for the shot. It has the ability to shoot video, as well as still images.. Shoot in fast bursts at low resolution or slow bursts at high resolution. Choose the anti-shake image stabilizer, set your flash mode and directly post to most any social media site

8mm

Although this app is for videos, it has the coolest vintage effects I have seen so far. Choose from a wide range of filters, including 60s, xPro, Tuscan, Sakura, 1920, Siena, and so many more. Get great effects, including sounds like old reel to reel movies had. Upload directly to YouTube. I love this app and am having fun creating vintage-looking videos that resemble old home movies.Peace, Love and Beauty, 
Jodi 

7.13.2016

Time To Share

And,...
She's back. 

I have decided to merge my Creative Blog with my Beauty Blog.

My life is definitely a mixture of creative endeavors, where one creative experience blends right into the next.  I really don't see the point in forcing a separation.  I will simply share the beauty I see or create and hope it brings joy to others. 

So, my Creative blog will soon disappear and I will post my art and visual goodies here, along with beauty-related posts. I hope you enjoy the change! 

Will you join me and  #sharebeauty when you find it?

Peace, Love and Beauty, 
Jodi

1.13.2016

What is NOT going on here?

Just a quick update for my beauties,

I have not posted in a while due to some spammy activity that was happening (or NOT happening) here on my blog.
I had several redirects from my site to some rather undesirable websites...yikes. It is a sinking feeling.
And to top it off, my domain goinspirebeauty dot com was suspended and then picked up by a random someone...so just so there is no confusion, Go Inspire Beauty .com IS NOT ME. :)
I am not sure how I will proceed, but I may just design a new website with my Name instead of my Business Name. I will keep you posted.

In the meantime, I thank you for your understanding. If you want to see what I am up to when not in the salon, please visit my Creative Blog!

xoxo




Peace, Love and Beauty, 
Jodi