Friday, March 7, 2014


As a frustrated artist and one who embraces technology fairly enthusiastically, I wouldn't be a responsible blogger if I didn't give a shout out to what may possibly be the BEST. APP. EVER. - Waterlogue.  In a nutshell, it turns your everyday, humdrum, run of the mill photos into works of art at the touch of a button:

West Montrose, Ontario 

Chateau Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France

And I've got to say, folks, that I am fairly obsessed with this app.  In fact, when I was vacationing in Cuba recently with an iPhone that had no power to communicate with the outside world (well, not entirely accurate, but pretty darn near the truth), my mobile device was used solely to a) take photos, and b) convert said photos into Waterlogue masterpieces. I'm sure I probably drove my significant other crazy showing him EVERY. SINGLE. TRANSFORMATION. (which is why he gets a place of honour right here):

Seriously, if you can point and shoot your phone/camera at ANYTHING, you too will soon be papering the walls of your home with Waterlogue works (which they conveniently make VERY easy to do by allowing you to save your creations in high def versions - meaning you can print these beauties in wall mural size if you are so inclined).

Even the ubiquitous selfie takes on a certain air of importance when converted via Waterlogue:

(Well, okay, maybe that's just the way I see it, but hey, I just found a way to insert a selfie into this post) ;-)

Yes, there IS a price to pay to become a virtual Cezanne - a whopping $2.99 (at least that was the price when I purchased it).  So if you're one to complain about spending money on apps - I offer my standard retort in advance of your indignation, from the beautifully twisted mind of Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal (and while you're at it, if you haven't browsed his site before, now would be a good time to do so).

Although I'm aware it has become sort of a "thing", and that there is such a thing as "Waterlogue fatigue" out there, I'm still going to promote the heck of this because, simply put, I LOVE it.  Thanks, good people at Tinrocket, for doing whatever kind of magic you do to make this stuff happen. :)


  1. Hi Noelle! Just started following your blog, love it! I just love this app - and I don't even own an iPhone! But, I really, really, wish I did. I'm in the process of tracking down any family member who owns one so I can try converting some of my photo's to watercolors, amazing little thing that app is. You look fabulous by the way, going to have to look into your healthy eating advice.

  2. Hi Janice! Haha, wow - you really know an app has "made it" when you love it even without owning an Apple device! I couldn't agree with you more (obviously!) - it's a winner! Thanks so much for following the blog - and for your kind comments...much appreciated! :)