Hey BB-8! Can you find Chewbacca in this picture?
Hey Readers! BB-8 and I wish you a Happy New Year !!
Honey, did you eat something from the garden?
You don’t look too good. I think you better stay in bed today.
Pikazo, the new app for Apple iphones and ipads is selling like hot cakes. Not surprising. It’s really fun to play with. You, too, can be an artist and paint in the style of a famous painter or make up your own style. Here I used two photographs of mine, one of a friend and the other one of apple blossoms from the garden. Part of the fun is waiting to see what Pikazo comes up with after you choose your pictures. Every single Pikazo image requires about 3,000,000,000,000,000 calculations. Is it worth $3.00? Yes! It’s a lot of fun.
And what to do now?????? Just saw what you are seeing and the color is way off. Delete post? Leave it up and try to correct it? Pikazo knows how to do it right, but man, I can sure mess up it up. So I tried correcting my mistakes but the color is still not like my painitngs. You know what? Go to Pikazo and you’ll see the true color of these things. If I want to post on the internet any of my art work, I’d better try using white paint on a black piece of paper. Maybe that will work for me.
Karl Stiefvater, the app’s St. Louis-based inventor and his business partner, Noah Rosenberg asked a group of friends to beta test a new app. Lisa, wife and behind the scenes worker bee invited me to join the secret group. We weren’t given much instruction – just jump in and see what the app can do. This app is amazing. I started out with a picture of one of my self portraits, then paired it with the style of a preset artist. I tapped the paint ! button and waited and soon Pikazo sent me a painting based on the information from my two choices. But there is more! Under style there is a custom button. You can put in your own image, any kind of image from your photos or the internet. I put in one of my paintings. You are not limited to selfies in picture. Try anything, Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. That’s the fun of it. The app eggs you on to make just one more picture. The results are fantastic. Go over to the Apple app store and pick it up. It’s really fun.
Pikazo’s painting using my sketch and my abstract painting
The possibilities are endless.
(ahh this is better color)