Thursday, June 13, 2013

Please welcome me to the 21st century

Yesterday I was pondering why I don't use Twitter more effectively. I have it on my computer, but I rarely tweet because tweeting seems like such a spur of the moment type of thing and I don't have my computer with me at all times, right? Actually, wrong. I have a smart phone, so I kinda, sorta do. Next, and I'm a little embarrassed to say this, I pondered aloud, " I wonder if there is a twitter app?" Yes, I really wondered that. And, after pinching myself so I could return to reality, I downloaded that app and, lo and behold, tweeting became a much more spontaneous activity.
Then I thought about adding pictures to my tweets. Again, I did all my musing out loud, which turned out to be to my benefit because my 15-year old daughter heard me and said, " Mom, why don't you use instagram to share your pictures as tweets and on flickr and even on pinterest. To quote Archimedes, "Eureka!"
In less than 24 hours, I've learned how to transfer my pictures from my camera roll on my phone to instagram and back to my computer to photoshop.
This is my newest Great Aunt Irma's Flower Garden Mini

Needless to say, I've also become a wee bit enamored of the gimmicky photo "tricks" instagram has to offer.
Here's a preview of one of the prints for my newest line. So excited about that!
Who doesn't love a good blur effect?
I even figured out how to download an emailed picture to my camera roll and then upload it to instagram for fun manipulating and sharing.
My friend, Nan, is currently sending me a daily shot of her tote in some of Europe's most beautiful spots. 
Yep, I'll be sharing them here and on twitter and on instagram.
Hey, if you want to follow me on some of the other sites where I publish my work and passions, guess what, I figured out how to add those badges to my blog as well. 
I've really grown over the past day or so. Can't wait to discover indoor plumbing!


Molly said...

I just checked out your instagram and you already have 118 followers! I've been on it for a few years and I've finally squeaked up to 50.

Smart phones sure do make social media more assessable. I've actually just deleted a few off my phone because it become much too distracting at work. Look at beautiful pictures on instagram or look at spreadsheets? Way too tempting .....

folksmith said...

i still haven't a clue how to use my smart phone. good for you in figuring it out. had to chuckle about discovering indoor plumbing.

Esch House Quilts said...

It really helps to have a teenaged daughter once you decide to figure out social media :)

Happy Turtle said...

Ha Ha! :) That's funny. But great learning curve!

house on hill road said...

hee! going to find you on instagram now.

Stephie said...

That really made me laugh! Sadly I don't have a smart phone (yet!), so no Instagram for me, boo! Loving your new mini quilts Malka :)