App of the day: Pocket for Chrome

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Do you often come around interesting articles posts and cool pictures or videos that you want to read or view later?

Pocket is a simple and beautiful solution for that.

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About Pocket

Pocket was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device — phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed while waiting in line, on the couch, during commutes or travel — even offline.

The world’s leading save-for-later service currently has more than 12 million registered users and is integrated into more than 500 apps including Flipboard, Twitter and Zite. It is available for major devices and platforms including iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, Kindle Fire, Kobo, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and Windows.

signup_graphic@1xAs you can see, you can get Pocket on your Mac, browser and lots of mobile solutions are available here.

If you don’t own a Mac, you can still get Pocket on your desktop thru Chrome Web Store.

Pocket is really easy to use. If you install the browser extension or if you have Pocket on your phone / tablet, whenever you find something you like, just click or touch the Pocket icon. That’s it – it is saved now and you have an option to add the tags for easy searching in the future.

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App of the day - Pocket for Chrome - 2If you’d like to get a Pocket Premium, you’ll find even more amazing features, like suggested tags, personal backup and different search methods.

5 Positively Transformative Reasons to Write a Journal

natella111:

Great thoughts here…

Originally posted on *Positive Provocations*:

5 Positively Transformative Reasons to Write a Journal“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

As this glorious December begins and we are all in introspective modes cause of the end of the year approaching rapidly…I’m thinking about Essence. I’m thinking about that Essence that is revealed when we have found or touched Depth. You know what I mean…I’m talking about that amazing calm, glowy, light, airy feeling we get when we see those who are already Spiritually evolved. That certain essence is present in each and every one of us. After-all, we Are Beings of Light first. This body is just a vessel for that being of light.

So, How can we reveal our True Essence? The…

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Art of the day: “My bike” by Amos Robinson

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I’ve been long fascinated by public art. I love the concept of making something that will hopefully be seen by the future generations, the ability to make something that compliments the environment in a playful way and that public art is free for everyone to see.

One of my favorite pieces are by Amos Robinson. I love all of his works and hugely admire his talent. “My bike” is the first work of Amos’s that I came across and I fell in love with the idea and this kinetic sculpture.

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Kinetic sculpture Stainless steel, polished and painted, on aluminum pole 13’ H x 8’ W (approx.)

publicart-mybike-2publicart-mybike-3publicart-mybike-4I love this carefree bicyclist that cruises on Tidelands Park, Coronado, CA. I can imagine him whistling a song, while he enjoys the sun and the breeze in his face and I love how the wheels spin with the wind.

Amos’s skills with metal and mechanics come from a field unusual to an artist – he spent many years collecting and restoring old sports cars and motorcycles and his 30 year career in large-scale air pollution process equipment laid foundation for his artworks.

“Bring the metal to life. This is my mantra as an artist.” Amos Robinson

Amos tells an interesting story of when he had his ‘aha’ moment:

In 1964 while visiting our grandparents in New York City, my brothers and I were taken to the Calder exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum. To that point, whenever we entered a gallery, museum or antique shop, the words we heard were, “Boys, put your hands in your pockets and do not touch anything.”

Then came the Calder exhibit. As I stood before one of Calder’s sculptures, the docent said to me, “Go ahead, son, make it move; bring it to life.”

The docent’s invitation was both a delight and a revelation. In that moment the world of art expanded to include more than objects hanging on walls or sitting on shelves gathering dust and admiration.

That’s where it started for me as an artist. Bring the metal to life.

I also love what Amos told Pacific San Diego about “My Bike” because I think it goes well with the theme of One Happy Blog and the way I feel about art:

Amos Robinson knows about the impact public art can have. A local metal sculptor—he is a featured artist at this year’s Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy—Robinson was relaxing at home with his wife one Sunday when a woman visiting from Washington called.

“She was down at the (San Diego) Embarcadero with her girlfriends, and they called just to say how much they appreciated my work there. It’s stuff like that that makes me a big fan of public art and what it can do,” Robinson says.

The women were viewing “My Bike,” which depicts a bicyclist in mid-air, strands of stainless steel hair flying back in the San Diego Bay breeze. It’s one of five sculptures Robinson has created for the Port of San Diego’s rotating “Urban Trees” installation. Now in its seventh year, the annual exhibit includes 30 commissioned tree interpretations along Harbor Drive, from Hawthorn Street to the Cruise Ship Terminal.

“I want to bring something to the public that is positive,” says Robinson, a self-taught artist and former designer of industrial air pollution control equipment. “I don’t care for dark art; I want my art to be fun, put a smile on your face or bring back a memory from your youth.”

If you want to take a Public Art Walking Tour in Coronado, here’s the guide.

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triple-day-care-normal-and-mixedЭтот крем просто подарок судьбы. На данный момент это идеал и лучший крем, который я пробовала и среди масс-маркета и среди более дорогих марок косметики. У него гелевая текстура, он очень легко наносится и впитывается также быстро. Он, действительно, отлично увляжняет кожу и обладает очень приятным ненавязчивым запахом. И Т-зона с ним не блестит. Также нет ощущения маски и кожа легко дышит. Must-have!

Japanese traditional dinner in autumn.

natella111:

This looks delicious! I’m hungry now! :)

Originally posted on Y's Cafe:

Hello. I went to the Japanese traditional restaurant (Kaiseki. 懐石) other day. Each dish has an atmosphereofautumn. It’s very nice. All dishes are very delicious also. Special thanks B-san’s.

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Appetizer. Multi-tiered food box (お重 o-jyu.)of autumn.

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Sashimi. Dobin-mushi of Matsu-take. Hohba yaki.

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Chablis. Owan. Tempura of autumn.

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Gohan and Miso-shiru ( soup ). Dessert.
Thank you.

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Birthplace (Rural Sindh)

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natella111:

Love love love this! :)

Originally posted on Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything:

desert with
its mystery lanes,
absolutely
stunning planes

People welcoming,
rural scene
million times
I have been

it is still refreshing
earth talks to me
telling all the tales
who succeeded and failed

what happened
to that buddy of mine
losing all hopes
still he shined

life, it travails
still around
walk in Bazaar,
smiles abound

everyone acknowledges
your being, presence
care and affection
no city ignorance

London, New York
Rio and Rome
all seen and measured
nothing like home

and I am home
it feels good
and it should!

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App of the day: Pixlr Touch Up for Chrome

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I love Adobe products, but they are so difficult to use and learn. I recently tried to create a very simple logo in Adobe Illustrator and I wanted to hit my head or computer against the wall several times throughout the process. Same applies to Photoshop. When I see photographers working miracles with blending several images, adding some fantastic effects, drawing and doing other magical things with that tool, that must have come from another planet, I think they deserve a monument. I know that it probably only looks scary and after you get used to it, you can fix a pimple or a red eye in a snap. But what if you don’t have time or desire to watch tutorials and spend hours trying to figure out how that thing works? I love software that works like a magic wand – Bibidi Bobbidi Boo and your picture looks amazing! Pixlr Touch Up, in my humble opinion, does just that.

In this post, we’re going to talk about Pixlr Touch Up for Chrome, that you can easily download from Chrome Web Store, however there are several other mobile and desktop options for the app. See more.

Tutorial:

After you download the app, you can launch it from Chrome App Launcher and you can create a desktop icon by dragging it from Chrome Apps menu.

You can choose a file from your computer or Google Drive.

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After the picture is opened, you have editing options at the bottom of the screen – Adjust, Effects, Overlays and Type.

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Here you can see all the options available under Adjust menu.

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Obviously, I need to rotate my photo and I’m selecting that. As you can see, you can also crop, resize, adjust contrast, color, auto fix, focal blur, touch up, clone, sharpen, blur, airbrush, smooth and liquify.

In the Rotate menu, you can also straighten the photo, which is a very useful feature to fix crooked photos.

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Another useful feature is Autofix. It comes in handy, if you want to fix the contrast and color balance. This photo was shot on an overcast day and colors did not come out as vivid as they were in reality, but Autofix brought them back.

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Now, I want to add even more depth and vibrance to the colors and I select the Color option from the menu.

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I’m pretty happy with how the picture looks now, so I’m going to save it. I can give it the same name and replace the existing one or give it a new name and I can also toggle the quality of the image.

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Obviously it it impossible to go over all of the effects and options in Pixlr in one tutorial, but I’m going to show you few more, so you get the idea.

Here are some of the filter in the Effects menu. For this picture I like the Aladin filter as it suits the ornament and makes it look bold.

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This is the Touch Up tool.

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Crop Tool

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Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and please let me know if you like the app or what are the other photo editors you use.

xx,

Natella

Photo of the day: Lost by Danny Woodward on 500px

Photograph Lost by Danny Woodward on 500px

Lost by Danny Woodward on 500px

There’s so much emotions behind this photo, it is so thought provoking and so mesmerizing! It left me speechless…

App of the day: Magisto Magical Video Editor for Chrome

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I’ve wanted to start making videos for a while now. And I was looking for an easy-to-use editor to come around and voila! – I came across Magisto Magical Video Editor. In Magisto there is no time-frame, no difficult to understand and use controls, instead it’s as easy as 123! I have to mention that we’re talking only about short movies and as you can’t shuffle around your photos and videos, you don’t have much control over the end result. But, if you’re not into professional movie making and just want to play around with your photos and videos without investing too much time into it, then Magisto Editor is for you.

Here’s the video of Magisto for Android and although we’re going to talk about Chrome version today, it works the same:

Magisto uses Artificial Intelligence to select the best scenes out of your footage, to edit and produce a movie. Read more here.

Take a look at the Popular Feed.

Now, let’s have a look at the app itself.

Step 1 is adding photos and videos and it’s super easy as you drag and drop!

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Once all the media has uploaded, Step 2 – time to choose the editing style. If you click on the play button, you can see a sample of the video and description will tell you the best use for it. For example, Adrenaline theme is best for showing your sports activities.

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Step 3 – choose the music from the sample or select the music from your computer. You can preview the music by clicking on play button.

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I told ya this would be easy as 1-2-3 and I didn’t lie! That’s it! You’re done!

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Now tell me that this ain’t magic!

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Just check your e-mail and click on the link!

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Woohoo! You can now download the movie if you upgrade to Premium or Pro. But if you’d like to stick with Basic plan for now, you can share the video with your friends thru e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google + or anywhere else using the embed link.

Now, take a look at my creations using Magisto.

Ready to download Magisto Magical Video Edtor for Chrome?

Happy movie making!

xx,

Natella

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