Cherry Pie

You know, it is really hard to beat cherry pie.  I enjoyed a most excellent surf-and-turf Valentine’s Day meal – topped off with a slice of cherry pie and some piping hot coffee.

photo of cherry pie

Of course, as spring approaches, I anticipate with gusto the strawberry pies that will be available.  And maybe some fresh strawberries in a meringue shell with a scoop of ice cream on top.

Later there will be blueberry pies and pecan pies and coconut cream pies.  But for now I am enjoying one mighty fine cherry pie.

Before we part, please mark your calendars for Pi Day.  I know it is irrational but it is fast approaching and gives us another reason (excuse) to celebrate.

iPhone Art

I don’t know which I love more – my iPhone or the world of apps that it helped trigger.  The iPhone is a grand instrument and has proven rugged enough to survive six months of being carried around by me (yes I packed it in an Otterbox).  I can call and text and email from anywhere and Facetime, now that is so Jetson. The phone and the iOS are almost magic but it’s the apps that make iPhone-ism such a rich and enabling experience.

My latest diversion is art on my iPhone.  I don’t spend huge amounts of time scribbling but because it’s in my pocket, I can indulge my creativity anywhere and at any time.

iPhone Art 001

I did this first image using SpawnMusic.  Drawing with SpawnMusic is basically a dance with a random number generator and some rather sophisticated algorithms.  You can snap a picture as the screen evolves.  The image moves and evolves quickly but with a little practice you can catch the one you want before it is gone (it won’t cycle back so don’t snooze).  This is my version of a cyber peacock.

In a complete shift in concept, Inkflow gives you absolute control over image generation.  Everything comes down to where and how you touch the screen.  I haven’t figured it out yet but there is something different in sketching on an iPhone and sketching on a paper pad.  The iPhone environment seems to almost have an intrinsic depth that paper lacks.  I do really like being able to save with a click and then share with another.  This is a self portrait of me jumping into the day.

Self Portrait

Here it is, iPhone art.  Try it – you’ll like it.