I’m an iPhone photographer, with a passion for turning my iPhone photos, into art.

I’m blessed to live in a city, where the weather is beautiful. I’m extremely blessed to have a beautiful garden, that affords me so many beautiful opportunities, to photograph nature at her very best.

I recently bought two exotic Hibiscus plants, that inspire me daily. Their flowers are exquisite and they flower profusely. I feel as though I get a new gift everyday. Some days the flowers are more perfect than others, this day was one of those.

Besides the joys from my garden, the other amazing joy that I’ve been given, is the joy of app editing. I have been introduced to a world that enables me to go on creative journeys that take me to places I never thought I could go to.

From the phone that I hold in my hand, to the incredibly powerful apps like iColorama, my world is filled with never ending editing joy.

I took this Hibiscus on an inspired journey, starting off with the ability to blur the actual image. Imagine that with one tap, I was able to create a perfect blur background, on which to build multiple creations.

My go to app for creating and designing my prints, is iColorama. I am continually blown away by what is possible. It is app editing on steroids, and I have so much admiration for the creators. It affords me the opportunity to go on the craziest design journeys, that enable me to take this blurred image, and create the beginning of a future print.

Within iColorama there are endless opportunities and for me it’s about pressing buttons. My hubby knows that when I start frenetically pressing on my iPhone or iPad screen, I am lost to the real world. And so the build begins.

My aim is to build this into a step and repeat pattern which I can then use for my clothing creations. The repeat pattern starts out very simply as a tile effect.

I love playing around in the Superimpose app where you can go completely crazy with masking. Confession…I spend hours there.

I took the blur background and superimposed the tiles on top of it.

This will make a perfect step and repeat pattern, but there are so many amazing options in iColorama. I’m on holiday, so I can play, with no time constraints. It’s a wonderful place to be – we take time so for granted – I’m spending hours binge watching iColorama tutorials, and then going on these amazing design journeys.

I see the one below as a greeting card and also the cover of a journal.

Here are some never ending possibilities.

Abstract Hibiscus floral.
Hibiscus Explode.
Another world.

And from all of those, I will build a final fabric print, that will look something like this.

Hibiscus Journey.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Hibiscus print journey.

❤️ Hayley

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