As I walked through the forest I came across this rusted out old car, colorful and turquoise … a work of car art.

That’s how I saw it, at least, even before I took a photo.

This was the coolest thing I had seen in awhile and I couldn’t wait to capture it with my iPhone camera and then rush to apply some apps to create some new art.

(I’ll post the original photo in a separate post so that you can see, the composition, color, texture and moment was awesome, even with no apps or image manipulation applied)

But for now, here you go. This wild piece of camera art gives me so much JOY!

~Brenda Johima~

(p.s. environmentalists, I agree, we need to get this junk out of the forest, should never be there I suppose, but in the meantime, it’s an artist/photographers dream)

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HAPPY New Year 2013!

On January 2, 2013, in Photography, Travel Photography, by brendajohima

HAPPY New Year!

2013 for me, feels like it’s filled with promise and optimism, moving forward and going for it!

How about for you?

2012 was tough for a lot of people, myself included, and there’s something magical about beginning with a blank canvas, a brand new year to start all over again. I’ve not made any New Years resolutions, zero. However, I am super excited to begin anew.

On a business note, watch for my new eBook in 2013, as well as a new website right here, and a brand new (separate) portfolio website that only showcases my photographic images.

Be well, be happy, look for the good, love more than ever before, and I look forward to connecting with you throughout the year.

— Brenda Johima

window shopping in Venice Italy

Copyright 2012Brenda Johima | Images May Not Be Used Without Written Permission

 

 

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NEWS!

(Revised April 11, 2013, Start Date for New Launch was instead, April 1, 2013. And that’s no April Fool’s joke 🙂

November 1st, 2012, today! I’ve launched a new business! Johima Photography.

Please stay tuned while my website is updated to reflect this great news! More focus! A new focus!

— Brenda Johima

Brenda Johima iPhone Art in Italy

All Art and Photography Copyright 2012 Brenda Johima

What Have I Been Up To?

On October 21, 2012, in Dog Photography, Life, by brendajohima

This.

She’s brought so much JOY and Happiness into my life. Xena! (she’s 5 months old here)

— Brenda

All Images Copyright Brenda Johima

Xena the Poodle Puppy

All Images Copyright Brenda Johima

Xena the Poodle Puppy

All Images Copyright Brenda Johima

Xena the Poodle Puppy

All Images Copyright Brenda Johima

 

 

I Write : Thinking About More Things

On September 20, 2012, in Writings, by brendajohima

Hey! I just created a new blog that will be dedicated to only my writing. The first blog post is now online! I’d be thrilled if you would read … Xena the Poodle Puppy and the Homeless Man

Please join me in … Thinking About More Things. (Brenda Johima Writes)

I’ll still put blog posts to share my photography, art and iPhoneography on this website right here, and this is still my main “hub” for most of my creative work … AND … I’m excited to have a second creative blog that will focus on only writing.

Brenda

Brenda Johima Writes : Thinking About More Things

 

 

I’ll be in the Northern Interior of B.C., in Prince George this fall (2012) for two workshops.

In the workshop below, I’ll cover the basics of social media for artists and business owners. It’s intended to be an introductory workshop but anyone at any level of ability is welcome to attend 🙂

This session will be hands-on so please bring your choice of a laptop, tablet, iPhone, iPad or any device of your choice where you are able to connect via WIFI or 3G. There will be no boring PowerPoint in this session. You’ll be active, interactive, learning and busy. The time will fly by.

Here is their write up below. Please contact the gallery directly and visit the Two Rivers Gallery website as they are taking care of all payments and registrations for me. Thank you!

Social Media for Artists

Sunday, September 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Facilitator: Brenda Johima

Calling all artists! Join artist and social media expert Brenda Johima and learn what the world of social media can do for you. Brenda will introduce you to tools and techniques to further your business, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Learn how to better connect with other artists and potential clients, helping you to promote yourself and your art in the virtual world.

Website : Two Rivers Gallery
Facebook page : TwoRiversArt
Twitter : @TwoRiversArt
Address : Two Rivers Gallery, 725 Civic Plaza, Prince George, B.C., V2L 5T1
Phone : 250-614-7804

Find out more about Brenda Johima’s business(s) right  here : 

brendajohima.com(art and photography website)
JOHIMA Social Media + Marketing

iPhone Art

The second workshop is all about iPhoneography (iPhone Photography) and Mobile Photography and is on Saturday, September 22nd, right before the one above. I’ve got a FUN weekend planned for you! 🙂

 

I’ll be in the Northern Interior of B.C., in Prince George this fall (2012) for two workshops.

In the workshop below, I’ll cover the basics of iPhone photography (iPhoneography) and mobile photography for artists and business owners. It’s intended to be an introductory workshop but anyone at any level of ability is welcome to attend 🙂

This session will be hands-on so please bring your choice of an iPhone or any mobile phone that has the ability to connect WIFI or 3G. There will be no boring PowerPoint in this session. You’ll be active, interactive, learning and busy. The  majority of the presentation will focus on iPhone photography and apps available for iPhone cameras, however, I’ve had people attend this session with almost any cell phone camera (or no mobile phone at all) and still received benefit, as we also cover the very basics of fine art and design principles as it applies to improving your photography skills for either personal use or for mobile phone marketing online. Everyone is welcome!

Italy iPhone Photo

Here is their write up below. Please contact the gallery directly and visit the Two Rivers Gallery website as they are taking care of all payments and registrations for me. Thank you!

iPhoneography Workshop

Saturday, September 22, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Facilitator: Brenda Johima

Bring your iPhone to the Gallery for some hands-on fun! Comox Valley artist and photographer Brenda Johima wants to share with you the world of iPhoneography. Brenda uses her iPhone to capture the images and for all post-processing involved in creating a piece of art. She will introduce you to cool photography aps and open your eyes to the possibilities of photography with your iPhone. Head out for a “photo walk,” create on the go and share back in the studio. Android smartphones are welcome too.

Website : Two Rivers Gallery
Facebook page : TwoRiversArt
Twitter : @TwoRiversArt
Address : Two Rivers Gallery, 725 Civic Plaza, Prince George, B.C., V2L 5T1
Phone : 250-614-7804

Find out more about Brenda Johima’s business(s) right here :

brendajohima.com (art and photography website)
JOHIMA Social Media + Marketing

There’s a second workshop as well and it’s all about the basics of Social Media For Artists (and business owners) and is on Sunday, September 23rd, right after the one above. I’ve got a FUN weekend planned for you! 🙂

iPhoneography Italy

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I’m Brenda Johima Creative … You?

On June 29, 2012, in Creativity, Social Media, by brendajohima

Brenda Johima Abstract iPhone ArtWhy have I not called my Facebook business page Brenda Johima Photography, or Johima Photography, or Brenda Johima Artist, or, or, or … some other specific niche that’s good for SEO, for target marketing your audience, on and on and on, you know, all the buzz words? Well, I LOVE doing it all.

I write, I paint, I take pictures, I’m a prolific iPhone photographer, design logos, set up WordPress based business sites for entrepreneurs, and I paint and I write, and I take photographs, make collages and mixed media works, and I cook without recipes and make stuff up, and garden and stick stuff into soil in ways we are told not to … and I draw cartoons and love to do things never in the same way each time … I create in my way, in my time … I create something all day, every day, from about 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

It’s not forced, it just happens, it’s just me. There’s no definition between work and life and play.

Being a creative, is living a life, one with everything that I love to do. It’s taken me forever to NOT succumb to the pressure of others, to BE ONE THING.

I am not one thing.

I’m not one title, I’m all of it. I wear many hats proudly, each and every day.

Creativity, true creativity has no boundaries, and it’s expressed in a multitude of ways each day, if you …

.simply. let. go. into being. that which. you truly are.

I’m a creative, multi-talented creative. Brenda.Johima.Creative.

You?

— Brenda Johima

As one who loves to photograph other people, I still run far away from a camera if I see one ready to take my own photo.

So I’ve been experimenting with self-portraits as a creative tool instead. Some are cartoon-ey, some creepy, some very creative and beautiful, and others are for just plain FUN.

I’m finding it very rewarding and healing, actually. Here’s my latest work of art. It’s a little bit creepy and very cool and very beautiful. Love it.

This is a compilation of multiple photographs, including landscape photography, combined with self portrait(s) and the work has been created using both an iPhone 4s, multiple art and photo apps in-camera (in-phone) and then finished off with a touch of Photoshop.

(so for those purist iPhoneographers out there, this is not a pure iPhoneography piece, and not purist photography either, but ART, or iPhone photo-art … the lines have become very blurred with the rise of mobile photography mixed with traditional and digital media and it’s all very exciting)

I’m thrilled with how it has turned out. How about you? Give it a try.

— Brenda Johima

Copyright 2012 Brenda Johima | Images May Not Be Used In Any Way Without Written Permission

Brenda Johima Creative and Beautiful iPhone Self Portrait

Copyright 2012 Brenda Johima | Images May Not Be Used In Any Way Without Written Permission

If I Had A Cape

On May 19, 2012, in Cartoons, Creative Writing, Writings, by brendajohima

If I Had A Cape … I might fly like the wind, I might grab my cape and fly through blue skies filled with white puffy cotton ball clouds, gargantugiantus (made up word) clouds that are soft and comforting, embracing me into a lovely nap of creativity, then POOF! I wake up and say … OK, who would I like to be today? Let’s try on a new hat, see what we feel and see. Then tomorrow, my cape and I, onto another adventure, into yet another new being. Each day, I am anew, again and again and again. —Brenda Johima

**P.S. Just for FUN I did a rough sketch to go with this my cape writing. What are you doing to put your creativity out there, perfect or not? Just. For. FUN.

If I Had A Cape cartoon by Brenda Johima

If I Had A Cape

By Brenda Johima Not-So-Perfect-Cartoons

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