I went to talk with the director of the local community arts organization about teaching some art classes for kids in the winter and spring and I had a great idea when I got home. I needed to send him an email describing what I thought the classes should entail and I wanted to illustrate some projects. I didn’t want to load down the email with lots of images and sometimes it is difficult for me to send more than two photo attachments at a time and I didn’t want to send more than one email. It dawned on me that the iPhone was my best friend and it solved my problem. The Diptic app was the solution because I could create one image with four sections:
Top left is a one page instant book. One sheet of paper is printed on the computer and then folded into a book with eight pages. Top right is an accordion book made from a map with pockets that hold small photos and it has playing card covers. Behind that is a water-color accordion book with pop ups and windows. It has paste paper covers. Bottom left is a rolled up scroll book and bottom right is the scroll book open. It has a conglomeration of types of papers and small prints of my iPhone photos. I have all sorts of empty handmade books I’ve made over the years. I never filled them until I started taking iPhone photos and needed a place for all the little test prints I was accumulating. Now my books are getting filled. Such fun…maybe I will progress to putting some words in the books, too.