I’ve been thinking a lot about my iPhone. 15 years ago I had no interest in a cell phone, but then again, I had no idea what a phone would become. I use my iPhone constantly, but the phone is probably less then 5% of what I use it for. I text to keep in touch with my family throughout the day, I listen to music and podcasts, I read books and news, I use the web to get store hours or phone numbers, I play games, I get directions, I read and send email. I imagine it’s the same for most of us using these devices. They are less smart phones than they are a smart-everything-elses. But the most surprising things is, as an artist/designer/illustrator/what-ever-the-hell-i-am the ways the iPhone has affected the way I interact with the world visually. At first I didn’t really do much visually or creatively with the thing. The pictures seemed too low res and ‘digital’. But the availability of free or really cheap apps (most apps cost less that a decent pen) and the fact that I always have it at hand, the iPhone is, more and more, becoming a part of my visual and creative process. I’m not an app hound but my most crowded app folder is my Art and Photo folder. It seemed about time to stop and take stock of what I’m doing with this thing. So in an effort to get myself back in the blogging swing of things that’s what I’m going to do. What are the visual tools I use on the iPhone? How do I use them? How are other folks use the iPhone creatively, particular for visual art and design?