Off to Cincinnati for International Quilt Festival
So I wish I could say I’ve been doing all sorts of creative things the last couple weeks but unfortunately I can’t. It’s been mostly teaching type stuff; signing and sending contracts, negotiating future teaching engagements (a few downunder, yipee!) preparing handouts and samples for new classes, accumulating supplies for my teaching gigs and packing. There’s always too much to do.
So I’ve been getting little bits of creative time in while I’m relaxing after dinner with a new app I got for my ipad called Paper
It opens looking like a little moleskin sketchbook.
turn to the page you’d like to draw on and tap to open the it.
This app is so simple in design it’s brilliant and it’s free with the pen tool and palette of color. It’s $1.99 for each additional tool you want to add. I bought the paintbrush and am completely satisfied with these two tools alone.
This was my first sketch, I really like how gestural the quality of the line is with thicks and thins. Keep in mind it’s a little wonky drawing with a finger as opposed to an actual drawing implement, but that kind of lends it’s own charm.
This app has the closest feeling to drawing in a sketchbook I’ve seen, I love it.
In the morning I’m hitting the road to drive to Cincinnati to teach 3 classes at festival. I’ll be sure to post all about it in a few days.