For Christmas Geoff bought me a Wacom tablet! I first came into contact with the idea of a tablet when I was about 15 and was very close to buying one and never actually did- possibly a good thing, as I’m sure the technology has come a long way since then. Unfortunately technical difficulties with a faulty pen slowed anything happening until today (Replacement is going to take a while so we went and bought another pen). I am rather excited as I’ve had the privalege of using one at uni before and they add a totally new dimesion to drawing on to the screen. As I’ve only really had experience of using a Wacom in Flash doing rough drawings for animation, it’s going to take some time to work out the intricracies of it all. If you know of any good online sources for info/tutorials etc. I’d greatly appreciate it.
I’ve started this about three times, and now it is late. Merry Christmas!
This evening I took a short road trip or rather a longish drive with some of my family to visit the twilight market at St Andrews – which is up toward Kangaroo Ground where I spent a good bit of my ‘in Australia’ childhood.
The market is very much along the hippie/sustainability lines and very communal. Food stalls, chai tents, fishermans pants, live music, drums etc.
I wandered around and came to the conclusion that many people must simply know each other through schools, perhaps the market (which is weekly but usually early Saturday morning), or just in living locally. Yet what was more interesting was that this ‘vibe’ (if I can call it that) itself induced community. A poor example was that I had a brief chat with a guy while waiting forever for food after he stood in so his daughter didn’t have to wait so long. But, so much chatting – and you could see that conversations were going further than the simple – hi, hello.
I’m interested now to passively investigate if community begets community. And if established community is plonked in a less formal setting (which is not really an idiosyncrasy in itself) if it evolves into something more… and if then, what does that mean for the Kingdom of God or dare I say it, doing Church?
I bought some yellow proteas.
There’s a small part of me that thinks I should have studied Interior Design. Yes I would suck, but I’m obsessed. A good percentage of the blogs I read are interior based – I think I just like pretty, pleasing things.
And OH MY GOSH. This site is splendid. It showcases the interiors of creative workplaces – (Yes that means Design studios and the like).
But hey, I can’t say I’ve got it too bad. My part time job at Ergo Consulting is in a pretty lovely place. (I’m responsible for those ‘posters’ on the staircase wall)
And we’re not even in a ‘traditionally creative’ field.
Oh my screen is sweet. Now to get a keyboard so I’m not working off to one side. This makes things much easier! And is inspiring both in the design department and oddly in the whole getting organised thing.