Friday, October 7, 2011

The Best $30 I've Spent....and Remembering Steve Jobs

I admittedly have difficulty blogging on my computer. I always have my iPhone or iPad with me but, never the photos until I discovered this:

It's a camera connection kit! I can hook up my Canon Rebel Camera or my SD card and download my photos directly to it. Then, using my BlogPress app, I can write a piece for my blog. Who knew?

The passing of Steve Jobs saddened me. Our household is definitely an Apple household. MacBook Pros, iPods, iPhones, and iPads all live here. I personally love the iPad most (iPhone almost ties it since I use it all the time). The iPad is such a cool invention. My kids who are 3 and 2 both use it. They are learning their numbers, colors, shapes, words and so many other things. It is just amazing to me how user friendly it is. I use it for blogging as I mentioned. It's my cookbook. I use it for the e-courses I'm taking; to talk to people (some face to face); to read up on my "Flying" Facebook friends and so much more. I thought the iPod was cool when that came out. I wondered how Apple would top it. Then came iPhone. Okay, how are you going to top that? Then iPad. Steve Jobs had a vision for what people needed and wanted before we even knew we needed or wanted it. He was just amazing to me and he will be greatly missed. Thank you, Steve for all the cool things you gave us. You will always be an inspiration to me.


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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Yes, I've Been Absent, but I Have a Good Reason.....

I've been putting together my art studio! I'm so excited to have a whole room devoted to art instead of a corner in our guest room. We are fortunate enough to have a finished walk-out basement. This room used to be a workout room, now it's my studio. It is adjacent to the kids' playroom and I have windows to see into the backyard. I'm hoping my kids will be willing to let me work while they play. So far, they haven't been that willing. Eventually they will have a space for their materials so they can create with me. It is still a work in progress. I am mostly fine-tuning and organizing it. Everything I need to create is at hand and I actually worked in there today for several hours. I'm so excited!

Here is a before photo of the space.

Here it is now!

My work space.

My computer space.

Some of my storage area. Well, this is the pretty stuff. Whenever I saw a sale or had a coupon I would get some of the nice shelving in anticipation of the room.

These French Doors open into the kids play room.

This second She Art Girl I managed to finish today.

I hope you had a wonderful day creating!


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