Blogging used to be simple, quick, and easy for me. Lately, I’ve been struggling…
First, my 2010 MacBook Pro started showing signs of old age. I got a new one because I have 10 000 baby photos I want to archive and back up. (Yes, I know I can do it online too.)
Then, my iPad stopped working. So I’ve been blogging without editing any of my photos for a couple of months now. It’s not as inspiring and fun as it was when I could edit properly. Adding an iPhone filter isn’t exactly the same thing.
And now, my mirrorless Olympus DSLR won’t let me adjust its lens. *Sigh!*
It looks like my “photography blog” will be photoless for a while still. Maybe I’ll buy a macro clip for my iPhone.
Which brings me to other forms of creativity I could be engaging in. A couple of years ago, I was thrilled to receive a Wacom Intuos pen tablet as a birthday gift.
You can draw with it, though it takes a lot of practice to get in sync with the pen’s movements (I watched some videos of pros drawing amazing artwork with it). And you can also use it in the likes of PhotoShop.
I’ve always loved drawing… the results are still more wobbly with the Wacom pen than they would be with an old-fashioned pencil! But it’s fun to have the pictures available digitally.
I have some ideas I’d like to draw… cute prints for children’s clothes (just for fun)… comic strips about life… an icon or logo for my blog…
As for the picture of a monkey holding a mango… it’s an image I have had in my mind ever since I can remember. The middle part of an untold story perhaps. Doodles don’t have to make sense, do they? Maybe the story will come to me one day.
Speaking of stories, there’s a delightful blog I’d like to introduce you to, if you aren’t yet familiar with it: Uprooted Wanderers. The blogger, Véronique, lives in rural France (Parisian by origin) and she currently works on a ferry, sailing the seas amidst whales and sunsets. I’ve enjoyed some lovely chats with her – her positive and adventurous spirit is contagious! Do have a look!
What’s been going on in your life? Have you ever used a digital pen?