Yesterday I got a comment from TOM, the other Marcia, and she told me I needed a tablet and a stylus to draw. Since she is an artist, and I definitely am not, I decided to try it. V dropped me off at Best Buy, and they told me that I needed a Bamboo tablet. They were only $99.00, and I decided that would be worth the amount of entertainment I would get from it. So it came home with me.
After going through the tutorial ad nauseum, I wondered if I could draw a house for Piggles. It looked like a square with a triangle on top. So, NO. There are no images in my mind for houses. I have to see pictures, I guess. So I went back to Piggles, and drew her again, using the same photograph, but this time using the stylus, and coloring in a background color.
So here is the Old Piggles, drawn with the mouse
And here is the new Piggles, drawn with the stylus. You can see that I am still not an artist. I just don’t have the eye, but it was my best try for as long as I want to sit doing it. You can tell me what you think.
This seems the perfect place to feature my new friend, Marcia, or T.O.M. as she calls herself. There must be something to the name because she is married to Mark, and my first husband was named Mark. Very coincidental. So it only makes sense that since she taught me about this product and gave me a mini-art lesson that I should feature her blog. Like my other friend Darla Welchel, who I plan to feature later this week – warning Darla, I’ll be over camping on your site, Marcia loves to read and review books. I get one book read, and they probably are reading 10. The important thing is that the books get read and reviewed.
The other interest that she and I are sharing is writing. I am so new at this sport as well, in spite of writing for a living in my job, teaching writing to children, having a few articles published in journals and magazines, and even a few pieces of poetry. Books are a different matter. Marcia, however, is all over art work. She emailed me some of her work, and they are astounding. You are just going to have to discover T.O.M. for yourself. She’s astounding. Too bad she’s not single, Ralph! She’s got a great sense of humor, too.