New Toys

It doesn't matter that I am 47... like a little kid I still love to play with the new treasures that Santa brought me.

Here is the toy I happily discovered this Christmas morning: a the Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet. I've read that if you're going to get a tablet and you're not really a professional graphic artist, Wacom is the way to go. But they are hard to get, at least up here in Canada, so I really doubted I would be lucky enough to get this puppy:

Wacom Bamboo

The best part about being off work for two weeks (yay!) is that I get some time between meals, dishes, laundry, house cleaning, and taking care of the sick and infirm (actually all are on the mend now, thank goodness), to draw and digitally paint.

Here is my first attempt using the tablet. Of course I had to choose the furriest creature in the house (what the heck was I thinking?):

Tawnee Painting

Now that the laundry is done and I have another week off work, you know what I'm going to be doing for the next few days -- continuing to learn the features of the tablet and software and paint, paint, paint.

At least I don't have to worry about cleaning up after THIS.

20 People would rather be commenting:

Christine said...

outrageously COOL!

mr zig said...

Awesome job on the sleeping cat! - Wacom's rock :)

Boatwoman said...

Ohhhhhhhh that is so beautiful. I wish I could do things like that. Well done.

Happy New Year.

Bruce Johnson said...

Damn, that is an impressive looking cat.....

Kathy said...

There is no way on God's green earth I could create something like that. It's beautiful! You have such a talent! All I can draw are stick figures, and those aren't even that great. Happy New Year! And enjoy all your graphics tablet fun in the next week. Please post more of your fabulous creations, will ya?

the frogster said...

I got one of those last year! It is cooooooooooool!

Um, you're already like a thousand times better with it than me. Most impressive.

Happy new year!

Unknown said...

That's the great thing about computers. They don't make a mess. Except when you hurl them across the room after they've crashed for the 1,000th time.

Cupcake Blonde said...

Wow! That is amazing! You should print those and sell them to all of us cat lovers! :)

Bradley's Mom said...

Maureen.........that is very very nice!!

You sure picked up on that program quickly!

Hope your New Year is excellent in every way!!


Ann(ie) said...

That is SO good. I shudder to think what my first attempt would look like!

Heather said...

Beautiful work! What a pretty kitty! :)

EduConnect said...

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My blog is:

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Irene said...

What beautiful artwork! You have talent! Good for you. The present was well spent on you. Can't wait to see what else you'll make. You will post it, won't you?

toners said...

Wow! What a beautiful piece of work! Happy New Year to you and your family :) Have fun with your new toy!

Canadian flake said...

wow that painting you did is AMAZING!!! I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Maureen said...

Aw, thank you everyone... I have been busy trying to finish my second painting - hence the lack of posting. Hopefully I'll have it done in the next day or so... so I can get back to blogging and visiting all your blogs too!

Thanks again for all the wonderful comments on my Tawnee painting.

Anonymous said...

beautiful kitkat mumsie!
ooh guess what?
i'm commenting from my WII!!!

NH Yocal said...

That thing looks awesome. I so want one!!

Jill said...

Wow! Again - that's amazing!!!!!!

Phoenix5 said...

OK, that is too cool! Where I work, I get to handle those (in their boxes of course) almost everyday, shipping them out to different places all over Canada. I just found out today how much the small ones cost, and after seeing your work, I might just pick one up someday. My daughter would go NUTS with it, I tell you! She's the talented one in our family. Speaking of talent, you seem to have a fair load of it yourself! Nice work!

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