Use It Or Lose It

I don’t want to lose it. I love my new toy!
Finally I’ve manage to figure out a few things, just enough to get me started.
The pen is fine once I’ve learned that it’s very definitely is NOT a mouse with a finer nose. It works in REAL space and now I do too.
I’ve made some cute little Christmas circles. One set with green backgrounds and the other set with beige.

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I’ve also made them as ‘inchies’ but I haven’t listed those on ETSY yet.
Today I completed a little sketch of a little girl who loves her Teddy Bear so much that she takes it with her wherever she goes. Unfortunately she takes it out in the rain and the poor wee bear gets a little wet.

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Not Just Boys Who Love Toys!

Speaking for myself I know that statement to be true. I’ve just bought an Intous pen tablet and I love it.
Of course I don’t yet know how to use it, but I can love it, can’t I?
It looks so black and so mysterious as it sits on my desk. It’s beckoning me to grab that stylus and start something, start anything. Of course I’m willing and anxious to do so but as of now I’m lost in a wilderness of confusion. Where do I start? How do I start?
I’ve done the registration so it’s truly mine now.
I’ve downloaded the manual and as

Shakespeare said “There’s the rub”.

For the benefit of my younger readers let me mention that at one time hardware and software manufacturers would print the manual and include it with the purchase. That no longer happens.
O.K. that’s fine. I just wish they would go a step further. Instead of downloading said manual to my computer I wish, (I fervently wish) it could be downloaded to my ancient brain. Because, as much as I love learning and I’m looking forward to making newer and better digital images with this new toy, I want to be able to do it yesterday!
Alright I know that’s not going to happen, so perhaps I should just show my latest creations that I’ve listed on ETSY (done without my new toy).

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I have to go now. I’ve a lot of learning to do.
So ’til new time
Thanks for dropping by.

New is Nice

It’s true. New is nice. Of course old is very nice. That I know for sure because I’m old.

Today I’ve been trying to add some newness by updating my Art to Art store on Etsy. I’ve managed to design a new header, offer a new discount as well as added a couple of new listings.
If your sense of humour is similar to mine you might get a giggle out of my ‘Retirees Bookmarks’. As a retiree myself I know that I can have something in my hand and still be looking for it!
That’s how I thought of these bookmarks. It seems to me that if you have the bookmark in hand then the book should be close by!

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I needed a cleaner looking header, one where I could mention my monthly discount special – so this is what I’ve decided on for now:

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By the way the discount code for August until the 31st (30% OFF Wow!) is: AUGSPEC

Thanks for reading. Gotta go. Designing calls.