Sunday Morning Coffee #11

Yes, I did – I indulged myself.

Spent a week in Tucson and Tubac, Arizona, and did not add anything else to the experience. I just wanted to BE there, and BE creative.

My usual MO is to drag work along and pack some stress into my trip.

This time, I decided to immerse myself in nothing but creativity – and walking! The Gem and Mineral Show is good for walking.

I picked my brother up at the Tucson airport at noon on Saturday, the 4th, and we started walking – huge distances from parking lots to exhibitions, and then miles along exhibit walkways. We walked all the rest of Saturday, most of Sunday, and all of Monday.

I dropped my brother off at the Tucson airport at noon on Tuesday, and went back to more walking for the rest of that afternoon. Drove to Tubac to spend a bit of time with Vesta, and walked all of Wednesday too. The Festival of Arts was going on, parking was scarce, so we walked into town from her house, I walked around the town and art show ALL day, we had dinner, and walked back to her house. I can’t begin to imagine how many miles – this trip had to be a walking “milestone”.

But I also can’t imagine anything healthier than walking and looking at beautiful things – with which you can make other beautiful things.

Another milestone of this trip was that I only brought ONE art supply – for all my note-taking, jewelry design sketching, art journaling, etc.

You guessed it – my iPad!

iPad Studio Workshop News  . . .

Wednesday is the big start day. Sign-ups have been amazing, and I get more excited about the potential of this workshop everyday. (Sign-up link is in the Sidebar.)

Opening the Workshop up to iPhone Users. . .

It occurred to me (duh!) that you can take this workshop using an iPhone. I just did not think about that before. There are a few apps we may use that do not have iPhone versions, but for the most part, you can decide by then if it is worth it to get an iPad, and meanwhile, you can do most everything on your iPhone the same way – you just have to work smaller.

The iPad 3 (or 2S?) Is Coming . . .

Rumors around Apple’s new product releases run rampant on the internet. Most of the time, they can be safely ignored, but you can tell when the tempo changes. There are a lot of signs when Apple is gearing up for a release, and it is looking like a new iPad may be announced around the first week of March.

I mention this because those who are waiting to buy an iPad may want to wait for the new one – or for the prices to go down on the older ones, used and new (which sometimes happens when there is a new release).

Artist of the Week . . . Peter S. Smith

Amazing artwork done on an iPhone (yes, I said iPhone, not iPad).

Image Copyright Peter S. Smith. All Rights Reserved.


My favorite photos from Tubac . . .

I love the architecture, and the whole feel of the place – which is all present in this shot . . .

And this just could not be a good photo because of the busy background, but I include it because the idea of making big bells out of inverted flower pots is such a creative one . . .

And this one is my favorite from the trip – judging purely by good photo standards. I especially like the little American flag in the window . . .

Must See . . .

Talk about “paper-art”! Chloé Fleury’s illustration and animation are just too cool to believe . . .

That’s all for today – I must go look at all the jewelry parts I got in Tucson!!

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