I have a new toy.. it’s a free iPad app called Adobe Ideas. It’s become a nice little tool when researching colour which is what I’m doing at the moment for my next Uni assignment. We have to design a brochure for a new restaurant that serves North American West Coast cuisine… oh and by the way, if anyone can define that for me that would be so helpful. To start off I’ve been looking at restaurant interiors and using the top photo my little Adobe Ideas produces a 5 colour swatch that I then draw and colour with to create my swatches. I then put this into Photoshop to work out the Pantone equivalents to these colours. It’s a great time waster… I mean research tool.
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This week’s challenge it to take you on a studio tour or introduce you to my favourite equipment. I so wish I could take you on a studio tour but the truth is the magic happens in a study I share with my darling husband. You’ve already seen my lovely workspace and on the other wall sits my sewing table with my trusty Bernina sewing machine that I bought in Atlanta so I have to use a converter to change the voltage from 240 to 110 – one day I’ll change the motor. So let me introduce you to my favourite equipment. Without a doubt it would be my iMac… I just love it and being a Mac user is a new thing for me. I was 100% a Windows girl up until August last year when I took the plunge. There is no turning back for me and my darling husband now refers to me as an ‘Apple Fan Boy’ – thanks to my iPhone, iPod and iMac.. and yes I do want an iPad. My favourite tools on my iMac are without a doubt Adobe Illustrator (there’s a sneak peek of my next Uni assignment due tomorrow). Adobe Dreamweaver that I’ve been using since the time there was a company called Macromedia. My new favourite tool is Evernote, I have it on my iMac, iPhone, my PC at work and I can also access it online. It just keeps my overflowing thoughts in one easy place that I can reference. Now back to that assignment.
All has been quite on the blog front lately. This is the reason – a brand new iMac. I know there was method to my madness but I can’t remember what that was! Not that I’m complaining – it’s so cool, but it’s a great leap for me who has been so used to the Microsoft way of doing things for the last 14 years. I have Windows 7 running on my iMac so I really do have the best of both worlds. I’m still not 100% on how to get some tasks done but I’m getting there.
On Thursday mornings the little one and I go to Belconnen markets. This has been a long standing tradition and one that I cherish. With shopping out of the way we have morning tea at the organic cafe. For some reason we started taking photos of his babycinos and each week we judge whether or not the latest is photo worthy. Then we browse through all the previous pictures. This morning I decided to turn all of them into one picture. I’m sure our barista, who sports a different hair colour each week, tries to outdo herself for him.
I am the first to admit I’m a little too attached to my iPhone. Since I got it last December it has been housed in a small drawstring bag that came with the youngest one’s latest pair of sunglasses. Someone introduced my to Beyzacases who make leather cases for all types of phones and laptops. I finally bought one last week. They are really well made, which does make them a little more expensive. While I really wanted the green (don’t I always), it was this style in classic black that I chose.
It’s my birthday today and once again my family, nephews, sister-in-law, colleagues and friends have all managed to make me feel so special. This is my present from my darling husband but I have to confess I actually got it a week ago. Can you tell that I’m techno freak? I’ve also noticed that there is a pattern emerging to do with Apple products and my birthday – have a look at my birthday blog post from last year. Do you suppose that means I can get the 17″ Macbook Pro for my 42nd birthday?
Here is my birthday present from my family – a (product) red iPod nano, so I can catch up on my TV shows on the way to work on the bus. Well that’s important!
Thank you to my beautiful husband, my little boys, all my friends and work colleagues for making me feel so special.