January 5, 2014

Paper 53

Hello, how is everyone faring?

Do you too feel like the holidays are long behind us? While I relish a return to normalcy, it has been slow going in this house as the dreaded flu bug has me down for the count. My goodness, cannot remember feeling so under the weather. Get that shot! Sure, easy to say that now..........

Before Christmas a video came across my computer and I was hooked. The app 'paper 53' led me down a slippery slope of creative delirium.
The app is free, but..........
Now I needed the stylus.
Pencil / Think With Your Hands from FiftyThree on Vimeo.

Next I discovered this app and stylus required an iPad with retina display. So then followed an iPad Air. Many dollars later I am thrilled and having so much fun, worth it!
Now I am not an artist, as you will see, but one can only improve with practice.
ahem.......this is supposed to be a rustic, very rustic wooden table

Even skies are easy
These papers can easily be transformed, with the click of a button, into virtual books, printed and mailed right to you, viola! Are the wheels turning?

 Sending wishes for a new year filled with blessings and loads of creativity!

Now, if this weather improves, (think massive snow and wind chills headed towards -45 below)
I can get down south where the winter markets are about to get underway!


  1. Wow...how amazing is this? Dying to find out more...

  2. I think you did a great job on the rustic wooden table. The rendering is spot on!

  3. Happy New Year, Debra!!! I hope you're back to your healthy self soon. No fun being sick. Love this app and I think your drawings are magnificent! Might be just the tool for this "non artist"! Here's to lots of creativity in the new year.
    xoxo Elizabeth

  4. How fun, to play around with in the wee hours of the night, when I can't sleep! Stay warm and well!,

  5. This looks like so much fun. I might have to get this... and a new iPad. I'm sorry you're feeling rough. Best wishes for a speedy recovery & of course a happy New Year!

    It is unbearably cold here, too. We're lucky to be making it up to 7 by the end of the day.

    Talk to you soon!

  6. 1. I hope your recovery is swift and involves a scantily clad nurse (whichever gender floats your boat).
    2. You have mad drawing skills.
    3. Thank you for the app intro!

  7. Happy New Year, Debra!! How talented you are! Love your illustrations - frame those please. And feel better soon.
    Take care,

  8. Aren't apps fun?? And, time consuming! I love your drawings!!

    Glad you are feeling better! xoxo

  9. Debra your art is wonderful! Wishing you all the best in the year ahead and hope you are feeling much better!
    The Arts by Karena

  10. Debra -- hope you're on the other side of that awful bug! Your drawings are special -- as are you!

  11. Uh oh...this sounds dangerous! I am glad you are feeling better! I have been thinking about you with that horrible weather you have been having...

  12. Ooooooo I love Paper 53! Especially the watercolor brush! I love how humble you are but I must tell you that your table is quite wonderful! Some people paint chairs....maybe you should do tables. Happy New Year !

  13. Debra, I hope that you are feeling better! Did you enjoy your holiday?

    I am dragging my feet into the New Year, I felt as if I did not have enough time to enjoy Christmas!

    I am in Milwaukee and the weather here is FREEZING, -12 without the windchill. Just trying to stay warm!

    I hope you get well soon!

  14. Do I need an iPad or can I do this on my princess phone?

    Hope you're feeling better soon! I had it last year and couldn't get off the couch for three days. I'm allergic to eggs so I can't get a flu shot. I feel like a sitting duck. I try to wear gloves in public and wash my hands, wash my hands, wash my hands.

  15. I have had it about a year and am totally addicted. It is great to pull it out for clients when needing to illustrate a point!

  16. This looks like a total fun!
    It's bugging me when something is free, but then you find out that you have to buy also this and that, and in the end it's not free at all.
    Wishing you flowing creative juice in 2014!
    Home Cleaner


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