Friday, January 29, 2010

A Cool Tool

bamboo 001
One of the great things I learned about in my On-line class with Carla Barret, was about this tool. I know they have been around for a while, because when I was talking to my DD about it, she told me that Darian (the DGD) has had one for about 2 years. She does all of her art work with it. It’s better than colored markers!

Below is a picture of a customer quilt that I had quilted a few weeks ago. The fine black lines on it are what I’ve done in practicing with my new Bamboo tool. You can digitally draw on a photo of a quilt top, try out lots of different quilt designs. They can then be e-mailed to the customer along with quotes on what each different design will cost them, then they can decide what they want. What a great tool! That way everybody should be happy in the end. No more problems with “Communication”!
barstovealcq 001 - Copy
Speaking of communication. That’s the next Fiberaction challenge. It seems that communication has been a very important factor in my life lately. Actually , some miscommunication has taken over & opened up a new window for me (while closing an old door). Try as hard as I could, I couldn’t seem to communicate what I was trying to say, so I will be free of some obligations that I would have otherwise had to spend time, energy & most likely money on in March. I am looking forward to a trip to Delta Junction, & teaching more.


paula, the quilter said...

I have an older Wacom Graphire tablet that I love, love, love. Unfortunately there is a fairly deep scratch on the cover that catches my pen tip. I've learned to work around it. I never thought about drawing a quilting design on the digital file. O duh! What an stroke of genius!

Ali Honey said...

Sounds like a great addition. I would be able to draw on the photo, cause I'm good at that part, but not necessarily quilt it! ( practise required )

Delighted Hands said...

This will be quite the asset to your work-I just love new gadgets! Beautiful work planned for that quilt!