Monday, 24 May 2010

Exploration

Thanks to Fletch I am being tempted to explore Windows Live Writer. I may need time to ponder and wonder for a while, before embarking on the stormy waters of yet another sea of possible disasters in the oceans of Blogland.
But meanwhile, I've realised many Blogpals have yet to discover the theraputic joys of playing with Paint - the program, that is, not the medium. I may inflict you with some of my doodles, in the hope of inspiring a few of you to dabble, maybe for the first time?
This was one of my first flights of fancy, utilising a lot of freehand drawing with my mouse, but there are easier options, using pre-determined, automatic line drawing, like this:-
Why don't you surprise yourselves, and indulge in some play time aimed at the inner child, or the latent artist in you?! I may be back with more tomorrow...

12 comments:

  1. jinksy, i'm not trying to read words into your post today but i'm sure my name was in there, amongst the paint-illiterate that were mentioned ;) i have to admit, your pictures are very cool...i especially love the effects of the first one. the second reminded me of elementary school where i did such a picture but taking much longer than you did since i was using crayolas!

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  2. Enjoy being creative. I think we'll get the bikes out and go for a short ride.

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  3. I prefer the digital painting programs as opposed to the real ones that amount to 10 minutes of setup, 20 minutes of play for the kids, and then 40 minutes of clean-up (how did that green get on the ceiling?).

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  4. There is immense satisfaction in 'conquering' something that we assume is way out of reach!

    For my part there are two milestones in my adult life:

    1. I didn't learn to drive until my late thirty's, simply because I believed it was way beyond my capabilities. So I didn't try - until I rode as passenger with a female who was patently not cut out to be a car driver! I eventually ended up driving Heavy Goods Vehicles.

    2. I didn't start dabbling with computers until I was in my mid-50's, because my employers (the RAF) told me I couldn't, as they hadn't trained me for the task. As soon as I retired I started to build my own computers and dabble with my own code writing, because now there was nobody to tell me I couldn't.

    There's a moral to that story, somewhere ...

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  5. Interesting art, Jinksy. I think you did well with your playing.

    I have a rubber stamp that reads "Art is anything you can get away with." I don't mean that in a negative way at all, m'dear. Art, like beauty, is definitely in the eye of the beholder; I have a collection of "art" that my children created even before kindergarten age. I think it's wonderful.

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  6. I have to say how good the freehand one is. The geometric offering is good, but not a patch on the one that allows jinksy to show through.

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  7. The fun part about blog land is that even the disasters are virtual. No harm done!

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  8. Great stuff! The first is my favourite. I share Fletch's sentiments. Never underestimate your abilities.

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  9. Cannot wait to go there - as soon as I have got over my holiday! Nice to be back.

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  10. so is your poetry going to be rpalced by internet art??????????????????????????????

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  11. These are fabulous, Jinks!!! Love it!! You sure KNOW HOW TO PLAY!!! May I join you? ;-) Love, Janine XO

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  12. Oh, but I've doodled a lot in Paint and produced images not unlike your second one. Only I didn't know that one could upload photos and adapt them. Will have to try that some day.

    Nów I have to find out everything about Windows Live Writer. Never heard of that *sigh*

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