My new Dell tablet came today. Yes I know apples are better in many ways and we have several in the family. But this will be easily compatible with my other computers and I am thrilled at having a new toy. For a painter it offers so much! I like to paint en plein air , but almost everything I do is really done from a photo carried home and painted here inside. The cameras on the tablet let me see large what the photo will be and carry it right to a spot beside my easel where I can sit and paint in comfort. How wonderful the blend of handicrafts and traditional arts with technology that amplifies our efforts! Quilters use the latest technology certainly, and doll makers swap notes and designs almost in real time across continents and oceans. How great is it that we can visit this way!?
So as I looked for a safe place to charge it for the first time tonight, the new tablet landed in the lap of dolls in an old cradle. A fitting picture of how my life is now, loving the gentle old things and being on the edge of great new possibilities in the communication of ideas. It is still about color and design and texture, no matter what means we use to say it. e