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I’ve been so entranced by the iPad, I haven’t created anything to post about!

Well that’s not true, I’ve been writing again.

I’ve been writing, I think, since I was 14. At that time, my aspirations was to be the next 16-year old author (I think I misread somewhere that Christopher Pike – my idol at that time – was first published at age 16).

My first manuscript took a little over a year to finish; I was banging away on the only computer in the house 24/7 (I don’t remember the model, but I think it was running Windows 3.1).

I submitted the manuscript when I was 17 I think, although I must admit I did a slipshod of it. Not surprisingly, I recieved a rejection letter – it took them 2 years to get back to me; I suspect that my manuscript got chucked in a corner for a while, but I’m grateful that they took the time to get back to me (and even sent my manuscript back – as opposed to just chucking it out).

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Yes, I don’t use conventional pen and paper to write.

The app I’m using is called Notes Plus – I’ll talk about it some other time, but it rocks!

Writing fiction, I find, is not something that could be shared easily in a blog format. I can tell you I’m in the planning stage, but it doesn’t make for very interesting blog entries.

So I do apologise for the lack of posts recently, I’ll try to fit some sketching or zentangling in and posts regularly again.

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This week I’ll be showing you pictures of my workstation in the office of my day job.

This is because I want to take this chance to show off my latest joy in life. My iPad 2! (Yeah, my joy in life is shallow and materialistic, sue me XD)

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I’ve kind of wanted one since the first model came out, but had no justification for buying one. The iPad is for content consumption, and truth be told, I’m more about content creation.

But I’ve been playing with more and more photo manipulation apps – which isn’t surprising since the developers are cranking out better and better apps – and I realised that the iPad would be the perfect photo manipulation tool.

I’ll be able to instantly download my photos from my iPhone or camera using the camera connection kit and the touch-screen will allow me to have a hands-on approach to editing my photos. As much as I like my graphic tablet, it’s still not as nice as “touching” your photo while editing. ;p

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I took this picture one morning on the way to work. I only used a light touch of “100 cameras in 1” app to create some mood and left it at that.

What this means is that there may not be a lot of art journal pages, or even zentangles for a little while. This is what happens when I get a new toy!