Monday, May 23, 2011

Sketchbook pro

I still have issues with image resolution in the blog posting, but I have settled on sketchbook pro as the app to learn, just scribbled on a photo to experiment. Artrage is noticeably slow in comparison, and also has fewer features. I don't think either offers sensitivity of brushstroke, but SBpro makes a very nice mark that simulates sensitivity to pressure. There is a free version, so try that for yourself, but the app was only ¥600. I do think there should be a palm protector feature, perhaps I just haven't found it yet.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Another birthday marked with a creative development. Sammy and I put in the stained glass windows this Friday.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On the way out the door

A quick snap of the ambience on the way out the door this evening. I put bulbs in the new addition to make sure all the fittings were connected properly.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Light well interior

The ellipse drawing technique came in handy again for this structure. I took a snap of the interior workings of the ceiling panel before hoiking it into place with the help of a chap who was just visiting for a chat.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


This really is a lot more like it for posting. I still miss having access to files on my own machine, but I suppose I will find work around moves for most things in the end. This unit looked like being a pain to do in situ up on the ceiling, so I opted to build it in two parts down below and then join them together in the correct orientation up top. The size is one sheet of plaster board 910x1820mm with one corner cut off, that can be stuck back on to fill most of the gap at the bottom right of the frame. After getting the best fit between the frame and the kind of pond liner shaped unit with them held up in position by some temporary struts they were moved back down to the floor and I added more struts to fuse them together and mesh to support putty, then to end the day I put on a first layer of GL bond putty to harden and dry out overnight.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


That worked lovely. The cameras on the iPad are terrible, so I needed to get a picture from my camera onto the pad. I used the free app HP iphoto to do that. Sending a file from my windows 7 pc to the pad. I inserted the photo into another free app neu notes and wrote the comments by the side. Saved the note to the camera roll on the pad and then wrote the post on blogpress. I will try venturing into the world of YouTube next.


I have accepted that blogging conveniently from the iPad is not possible without glitches unless one applies the Chaplin rule and spends a little money. I have splashed out ¥350 on blogpress in the hope that it will open the portal.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011


I am impressed with the iPad, but I am struggling to adapt all my usual methodologies to this new portal. There is very little available for posting with. This app is for the iPhone, so I am on a little patch of screen and a tiny key pad. Work on site is coming along as each section takes shape inside. Currently working as an amateur bricky making a wall around the area where the wood stove will go.