Sunday, February 21, 2010

100% Digital Finger Painting

With a 4 hour train ride from Ann Arbor to Chicago, I had some time to kill. So I had fun playing around again with the Brushes app on my iPhone. I wonder about the possibilities on a bigger screen (aka iPad)?!?

I had a wonderful time in Chicago. When I stepped out of the train, I saw the tall buildings and concrete and felt instantly at home. I forgot how much I missed the cityscape. The Art Institute of Chicago had an impressive collection and it was welcomed break from surfing the internet for inspiration. It reminded me I should go to the museums more often. Other fun things: wanted to buy everything at Penelope's, t-shirt for husband at Threadless, crafty pilgrimage to Renegade Handmade, walk at Millennium Park, dim sum at Chinatown, grilled octopus at Greektown. (we didn't end up having deep dish pizza though. I suspect my loyalty is still with the NY thin slice!) This trip was just what I needed- already planning to try to go back soon!

12 comments:

mikel razi said...

Cute! I have that app too and my drawings don't look anywhere near as good as that bunny!

Shirley said...

What an awesome city you are in...I loved visiting too - and that museum is amazing. Hope you saw the Frank Lloyd Wright windows! : )

What a sweet bunny - really great that you did this all on the app...yes, the iPad..I can only imagine all of the possibilities. Good to check in on your work! : )

shawn said...

i love this sooo much! She is just adorable! Glad you had such a nice time in chicago. The last time I was there it was a few years after Ferris Bueller, so I did all the things he did... (minus Wrigley Field).

Ken Chandler said...

Cute and fashionable... love that bunny!

Julissa said...

Wow, that is so awesome Jannie! The colors are great and I love the painterly look. I'm gonna have to check out brushes now :P

Haven't been to Chicago yet but I'll have to put that on my placed to go list. Thanks for sharing :)

Thanks for stopping by - I hope the warmer weather comes sooner this year for ya. :)

J. E. Morris said...

Wow, you are great with that thing. I think it's like trying to paint with a push brush. I like your character too, she such a cosmopolitan bunny. You should make her carrying an iPhone :)

Photos Not Forgotten said...

This turned out great! I like how painterly this looks!
:)
Jenni

Tracy said...

Love your bunny! :)

iSew said...

Chicago is my favorite city! Sounds like you had a great time. :) I love your bunny too, of course.

Lisa M Griffin said...

So cool! I can't believe you did this on your iphone... really need to get one of those.
Thanks for sharing such a cute traveling chic bunny. =)

Amy C said...

she is so cute and stylish.
I always like to visit Chicago makes me feel refreshed and inspired.
I love Penelope's, last time I went I bought myself a Shinzi Katoh poster and have framed it up.

Kay Aker said...

Ultra sophisticated!