I am settling into the world of no computer at home and all the blogging/doodling stuff now takes place in the studio. Hopefully you read the post on that? If not, I now have my own studio space, in which to be creative and do a LOT of people watching (I can't help myself). I am also an expert at wandering to the kitchen area and making coffee, in which I dunk ginger nuts (the biscuit kind).
I have created a wishlist on Amazon for all my studio wants/needs and quite a few technology bits and bobs have crept onto that list Amazon Wishlist (you can buy me things if you like).
Top of the technology wishlist are: Printer, Scanner, Speakers, wireless headphones and some sort of tablet device.
Printer: To print things, obviously. I need a good work horse of a printer, which will print off general admin stuff, invoice etc. I also need something that will print designs, templates and other reference like things, which I need to be creative. So I have literally spend hours and hours looking into printers, coming to the conclusion that I probably need two different ones AND I will also have to outsource things for my printing needs too.
Scanner: To edit doodles and turn them into digital versions, you can take amazing photographs with a DSLR or decent point/shoot camera, but scanning them is also a good option. Also very handy when you want to spend hours looking through family photographs and scanning them for posterity.
Speakers: I have updated my desktop computer a few times now, but not the speakers and they are beginning to show their age, feedback and general screeching/crying/fuzziness, until I twiddle a few knobs. So I definitely need to update these beasts soon!
Headphones: I occasionally use headphones, well the in ear ones, like Panasonic in ear headphones when I am travelling about on the bus or walking around, or staying up late painting. Now that I am in the studio my headphone needs have changed a lot and what I really want are some noise cancelling and/or wireless babies.
For use in the studio, so that I can wander around the studio, desk to desk, whilst listening to music/radio or a film. Especially on the days when I really need to get cracking on a project and I don't want to disturb the other studio dwellers by blasting out music. I would not whizz back and forth on my computer chair, doing weird chair dance moves*
*I totally would
Tablet device or something portable: Now that the desktop computer is at the studio, I am left without a computer at home. Luckily I have a smarter than myself phone, but I definitely need something to bridge the gap. I also want something for client meetings, to show portfolio of work whilst we chat about all things doodly.
Don't even get me started on cameras! Luckily the iphone 4s has a cracking camera with it and I also have access to my dad's Nikon (used to take flowery pic above), but I really need a camera or two of my own. A trusty pocket sized one and a more substantial DSLR for my arty farty needs, as I would to get creative with my photography once more. Have you ever thought about how much the camera has evolved over the years?
Over the coming months I will hopefully be updating you, as I cross off things from my wishlist. If you have any favourite bits of kit to recommend, please do leave a comment!
Somewhat sponsored, more of a gentle nudge towards a technology like theme.