I decided to make the investment and I got myself a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet at Aldi for £40. To test the tablet, I had a rummage through some old drawings of mine and found this self-portrait circa 2003 (on the left) and had a go at updating it. I started in G.I.M.P. and, unsatisfied, fixed it up in Inkscape (on the right). How I do love my open-source image editing programs.
For my birthday, I received a most awesome gift of a sewing machine. Finally, I’d have a reason for keeping the pile of fabric and scraps! I could recycle them and make something new!
I made a Dice Monster – useful for keeping my set of dice together in a neat little bag – out of a small zipper and a bit of scrap denim salvaged from an old pair of jeans. I’d say it was a good use of a few minutes.