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Wanted: Digital Studio

I've said it once, and I guess, I'll have to say it again and again: I can be such a gadget addict. Shoes and clothes don't make me drool as much as a new electronic toy. The only thing that comes close is a good book.

Yep - that's the li'l geek in me.

Right now, I'm really obsessing over a Wacom Graphire 3. I'm particularly interested in the digital photography kit edition.

I know that Wacom's Intuos line is far more superior. That's what I hear a lot anyway. In fact, when I checked out Wacom's Tablet Wizard, the graphics tablet recommended for my use is the Intuos3 (4x5 or 6x8). Well, believe me, if I can only justify and afford it, then I'd go for it.

As it stands, I'm only going to start venturing in to digital arts in a more advanced way just now. So, I don't know if I'm going to like it or not. Sure, it's less messy than doing "real painting" and stuff... but, I don't know... something about "real" brushes, paints, inks, pencils, paper, canvases, and whathaveyous really inspire me.

Sometimes, I feel as though I already stare at the computer long enough. That's why, there are times when I wish I can do more stuff that I enjoy without the aid of technology.

But then, the lure of a cool gadget still makes me want to give digital art a go. Heh.

Hmmm... all the fuss, just because my old Photoshop software went kaput and I started looking for a replacement. I guess, it didn't help that I found out about Illustration Friday and all the yummy pictures just made me want to create art again.

So yep - the hunt for a good value Wacom Graphire 3 - with an excellent software bundle - is definitely on. Stay tuned.

UPDATE (26/07/05; 5:46PM): Bit the bullet and purchased a Wacom Graphire3 6x8 Digital Photography Kit from eBay. Purchased it for AU$215 + shipping. Probably the most expensive thing that I've ever bought online. :-p I'll be waiting for my package anxiously in the next few days or so.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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