Until I started blogging I never really thought of myself as a Creative.
I appreciated creative things like music, photography, and literature, but when I tried to play an instrument, use a camera or write I didn’t feel like a Creative.
Now that I’ve been reading and writing blogs seriously for over a year the idea of what makes a Creative has evolved. Or rather I have discovered their secret.
Creatives do. Dreamers wish they did.
The exciting part for me is when technology and creative expression collide and inspiration is born.
Awakening the inner creative with tools can be daunting. The writer uses the pen as a channel for creative expression. Not as the source of inspiration. Likewise with the pianist or painter.
The “tools of the trade” are vessels for transforming inspiration into tangible art.
Paper blurs the lines in spectacular fashion. The team at FiftyThree not only crafted a beautiful app, but one that enables the user to create beautiful art as well.
Whenever I pick up the iPad I can’t help but open Paper and be inspired by the intuitive controls, minimalist yet balanced design, and range of drawing tools.
The iPad app is free, but only comes with the fountain pen. Each of the remaining instruments are $1.99 or you can buy the whole toolkit for $7.99.
After playing around with the app for a couple of days I didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger.
One feature I especially like is the organization of notebooks. I’ve added one for each of my kids using their photo as the cover so they can have an individual place to create freely.
Paper is the best creative app I’ve seen so far. Highly recommend.
Do you use the iPad creatively?
What are your favorite creative tools?