You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~Maya Angelou

I spent part of Saturday morning trying to figure out how to use my new iPad. I downloaded a drawing app, which was the whole reason I told myself I ‘needed’ an iPad, i.e. so that I could feed my current need for a creative outlet and hopefully use my creations in my business marketing. So while I was having a play with the app, I noticed that it had the ability to take a photo. So, I took a photo of the design on my pyjama pants.

Design on Pyjama Pants


I used the watercolour tool to colour in the outlines with a dusky rose colour and some green, went over the black lines with a pencil tool, added some detail to the centre of the flower, and removed the bottom layer, which was my original pyjama pants image. There you have it – a lovely watercolour image! How clever am I?!

Watercolour Flower made with Sketches drawing app by Tayasui

The name of the app is “Sketches” by Tayasui, and it’s free for basic functionality. You can try the Pro version for 1 hour to see if you like it, and if you do, you can get Pro for US$6.99. I think I’ll be getting Pro the next time I go to use this app.

I used Picmonkey to add in the fancy quote text, a museum matte frame and my logo.

What do you think? Please say it’s wonderful. I showed my family, and they just said, “Cool, Mum” and went back to whatever they were doing. They clearly don’t understand what I just did here: I made a masterpiece using a photo of my pyjama bottoms!!

If you like it, here’s a Pinterest-friendly version of the image. You know what to do!

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~ Maya Angelou

A Masterpiece Made with a Photo of my Sleepwear

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