finger-art-1If you have an iPhone 6 there is an app that comes with it called “Memo”. It allows you to draw on the screen with your finger. Go to “Notes”. Click on the plus sign. Then click on the squiggle. A selection of drawing tools comes up. There is a black circle to the right of the tools. Click on it to get to the color options.The trouble with finger art is a lack of control. For example you have to look part way down the page to find my colored-in boat drawing.finger-art-3

I love the challenge!  Failures are simply new discoveries!finger-art-2finger-art-4

Please share your attempts! And enjoy the option of being able to draw anywhere, any time- since who is ever without phone any more?!


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Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.

2 thoughts on “FINGER DRAWING IS FUN!”

  1. Love these. Today Ingrid asked me to draw something so she could paint it. I asked her what she wanted me to draw. She said, “A playground. With swings and all of it,” and went on to describe parts in detail. I did the best I could. She showed me she is getting better and better. She can hold the paint brush with her fingers together close to the point now and rinse it out when she wants to change color. Best of all she is trying to make different parts of the picture different colors, like the stairs going up to the tube slide are one color and the slide is another. And she didn’t want green grass, but brown mulch (like is real.) Later she got the idea of painting with a slice of apple, cutting out the print, and wrapping it inside some other paper that was supposed to have a door that you opened to see the apple. I could hardly believe this was happening! Of course, the final result didn’t turn out quite right, but she clearly had an idea in mind and was trying to make it.


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