Before & After Sketches of my computer desk, ink & watercolor, 5x16"

Before & After Sketches of my computer desk, ink & watercolor, 5×16″

Back in January I got a new iMac to replace my aging PC. I hadn’t left my job yet so still needed my PC monitor and my work laptop to complete my last project. That meant I had 3 computers, a 27″ monitor and the iMac on my desk.

 

Computer desk: Before, ink & watercolor, 5x8"

Computer desk: Before, ink & watercolor, 5×8″

What a mess! Along with 3 computers I also had two keyboards, a trackball, a track pad, an old Wacom tablet, telephone and router, notebook, glasses, pencil holder and a huge stack of files and file folders I was working on.

Computer Desk After, ink & watercolor, 5x8"

Computer Desk After, ink & watercolor, 5×8″

It felt so good to finish the work, put away the work laptop, give the PC to my son, and clear my desk. I mostly love the iMac and especially appreciate how few wires there are now.

I’m also happy to finally post these last sketches from my last journal so that I can start posting some fun stuff in my current giant Moleskine.

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  1. That looks so much nicer Jana – and good to see you’ve joined the clan! 🙂

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    • Yes, and you led the way. I followed your journey and little by little got sucked into the Apple universe with other devices until resistance was futile: it just made sense to complete the picture with the iMac. She’s a beauty alright. There are definitely some things I miss from Windows 7 but I’m going to go back to my “Mountain Lion Missing Manual” book to see if I can find solutions to some of the issues I have with OSX compared to Win 7. I bet it’s just missing knowledge that’s making me less efficient than I used to be on the PC. Jana

      Sketchblog: JanasJournal.com Website: JanaBouc.com UrbanSketchers-BayArea,blogspot.com

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  2. No matter how few computers I have, my desk will always look like the first drawing!
    Catherine

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    • Funny! After I posted the pictures (that I sketched a while ago), I took a look at my desk and saw that it was looking more like the before picture with all the junk that had migrated onto it. I got inspired and cleaned it up again but now there’s a big pile of papers that need sorting and actions on top of my printer (but out of my direct line of sight). Jana

      Sketchblog: JanasJournal.com Website: JanaBouc.com UrbanSketchers-BayArea,blogspot.com

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      • Ah yes, we ADD artists do live in clutter. I really hate it! After 60 years you would think I could get a grip on all that paper that piles up, but I think I’m gradually getting worse! Catherine

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        • Haha. I had a big pile forming on my desk again but I solved the problem: I moved it to elsewhere and now my desk looks nice again. Jana

          Sketchblog: JanasJournal.com Website: JanaBouc.com UrbanSketchers-BayArea,blogspot.com

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  3. I bet it felt wonderful to get your computer table all cleaned up. Great sketches.

    I haven’t been able to make the move to a MAC yet. Still a PC gal.

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    • Hi Carol, If I hadn’t gotten sucked into the Apple universe by the iphone, ipad and then an apple tv for streaming videos and podcasts etc., and then an apple router, I would have stayed with the PC. To be honest, I don’t really see any huge advantages of the Mac over the PC except for how nice and simplified my desk is without all the wires and bulky computer. And it was a pain having to buy all new programs for the new platform and learn them and the computer. There are other annoyances with the Mac, but they may be user problems — things I haven’t learned how to do better yet. I have a Missing Manual book and should read it again now that I’ve spent more time with it to find out how to solve those puzzles. Jana

      Sketchblog: JanasJournal.com Website: JanaBouc.com UrbanSketchers-BayArea,blogspot.com

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