Friday, December 9, 2011

Another iPad Cover for the Art Show

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Tomorrow is the first day of our Art Show. I have sorely missed the web conversation going on without me and apologize for not even finding time to respond to some posts here. Naturally, I have been buzzing around finishing all the last minute jobs, so I will be ready for tomorrow morning—rested, and prepared for two long days of fun.

Today's photo is another from Highway 58, taken along the road to Bakersfield and featuring one of those oak trees that are such a dominating theme in my photography.

The December Art Show prompted the purchase of additional gear. When I bought the iPad I ordered a Smart Cover and have been quite satisfied with it. Then, I began doing these small art shows and using my tablet outside the house as a portable portfolio. The Smart Cover just seems a bit flimsy for that use.

I decided to try something a little heftier for those occasions. I chose a Bear Motion leather cover and, so far, I am quite happy with my decision. It feels good in the hand. The texture of the leather makes me feel a little more secure about handling the iPad with a number of people moving about in my vicinity.

Furthermore, this stand appears to be more stable. Since I place the tablet on a table during the show and run a slide show, I will breathe more easily now. People who are drawn to my display often linger to watch the slide show and frequently someone requests to see one of the pictures again. A couple of people have come close to bumping the screen when gesturing and this cover will, I think, minimize the potential for the tablet taking a fall. I have read that the iPad is amazingly resilient, but would rather not test its ability to survive a tumble off a table onto a tile floor.

At this early stage and with no test "in battle", I would recommend Bear Motion's cover. Good price, prompt shipping, fits perfectly, pleasant to handle. I bought mine through Amazon.


  1. That's a good idea to have the slide show going and to have a good cover on it. People can be clumsy. Well, I donated my iPad to my girl. :) She saw it and liked it so much that I just couldn't say no. So, now I have, as my traveling computer, a Mac Book Air. :D I'm such an Apple guy that it ain't funny!!!

  2. Anita, there's a certain loneliness in this photo, but beauty and strength as well. Very nice.

    Best of luck at the Art Show...may you sell many and may you enjoy the fruits of all your labor. I'd love to be there to see your exhibit.

  3. I like the idea of a slideshow running during the Art Show. Maybe your can sell some work that's not on display. I looked at the Bear Motion cover and it's very handsome and practical. I hope you sell every item on display, you've worked hard for it. If they are anything like the photo in this post, I predict you'll sell every piece. Have fun this weekend!

  4. I'll have to take a look at Bear Motion's Cover! Thanks. Hope the show goes well.

  5. If you ever decide to do a drop test, consider using an iPad that belongs to someone else.

  6. Good luck with the show, and I love the simplicity of that photo...

  7. iPad, iSchmad, that's just a stunning, gorgeous image! Not enough superlatives for it. Is that going to be available at your show? I'd be interested in hearing what kind of response you get from it.

  8. All—I am ridiculously tardy with this response. "Better late ..." is a sorry excuse. Thanks to all who took time comment.

    Paul-I knew it just a matter of time on that Mac Book Air. Congratulations.

    Earl-That loneliness is what grabbed me first, as well the strength. It reminds me of things I need to keep in mind.

    Ken-Your genuine enthusiastic good luck wishes were deeply appreciated. It is great to go into this kind of challenge with people in your corner.

    Chris-If the cover fits your needs, I am convinced that it is a good choice.

    Steve-That was my plan. How did you know?

    PJ-I appreciate that comment. I know you value simplicity and that is a strong element in the landscape surrounding this area. Sure speaks to me.

    John-Wow! Thanks for that terrific compliment on this piece. This one was already scheduled for the next show. I, too, am eager to see if the right person is at the show to connect with this.


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