How to Use Multi-Touch Gestures on your iPhone, iPod and iPad


Tomorrow, after all of the presents have been unwrapped and you’re snuggling on the sofa with your new iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, you might have many questions, especially if you’re new to Apple’s wonderful touchscreen devices. If you’ve never used any type of touchscreen device, you are delving into a whole new world, and we know you’re going to love it as much as we do. In any case, there are many touchscreen gestures that you will see referenced in the apps that you download and in the instructions for your device. Here are some of the basic gestures that we thought would help get you started:

There are so many things that you can do with these devices, that they can't all be included in one blog post. You might want to check out previous posts like, How to Save an Image or How to Change the Wallpaper. These two can be used together so that you can save an image and use it as wallpaper on your device.

There are more posts like this to come, and here you'll find a roundup of all our guides, app tips and tutorials. You can also sign-up to be a member of Club Marmalade Moon to be one of the first to be notified on the latest blog posts and courses.

Happy Holidays to you all!

About the Author: Jennifer Lynn Bishop is a freelance graphic designer, artist, and iPhoneographer. Follow her artistic journey at Rainy Day Doodle.

A Pocket of Creative Time at the Airport


Sometimes it Goes Quiet

You know that feeling you get when you've got young children, and suddenly you realise that it's been quiet, way too quiet and far too long. They're up to something...

Well, it's like that here at Marmalade Moon too. When it's been quiet a while, no blog posts, not even any responses to comments, then I've been really busy.

On the Go

  • Helping to host the first Northern Light art & illustration workshop.
  • Designing an album cover.
  • Tinkering with the layout of the Marmalade Moon website and making new illustrations and graphics for it. The layout is going to be responsive, so that it looks great both on a desktop computer and on mobile devices.
  • Writing the first free course to spark your creativity, for members of Club Marmalade Moon
  • Looking for a replacement for Instagram (to solve the Facegram = Facepalm situation).

My Pocket of Creative Time

Standing at the air port, waiting for one of the teachers for the Northern Light workshop to arrive, I noticed an exhibition of Scandinavian Airlines aviation history and snapped a few photos.

Have you had any unexpected pockets of creative time recently?

aviation history

Finding Pockets of Creative Time for On-the-go Creative Expression


Writing a New Free Course to Spark Your Creativity

Busy days. Lots going on. I'm writing the first free course to spark your creativity, for members of Club Marmalade Moon, based on feedback from the members. The feedback is still coming in and it's incredibly interesting and touching to read about how everyone feels around their creative lives. Because creativity is a basic human need, that we often find hard to make space for in our lives. Yet we all have a need to express ourselves.

Pockets of Time for on-the-go Creative Expression

In the meanwhile it's early spring. Snow one day and the next day this, delicate greens and blues... Those days that pass so fast, when nature wakes up, and each day is different. Those fleeting moments that seem to dispel in front of my eyes, like snow touching the ground at the end of April, melting in a wet kiss... On busy days like this when there's no time to get my paints out and start mixing them, or sink into the focus and time I need for writing, I can still always find a few moments of creative expression with iPhone photography. Find a pocket of creative time. Because the beauty is there, around me, when I lift my eyes. All I need to do is to really see it, and use the tool that's always in my pocket, to capture the moment. I put down my grocery bags on the pavement, and snap a photo. Creative expression in less than a minute.

How do You find Creative Time?

How do you find time and space for creative expression? What is your favourite express route to creativity? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments or drop me an email!

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