If you have been around for very long you know that I am VERY VISUAL! As soon as I start to read about a location in the Bible I am off to find a map of the location. I have to see it. I wish that there was a picture right there inside the text... but, alas it isn't. BUT! I now have my answer!!!
I can draw it there with my Osmo! Best yet, NO drawing skills necessary!
Now I can quickly draw a map (or anything else) anywhere I want it!
I will say that I have resisted drawing on top of the text before now but I knew that I was going to keep it "transparent" enough that I will still be able to read through the drawing.
If you missed yesterday's post I am using my OSMO, available for an iPad?
1- Did a Google search for "Bible Maps" and found the one I needed showing the territory divided among the 12 tribes of Judah.
2- I did a "print screen" to save the map onto my iPad
3- I open the "Masterpiece" app (free on iTunes store)
4- then load the above picture
5- put the reflector onto my iPad
6- resized the reflection to fit the place I wanted it in my Bible
7- and started "tracing" the lines that the software creates over the above picture... (the reflection of the Bible is on the iPad screen, not vice versa). AWESOME!!!
I used the same picture for both maps, just resized it to fit where I wanted to draw it.
I colored it with colored pencils.
This is SOOOO much better than a light box (even though I do have one that I LOVE) because you can resize the photo, it takes much more work and time to get the right size for the light box.
I just posted this to a group on FaceBook where I got several questions. In an attempt to answer those question I quickly did the following...
They wanted to know about the set up so I took a picture of how I do it in my lap! I use my laptop as a desk and set the Osmo/iPad on the far end and my Bible closest to me. (sorry for the bad picture)
Traced the card on the left:
The whole process took about 5 minutes because I already had the heart picture that I did a few years ago.
You can watch the video that sold me on it at the Amazon link below: