WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Media > Digital Art
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-13-2019, 06:41 PM
Mike L's Avatar
Mike L Mike L is offline
Enthusiast
Florissant, MO
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,514
 
Hails from United States
Who Hid My Stylus?

A year ago I bought an HP laptop with touchscreen and a stylus to use on it.

A month ago, when I finally worked up the courage to try it all out, I could not find the stylus. Three weeks I searched and, finally found it right where I'd put it (who woulda' thunk? 🤣

But, the battery had died, so I gave it a decent burial and went to three different stores before I found the one that fits and works. Got home, changed batteries and put the pen where I would find it.

Well, someone hid my stylus (again), and I want to know who did such a dastardly deed. 😡

Better yet - where is the consarned thing? Seriously - there must be, at least, a dozen clairvoyants here that can help me.
__________________
Practice religion freely and freedom religiously.
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-14-2019, 10:55 AM
LavenderFrost's Avatar
LavenderFrost LavenderFrost is offline
WC! Guide
Manitoba, Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 21,225
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Who Hid My Stylus?

Sorry, I wish I had that power when I lose things.
Maybe the dog ate it?
How many other people in your house? If it's not where you put it then someone else must have moved it.
__________________
C&C always welcome. Michelle

mkmcreations.com *** My Acrylic Gallery
Every painting is a new adventure.
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-17-2019, 08:04 AM
Mike L's Avatar
Mike L Mike L is offline
Enthusiast
Florissant, MO
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,514
 
Hails from United States
Re: Who Hid My Stylus?

SWMBO doesn't come into my studio/office. Ever. I suppose Joe, our wiener dog (more like a sausage) could have eaten it, but, since I'm the one who cleans up after him, I probably would have seen a perfectly straight doo doo. We're empty-nesters, so no one else in the house.

I'm starting to think the only way to solve this mystery is to buy a new one. I'll find the original stylus within hours.
__________________
Practice religion freely and freedom religiously.
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-17-2019, 11:06 AM
LavenderFrost's Avatar
LavenderFrost LavenderFrost is offline
WC! Guide
Manitoba, Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 21,225
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Who Hid My Stylus?

You almost made me choke on my coffee with the straight doo doo. lol

SWMBO is a new one to me, I can't figure that out.

Yes, buying another one would probably work.
__________________
C&C always welcome. Michelle

mkmcreations.com *** My Acrylic Gallery
Every painting is a new adventure.
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-17-2019, 12:35 PM
Mike L's Avatar
Mike L Mike L is offline
Enthusiast
Florissant, MO
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,514
 
Hails from United States
Re: Who Hid My Stylus?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LavenderFrost
You almost made me choke on my coffee with the straight doo doo. lol

SWMBO is a new one to me, I can't figure that out.

Yes, buying another one would probably work.

SWMBO - She Who Must Be Obeyed ;0)
__________________
Practice religion freely and freedom religiously.
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-18-2019, 04:02 AM
SweetMonia's Avatar
SweetMonia SweetMonia is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 20
 
Re: Who Hid My Stylus?

You just summarized the suffering of many digital artists. I once lost a Wacom pen, and guess when I found it??? After I already bought a new one.

I wish someone would make a game called "Who hid my stylus", as this would make a good humor of this issue.
__________________
Learn about drawing, digital art, perspective, proportions, graphics tablets & more in Sweet Drawing Blog.

Last edited by SweetMonia : 11-18-2019 at 04:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-18-2019, 07:38 AM
Mike L's Avatar
Mike L Mike L is offline
Enthusiast
Florissant, MO
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,514
 
Hails from United States
Re: Who Hid My Stylus?

Decided to order a new stylus. Started to pull laptop from book shelf over desk to verify the model - don't want to order a stylus that won't work with it, right?

I keep it and several other electronic devices plugged in and on a trickle charge when not in use, so there's a bit of a cable jungle. Most cables have hook/loop wraps to secure them when needed.

Hanging from the laptop's charging cable wrap was - you guessed it - the stylus!



Thanks to whatever clairvoyant out there that helped me out. Or, maybe it was a faerie?

What can I say?🤷‍♂️
__________________
Practice religion freely and freedom religiously.

Last edited by Mike L : 11-18-2019 at 07:43 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-18-2019, 11:07 AM
LavenderFrost's Avatar
LavenderFrost LavenderFrost is offline
WC! Guide
Manitoba, Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 21,225
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Who Hid My Stylus?

Ah, no wonder I didn't get it, my husband never listens to me. lol

So, was that the place you put it where you would find it?

Sometimes another way to find things is to be looking for something else.
__________________
C&C always welcome. Michelle

mkmcreations.com *** My Acrylic Gallery
Every painting is a new adventure.
Reply With Quote
  #9   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-18-2019, 06:17 PM
Mike L's Avatar
Mike L Mike L is offline
Enthusiast
Florissant, MO
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,514
 
Hails from United States
Re: Who Hid My Stylus?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LavenderFrost
Ah, no wonder I didn't get it, my husband never listens to me. lol

So, was that the place you put it where you would find it?

Sometimes another way to find things is to be looking for something else.

Yup, that's where I put it. Didn't even see it when the back of my hand brushed against it. Something spoke to me saying, "That isn't a cable, you'd better look at it." I looked, and VOILA!

Today was my find it day. Lost a pair of sunglasses last week and finally bought a new pair. Now I have two pair.
__________________
Practice religion freely and freedom religiously.
Reply With Quote
  #10   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-20-2019, 12:56 AM
Elainepsq's Avatar
Elainepsq Elainepsq is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,826
 
Hails from United States
Re: Who Hid My Stylus?

I often think, that the best thing I ever did when I bought my Ipad was to get a case with a place that stores my apple pencil. I'd panic if I ever lost a $99 pencil in the bottom of my purse!
__________________
Elaine
www.sunflowercreativemedia.com
Reply With Quote
  #11   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-20-2019, 09:09 AM
Mike L's Avatar
Mike L Mike L is offline
Enthusiast
Florissant, MO
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,514
 
Hails from United States
Re: Who Hid My Stylus?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elainepsq
I often think, that the best thing I ever did when I bought my Ipad was to get a case with a place that stores my apple pencil. I'd panic if I ever lost a $99 pencil in the bottom of my purse!

My NuVkision stylus cost me $49 at the computer/electronics store where I bought my laptop. It's not a big brand or top-quality, but it works (I've finally discovered ). Found it at Walmart for $11.99, though

I've re-purposed a 7" x 4" x 1" plastic box with dividers just for the stylus, spare battery, extra points (with changing tool). I've added an inexpensive caribiner so I can clip the box right below the laptop on the shelf, to the laptop bag, or other obvious places.

__________________
Practice religion freely and freedom religiously.
Reply With Quote
  #12   Report Bad Post  
Old 11-20-2019, 11:06 AM
LavenderFrost's Avatar
LavenderFrost LavenderFrost is offline
WC! Guide
Manitoba, Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 21,225
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Who Hid My Stylus?

Yes Elaine, I chose a case with a pencil holder. That's good to have when I take it anywhere. Mostly my iPad and pencil sit on my desk with my computer. I can play 2 games at once.

Good job Mike. All you have to do is make sure you put in there when you're done with it.
__________________
C&C always welcome. Michelle

mkmcreations.com *** My Acrylic Gallery
Every painting is a new adventure.
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:18 AM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.