I am so happy I have found a framework to work with; openFrameworks. It is a C/C++ library developed at Parsons for interactive art pieces. It integrates several existing open source libraries and provides some wrapper/utility code of its own. It is looking exciting overall. I will try to use this library instead quickdraw and we will see the results here. I feel this is a right choice comparing trying to fiddle with cocoa and objC for now.