Sunday, October 19, 2014

Back To InkTober ... Days 18 & 19.

I guess I know what I'm doing tomorrow.

Buying more pomegranates. I never thought I would like them, but they're really good. Different, but good.

And for what it's worth, mom, I did recently try asparagus again and I still don't like it. Blech. Not sure what fruit or vegetable will be next, but it won't be asparagus.

Or brussel sprouts.

Or beets.

Or turnips, cauliflower or rutabaga.

Maybe kumquats.

Happy Fall, Y'All!

We've hit the peak of the season's color this weekend. What leaves haven't fallen – and most of them are still on the trees – are gorgeous.

And it's a sunny day!


I'm off for a walk with the dog to enjoy it.

Happy Weekend!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Slight Departure.

I started a new freelance gig today that will hopefully stretch out for the next few weeks. Since my hair seemed especially curly this morning AND I actually thought it looked cute, I decided to commemorate the occasion with a selfie.

I'm surprised at how hard it's been to adjust to my new hair. It's taken almost two years to get it back to the length it was before chemo. And, as my hubster is fond of pointing out, I always complained about having straight hair so you'd think I'd be happy.

Let's just say I'm getting used to it. I'm starting to look in the mirror and see me instead of a stranger – with my luck probably just in time for it to start straightening out again. ;-)

No new drawings for InkTober, but I did finish up the illustrations I started last week. I'm thinking these might be greeting cards and prints soon.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

InkTober 8 & 9.

These are both in progress, but I thought I'd post them. I'm still playing catch up for the weekend and fitting in some unexpected work. Not going to complain, though. Work is good.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

InkTober Day 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7.

Sharpie markers and oil-based paint pens count, right?

Well, in my book they do ... except not really in a book.

But that's okay. I don't have to draw in my sketchbook every single day.

Yep, here I go having another neurotic artist moment about not drawing in my sketchbook. I'll get over it. Even though that's what InkTober was supposed to be about. Getting me to draw in my sketchbook again. Of course, that was before I realized I've got a craft fair coming up on Saturday.

Yep, this Saturday.
Hope to see you there if you're in the vicinity.

Christ The King Church
30635 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, Ohio  44070

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Welcome to InkTober!

Since I've been slacking in the sketchbook department of late, I've decided to take part in this year's InkTober Challenge. It's a great way to pick up the drawing bug or rediscover it if you've been suffering from a bit of burnout.

I'm going to put my pencils away this month and try drawing with different pens, including breaking out the old dip pens and tips. There's a ton of information on Jake Parker's website (the founder of InkTober). He discusses how he came up with the idea and reviews a variety of pens you could use, along with showing the kinds of marks they make – a fantastic resource in and of itself.

The suggested "rules" are simple.

1. Make a drawing in ink (you can use a pencil underdrawing if you want).

2. Post it on your blog (or tumblr, instagram, twitter, facebook, flickr, pinterest or just pin it to your wall).

3. Hashtag it with #inktober

4. Repeat

Here's my first drawing for the month from yesterday. I'll try to get today's posted before EOD so I'll be all caught up ... at least for 24 hours!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014