Baby Bleed Blob

The Copic markers Apple sketch bled through paper so I used the bleed and ended up with a blob baby.


Starting a New 4” Journal

When I started the four inch journal I assumed I’d move into a larger daily journal for sketching; but, I really love this size. So, today I start the new 4″.

And so closes the first 4″ daily sketch journal. For a review of all the sketches click here.

29. Double. #inkTober 2018

I have sisters who are identical twins. My mother said they were so alike at birth, she put ink dots on their feet to tell them apart.

27. Thunder #inkTober 2018

Some people have silent rage inside that is quite the same as thunder. It’s loud in its silence.

12. Whale #inkTober 2018

#inktober 2018

12. Whale

I really fell in love with the whale shark’s markings. He slipped into the next page!

InkTober 2018

I love creative challenges, they add a little loose structure to my life. Since I’m traveling, I’ll be posting these whenever, in batches.

#inktober 2018

1. Poisonous

#Inktober  – Poisonous

2. Tranquil

#inktober – Tranquil

3. Roasted

#InkTober – Roasted

4. Spell

#inkTober – Spell


Daily Journaling in 4 inches

A few years ago, I took an Artist’s Way class. It was very helpful to get me back into art. One of the activities was starting each day with three pages of writing. It was a stream of consciousness auto writing as the coffee sunk into my sleepy head. It was an interesting way to start the day. Sometimes it purged the fears and worries, other times, it helped waken dreams but mostly it was just a way to get going each day. IMG_0203

Three pages might not sound like much to someone who writes daily and some were so daunted they purchased tiny little notebooks. Other than cramps in my hands, actual pen to paper gets lost in today’s digital world, I found it very calming. But, life moved on and I dropped the practice a few months after the class ended.

I started doing drawing challenges this year. The 28 day challenge was interrupted about 28 times. Continue reading