I enjoy drawing and sketching but I don't do enough of it, which is why I decided to do the Inktober challenge. I carried this sketchbook with me to Spain last month and didn't draw a single thing in it, so I thought it would be good to use for this project. It was handmade by my friend Vanessa, I got it from her Etsy shop: Vanessa's Fancy.
This book measures about 7.5 by 4.5 inches and is filled with watercolour paper, which means I can add colour and water to my drawings if I wish and not worry about the pages getting all wrinkly. I like having that option.
Notice how Matisse wanted to assist me in photographing the book? Cats are so helpful that way! 😁
I thought I'd challenge myself to take part in Inktober. The idea is that you draw something in ink each day of the month of October. If you follow the link above, you'll find this quote: "INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better." I enjoy drawing and sketching but I don't do enough of it, which is why I decided to play along.
Here are my first two drawings:
The problem I have is figuring out what to draw. However, I just noticed there is a prompt list on the Inktober website so maybe that will help. Or maybe I'll just draw little animals and people every day, who knows? The fun thing is, there are no rules, I can just draw whatever I want! Okay, there is one rule, it has to be in ink. I'm okay with that.
I took this photo yesterday afternoon. I love the fuzzy look of the buildings on the horizon brought on by the rainy conditions. Today has looked very similar out my window from time to time, although there have also been some brighter moments. I expect most of these leaves will be showing their fall colours in the next week or two!
Hello out there in Blogland! I woke up this rainy Saturday morning with the following agenda:
1. Start drawing for Inktober (done - more about that in my next post);
2. Make at least one card for World Card Making Day, which is today (check);
3. Finish unpacking my suitcases from my trip to Spain (okay, I'm still working on this one! I've been home for a week and the clothes are unpacked, laundered and put away but the art supplies and various bits and pieces are still lingering in the cases, waiting to be dealt with);
4. Watch the Blue Jays play baseball and hopefully secure themselves a wildcard spot (ongoing, although things are looking rather gloomy in that regard. Still, I'm keeping the faith!); and
5. Resuscitate this long neglected blog (check). Yes, it has been almost six months since I posted here. Mostly due to the fact that I just can't be bothered to turn on my laptop when I get home from work. However, I'm hoping to post a little more regularly in the foreseeable future!
My first artistic addiction was beading and making jewellery, which I started doing in the summer of 2007. Since then, my artistic obsession has grown to include art journaling. Here in this blog, I write about my own and other people's creations and anything else that tweaks my fancy.