Posts in ink
More colorful hand-drawn contraptions.

Art is a positive force ☯️ and creating consistently {and for me that’s daily, for years upon years} means that doing art is part of the ebb and flow of the day. It doesn’t feel heavy like a requirement or a guilt-trip but it feels just normal. I feel better and my brain feels more calm especially when literally everything around us is spinning out of control.

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Ink & thread, a perfect match.

“I feel like my life is so scattered right now. Like it's all the small pieces of paper and someone's turned on the fan. But, talking to you makes me feel like the fan's been turned off for a little bit. Like things could actually make sense. You completely unscatter me, and I appreciate that so much.”
John Green

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Rainbows, contraptions & negative space

When the goal is huge, the magic happens when you let go of controlling the finished work and focus on the MAKING. You will not get to the finish line without making consistent progress. Focusing on the process, the idea generation, that takes the emotional weight of creating "the perfect outcome" - like that is thrown out of the equation. The goal isn’t 365 perfect somethings! I feel like there needs to be a component of chance + serendipity + accidental intersections.

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31 Inktober Drawings & Thoughts on Creative Challenges

Thirty-one days of drawing in ink, painting in vivid colors, exploring imaginary structures…. it’s been interesting to watch how an idea sparks the next. How on earth does one categorize this type of drawing? Is it perhaps an abstract illustration? What comes to my mind when I’m making them — some sort of imaginary structures, like landscapes, caves, houses, retreats.

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Grey ink is not boring [Fuyu-Syogun ink review]

I'm trying to rein in my desire to explore every ink on the planet... even inks that have not yet been invented. I'm reaching for colors that I don't have, gaps in my cache, my knowledge, my collection. Colors that I can see in my imagination, colors that are not there, like the green of a ripe bartlett pear, a deep velvet red, a particularly frilly pink, the yellow of an overripe lemon. Bright, intense, pure colors that burst with energy.

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1drawing, ink, reviewDaisy Yellow