This is such a perfect example of WHY I work on multiples for a concentrated period and why I do a LOT of art. You do not know when the magic will happen. The more I show up and just DO something, the more ideas I will discover.Read More
A challenge is whatever you want to make of it -- use the core rules of the challenge as your starting point and off you go.
The best thing about a global challenge is that wave of positive energy that flows throughout the creative community on instagram and FB. Seeing so much art inspires us to re-focus on our own art-making. There are a heck of a lot of people drawing and mark-making and playing with ink. I'm not trying to be woo-woo about it -- but each day I look forward to yummy art in my insta-feed! It's lovely to discover new artists and new ideas. What clever things will you devise? That goes round and round. Go to Inktober 2017 No. 1 to see the full series.Read More
Because art is what I do,
on good days and bad.
Creating art is a positive
experience for me.
It's not destructive.
I am a stronger person
with art than without.
Here are my inked cards for #inktober, sets 1-5.Read More
I thought it would be fun to look at the 40-ish cards that I made in October in my favorite format, a grid. In the top row you'll find the first 5 inked on 4x6" watercolor paper; the remainder are on 5x8" watercolor paper in no particular order.Read More
Cards 27-32 for the Inktober Challenge. OK, not to worry, the inks won't actually continue indefinitely. There are too many mediums calling my attention, and NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow. Plus those trick-or-treaters will be here in no time!Read More
Creating abstract works in ink on watercolor paper for the Inktober Challenge, every day this month. My process is to make an abstract base, a starting point, very quickly and at random. Then I challenge myself to bring some sort of cohesiveness to the page with more intentional marks and often words.Read More
I love art materials that are versatile and flexible, materials are inherently building blocks to art. These inks are thoroughly engaging and now happily incorporated into my creative endeavors. This month, I'm playing with inks every day, creating abstract pages, doing some dip pen lettering, and more. Each year I dive into a different aspect of ink and am always amazed to see what I can accomplish in just month of experimenting. This is the third year I'm playing with inks for the Inktober Challenge. I thought it would be fun to share with you my thoughts on these inks. So here we go!Read More
The point of doing a creative challenge is to PUSH your boundaries. To get out of the box. To not only "do" something specific each day but to put your heart into it, indulge your ideas. It is an opportunity to dig deeper into your creative work.Read More