Inktober is over! I really enjoyed drawing with pens and markers this month. When you can’t hit ctrl z, you really have to think about where the lines are going. Even though you can’t delete your ink lines, I didn’t feel like I needed to erase as much because I was just focused on drawing. I spend less time clicking and looking for the right keys or rebooting because the stylus is lagging. Traditional tools, it’s just place pen on paper, and BEND IT TO MY WILL. Sorta 🙂
I think one of the biggest lessons I learned this month about art is to appreciate where I am today in this journey. Having goals and moving forward is really important, but also just stopping, looking around and saying “Wow, this is a nice place too!” I know that as an artist, there’s always going to be a part of me that thinks “I can do better”, even when I’m 90 years old. Also when I’m 90 years old, I’m going to eat cake every day. But that’s a different sort of goal 🙂 Appreciating the now makes the journey seem less like trudging forward through snow and more like a scenic roadtrip across the country. The final spot isn’t really the point as much as seeing all the weird sights along the way.
Next stop: Our regional conference next weekend. I’ll be preparing myself for that, and also working on the family christmas card, which you know I can’t show you until December so I’m SO MEAN for even bringing it up. But I’ll share with you some sneak peeks, okay?
Here are all the Inktober drawings, including the ones I haven’t shared yet from this week