Inka-Dinka-Doo Day

inka Dinka DooI never said it would be pretty. I only said it would be fun…and yes, I had a lot of fun playing with ink yesterday. I’m happy to say that I did see something emerging from the ink wash creativity exercise I did, and while it might not look like much, remember this started out as simply a blob of ink on the page.

Here’s my gorilla. I know it’s impossible to see the facial features on the scan, but he does look like a gorilla. The fact that I’d quickly “seen” the creature lurking there in the ink made the exercise a success for me.

InkblotAnother just for fun ink wash was a little harder for me to figure out. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but I like to think maybe it’s the jungle habitat where my hulking gorilla lives.

So, did you do an ink wash too? If you did, please leave a link in the comments below…and if you haven’t gotten around to trying the ink wash exercise, you can still do it. I’ll be happy to add links to this post at any time.

So, I ended up with an ugly black gorilla whose face can’t be seen in the scan and a jumble of rocks and trees or whatever.

I’d love to see other “Inka-Dinka-Doo’s”!

Here is “Inkplay” from teproleum. Check it out!

Zero Creativity took a different approach and is sharing some calligraphy. Lovely!

And, from Carrie, we have An Exercise with Paper, Water, and Ink. I love what she created.

All Inked Up comes from Debi Riley who takes us into the forest with her ink creations.





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As an artist, author, and musician, I celebrate creativity and personal expression through all that I do. I invite you to join me as I explore many different aspects of life, love, beauty, and nature.


  1. I never tried it but it looks like fun.

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  2. Here’s my mess…

    It’s been a while since I did an ink wash exercise. I only did some small stuff but I had a blast! I’ll definitely do more of this whenever I’m free.

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  3. tried calligraphy and some strokes but not this fun! You can review the calligraphy work here

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  4. Theanne aka magnoliamoonpie

    The second one looks like the beach, sand dunes and sea oats, that kind of thing. Your gorilla is quite exciting and yes I do want to try this and I will…eventually 🙂

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  5. these look so cool! and Very Fun! I did do some yesterday before work but, haven’t had a chance to photograph them and load them onto the computer yet.I came home from work, a bit unwell. Will try to get this done today though 🙂

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