Category Archives: Challenges and Contests

Images – A Digital Project

When I read about Carla Gannis and her “selfie project” — Artist magazine, March 2019 — I was fascinated by the idea of capturing something of myself in an on-going fashion, a sort of visual reminder of who I am. You might

Images – A Digital Project

When I read about Carla Gannis and her “selfie project” — Artist magazine, March 2019 — I was fascinated by the idea of capturing something of myself in an on-going fashion, a sort of visual reminder of who I am. You might

Something New for Ink Lovers

Remember Inktober? I certainly enjoyed playing around with inks and pens — dip pens excluded, thank you very much — during the entire month of October. Once the month ended, though, I soon put my inks and pens away, and

Something New for Ink Lovers

Remember Inktober? I certainly enjoyed playing around with inks and pens — dip pens excluded, thank you very much — during the entire month of October. Once the month ended, though, I soon put my inks and pens away, and

And Now It’s Over

There’s always a touch of sadness when something ends, even when we’ve been looking forward to that ending. So it is with Inktober for me. In a lot of ways, I know I checked out a few days early, losing some

And Now It’s Over

There’s always a touch of sadness when something ends, even when we’ve been looking forward to that ending. So it is with Inktober for me. In a lot of ways, I know I checked out a few days early, losing some

Surprise!

Today’s drawing surprised me. I didn’t think I could draw this old oak tree with its friendly-looking squirrel. Well, actually, I was fairly confident about the tree, but I’ve never been able to draw animals very well, other than a

Surprise!

Today’s drawing surprised me. I didn’t think I could draw this old oak tree with its friendly-looking squirrel. Well, actually, I was fairly confident about the tree, but I’ve never been able to draw animals very well, other than a

Child’s Play

Remember the trees we drew when we were children? You know… where we first drew two straight lines going up and down and then topped it off with a big, round ball of leaves? Later, when our drawing skills advanced

Child’s Play

Remember the trees we drew when we were children? You know… where we first drew two straight lines going up and down and then topped it off with a big, round ball of leaves? Later, when our drawing skills advanced

To Tell the Truth

I’ve enjoyed Inktober, but I’ll be perfectly honest here. I’ll be glad when it’s over. Although Cheeky Monkey Mind and I have a species of tree listed for each remaining day of the month, it’s getting harder and harder to

To Tell the Truth

I’ve enjoyed Inktober, but I’ll be perfectly honest here. I’ll be glad when it’s over. Although Cheeky Monkey Mind and I have a species of tree listed for each remaining day of the month, it’s getting harder and harder to

How Not to Draw a Willow Tree

When Cheeky Monkey Mind and I did our “silly searches” last month and put together our Inktober list, I was delighted when the prompt words creepy, climb, thunder, coat, tree brought up the Golden Curls Willow. Now, honestly, I don’t know the

How Not to Draw a Willow Tree

When Cheeky Monkey Mind and I did our “silly searches” last month and put together our Inktober list, I was delighted when the prompt words creepy, climb, thunder, coat, tree brought up the Golden Curls Willow. Now, honestly, I don’t know the