Category Archives: Ink

A Vase of Pansies

I’ve always loved pansies — to my detriment at one time. When I was about four or five years old our Sunday School class planted flowers in April so that we’d have lovely little gifts for Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, I

A Vase of Pansies

I’ve always loved pansies — to my detriment at one time. When I was about four or five years old our Sunday School class planted flowers in April so that we’d have lovely little gifts for Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, I

Fast and Furious

Our midwestern weather is finally warming up. As I write this — on May Day — it’s close to eighty degrees outside, which for those of you who don’t use Fahrenheit is about 27 degrees Celsius. Either way you go,

Fast and Furious

Our midwestern weather is finally warming up. As I write this — on May Day — it’s close to eighty degrees outside, which for those of you who don’t use Fahrenheit is about 27 degrees Celsius. Either way you go,

A Grown-Up Play Date

During all the Inktober fun, I spent the better part of one day having a very grown-up play date with two artist friends, Patsy Albers and Darla Zook. Both are very, very talented artists who have won many ribbons and

A Grown-Up Play Date

During all the Inktober fun, I spent the better part of one day having a very grown-up play date with two artist friends, Patsy Albers and Darla Zook. Both are very, very talented artists who have won many ribbons 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

Keeping It Loose

Inktober has been a wonderful way for me to learn more about ink drawing. I am really enjoying it, and I’m almost sad that the month is coming to a close. My thoughts and feelings about ink drawing have changed

Keeping It Loose

Inktober has been a wonderful way for me to learn more about ink drawing. I am really enjoying it, and I’m almost sad that the month is coming to a close. My thoughts and feelings about ink drawing have changed

A Prickly, Tickly, Sticky Situation

With today’s prompt words — tired, ship, prickly, tasty, tree — our search went directly to the prickly ash tree. In Monopoly parlance, we did not pass GO; we did not collect $200.00. We just went straight to the prickly

A Prickly, Tickly, Sticky Situation

With today’s prompt words — tired, ship, prickly, tasty, tree — our search went directly to the prickly ash tree. In Monopoly parlance, we did not pass GO; we did not collect $200.00. We just went straight to the prickly