Inktober Days 10-11

They say that if you really want to do something bad enough, you’ll do it. I say that’s mostly true but sometimes you simply cannot. I was slaying Inktober…until Day 12. As most of you know, this time of year is when my shop goes nuts with custom hand painted ornament orders. Those things have to be done – well if I want to earn a living from this (and I do lol) – so between that and my left hand in a brace…I am unable to continue Inktober.

I was having SO much fun! Here are a couple of pieces of evidence of that…

Day 10’s prompt word was “flowing” and check it out:



Day 11’s word was “cruel” and here’s the result:


In the interest of full disclosure, my best friend gave me the concept for the “cruel” painting…my devious mind is apparently not up to par with hers. HA!!! Love you Maria!

As long as I’m not doing small work like the ink drawings and the ornaments, I can get by with my left hand okay. So, larger projects seem to be working for me. I have more to share but will do that on separate posts later this week when I have all the photos ready.

This was my first time attempting Inktober…and if all goes my way, it won’t be the last. 🙂





Inktober Days 6-9

This month is just going right along! That means Inktober drawings are as well. So far, so good because I’ve been able to keep up. This plus the giveaway I have going on this week has proven to have me rushing around a little just to make sure I have everything done I need to get done. By the way, be sure to go to my Facebook page to enter if you’d like to win the fan ornaments I did for Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet. Good luck!

Inktober, Day 6’s prompt word was “drooling” and I absolutely wasn’t inspired by that so I went out on my own and created something I’d been thinking of for a while…a sweet llama:


For Day 7, the word was “exhausted” and since my chicken character had quite a good response on social media, I decided to have a little fun with him. This one is titled “From Couch Potato to 5k Fail”:


Day 8’s word was “star” and I really wanted to do something different, kind of a different take on “Catch a Falling Star and Put It In Your Pocket” by creating an easier way to catch them. What could be better than a tree of them?


Yesterday’s word (Day 9) was “precious” and I could think of nothing more precious than love and this sweet couple has it in spades:


These have been good for me – I needed to step outside of my norm and have a little fun. I hope it shows in the pieces.



Inktober Days 2-5

Inktober continues and I’m enjoying it SO much! I thought I’d do just a handful of posts this month rather than one post each day. Since these are really done on breaks I have between other paintings that are commissioned or new pieces I’ve already had in mind, these are extras. I’m having so much fun doing them though! Let’s see if it shows…

Day 2’s prompt word was “tranquil” so I thought of meditation because that’s something I’ve been working on during my daily Bible study. This painting was a night painting and I didn’t feel the original watercolors I did really justified the mood so I added acrylic paints. This made my ink almost completely lost. I did go back over my ink so it would show up a little better in some spots and indications. This one is called “Revive. It’s listed for sale here and here’s how it turned out:


For Day 3, the prompt word was “roasted” so I wanted to do a funny painting with a peanut. LOL! I call this one “How Peanut Oil is Really Made” and it’s listed here. How much fun is this guy:


Then came Day 4 which had the word “spell”. The best spell of all (in my opinion) is a love spell of course! Love potion number 9 is here front and center in an apothecary bottle. I love it and called it “The Ultimate Spell”! It’s listed here and here’s how it turned out:


And then today’s word for Day 5 is “chicken”. Oh the joy! This was my take on that word and man, was I giggling while working on this guy! I call him “Block Party President” and left that grill closed so you can use your imagination as to what his specialty is. He’s listed here and here’s the finished piece:


Be sure to keep an eye out for a new giveaway that will start tomorrow. I’m excited about that too! How is that one song goes – you can’t ever have too much fun, right? Am I right or am I right? 😀