Monday, November 5, 2018

Inktober wrap up

Some of the last things I made in Inktober and what I accomplished.
 I cut out scallop shapes that came with my Scan n cut. I used watercolor paper on the top one, and distressed scrapbook paper on the bottom.
I drew in a circle and followed it with doodled leaves

I had a strip of black scrapbook paper on my table and used it to doodle with a white gel pen. This layout with the scallops looks like a future project.
My absolute favorite thing to do is cut out dress shapes, watercolor them, then doodle freehand. I want to create a look book of these.

Learning from Inktober
  • I really challenged myself to get into the studio . So many obstacles, so much resistance. Most of the month I didn't feel well (arthritis flairs), scanner problems, feeling left behind, car problems that have yet to be worked out, and numerous other difficulties.
  • I learned how to make my markers flow. Instead of scrubbing them into the water colored paper, I allow the ink to make contact with the paper. This realization helped me with all the chores and things I didn't want to do. I just showed up where I could and opened to whatever joy I could find in the task. I made contact with my presence and then allowed the thing to do itself, (housework I'm looking at you ; )  ).
  • I love the process of "inking".  I will get better quality supplies and do more of it.
  • I really want to get better at sharing and documenting my work. Not sure what that looks like yet.
I read the Manifesto of Encouragement almost everyday, and everyday I feel it coming more alive in my life.

"Someone is in profound pain, and a few months from now, they’ll be thriving like never before. They just can’t see it from where they’re at."Danielle Laporte
This line gives me life.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

coming soon

Just a few of the paper-dolls I am working on. Sign up on my mailing list, or follow me on bloglovin to be notified.