Thursday, October 20, 2016

Inktober Day 19 FLIGHT

Went to see the phenomenal Chris Robinson sing tonight (from Black Crowes and now Chris Robinson Brotherhood), and I'm so committed to getting these days out, that I took my sketchbook into the concert and drew this before the show started and during an intermission!  Super drawing geek!  But I did rock out otherwise!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Inktober Day 16 WET

I happen to be a true lover of rainy languid.  Ah...  I belong in Portland, I just know it!

Inktober Day15 RELAX


Is it only me or does anyone else always hear that Frankie Goes to Hollywood song in their head every time they hear the word "relax?"

Friday, October 14, 2016

Inktober Day14 TREE

"Without imagination, things were only as they appeared - and that was blindness. Things were more than they appeared, so much more. When he considered an oak tree, it was not just a tree. To someone small, like an ant, it was a whole landscape of rugged barky cliffs and big green leaf - plains that quaked when the sky was restless, a place of many strange creatures where fearsome winged beasts could pluck and devour someone in a blink." 

-- Jonathan Renshaw, Dawn of Wonder

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Inktober Day 13 SCARED

Um, I could have down something Halloween-like, or something gory, but why?  This terror is every dieter's nightmare!  (P.S., Don't diet--then this won't be scary.  Life's too short, ya' know?  Just have a few thin mints and skip that scale.  Rake some extra leaves instead, my sweets!)

Girlscout (although the size of that tiny mitten suggests a "Brownie."):  "It's our annual Girl Scout cookie sale, Mrs. Jones.  Two for the price of one!"

Mrs. Jones (on the day of her weigh in):  "Help me!"

Inktober Day12 WORRIED

Just a bit of levity, people! (-;

inktober Day 11 TRANSPORT

I think films, books, music, all can take you to another place, time, emotion, no?  Without even leaving your immediate surroundings, these art forms can take you to heights and depths of the human existence.  With the "inktober" word, transport, I could have been very literal and drawn a car, truck, train, or plane.  I'd rather take flight figuratively to worlds imagined and feelings often unfurled in daily life.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Inktober 10 JUMP

Today's word was "jump."  I was going to do a jumping grasshopper (listen, I have been thinking about baby grasshoppers for awhile--more on that on another post), a child on a pogo stick (reminiscing about my own childhood), and finally ended up with a child jumping into his mother's arms.  I'm happy with the idea. (-:

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Inktober Day 9 BROKEN

Hmm.  These Inktober prompts have not been the lightest topics...  I was going to draw a drill into this and commentary about dreams and life, but decided to leave it as it was.  It was broken enough.

Inktober Day 8 ROCK

Any Led Zeppelin fans out there?  Then I think you'll get all the subtle, and not so subtle clues.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Inktober Day 5 SAD

I was trying to evoke sadness, here, with just black ink lines.  I think the eyes can help you create this man's story.  I don't need to tell it.

Inktober Day 4 Hungry

Amazing, Inktober's 10/4, Tuesday prompt corresponds to National Taco Day.  Incredible!  I thought I would try to incorporate "Hungry" with the day, because who isn't always hungry for a taco?  And who doesn't want to wear a cute taco earring and blouse to boot!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Inktober Day 3 Collect

There's a lot of buckeyes in those straining pockets!

Mom:    "Well, I know you're not happy to see me.  What were you doing?"
Dad:      "I was collecting buckeyes for good luck!"
Sister:   "I only like chocolate-covered peanut butter buckeyes."
Brother:"Then you'll have good luck getting fat."

Inktober Day 2 Noisy

Crunch! Crunch!

Inktober Day 1 FAST

Hello!  Amazingly, it's already October, and for the first time, I'm going to join in with the Inktober movement--an ink drawing a day for 31 days.  Learn more about it and Jake Parker, the creator of it, here!  I hope you join me!

I'm going to try to head the 31 prompts offered from Inktober, although you do not have to do it that way.

Here is FAST:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Flirty Grandpa

Flirty Grandpa - Rummaging around in the attic, Grandpa Theo found his old Sgt. Pepper-styled jacket. Ah, the memories he had when he had worn it last. He glanced furtively behind him, and quickly slipped into it. Well, he tore the inside lining when he stretched both arms through the sleeves, of course. He wasn't as fit as he was at twenty. Yet, he could get it on! He felt a cocky attitude come over him as the jacket gave his slack body the appearance of a toned physique. Without a doubt, he would be asking Margaret to join him at the 60's revival concert tonight. He turned sharply and gave himself a wink into a dusty mirror. He had become Flirty Grandpa!

Being One with Nature

Marge constantly badgered her husband to be "one with nature" for the sake of his health. Always wanting to keep the peace in their marriage, Harry made sure he obeyed.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Hallway Dancer

Here's a little fantastical something I drew on an old Anthropologie receipt envelope.  I thought she had a Chagall-like charm.  As soon as I posted her on Facebook, someone de-friended me.

Remember dear ones, It's always good to separate yourself from conformists. (-;

By the way, I was listening to a very old Robert Plant song, (post-Led Zepplin) called "Big Log."  Click here for that atmospheric gem.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


I actually am so proud of this one.  I like how the pen reacted against the pastel/acrylic/marker, almost in a hiccuping type of way...hmm.  That sounds pretty strange, but it's the best way I can describe it.

I am a huge lover of color, but I think I like the starkness of ink of paper even more.


Party Girl Makes Her Pick

A little mixed-media action here.

Party Girl Makes Her Pick

Monday, August 29, 2016

There's Always A Way to Make Life Better - Philips: A little more action

I happened upon this video by accident, and because I'm always a sucker for stories about people going after their dream, I had to share!  P.S., And don't you love that tag line:  "There's always a way to make life better."  Makes you feel like you could do anything!