I've been rather busy and haven't had time to labor over Inktober, and in a way, I'm happy about that. I've scribbled little sketches and released them into the wild instead of fussing over them. It's kind of liberating and I like the responses I've gotten especially the Rorschach responses to the one above for "dark" -- black hole, sea anemone, porcupine, Trump's stomach... I don't have perfect attendance on this challenge, but I'm counting it as a success to have done about half of the word list.
I know I'm not the only one to struggle with perfectionism. I try to remind myself of a past creative director's advice, "Don't make it perfect. People don't like perfect!" So true, but it kind of feels like having a wardrobe misfunction when we let people see our flaws. Yet as I told that CD, "But I'm so much better than I used to be!" I want points for personal growth!
I sent this bit of minimalism to my fellow cheesecake loving friend for "tasty"...
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