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Saturday, October 19, 2019

#inktober and #inktober2019

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!

In any case, since I have too many words from Inktober, and no new words from IF, I'll just let you look at my month of scribbles...



I sent this bit of minimalism to my fellow cheesecake loving friend for "tasty"...
She requested chocolate sauce.

See, it's all fun.  You can play too.  Go to Inktober's site here for more info.


  1. Ah, love your Inktober submissions - they're perfect! ;)
    Really, I think part of the purpose of Inktober is to help us get over perfectionism.

  2. Thanks! I think at least part of the challenge is to get us into better habits. Drawing begets drawing :)

  3. What can I say? Just love those scribbles.

  4. Ah! Love your inktobers, Linda!! Love the tasty and the chocolate sauce..such fun. I think that's the key to this whole art thing too..having fun!
    SO, you won the paperback of my book! Please send me an email at shirley@shirleyngbenitez.com and I'll send it in the mail to you - and please let me know if you want me to sign it..I can just add my name, or dedicate it to someone if you'd like. All my best Linda! :)
    I'm cracking up about "Trump's stomach"! HA!

    1. I actually won something?! Woo hoo and yay! I will treasure it :) I love your art Shirley.

  5. I've always been a perfectionist too. I think that's why I love photography so much. I see perfection in nature but not my art or creations.

    1. I tend to be self critical of my photos, so maybe a lot of this is our comfort with our medium? And in either medium, we can always strive to get better, and that's a big part of the fun.