Inktober

NOT by me.

Are you taking the Inktober challenge?? As the website explains, “Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.”

I have always wanted to be able to draw well. So last year, I participated in Inktober as a way to practice. If I wouldn’t have moved since then, I’d share my work. (I can’t find it.)

by Molly Free at mollyrosetattoos

I do have some ink I love. About nine months ago, I got this new tattoo. I love that it is a little cockeyed; it’s just black ink; and it’s visible with everything I do.

So whatever ink you are into this October, make it something you’ll love.

— Namaste

Preparing for Spring

One thing that has happened in the last year and a half, is I ended my eight years of renting apartments or duplexes and I’m again, a home owner. This means I can garden in a yard. YAY!

So having two of my grands over for a sleepover, gave the perfect opportunity for them to plant a few bulbs. Ages seven and three, digging a trench for the bulbs was the perfect activity.

I love the metaphor of winter being a time of slowing down, rebuilding under the surface, that leads to flourishment in the Spring.

I can’t wait for the little shoots to spring up and pointing out to the grands that it is because of bulbs, trenches, and them.

— Namaste

Nearly Wordless Wednesdays

During these Covid days, I’m walking a lot. (Have I mentioned that Buddy loves me working from home?)

So I often walk past the beautiful house that has this sign posted on each end of their sidewalk. I don’t have the guts to, “Immediately Begin Silly Walking.”

Maybe when I’m older.

— Namaste