I stepped away from sketching after my 100 Days of Dozens Project ended in late August to recharge. Thank you so much for everyone who followed along! I will be posting an update on the full completed project soon.
A new teaching job, the hustle and bustle of summer, as well as a budding soapmaking business left me admittedly a bit burnt out. Now that I am settling into a new rhythm, I am reminded that sketching really IS my daily recharge. It feels good on my brain. I would like to share more of that in the weeks to come.
This month, I will be participating in Inktober, which is a month-long world movement that an aims to create in ink daily each day in October. Challenges are good for me, and I put sketching aside long enough to remember that it is good for my soul.
For the month, I will be doing ink-only sketches of everyday scenes right out my door. As a creative, often times I am hard on myself, and strive to get things “just right”. No more! Process, not perfection I say.
In an act of bravery, I started the day off with the one sketch that pushes me out of my comfort zone….. the self portrait!
Here’s to the creative spirit, and the fall season. Make it a great one.