Monday, October 31, 2016

Ladies Sketch Club + Inktober

Happy Halloween! The day my kiddo has been waiting for has finally arrived! I couldn't sleep because I have "This is Halloween" from the Nightmare Before Christmas stuck in my head. We've watched it about 5 times a day this month.

One of my goals for October was to go to more social events (that are for me, not the kiddo). I finally worked up the courage and squeaked in a couple this past weekend. I went to the first meeting of the Lubbock Ladies Sketch Club. I was really nervous, but everyone was super nice.

The group plans to meet twice a month, and I can't wait for the next meeting. It was nice to meet other arty ladies and have some time to try and get caught up on Inktober.

Speaking of Inktober, I managed to get 17 out of 31 days done. I think that's the most I've ever completed of a drawing challenge, so I'm pretty proud of myself. So next year I'm confident I'll be able to complete the challenge.

Wednesday Addams

Jack O'Lantern








I had fun working with colored pencils and have plans to paint a few of them for future prints. You can see the first half of my sketches here.

Did you participate in Inktober? What was your favorite prompt?

Friday, October 14, 2016


Since I've closed my shop + dialed back the social media, life has been great. I definitely feel like I get so much more accomplished in a day...seriously my house has never been cleaner. Participating in Inktober has been fun. I haven't been as consistent as I would like, and hopefully I can get caught up on the days I've missed. Here is what I've done so far:








I've only been using pink copics + black markers, but this week I'm branching out into colored pencils (borrowing my daughters >_<). I'm a tad behind this week, but I'm working on getting caught up.

I might work on turning some of these sketches into watercolor paintings in the future and put them on Society6. xo

Monday, October 3, 2016

October Goals

October is one of my favorite months! The weather gets to that perfect temperature (cardigan weather), there are pumpkins everywhere, and of course Halloween!

My goals for this month are:

1. Get out of the house/go to social events. I was so stoked when fun geeky things started happening in my town.....but I always talk myself out of going. Since I became a stay at home mom, I'm super duper awkward around people. It's like I forgot how to interact with someone who isn't a toddler, and all I know how to talk about it my kid. 

There are so many fun things going on this month and I am going to talk myself into going! I already talked myself out of going to the Ladies Night at my local comic book store, but there are still plenty of events to hit up this month. Who knows, maybe I'll have fun and make some local arty friends.

2. Participate in Inktober. I've already started and I've been sharing my drawings on my Facebook + Instagram pages. I'll do a round up here once a week. I'm not following a particular prompt list, but later today or tomorrow I'll post this different lists I'm using for inspiration. 

3. Participate in the Bernat Mystery Stitch Along.  My yarn will be here tomorrow, but the 1st clue + videos are up today! I can't wait to crochet up an afghan not made of granny squares. I'll be posting more about this later too. 

This month for me is all about participating! I think being stuck at home (working on getting my car fixed soon!) has gotten me kinda of depressed and very anxious about actually leaving the house. So this is me kicking myself in the ass to get out and do the things I want to do. 

What are your goals for October? Are you participating in Inktober?