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Inktober 2017 – the big finish.

I was excited to find that I had just enough inks to get through the last days of Inktober. I have a few black inks that I didn’t use, but I dug into all of my samples and bottles for this project.  Here’s to finishing a challenge!

#inktober #fallingbehind

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Caught up! #inktober

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#inktober Done and dusted.

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Inktober, Week 3

This week I continued Inktober despite traveling on vacation.  I did end up using different tools – I took my Ink Joy Gel Pens and my Marvy Le Pens with me.  In general I was less happy with this week’s drawings.

I’ll share a secret – I usually sketch what I want really lightly in pencil and then go over it in ink. This week I forgot the pencil so I had to sketch only in ink. I also ended up doing a few in a single evening, and I felt like it was much lower effort (and lower satisfaction).  But I’m presenting them here to document the work.

#inktober mmmm 🍫

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#inktober catching up!

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#inktober catching up again….

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And only just now did I realize that I skipped day 21. Hmmmm… I guess I’ll need to add another at the end. Ooops!

Inktober, Week 2 – 2017

This week’s standout for me was the Flamingo Pink – I loved the ink and I loved the drawing itself (I can’t claim credit for the idea – Google images helped a lot!)  I also had some help with Fire & Ice – I’ve included both versions as my niece decided I needed some help and added her crayons!

#inktober Cherry Blossoms

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#inktober #flamingo

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Cartridge roulette. #inktober

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#inktober this is one of my favorite greens!

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Quick #inktober coloring section.

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I forgot to share that I had help with #inktober this weekend!

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Some days are gel ink pen days. #inktober

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Inktober.

Recently I have been getting more into fountain pens and inks.  So I was excited to try and participate in this year’s Inktober challenge.

Originally I thought I would just practice my penmanship and use a different ink color every day of the month. But then I read the actual initiative and realized I was supposed to DRAW in ink each day. My drawing skills … well…. erm… leave a bit to be desired.  But in for a penny, in for a pound. Away we go.

The first week looks like this:

#inktober Playing with flourishes. #flourish #thoreau #organicsstudio #waldenpond

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I realized yesterday that the point of #inktober is to draw. So I drew. #ivy

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#inktober2017 Getting a bit more adventurous. #pensandink #ajisai

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#inktober Lucky (#7) Orange

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So far my favorite is either the Ajisai (Hydrangea) or the Vert Olive (Olive Green).

If you’re interested in seeing what other pen and ink people are up to, check out the #inktober tag on Instagram!

Arttea: Moving House Essentials

I saw this cute illustration on Instagram yesterday. Now if only there were a knitted sock or a garter stitch scarf in there, it would be perfect!

 

Artea: A teacup, step by step.

Many thanks to Ana over at the Well Appointed Desk for forwarding me this beautiful tutorial on illustrating teacups by Liz Steel.

Artea: The Taxonomical Tea Box

This beautiful art was sent to me by my friend Bob from Skylab Letterpress.

You can purchase your own copy at Pop Chart Lab for $18 and up.

Art-tea: Rebecca Jones

I was browsing Pinterest looking for tea and knitting and I came across the tea art of Rebecca Jones. What’s not to love?

DIY: Cocoon Hanging Seat

I can’t think of anyplace I’d rather be with my book or my knitting and a cup of tea. Do you think I could make one in my size?

Cocoon Hanging Seat via Craft Passion

Wear your tea.

This morning my knitting and tea partner in crime Ana sent me a link to these delightful teapot leggings:

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Teapot Leggings by Kim Ver Vuur, available at Redbubble.com for $49.40

I totally need a pair for lounging around. You can also get her delightful teapot and teacup designs on a variety of merchandise. Check it out!