Thursday, October 22, 2015

Celebrate The Small Things - Oct. 22


I was on a two-month cleaning binge which threw my routine completely off. I'm finally getting back into the swing of things.

I thought I had drawn 32 pages of rough illustrations to complete the dummy for my picture book, but when my husband scanned and printed them he told me there were 31. My happy balloon deflated a little. I'm in the process of drawing the missing page, but so far it's not working for me. It's close, though so I can celebrate that.

The novel I've been working on for at least a couple years is moving along at a snail's pace, but lately I've been getting good ideas for parts that I was stuck on. It's taking me in different directions like building a sculpture out of clay. You add, you take away, you mold and shape. I'm finding it hard to cut unncessary characters or elements. Part of me hopes that something brilliant will come to me to keep them in the book. It will be so great when one day everything falls into place. *sigh*

This month I discovered Inktober! In October, people who participate create an ink drawing a day and post it online. Here is my drawing for the day:

What are you celebrating? If you would like to join our blog hop, visit our wonderful host, Lexa Cain at While you're at it, please visit her co-hosts:

L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

1.Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.My Inner Geek8.Eclectic Alli
9.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell10.Constantine
11.My Miracle Life12.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
13.My Creatively Random Life14.Shells Tales and Sails
15.Lara Lacombe16.TF Walsh
17.Caring for my Veteran18.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures
19.About myself, by myself20.Suzanne Furness
21.Elizabeth Seckman22.Avalon
23.Cherdo on the Flipside24.Writing By Marilyn
25.My Baffling Brain26.Planet Kimberly
27.Shah Wharton28.Mere Joyce
29.Victorian Scribbles30.Dandilyonfluff
31.Tanya Miranda32.God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things
33.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 201334.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace
35.Square Pegs36.The Beveled Edge
37.Patricia's Place38.Desiree Yearning
39.Yvonne Van Dalen40.Anne Higa
41.My Antimatter Life42.Into the Imagination Vortex
43.Peace, Love & Books44.Bouquet of Books
45.Entertaining Interests46.Lightravellerkate
47.Curious As A Cathy 


  1. Love your drawing. I used to be good (compared to the rest of my year) at art at school. But never good enough to do anything with it. :(

    O know the pain in killing your darlings too . . . but if they serve no purpose, they gotta go. And once you suck out the stuffing, the whole thing is tighter, smoother. Do it! :)

  2. Lovely drawing! Sorry about the missing page, but at least it's only one. And good luck with the writing!

  3. I love the beautifully wild redhead! I’m sorry about the missing page. That sucks. Good luck with the new page and with slow-but-sure progress on your novel. Have a lovely weekend! :)

  4. Good luck with finishing the picture book and the novel. And I like that drawing.

  5. COOL drawing! I am in awe of your cleaning binge, though. I can't even clean for an afternoon without being over it!

  6. Your ink drawing is wonderful! I dabble in a lot of things, art-wise, but I need to up my ink game. You've inspired me!