Friday, October 9, 2015


#inktober2015 number 9, stayed with the Halloween theme today, used Tim Holtz Distress ink for the background, used a foam wedge to smooth it out, then drew my witch. I think she turned out ok, the witches in the Wizard of Oz used to give me nightmares as a kid. #inktober #kuretake #kuretakeinktober #usa

Thursday, October 8, 2015


#Inktober #Inktober2015 #Kuretake #kuretakeInktober #USA number 8,  used my Kuretake Fudegokochi (the white one) to ink the monster/dragon and to do the lettering.  Doodled several dragons today, couldn't figure out how to make the wings work, so just did his face.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


#Inktober #Inktober2015 #Kuretake #kuretakeInktober #USA Used my Zig Clean color markers on the 'Hog'.  Ron is thinking of entering a chili cooking contest.  He would be representing our local Charleston Hog Group,  so we settled on 'Hog's Breath chili' for the name of his chili.  I told him I'd make a sign for his table, so this is my first attempt.  I used orange for the hog (because Harley Davidson's colors are Orange and Black)... but maybe he's too cute.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


#inktober2015 number 6 - First time in a long time I've done a pencil drawing first, used a pentel pocket brush pen for the lines... couldn't resist adding color.  Lettering done with a .07 Rotring Tikky Graphic pen.

Monday, October 5, 2015


#Inktober2015 - number 5 used a .01 pen for this thumbnail sketch.  I resisted the temptation to add color.  Senator Tim Scott posted pictures of the flooding in SC, amazing pictures.  I'm very blessed that we had only a small amount of ponding in our backyard, so muddy dog feet was my number one problem from the floods.

Sunday, October 4, 2015


#Inktober2015 number 4, more watercolor than ink in this one.  Used a .01 Rotring Tikky Graphic pen to draw the frog.  Used a Pilot parallel pen (green cap 3.8mm) with blue ink cartridge to add the title.  Have no fear the frogs are alive and well and LOVING all this rain.  The sun did come out for a little bit today, but the rain is pounding on our roof again... sigh.

Saturday, October 3, 2015


#InkTober2015 number 3, this one done completely in pentel pocket brush pen, to honor the kids downtown today in their kayaks.  They say the rain will continue tomorrow as well... if it does my husband my need his kayak to walk the dogs tomorrow. The frogs are LOVING this and have been singing all day, I've been working on knitting a scarf.  We tried to go shopping today, but the stores were closed... I'm ready for it to stop now.

Friday, October 2, 2015


#Inktober2015 number two, most people are not adding color, but I did see that Jake Parker occasionally added color... so I just couldn't NOT add some color to this.  Used my pentel pocket brush pen (that was running out of ink, new cartridge installed half way through), for the zebra pattern, and watercolor for the colors.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Oct01Art - Inktober 2015

I'm going to participate in Jake Parker's Inktober 2015 ... 31 days of Ink drawings.  I usually do use ink, so this won't be a particular stretch for me, but I do plan on trying some different inks and nibs.  So my Franklin-Christoph Music nib, drawn with a Rotring Tikky Graphic .04 permanent ink pen, the surrounding grey from a TomBow N51, water added.  The inktober title done with a Lamy with a 1.5 Calligraphy nib loaded with deAtramentis Archive black ink.  The music nib pen is loaded with Noodlers Lexington Grey Ink (looks pale next to all the black).   So intober 2015 begins, I promise not to bore everyone with ink pen and ink posts for 31 days. #inktober2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


A bit of sun today in Charleston, but only a bit.  Cloudy and rainy, but nice and hot and humid too.  Did a continuous line drawing, except for the raindrops of course.  The picture of Joaquin is from the National Weather service website, note where I am.  It is more likely to make landfall north of us in North Carolina, everyone on the East Coast is watching this one.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Watched a lot of hand lettering videos lately, so the evening got away from me.  Lettered this quote and used some Gelatos and a stamp, I was too lazy to go get the block for the stamp, so it's smudgy. In spite of all that I like how the page turned out.  I've a new knitting project a Dr. Who scarf... it might be finished in the next couple of years.

Monday, September 28, 2015


Last little 100 calorie popcorn package cooked for me tonight after my flute lesson.  I really like Jessica, she gave me some great tips and we actually played together tonight.... it was scary and fun at the same time.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Do you see those hints of red/purple on the page?  That's a local winery's Red Muscadine Wine that I spilled tonight on my page, my desk, and my keyboard.  My keyboard now has a plastic cover... so that spilled wine, wiped right up.  The sketchbook didn't come away clean, not only this page is spotted, so is the light beige fabric cover... Hey I'm a red wine fan, usually pinot noir but I like this muscadine wine too, and I'm a klutz, so I knock things over and red wine stains... I'm ok with it.  

Saturday, September 26, 2015


First thing this morning, I almost walked into a HUGE spiderweb, stretching completely across the walkway, from the crepe myrtle to the rose bushes... had to knock it down before we could leave the house. The only way I saw it was due to something big the spider had caught in the center, didn't see the spider, hopefully, he was napping in the rose bushes.