Line and Wash Winter – An art challenge

In 2009 Jake Parker, an illustrator and teacher in Utah, decided he wanted to challenge himself with 31 days of ink drawings to improve his inking and generate some positive habits for himself. I’ve participated in Inktober for the last three years and this year, when the 31 day challenge was complete, I didn’t feel…

Poe the Small but Mighty

I don’t subscribe to the notion that when a pet dies, you should get another pet immediately. When Prem died and the wife said she wanted to get a kitten, I cringed. I know she’d wanted a kitten for some time and I knew Prem was getting older, but I had decided not to replace…

A Hopeful Downer

Thinking about the death of human civilization and the natural reclamation of the planet is oddly comforting.

October come and gone.

I am a procrastinator. I’m horribly lazy and it takes a whole lot to get me focused on one particular thing. Inktober is something that gets me focused each year. During the month of Spooky-Christmas, aka Halloween, aka October each year is the challenge of Inktober. If you don’t know, Inktober was a challenge set…