What exactly is Inktober? (FAQ)
I mentioned that I was going to do this way, WAY back in August. I’m even writing up this post during that time period.
Okay. So I’ve had plenty of time to amend this post since I first started writing it in August. I really just wanted to keep myself accountable for doing what I said I was going to do. At this point, I’ve started working on the project with my step daughter. We do a few drawings each day that she’s home in September.
Oh man, one drawing a week all year long sounds intense. I know it’s only one drawing a week, but still… at this point I’m still having trouble sticking to things. I’m still amazed that I’ve been able to continue doing this blog for so long.
I’m still nervous that I’m going to drop the ball on things, but part of me knows that anxiety is a good motivator. Instead of avoiding it, Opposite Action! Do what you fear! Face your anxieties. Oh boy. Yeah, that’s easy to say. We’ll see how this goes. Just like DBT, doing things while you are happy and in a good place are much easier. It’s harder to do it when you’re low or in a bad mental place.
Practice makes it easier. And Radically Accepting that everything doesn’t have to be perfect all of the time. Perfection is a myth. And repetition is the thing that makes artwork improve. That’s what I’m going to keep telling myself. Really. I swear.
Here’s the list of prompts for this year:
See you guys tomorrow with the first day of virtual Inktober!