Sunday, October 2, 2022

The lure of Inktober

Untitled (detail)
Inktober drawing
7 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2022

I woke up this morning thinking it’s October 2. What is the perfect
thing to do in October? Of course there’s so many things to do --
it’s a beautiful month. But I was talking about what to do in art. I
have some wonderful photos by my father that are portraits of our
family when we were children, and I thought that I'd use one of those
and do a drawing. But when I opened the box where I thought they
were --they were all landscapes that my father printed himself in
black-and-white. Not what I wanted.

So I went into my own photos on my iPad, and found one of our
kitchen table at this time of year covered with glass pitchers and
cream jugs filled with flowers. The very essence of abundance! I
loved the feeling in the photo, and set to work. 

I'm showing you a detail, because it took much longer than I
expected. If I get it finished in the next couple of days I'll show you
the final image.

Have a loving your life day.

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