Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Spoonflower Challenge: Day 11-20

I just realized it's been another 10 days of the sketch per day "Spoon challenge" I've been participating in from   That makes 20 sketches total!! I really feel good about this because its been helping me to cultivate a good habit.  

I feel like the purpose of this challenge (at least for myself) is not to try to create a work of art, or the best picture each day; It's to just draw something...every day.  Not miss a few days and then catch up.  It defeats the purpose in my mind.  I'm not saying for other people that's bad, they can do what they want.  But for myself, this is my goal. 

 It can be a little scary posting your work for all to see.  Sometimes people (intentionally or unintentionally) make fun of it, or don't like it.  I'm not saying this happened to me, but it could happen, and I guess that maybe it does without me knowing.  And sometimes you spell something wrong and get embarrassed...okay that did happen...but it was really late...that's my excuse anyway.  Sometimes you put something out there that you think is great...and then you get no response.  It's just the way it is.  

I think what's important is to just keep trying and learning as I go, and not worry about what others may think because I'm doing what I love!  I know I will get better, because I can already tell a difference after 20 days.  Just think what a year would do!  

 The first few sketching include handwriting because that was part of the challenge.  We were asked to work on lettering and I enjoyed it, even though it's not something I normally do.

Prompt #6 "lemon"
All I could think of was this quote by Ina May Gaskin.  She's a can look her up. 

Prompt #7: "Book" 
This one surprised me because I didn't take much time on it, and don't really like it.  The funny thing is, it has the most likes by far of all my drawings.  I don't know what to think of that!

Prompt #8: "Arrow"
To be honest, this is one of my favorites of the word art prompts, but I don't think anyone else really likes it at all.  I still do.  :)

Prompt #9: "Tea"
I got this phrase from a bumper sticker that Mountain Rose Herbs gave to me when I was at a Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, WA.  I love it, so I made my own version. 

Prompt #10: "Toast"
I really wish I had more time with this. I think it could've been a lot better

Drawing #16
These are sketches for a fabric design contest I'm participating in from CreativeLive.  I'm sure I'll talk more about this later. 

Drawing #17
The sketches from Saturday became a lot fancier.

Prompt #11: "Platypus"
This one I thought was cute, but don't look too long. I'm told it's kinda inappropriate.   Really, it's supposed to be a mommy and baby platypus okay?! 

Prompt #12: "Hedgehog"
He's kind of cute.  Might be fun to work more with him later. 

Prompt #13: "beetle"
I needed to draw lady bugs anyway so this was fun.

And here is my extra.  This was my second attempt at the "lemon" prompt.  It was late, and all the sudden I had an idea for another sketch.  I was so proud of myself and thought it was great, so I took a pictures and posted it, then went to bed.  When I woke up, I had a comment left on Facebook...that basically made me feel like an idiot...I spelled a word wrong.  I'm sure you already noticed.  I'm glad though someone said something, because it may have been a long time before I actually noticed!!!

Well that's all for this week.  In another 10 days, we will see where this takes me!!


  1. Yay for Ina May. I might need to commission you for an inspiring sketch to hang up...

    1. I'm a novice at typography but it's fun! If you have any quotes you want me to make don't hesitate to ask! I'm glad you liked the Ina quote. Most people didn't get it. :)