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#inktober tea painting: half-demon Teabies

Happy Thursday! (See what I did there? 😉 XD )

So the last few years I have taken part in inktober in my own anarchistic sort of way, not following the daily prompts or worrying about having to produce a whole drawing each day… but instead using it as an excuse to indulge in something I love but never feel justified setting time aside to do.

When my wonderful friend Mrs Brown first asked me to take part with her several years ago I felt that invitation had given me permission to set some time aside to do something for ‘me’ – something I have always struggled with as we have such a large household and so many other commitments.

I used to be fairly good at art and spent enough time doing it that I considered it as a career. Now this one month a year is pretty much the only time I pick up a paintbrush – except to clean the ones that others have been using! XD

As a household we do a lot of creative stuff but that usually means me stepping back and giving the kids what they need to be creative. It feels as indulgent a thing as a hot chocolate and rum or a hot lavender bath to have this creative ‘room of One’s own’ so to speak, even if it is only once a year!

I know that as with other things of this nature, many people find inktober a stress. I totally get that and if that’s the case it’s possibly not a healthy thing to continue with. I’d hate to think I had put pressure on somebody to do something that caused them stress or anxiety.

But for me it is something which brings me joy so I am going to continue to spew tea painted silliness into the aether throughout October and I hope that seeing it brings some of you some giggles as well XD If you’re doing inktober, do feel free to put links to your posts in the comments I love looking at what other folks are doing too 🙂

So to kick us off, here is cutesy little half-demon Edmund with his little heart shaped smoke rings. He’s painted in a mix of black blended tea and coffee with an underwash of lapsang and mate to his jacket and trousers giving that grey-green tint which I’m not sure is that noticeable on the image! His demon-pride red waistcoat and scarf are done in mixed berry fruit tea and I had to cheat and do his blue eye in watercolour because I’ve never found a vivid enough blue tea! The golden yellow is tumeric and the pinkish wash to the background was the mixed berry again 🙂

I AM going to try and do him lying down in the park at some point but I didn’t have the courage for that as my first one! XD

Hugest blessings on all your Octobrish shenanigans, whatever they may be! 🙂

One response

  1. I hope you have a spookalicious october too!🥰

    𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙚 𝙞𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙢𝙚 𝙟𝙤𝙮 𝙨𝙤 𝙄 𝙖𝙢 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙬 𝙩𝙚𝙖 𝙥𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙨𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙊𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙗𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙩 𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙜𝙞𝙜𝙜𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙓𝘿

    Yay😻 I’m chuffed to bits that you are! I love your artwork, it makes my soul smile. ❤️Aw…Edumund is adorable, you’ve done him proud.🌹 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    October 2, 2020 at 4:01 pm

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