I haven't been very active on the blog lately, but did complete some Inktober (but, of course not the whole challenge because, well, life.)

I'm not sure why these never made it to the blog.  Here is my Inktober roundup.

Inktober 2016 Day 2
Day 2, just doodling about the Occupational Therapy exercises that I'm doing with my young man.
Inktober 2016 Day 3
Day 3, not following themes at this point, just doodling some girls
Inktober 2016 Day 4
Day 4 - A flowy floral wreath
Inktober 2016 Day 8
Day 8 - Trying out a dip pen
Inktober 2016 Day 9
Day 9 - A's with a dip pen
Inktober 2016 Day 13
Day 13 - All sorts of ladies
Inktober 2016 Day 14
Day 14 - More ladies
Inktober 2016 Day 16
Day 16 - Went on theme for this one. Wet. (Not sure why I said it was Day 4?)
Inktober 2016 Day 17
Day 17 - Battle. This is my son's 'Team' at school, called The Catastrophe Crew.
Inktober 2016 Day 18
Day 18 - Escape. Luckily neither of my kids have done this one!
Inktober 2016 Day 19
Day 19 - Escape. Luckily neither of my kids have done this either...yet!
Inktober 2016 Day 20
Day 20 - Squeeze. Clara's hugs always come with an extra special squeeze
Inktober 2016 Day 21-22-23
Days 21, 22, and 23 - A few days wrapped into one (a cheat, yes, I know!) Big, Little, and Slow respectively
Inktober 2016 Day 24
Day 24 - Getting Hallowe'en-y now. One Dozen eyes
Inktober 2016 Day 25
Day 25 - My last one before life got in the way. Tired. Dead Tired

 

On my wish list as a kid was to fly in a hot air balloon.  I've been bungee jumping, skydiving, and piloted an ultralight plane, but no hot air balloon yet!
Maybe one day these two kiddos will join me. For now, though, I'll have to be content with making up Doodles and Stories for them about high flying adventures.

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Doodles of a perfect late summer day at the cottage.

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A joint project by Clara and I. Somehow her finishing touches totally complement the feel of the drawing.

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Back to school is on Tuesday and my little man is entering Senior Kindergarten.  I could use a lot more lazy summer days, and to tell the truth, I'm sending him off with a trepid heart.  I'd like to wrap him in bubble wrap and keep him safe from all the challenges, both emotional and physical, that school can offer.  But, I'll keep a brave face, trust that he'll find his way, and focus on pinning cool back to school lunch ideas.

 

 

 

Coloured line drawing of man and woman embracing
William saw this drawing and asked if it was Mom and Dad on their wedding day, which I thought was sweet.

I'm working on a little comic.  If the stars align, I'm hoping to finish it by midweek.

Comic of Mother being pleasantly surprised with a gift of her children for Mothers Day

This Mother's Day, I asked my hubby for a little bit of time to myself. I love my kids, but when Motherhood is a full time job, the occasional break is nice.  So, my wonderful husband took the kids to his parent's house for the night and part of today to give me a Mother's Day break. But all last night, I couldn't help but think about my babies, so I quickly did this comic. I loved sleeping in until noon (NOON!) today, and I can't wait to see my babies 🙂

For the first time in as long as I can remember, I am listening to a song on repeat, again and again.  I love this song!  Precious Love by James Morrison.  Here's a great video version, Live at Lightning 100 Studio.

ps. Check out the last scene in Schitt's Creek season final "Happy Anniversary" to see Eugene Levy "Raising the Roof" to this song.  It will make your day!

 

 

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I am finally working on a new comic. Happy Spring Everyone!

 

Simple Watercolour drawing of  childen on a rollercoaster

I came across this little drawing while I was sorting through some old pictures.  I had made it for my nephew's 3rd birthday.   He was enthralled with "Lollicoasters" at the time.  Now that little 3 year old is a big kid and likes Minecraft and Soccer.