“What’s the name of that one character?”
“Where does that book take place?”
“Did I even like it?”
These are all questions I sometimes ask myself about books I’ve already read. Although it seems like I should retain this basic information after spending 300 pages with a book, I read a lot of books, and sometimes these little facts can escape me.
So I decided to start a book journal, a diary of book entries and snippets of information about each body of work I read. And because I’m a crafty kind of gal, I thought I’d make it a scrapbooking endeavor!
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Last year, I participated in the month-long drawing challenge Inktober, which occurs every October and features daily prompts. I posted my drawings in part one and part two and much enjoyed participating in the artistic challenge.
This year, I decided to create my own drawing prompt for Inktober: I will be illustrating short stories from The October Country by Ray Bradbury! The book of Bradbury’s fiction contains nineteen stories, which roughly translates to one illustration every couple days–or a week of procrastinating and then cramming all the drawings into the last couple weeks of the month. You know how it goes.
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Photography has been one of my personal hobbies throughout my life, an activity that I really enjoy but mostly do for myself. This summer I’ve been experimenting with my Sony a6000 mirrorless camera, so enjoy some of my favorite shots, all edited with Adobe Photoshop Express!
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A series of limerick poems and drawings about a nose
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Even as a writer, sometimes I feel as though I have no words. As my thoughts roll fluidly like a gentle river, calmly meandering and spreading out, my lips remain still, parting only to deliver my breath. There are times when I cannot iterate, and rather, can only experience my emotions.
This is how I find myself this week, and so I am offering my photography in place of my writing or drawing. Please enjoy these portraits and snapshots I’ve taken this past month, which feature my cat, my boyfriend, and some local spots.
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A few weeks ago, I made a post featuring my Inktober drawings up to Day 11, and gave a brief explanation that Inktober is a month-long drawing challenge where artists draw each day and post it to share with others! (It’s a very informal event, and lots of people interpret it in different ways.) I’ve been posting all of my Inktober drawings to my Slanted Spines social media on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, but I know some of my readers exclusively visit me online or on WordPress, so I didn’t want you to miss out! (Although you should highly consider following Slanted Spines on social media. You won’t regret it!)
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As legend has it, Inktober was created by an artist named Jake Parker in 2009. The sacred scrolls speak of how he desired to challenge himself to develop his artistry and self-discipline, and how over the years, it became a widespread event that many artists participate in as well. Tradition states that each day of October, an artist will draw something in ink and post it with the caption “#inktober,” although many practice this in alternative ways, such as drawing digitally, drawing every other day, drawing calligraphy, and any other way an artist desires to challenge their creativity. Today, this is a custom thousands of creatives partake in, and encourages communities of artists to enjoy their art together.
And this year, I said, What the heck. I’ll try it.
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A journalistic depiction of one person’s encouraging emotional growth against their inner demons
Proving to oneself
It was like the pause
And the confidence
That it can work