Happy Friday and happy Inktober! You know, if you’re doing that. I’m just popping in to update you on my progress with the Inktober Zentangle challenge. So far the response to my videos has been encouraging, and I’m glad I decided to give Inktober a go this year. There are a lot of days left, so we’ll see how I feel in another week or two. lol

First, I am happy to report I’ve posted a video *every day* so far. No small feat considering my health, but I’ve been lucky that there have been no additional setbacks on that front.

Watch today’s video: Zentangle Art Inspired by Delftware

You would think drawing everyday would be challenge enough for me, but I had to go and promise a new video with each Zentangle on top of it. (Why am I like this?) One thing I am realizing is that in order to finish a video every day, I cannot always finish what I attempt to draw. If I’m not done drawing by 1:30, I just stop where I am. Because I still need time to edit the video before completely crashing for the day.

I’m learning to be OK with unfinished pieces, but the old, pre-cancer me that’s buried in there somewhere really, REALLY wants to feel “done” with each Zentangle.

Every night when I finish editing, I say to Dan, “I need to stop trying to tackle so much and just do littler, simpler things.” But then the next morning I am back to my old ways, trying to take on something I really have no business attempting until 1.) I learn more about making art and 2.) I don’t have the time constraints of Inktober to contend with.

Anyway, here are a couple of my favorite Inktober Zentangle videos from the first nine days of the challenge. If you want to see new videos as they are published, by sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel. If you’re a Patron, remember that you can access videos a day before anyone else (without ads!!). Just go to my Patreon page to get the link for the October early release playlist.