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#ALCGC2017 November Check-In

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#ALCGC2017 November Check-In

I love challenges! They encourage me to try new things. During October, two very good challenges, Inktober and OctPoWriMo, helped me with my goal of creating more poems and art.

I wrote several poems during October, and the best ones are posted here and here. One turned into a Christmas poem, so be sure to visit ARHtistic License on December 25 to read it.

For Inktober, I often defaulted to concurrent Zentangle challenges, and completed fourteen drawings in all. I posted some of them on ARHtistic License, and all of them on my Instagram page. Here are some of my favorites:

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On the book front, I still have no representation for the three picture books I’ve sent out to agents. I wish I were an illustrator; I think if agents could see what I’m visualizing, they’d love my books for sure. Sigh. I’ve started rewriting two of them to submit as short stories.

Starting November 15 I’m running through The God of Paradox with my Bible study group. I know the third lesson is too lengthy. I’m actually thinking of taking most of it out and writing a second Bible study guide out of it. Anyhow, after this dry run, I should be able to fine-tune it and start submitting it in early 2018.

I’m still rewriting The Unicornologist. It keeps getting shorter, but it needs to be meatier.

I’m still practicing the same last 11 pages of The Sweet Pipes Recorder Book, and I’m still up to p. 59 in Essential Elements for Guitar. My tone and facility are improving, even if it looks like I’m not getting anywhere. I’ve been pretty good about practicing on piano, recorder, and guitar, but I’ve missed a few days due to lack of energy.

I’ve hardly done any dancing this month. The last Tuesday in September, I landed funny on my right foot and heard it crunch. It hurt really bad. I danced on it an hour and a half two weeks later, but that was probably a bad idea. Until recently, it ached something fierce if I spent more than half an hour on my feet. I think I’ll be able to resume dancing next week.

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Now it’s your turn. How are you doing with your goals? Don’t be shy! If you’re keeping accountable on your blog, paste a link into the comments below. Or if you don’t have a blog, just tell us your successes and your challenges this past month. And remember to check in on December 1, 2017, to share your progress during November. I created the hashtag #ALCGC2017 for ARHtistic License Creative Goals Challenge for 2017. Feel free to use it to tweet about your goals and your progress.

 

Inktober: Pumpkin Patch

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Inktober: Pumpkin Patch

For my final Inktober offering:

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Inktober Day 26: Quib

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Inktober Day 26: Quib

Using the Zentangle All Around prompt.IMG_0201

Inktober Day 24: A Composite

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Inktober Day 24: A Composite

My Inktober drawing for Day 24 is a composite of three prompts: DC338 white on black, InktoberZAA xyp (the lace ribbons), and Inktober Tangles florz (the mesh between the ribbons).

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Inktober Day 22: Yincut

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Inktober Day 22: Yincut

Using the InktoberTangles prompt:IMG_0198

Inktober Day 20: Vano

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Inktober Day 20: Vano

I accidentally did the #InktoberZAA prompt for tomorrow.

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Inktober Day 18: Shattuck

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Inktober Day 18: Shattuck

This is actually the InktoberTangles prompt for yesterday:

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Inktober Day 16: Facets

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Inktober Day 16: Facets

I’m using the prompt from the Zentangle All Around Facebook group, facets:

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Inktober Day 14: Flukes

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Inktober Day 14: Flukes

Using the InktoberTangle prompt: flukes today. This is my second attempt at it; the first one was a little more creative, but a total fail.

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Inktober Day 13

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Inktober Day 13

For my Inktober drawing today, I chose the #InktoberTangles prompt: printemps.

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