August 3, 2021

#dailycreating MARCH 2021

A month has passed, so it's now time for another installment of the great #dailycreating journey I am taking. This month I am featuring drawings from March 2021. With the exception of the first drawing, all of the rest of them were done with a brand new medium, at least brand new to me. 

Up until then I'd been almost exclusively using Copic Markers. I had discovered and finally admitted that using these markers so often was costing me way too much money. On the #dailycreating group, someone had mentioned the pleasing results they got from Derwent Inktense Pencils. 

I did a little research on these English pencils and decided to take the plunge and ordered the 24-count set and started on my new experience. An experience that I quickly learned had a steep learning curve for me. All these months later, I still strongly feel I am still in the learning stages.

I must admit though that I liked them enough after a little while that I have now ordered every color of the Inktense Pencils available. Unfortunately, four of them are still on backorder as of this date. So I am chomping at the bit to get ALL the pencils in a usable order. 

The purpose of this Facebook group, run by artist Terry Runyan, is to encourage the members to do something creative every single day. For the most part, I do fulfill that expectation. Occasionally, depending on life, I do miss a day of drawing. After that first miss, I happily discovered that life does go on and I shouldn't chastise myself for not fulfilling my commitment that day.

It is sort of an important time for me currently. First of all, this month I have been on this journey with #dailycreating for THREE YEARS! And I also completed my 1000th drawing. A good milestone.

Above each of the drawings, I will note the prompt for the day, as well as any other pertinent information I might have on the subject matter. The prompts Terry supplies for the coming week each Sunday afternoon are entirely optional. Some days, it is wonderful to have these prompts for a jumping off point if I'm not feeling particularly inspired that day.

#under the sea
white swan

#gone fishing


#thing on thing
guinea hen




#thing on thing
rufous hornbill





#thing on thing
green jungle fowl, indonesia

#thing on (in) thing

After typing in the various prompts, I feel I must explain a few things. Every Wednesday, Terry has designated as Thing on Thing day. With the exception of the last one, the bunny, I chose to draw a bird that has something interesting or extraneous (in my opinion) on its head.

Saturdays, she has been designating as Caturday or Dogurday. Thus the explanation for those days. In recent weeks though, much to my delight, she has added to her Saturday repertoire, by adding as a possibility animal-urday. This means that we can draw any animal we want and add -urday to the prompt. I love this! So, watch for some of my animal-urdays in upcoming months.

Looking at my "favorites" for this month, I see I've done a few more whimsical drawings, a sure departure for me. While these are somewhat out of the box as far as my confort zone goes, I must admit that I found them not only challenging, but also sort of fun.

Please note that these are my original drawings (as lacking as the photos themselves may be) and are not to be used in any way without my express consent. As always, if you like anything enough to want to own it, I will gladly make a high quality Giclee print for you. Just contact me.




  1. I love your drawings, and I commend you for sticking with it (even if you miss a day or two!). I'm partial to caturday and dogurday, and that bunnie is just too cute! Keep up the wonderful!

    1. Thanks for your precious words. They always lift me up!

  2. I love personal journeys. How much fun is this...I really have to start sketching again...sigh! Hugs, Sandi

    1. I hope you DO start sketching again, Sandi! It is (usually) so satisfying. Good luck on your journey!

  3. I came across this post on the Friday Favorites linky party. Your drawings are so good. I love the balloon animal dog and the jungle fowl and rufous hornbill and all of them. You have a real talent. I need to get out of my comfort zone more often. Happy drawing! -Andrea

  4. The fowl and hornbill are amazing! I love the playful and swan too. Great work! #Anythinggoes

    1. Thank you so much, Lydia! Your words made me smile.

  5. Your drawings are so unique and gorgeous!

    Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

    1. Thank you for the beautiful compliment! I did add this post to your link up. Thanks for the invite!