October 2, 2021

#dailycreating MAY 2021

Is it already time to share another month's drawings from the #dailycreating Facebook group, hosted by Terry Runyan? In this post, I have my favorites that I did during the month of May 2021. In looking back on these pieces, I realize that I have been steadily moving into my "bird period". 

By now, I am firmly into my "new" medium, Derwent Inktense Pencils. Here and there I might use a bit of Copic Markers, especially when I want an intense crispy black. I can't seem to achieve this look with my pencils. Maybe that talent will emerge someday. For now, Copic Marker black does the trick. I am still learning the ins and outs of the Inktense Pencils. Please bear with me.

The #dailycreating group, as I previously noted, is run by renowned artist Terry Runyan. As members of this worldwide group, we are encouraged to be creative in some way each day. And then we are able to upload our creations to the group, a family of artists that is friendly, engaging and encouraging. I've been a member of this group since August, 2018.

Each Sunday afternoon, Terry posts a daily prompt for the upcoming week. While the prompts are optional, I usually work with them as a great starting point. If a prompt doesn't resonate with me for some reason, I will deviate and march to my own creative drummer.

I have chosen 14 drawings from May that I feel comfortable enough to put out there in the public eye. They are shown below. 

Above each of the pieces I will note what the prompt was for the day (if I followed it), as well as any pertinent information I may have about my subject matter.


Siberian Husky

#bird day
american kestrel

#thing on thing
king vulture


#favorite animal

#thing on thing
green-billed toucan/south america


#thing on thing
bateleur eagle/africa

#world turtle day
red-footed tortoise


off prompt
tree frog

#world redhead day
red macaw/south america

*This is a drawing of one of my favorite possessions, a pathetic little monkey I've had since I was very tiny. When his painted-on facial features were finally loved off, my precious Grandma Lena replaced them with buttons, as well as adding a belly button. My grandma, whom I loved dearly, died when I was ten years old. I miss her so much to this day. This monkey is my favorite memory of her.

Thanks for accompanying me on my monthly tour through some of my favorite drawings. I love your company on this journey!

These photos are quick snaps of the drawings so I can put them on the Facebook group. If you want prints of any of my pieces, they will be gallery quality. Please don't duplicate any of my artwork without my express consent. Thanks for your respect in this regard.




  1. These are all great, and I especially love the fox!

  2. Oh my! What talent you've here!! These drawings are sooo beautiful!!

    Challenges are great to get one focused and motivated!!
    Maybe I should try one myself :)

    1. Thank you so much! We would be delighted to have you join us on #dailycreating on Facebook. It is such a wonderful and motivating group. Terry Runyan is the hostess.

  3. I really love the fox - he is so cute!

  4. What lovely drawings, Linda, and I love the stories behind them - especially Buttons. You are really talented! Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. I’m featuring this post at this month's party which has just gone live. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Take care and I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

    1. Thanks so much, April, for your lovely words --- and for the feature! You make me smile!