Hello again 👋 I’m back after a monthlong break filled with travel, family visits, and most importantly getting married! I’ve got lots of updates to share with you about my time off, starting with last month’s daily sketchbook challenge. As I mentioned in
I *love* the idea of using old-school gold stars. I am so going to start doing this - thank you for the inspiration!
Oh just found you on substack! Totally agree on challenges on making art everyday and finding things to draw.. and keeping up with the daily art challenge👍👍👍thats a big accomplishment!
Congrats on the wedding and keeping up your sketchbook habit! 💐😺 I love the kitties in the box. The tuxedo one in the back made my heart skip a beat!
Thanks again for inspiring me, Carolyn! My GOLD STICKERS JUST ARRIVED, WOOHOO!!! I just shared your post over on Bluesky, btw. :-)
These are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
I absolutely love this idea!
I made art my June resolution (I do a new resolution every month to try it out) and I haven’t stopped since. Great piece
I've only recently gotten back into drawing, but I have yet to try a daily challenge. You have me thinking now. For my writing and knitting, I'm not trying to do daily, but I have been marking on my calendar with sharpies to remind myself of how productive I'm being. It's nice to see the calendar at the end of the month full of stars.
I remember we used to have star stamps back in the day, I used to get them for being diligent when I was 5 years old. 🙌
This is so good, doing a to draw folder now. ❤️
I loved seeing peeks of your sketchbook all month!
I’ve been on a good run for the past few months. Nothing special, just drawing my hand every morning, making rounds through the ASL manual alphabet. No secret on my end, I just happen to wake up before the family and it’s the first thing I do. I’m not sure how long it will keep going but I’ve been having fun with fountain pens and I hope it goes for a while.
The only thing that can make me work consistently is to set appointments with myself at ungodly hours 2am and 4am are my favorites
I'm so impressed that you managed to keep up the challenge when in the middle of wedding month! Congratulations to both filling your sketchbook so beautifully and to getting married! The pics you shared in IG were stunning.
Carolyn! You've inspired me to start a #GoldStarChallenge over on Bluesky. I'm linking people to your post here on Substack. When/if you join Bluesky, you can see the thread here: