Inktober 2018 – Day 31

Art, Illustration, Ink

Slice. The last day of the Inktober challenge. Between this and 31 Paintings in 31 Days, I have felt so accomplished. I slept better this whole month (except when the moon was full). I love having a structure to my life. Deadlines, habits and doing the work.

#slice #doingthework #successhabits #inktober #inktober2018 @jakeparker #discipline #ineeddeadlinesimg_8316

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Inktober 2018 – Day 30

Art, Illustration, Ink

#Jolt #doingthework #successhabits #inktober #inktober2018 @jakeparker #discipline #ineeddeadlines

Every morning, my entire high school life was spent being jolted awake by Mother pulling my big toe out of it’s socket. I was a night owl and I guess that’s what it took to get me going. That toe only bothers me now when the weather changes.

LillianBrueArt - jolt

Inktober 2018 – Day 29

Art, Fun, Illustration, Ink, Markers

Double. For me, hearing things when I was little took on double meanings. When we were little my mother would say in her very heavy Brooklyn, New York accent, “Don’t look a giftoss in the mouth.” For years I never knew what that meant, until I heard “Don’t look a GIFT HORSE in the mouth.” Years later, my brothers and I were comparing things we had heard growing up. This giftoss brought lots of laughter. We laughed even harder when our youngest brother thought it was a sexual reference. HA! #doingthework #successhabits #inktober #inktober2018 @jakeparker #discipline #ineeddeadlines #double

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Inktober 2018 – Day 21

Art, Illustration, Ink

Drain. Makes me think of shopping at Wal-Mart.

I have always been a sensitive person to others’ energy. I can be mad, sad, annoyed, happy…instantaneously and it is not mine. My son used to make me promise that if I went into Wal-Mart with him I would not get mad. People would stand too close to me and then, boom my promise would be broken. My superpower is invisibility, so I do not mind when people do not see me, except when they almost run into me. I was two feet from the deli counter at Fresh Market and this woman stepped in front of me. She did not even see me. She stood next to me after that and I said to her “we almost kissed.” It was as if I woke her from a spell. “Oh,” she says, “I wanted to look in the case, sorry.” Most people are very polite here in the state of Vurrrr-gin-ya.

There are the people who are so polite, they make themselves so small they cannot even say excuse me. When I can feel someone standing near me, I look around, and I can just tell the person is silently fuming or wishing me to move without even speaking. How small can they make themselves? How long had they been standing there? Apologizing for being alive. SPEAK UP, JACK. You are here in the world for a reason and a purpose. Find your voice and use it.

I am no longer drained by Wal-Mart. I observe these days, rather than being affected by the flow of humanity.

#inktober #inktober2018 @jakeparker @inktober #drain

LillianBrueArt - Drain