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A small video of all the Inktober drawings together

I made a small video of all the Inktober drawings that I did for this year’s challenge:



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#inktober2016 draws to a close – Days 23 to 31

Here are the drawings that I did for Days 23 – 31 of #Inktober2016:










Inktober was a pleasure.

Won’t you join me for it next year?

Get out your sketchbook and some ink…. and start drawing!

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A week of #inktober sketches Days 15 to 22

This has been an incredibly busy week, so I have just posted my inktober drawings to facebook:, but haven’t blogged them.

So, here is a catchup post: Days 15 – 22  of #inktober2016

Day 15:


Day 16:


Day 17:


Day 18:


Day 19:


Day 20:


Day 21


Day 22:


I find that participating in challenges is a very rich experience…. sticking to a promise that I have made to myself is very good for flexing the commitment muscles.

And, a pattern language emerges that leads to other creative expressions.

So, even though these tiny drawings are obviously done very quickly, and some of them are certainly less than stellar, it’s still worthwhile to continue the practice.   I enjoy seeing how  thoughts, feelings, contemplations, the books I am reading, the other work and life in general is reflected in a few little lines  and splashes of ink.

Yes… a worthwhile practice indeed….  🙂


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#Inktober2016 – Day 14

I am feeling VERY happy because yesterday, I finished a large commissioned tapestry that I have been working hard on for more than 3 months.

So, I am able now to get to a list of projects and designs that have been on hold for those 3 months

Today, we had a huge snowstorm- well, I don’t think it was a storm in the city, because the rain and snow all came straight down without any evidence of wind and it wasn’t that cold…. but…. wowsa…. MUCH, much snow!

Jim and I spent some quality time shoveling the wet heavy snow.

While I was shoveling, I was thinking about a little bunny that I have designed to weave on my Thumbelina loom.

So, of course, she showed up in today’s #Inktober sketch:


Alright, snow is shoveled, tea is made, time to weave….


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A little ink drawing every day- Day 13

Day 13 of inktober 2016 is all about a whole lot of happy dancing….


May joy bubble up in your day, too!

Keep on doing what makes you happy…. ❤


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Inktober- A little ink drawing every day – Day 12


When I began the inktober challenge, I had NO idea how this little commitment was going to become the source of soooooo much inspiration for me!

I am jumping up and down with excitement as all kinds of fun, FUN things are unfolding around this!

Okay, so here’s today’s #inktober2016  drawing that reflects how delighted I am about new doors opening!



I hope that marvelous things are unfolding in your life, too!

I am so grateful! Whee! I feel so blessed! 😀


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Inktober- a little ink drawing every day- Day 11

Day 11 of #inktober2016 is a reflection on having almost finished one huge piece and diving deep into more inspiration.

It’s called: Firebird Flight



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Inktober- A little Drawing every day- Day 10

Today is officially Thanksgiving in Canada, but people tend to celebrate it on whatever day of the long weekend works best for them.

Today is Day 10 of #Inktober2016.

I am still playing with Derwent Inktense ink blocks.  Love them. I bought these a few years ago, and am pleased by how well they last. Nice things.


I’m still working with the concept of designing tiny tapestries to weave on my Thumbelina loom, and enjoying that enormously.

Because I am working on the arduous stages of finishing a large tapestry commission, it’s pure pleasure to work on such a tiny scale with my @inktober drawings.


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Inktober- A little drawing every day- Day 9

Day 9 of #inktober2016: Thanksgiving weekend:

There is so much that I am grateful for-

Which is what Day 9 of the Inktober challenge  is all about for me.


My heart is happy, full and overflowing with love….


Thank you!


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Inktober- A little drawing every day – Day 8

Happy Thanksgiving!  This is Canadian Thanksgiving weekend- my most favorite holiday of the year.

And, even though it snowed last night (really?  This early?)

I am still looking forward to the great gathering of family and friends that is about to happen in a few hours.

My delight about Thanksgiving bubbled up in today’s #inktober drawing:

Happy Thanksgiving! Noreen Crone-Findlay (c)

Happy Thanksgiving! Noreen Crone-Findlay (c)

Wishing you joy, may your days be filled with blessings, and may all who are stormswept or caught in difficulties, be well and safe and may everyone be happy.

Love.  Love. Love.

I am so grateful.  Thank you!

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