Fearless Friday, Inktober Round-up


I participated in the Inktober monthly challenge,

doing 1 drawing a day with ink, choosing a subject from the daily prompt list





I must admit,

sometimes I was lax about doing the drawings every day

and had to play catch up a few times,

drawing several on the same day 😱


I did complete the 31 prompts and had fun thinking outside the box,

and challenging myself to chose the subject creatively and to use different art supplies

The purpose of these monthly challenges is to loosen up and have fun!




Artist’s Network says:

“Remain in your play phase as long as possible. When your left brain starts to take over with its usual ploys of fear and judgment, take a moment to stop and change your thoughts to more positive ones.

Put your ideas out there and see what happens. A painter’s play phase is not about guilt, burden or fear, but about releasing. Instead of trying to conquer fear, invite it along to play in the creative act.”

You can read the entire article here


Inktober prompts and the drawings I created

1 ring, 2 mindless, 3 bait, 4 freeze



5 husky, 6 build



7 enchanted, 8 frail, 9, swing



10 pattern, 11 snow, 12 dragon & 13 ash [from fire]



14 overgrown, 15 legend, 16 wild, 17 ornament



18 misfit, 19 swing, 20 tread, 21 treasure



22 ghost, 23 ancient, 24 dizzy



25 tasty, 26 dark, 27 coat, 28 ride




For the last three I included both the black and white version and a colored version

For injured I added a pale grayish green shadow to the pumpkin lid for drama

29 injured


30 catch, 31 ripe

The figs were colored with markers

The baseball glove was painted with watercolor pens*

Be sure your ink is waterproof if you are going to use a wet media with it!



Which ones are your favorites?


Here are some tips I learned from doing daily challenges:

Set a time limit, like 5 minutes, for picking your subject.  You can also gather ideas, photos or objects in advance from the prompt list so you won’t waste time later when it’s time to draw.  I use a Pinterest board to collect ideas and refer to

Don’t overwhelm yourself by thinking you must do a masterpiece everyday!

I chose to do the whole drawing in under 15 minutes, staying loose, and letting my pen do what it wanted, not overthinking.  If you can, and want to, spend more time, great! Some days I spent more than 15 minutes, but knowing I only had to do a quick sketch made it seem very doable every day.

I also found that if I could keep myself 1 day ahead of the prompt list, it kept me relaxed



I am going to try to keep this up, as I can, during November with the monthly prompts from Doodlewash, I hope you’ll join the fun!


Try an art challenge or make up your own

Have fun and Be Fearless!


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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story, You’re the Star

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck  Friday Features  Sweet Inspirations

Happiness is Homemade    Sunday’s Best Linkup

20 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Inktober Round-up”
  1. Mary says:

    Such fun doodles Jenna! Love your creativity and interpretation of “ride” and “tread”! Happy November ♥

  2. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh Jenna, I don’t think you have to worry, your left brain is very confident in “play phase!” This challenge must have been thought provoking to come up with your subject for the day and put pen to paper. I really do like “build” since what I see is old and modern, love that! Another is the fig and the glove, contrast of black and while and color. Amazing work!
    Happy November………

  3. They are all great but I love “Tread”. Your interpretation of the prompts were creative and fun! Beautiful work Jenna.



  4. chef mimi says:

    You are so so talented. Makes me jealous! Believe me, I’ve tried. And everyone else in my family is/was an artist.

  5. I really admire your sticking to the challenge — and what a wonderful body of work. I have a feeling that these inktober pieces might show up in a slightly different form later!

  6. Laura Kate says:

    Lots of good work here! I like so many: Build, Swing, Snow, Dragon, Tread, Pattern, Dizzy and Ripe figs.

  7. pattyanneart says:

    Congratulations, Jenna! That’s a wonderful Inktober collection! 👍💚The figs are amazing and the tread is super cool and creative!!🌿😍

  8. Love them all Jenna. If I must choose…ripe figs, misfit, and tread!

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    Hi Jenna, I truly like them all!! 😍 So fun to see your interpretation of the drawing prompt! If I had to pick a fav, I really love the catcher’s mitt!! Congrats on completing a whole month… not easy to do! 😊🎨👍 I look forward to seeing what you (and your grandson) create in November! ❤️

  10. Pattie says:

    Woot woot! Phenomenal! I love the Sherlock Holmes book particularly.

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