Me in the Middle of Inktober 2018

I Survived Inktober 2018

This month has been an eventful month!

I had a medical set-back that sent me to the emergency room a few months back and was soon diagnosed with AVNRT which is a form of Supraventricular Tachycardia.  A Cardiac Ablation was scheduled for October 15th and while waiting for that date, my activity level took a nose dive.

Then I heard about Inktober 2018 and decided it would be a great way to pass the time and fight the boredom.  It would calm my pre-surgery fears and also give me a buffer-zone against the ugly, stressful developments in our country’s politics.  The challenge is to come up with an ink-sketching idea based on a daily prompt.  Here’s the video that explains Inktober much better than I could:

How to Do Inktober

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So all went well with the Cardiac Ablation and I’m just completing my recovery with a good report from the doctor.  I also finished all 31 days of Inktober and feel pretty good about it.  Take a look at my sketches.  Maybe you’ll join us next year for Inktober 2019?

Week One ~ Oct 1st thru 7th

 

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Week Two ~ Oct 8th thru 14th

 

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Week Three ~ Oct. 15th thru 21st

 

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Week Four ~ Oct. 22nd thru Oct 30th

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And HAPPY HALLOWEEN ~ Enjoy a Margarita on me!! 

(I’d love to know which sketch you liked the best!  Leave your choice in comments!)

Day 31 Slice #3

16 thoughts on “Me in the Middle of Inktober 2018

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    • Thanks Christie. It’s just been in my retirement years that I’ve been able to enjoy sketching. Never knew it could have so many health benefits and be fun too!

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  2. What a fun way to stimulate a drawing/painting creative exploration! Thanks for sharing. (And hoping for your continued recovery…. I had aCatheter Ablation years ago and never even think about it anymore!). Visiting form #MLSTL

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    • Thanks for sharing your encouragement Pat! Anything with the heart is scary. I’ve been told the tachycardia has a 1% chance of returning. Those are good odds! 🙂

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  3. They’re all great Mary Lou – I didn’t realize how talented you were – and what a great way to distract yourself from surgery. I hope you’re on the road to recovery now and it’s great that you have Nibvember to continue on with.
    MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂

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    • Thank you Leanne! The challenge did work in keeping my mind off any worries. I’ve started rehab and hope to be back to my normal exercise routine. Enough sitting around! 😀

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  4. Hi Mary Lou, I’m sorry to hear you haven’t been well but I have to say I’m impressed with your creative drawings. I’ll be thinking of you and sending you hugs from Australia. Thank you for sharing Inktober with us at #MLSTL and best wishes for a successful stay in hospital and speedy recovery.

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    • Thank you Sue! Part of ‘positive aging’ is finding creative outlets that help you through these setbacks. I had fun doing the challenge and it took my mind off any worries. ❤

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