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


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

  1. Pingback: Me in the Middle of 2018 Roundup | Me In The Middle

    • 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!


  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! 🙂


  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! 😀


  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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