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Drawlloween 2018: Intro + First Entry

Visual art is not my forte, but occasionally I get the itch to create some. This year the itch coincides with Inktober and Drawlloween.

The aim of both challenges is to make a spooky artwork on every single day of October. I’m using a set of Drawlloween prompts compiled by Mab Graves:

Mab Graves Drawlloween prompts

For my purposes, “draw” will be defined loosely. I rolled the first two days into one digital collage:

Drawlloween Day & 2, witches and black cats

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I’m not thrilled with the look of the finished piece, but that’s okay. My goal with Drawlloween is to get the juices flowing and have fun. I don’t need to achieve aesthetic perfection!

Feline Wanderer

aquamarine painted collage
Comes the Wanderer by Marc-Anthony Macon.

Splatters of aquamarine paint over crossword puzzle squares — I’m reminded of a dreamscape. Note the little cat in the bottom-left corner. Such an inquisitive orange creature! She evokes a stanza from “The cat’s song” by Marge Piercy:

“Love speaks me entire, a word

of fur. I will teach you to be still as an egg
and to slip like the ghost of wind through the grass.”

Pretty, no? I wish my father and I weren’t allergic to cats. I love Polera, the puckish black cat who lives at Alex’s apartment:

Polera 💞 her friend, Flippy Wiggler, who is a shoelace.

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