Ring

Happy Inktober!

The first prompt is “ring,” and really, my first thought was something related to Lord of the Rings or an engagement ring.

But somehow my mind landed on the idea of a ring of trees, and here we are. Inspired by the prettiest place in Texas, Mission Tejas State Park, this is meant to show the towering pines seemingly bending over you while you stare into the sky. That place is beautiful and does not have good cell phone service. If I were the type of person who camped, I would camp at Mission Tejas.

It’s really fun to see how everyone else interprets each prompt. I’ve only seen one LOTR drawing and one engagement ring so far. I wonder what else will pop up…

Family Tree Celtic Knot

Celtic knots have long been one of my favorite things to draw, although I don’t always have the time an patience needed to complete them…

I love the idea that so many elements can come together to make one complicated image, like in a symphony with all the musicians make something beautiful. With Celtic knots, you can see the unity – and that brings us to family. It made perfect sense to bring family into this picture of harmony and unity. (Not that our family is always harmonious, but it’s a goal worth putting on the wall.)