Hello everyone!

October is finally here! Though, this year it’s a lot different, gloomier than years before, courtesy of the current pandemic. There are no halloween parties to look forward to, no Navratri or Diwali celebrations for a harcore “Gujju” like me… it’s just sad at this point. However, there is still one unique activity of this month left that can be enjoyed to its fullest regardless of the pandemic and that is participating in the INKTOBER 2020– an online art challenge!

The concept of Inktober was first introduced by Jake Parker, a New York Times Best Selling illustrator in 2009. The rules are pretty easy to follow. All one has to do is make a drawing using ink, post it online with hashtags #inktober and #inktober2020 and repeat this process for the rest of the days of this month. If you are interested in knowing more about this challenge, please visit the official site.

Last year, I couldn’t participate because of my busy schedule and to be honest, this year doesn’t seem any different; but, I’m determined to make it work this time. I may not be able to post a new art everyday but I’ll try to do so as frequently as possible, may be twice a week or every alternate days of a week, we’ll see. As interesting as this year’s inktober prompt is, it just doesn’t resonate with me the way it should. So I decided to follow my own prompt – Plants or house-gardens! Not only this will keep me motivated to create art but I can also manipulate it to suit my busy schedule, yes selfish I know!

So without any further ado, let’s begin and what better way to start off this challenge other than drawing my favourite plant first- Devil’s Ivy or Pothos. It’s one of the most popular house plant because it’s very easy to care for and can be grown in water or soil! I have total of 6 pothos plants at my home and they all are very close to my heart.

Entry for October 4th, 2020

Until next time!

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