A few years ago, I took a risk and played along all 31 days of “Inktober”, the online October drawing club/challenge to create one drawing per day from the same spooky, scary, monster prompt as everyone else in the club. I posted my drawings online under the hashtag (#inktober) and saw mine along side everyone else's drawings. I ended up finding it a really unpleasant experience. No one really commented on what I created or even gave me likes, so I felt alienated and lonely.
Despite that, I’m going to try a different drawing club this year, “Mab’s Drawlloween Club”. All the art folks who I revere are doing it and they have said it’s a very caring and supportive community. I’ve even voiced my nervousness at doing this and already received some kind words and encouragement.
So here I go into October, throwing myself into the fray again. Maybe, this will be a lot different experience. Maybe, I’ll enjoy it this time. Wish me luck and follow along on my Instagram Account where I’ll be posting my Drawlloween drawings daily. The hashtag to follow this year is: #mabsdrawlloween2019 Will you join in? Yes or No?