Reversing Time – Day 26 Inktober 2017

If you go back in time you’ll find that Gazanias, common in Australia today, originated from South Africa. Now they are regarded as noxious weeds in some states – a case of wrong time, wrong place.

I go back in time whenever I do the housework – I have a strong sense of deja vu (or Groundhog Day?) and many items take me back as I clean them, so I get to enjoy again precious moments with loved ones.

Reversing Time – Day 26 #Inktober #Inktober2017

I work hard to find happiness in repetitive chores!


Ad Infinitum – Day 23 Inktober 2017

I spent significant time on day 23 trying to catch up with Inktober – as ever – ad infinitum.

I decided to sketch my work area.   I soon realized that I would need to draw what I was seeing in ever diminishing size to be correct – hence the infinity symbol.

The Red Iris is there for hope and strength!

Ad Infinitum – Day 23 #Inktober #Inktober2017


Organic Time – Day 22 Inktober 2017

“How long does it take to make Sourdough?” someone asked our teacher. “Depends!” Sas replied. The notion of organic time entered my head!

Sas explained that a timer approach to making sourdough bread wouldn’t work. The proportions, type and quality of starter, water and flour are variables. One has to get to know and develop a feeling for the process from start to finish.

We were very happy with the results of our first attempt – like bread tasted when we were children – long ago!

Organic Time – Day 22 #Inktober #Inktober2017


Paint Storm – Day 21 Inktober 2017

On day 21 we experienced an amazing performance by Phil Doncon – Paint Storm.  Through energetic high speed painting, acrobatics and readings, Phil engaged us and many others, including young children, for well over an hour.  The Paint Storm told us the story of God’s Messenger Baha’ u’ llah – imprisonment, his revelation and his unifying vision of the future of the world and the nature and purpose of life.

It was impressive how Phil transformed his huge mural as the story developed.  For example, hands grasping at prison window bars became hands holding candles of light.

It was a challenge to try and capture a glimpse of his performance using the constraints of my Inktober 2017 and a style more like Phil’s.

I added an Iris, symbol of hope and strength so my sketch included flora – one of my self inflicted constraints…

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Race Against Time – Day 20 Inktober 2017

Day 20 was a cheerful chore full day – racing against time doing as many tasks that needed to be done as possible.  This left our weekend available for all the events we’d chosen to attend! I was somewhat wilted by the end of the day!

Race Against Time – Day 20 #Inktober #Inktober2017