Each year when I begin inktober, I’m nervous and excited. I worry about my ability to complete the month, that it’ll reveal my weak art skills, and that no one will buy them. Yet, each time I sit down to draw, I love playing with new materials and the surprises that result in the attempt. My worries are quieted when I finish a drawing.
Upon completing the above, I proudly declared, “I’m going to sell this for $100!” My family quickly agreed. I’m still learning how to value my work.
Diwali is my favorite holiday. I love the food, celebrating with my chosen family and the beauty of a home lit by diyas. It is the opportunity to usher in the good and remove evil. The past few years felt like swimming in negativity. As protests rage across the globe, I’m aware that many cannot celebrate.
So to mark this new year, I’m using this inktober as an opportunity to share good and spread light. I am auctioning it here. Bids close tomorrow, October 28 at 9pm PST. All proceeds will be donated to CHINAR (Child Nurture and Relief Kashmir).
Thank you and happy Diwali!