Posted on March 7, 2015

My Favourite TinkerSketch Challenges

I completed my 28th TinkerSketch challenge a week ago, and have missed the daily rhythm of it since I stopped.

Here’s some of my favourite prompts and how I interpreted them:

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A new set of prompts was released for March, but I was away from home when it started so I never really got off the ground. And I realised about myself recently that I’m an Upholder  –  I like to ‘complete’ a challenge; I can’t just let myself dip in.

And that’s how I read magazines too. From the first page to the last. Occasionally I’ll flick to the back page, but I like to know I’ve ‘seen’ each page, absorbed all there is to know, and in the right order.

I know that is a strange OCD thing, but I can’t really change my nature. And the upshot is I haven’t joined in with TinkerSketch for March.

Don’t worry though – I have loads of other creative challenges to keep me occupied!

I loved connecting with loads of new creatives and so enjoyed the process of thinking how I would interpret each prompt, and then ensuring I found the time – mostly just 5-10 minutes at the start or end of the day – to join in with the fun on Instagram.

If it wasn’t for TinkerSketch I would never have rediscovered the joy of drawing or reconnected with that side of my creativity.

I bought new materials. I got immersed.

Already I’m looking forward to next year!

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  • Reply Deb Baker March 8, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    I’ve really enjoyed the Tinkersketch challenge too but I’m a bit like you in that I like to finish something I start and immerse myself fully. I only got half way through the first month and this month, well, I haven’t even started. So it might take a back seat for awhile. I’ve plenty of other creative projects to work on. It has been great to connect with you and other artists though and to look at their work and interpretations. I adore your sketches. That’s a really great little image slider you’ve got there to showcase your work. x
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    • Reply daintydora March 9, 2015 at 11:55 am

      It’s good to know I’m not alone Deb! I really want to be able to ‘dip in’, but either I’ve committed to doing it each day, or not. Oh well, plenty more inspirations for us both and thank you for your lovely feedback on the drawings. It really has opened up a whole new set of ideas for me, and another hobby to immerse myself in!

      Re the slider – it’s just an option in the WP media gallery. I can’t find anywhere where it has a name and I haven’t knowingly installed a specific plugin for it. Strange, but I’ll keep investigating xx

  • Reply Jenny Jones March 11, 2015 at 10:38 am

    I loved looking and admiring your interpretations. It was great fun. I ended up dipping in rather than completing the month. I went back to work full time-so am still doing catch ups but, like you, loving the challenge

    • Reply daintydora March 11, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      I think working to a prompt is a great hook to this kind of challenge because it really makes you think. I’ll definitely revisit this and perhaps get in on the March action before the month is out! x

  • Reply Karen March 14, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Love your sketches Rebecca! I need that sort of challenge to push myself but I know after a month it can be exhausting and you need a break. It is great that is reconnected you with your drawing. x
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    • Reply daintydora March 14, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Thanks Karen! It’s great taking part in something and feeling that sense of joining in with a whole new creative group. I will come back to drawing again very soon and have loved dipping my toes back into pencil drawing/sketching. I love your new photography challenge too! xx

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