Inktober 2021 #15 – Helmet

My dad was always a stickler about safety. …Always wear your seatbelt, always be cautious around power tools, never look at the light from the welder and always wear your helmet! Thanks to my parents, I was lucky enough to have a horse as a kid and compete in horse shows for 4-H and PonyContinue reading “Inktober 2021 #15 – Helmet”

Inktober 2021 #14 – Tick

Ticks are pretty gross. I’ve become very familiar with ticks. My entire life I have been outdoors, in the woods, in the fields, in the flower beds. When I was younger, my dad and I would walk through the fields and pastures a lot together which is when he taught me about ticks. I rememberContinue reading “Inktober 2021 #14 – Tick”

Inktober 2021 #13 – Roof

My dad was a handyman. He was especially good at woodworking but he was a welder for Jeep for over 20 years so he was a good metal worker too. I was always amazed by what he could make. He always had projects going on and was very meticulous with his work. He wasn’t justContinue reading “Inktober 2021 #13 – Roof”

Inktober 2021 #12 – Stuck

Just a short but sweet entry today. I’ve shared in previous posts how my dad and I were “pals” when I was young. I stuck to his side like a bad rash! Everything he did, I wanted to do too! This prompt made me think of a picture of us together that my mom took.Continue reading “Inktober 2021 #12 – Stuck”

Inktober 2021 #11 – Sour

The eleventh prompt for Inktober is “Sour” and is probably going to be my personal favorite. Unfortunately for my dad, he was the one left sour! My mom, dad and I had just sat down to dinner with our own generous helpings of hot spaghetti! We were hungry and just about ready to take ourContinue reading “Inktober 2021 #11 – Sour”

Inktober 2021 #10 – Pick

I had no idea what I was going to do for pick. This might be a bit of a stretch but just roll with it. I have a particular memory of going to the auction with my dad so I’m squeezing it in here because he let me pick whatever I wanted and we wouldContinue reading “Inktober 2021 #10 – Pick”

Inktober 2021 #9 – Pressure

My dad had always taught me to be independent and learn how to do things for myself. He taught me all the basics of vehicle care and maintenance, tire pressure, changing a flat, oil changes, checking fluids, so on and so forth. He said, “Sometimes you might run in to trouble and there won’t beContinue reading “Inktober 2021 #9 – Pressure”

Inktober 2021 #8 – Watch

If you have seen my previous sketches for Inktober this year, you’ll know that my dad was a cowboy. His favorite movies were westerns and he watched them often. It was one of my favorite things to do with my dad when I was little. No one else I knew watched westerns so I thoughtContinue reading “Inktober 2021 #8 – Watch”

Inktober 2021 #7 – Fan

It was no surprise that I was my dad’s biggest fan and he was mine. I wanted to do everything he did. We were “pals” and we had called each other that since before I can remember. We had a secret handshake and everything. I felt cool when I was with my dad. Maybe itContinue reading “Inktober 2021 #7 – Fan”

Intober 2021 #6 – Spirit

Spirit was an easy prompt to think of a sketch related to my dad. He had a horse named Spirit. He was a beautiful horse. He was a Spotted Saddle Horse with unique markings. My dad loved trail riding and enjoyed horses with a smooth gait which is what attracted him to Spirit. Spirit hadContinue reading “Intober 2021 #6 – Spirit”