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1. SkADaMo Last Day!!!

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Wooo hooooo! We did it, y’all!

First of all I want to give a hearty thanks to all the folks who visited my blog, Facebook, or Twitter to support and root me on. Your comments, retweets, shares and ‘likes’ were encouraging, often funny and clever and always more than welcome. Thanks also for doing the same for my fellow SkADaMoers. You guys made the journey all the sweeter and kept me going when I was tempted to just sit and eat a whole bag of chips while watching goofy, but time wasting kitty antics on YouTube.

I may have only completed 25 sketches in 30 days, but that’s 25 more sketches than I would have done otherwise.

In fact, to all my fellow SkADaMoers:

You decided to step a bit out of your comfort zone this November, dip your toe into a challenge. Maybe you did one sketch, or 5, 10 or all 30. Whatever number you managed to do… You. Are. A. Winner!

Why? “Why am I a winner no matter how many sketches I finished”, you may ask? Well, because you took a positive, productive step toward revving up your creative engines this month. Perhaps your sketchbook is a little fuller, your blog has a few more posts. Maybe you killed it and did 30 sketches or more! Maybe for those who participated in PiBoIdMo or even if you didn’t, you have some great picture book ideas percolating  now or some great new ideas for a painting or some other type of super cool project. Maybe because you dipped your toe into this challenge you’ll be more toned up to jump into something even more challenging with both feet! Whatever the case may be, you did it and that is fantastic! Good for all of you!

You rock. Take a winner badge!


Now go on and enjoy the rest of your holiday season, feeling a bit more energized. Maybe you’ll take a rest from sketching every single day, maybe you’ll continue do a wee bit every day…


Maybe you’re a masochist like myself and you’ll join the HoHoDooDa (Holiday Doodle a Day) fun that December brings (starts tomorrow, or any day you can join. Of course the sooner the merrier.)

More about the third annual HoHoDooDa later today. For now congratulations SkADaMoers! You kicked November’s butt!

And thanks again to everyone who supported us and rooted us on. You guys are winners as well. Take a badge!

11 Comments on SkADaMo Last Day!!!, last added: 12/1/2013
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2. SkADaMo 2013 Day 25

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Bloated Bunnies

Yep, that’s what I was all day today. Bloated. It’s tradition.

I don’t do the shopping thing on Black Friday. But I do , in fact, bloat. So I suppose it’s really Bloat Friday… for me.

Ok, now on to Sensible Saturday, where smaller portions are the order of the day.

Join me in a waddle on over here to check out my fellow SkADaMoers.

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3. SkaDAMo 2013 Day 20 (catching up)

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“Hot Dogging”

Well the only thing about Boswell that’s hot dogging is his tubular physique. He’s much more familiar with the snow plow than any sort of shredding.

Why not schuss on over here to check out my fellow SkADaMoers at work.

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4. SkADaMo 2013 Day 22

Counting Sheep


So, I seem to be continuing on a bedtime theme here. It’s wishful thinking, no doubt. This chilly weather puts me in a mood to kick off my cloven sheep slippers and curl up in bed with a good book.

Ah, but I have sketches to catch up on! Missed another two days. Oh for shame! But wait, that’s right, there are no rules. No harm done!

Anyhoo, stop on over here and let’s see how the other SkADaMo participants have been doing.

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5. SkADaMo 2013 Day 24

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Thought I’d work in a few pilgrims in between stirring and sautéing for tomorrow.

Let’s take a peek at what the other SkADaMoers are up to over here.

Happy Day-Before Thanksgiving, y’all!

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6. Happy Chanukkah and Thanksgiving y’all


Today, we eat like kings!

An oldie from last year but seems appropriate for the day!

I’ll be back to SkADaMo tomorrow. But just in case there are some die hard SkADaMoeres out there, you can check here.

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7. SkADaMo 2013 Day 12

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“Swan Dive”

Just under the wire on this one!

Swing on by and check out my partners in crime here.

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8. SkADaMo 2013 Day 13

Doggie bag450“Doggie Bag”

Beulah was bullish about hoity-toity bags.

Wow, it’s the SkADaMO 2013′s two week anniversary eve! You should check out what the other doodlers are doodling here!

10 Comments on SkADaMo 2013 Day 13, last added: 11/16/2013
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9. SkADaMo 2013 Day 14

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“Car Pool”

Cruise on over here to see some of the other SkADaMo participants.

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10. SkADaMo 2013 Day 15

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“Retail Store”

“Does this tail make my butt look big?” Matilda queried the patient sales squirrel.

This is what popped into my fevered mind when I saw the Illustration Friday word of the week was “tail.”

Also, just wanted to mention that I’m getting some pretty cool ideas brewing for PiBoIdMo. A little excited.

Well, I may be falling slightly behind, but my fellow SkADaMoers are kicking some serious squirrel butt over here.

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11. SkADaMo 2013 Day 16

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“Fruit Cocktail”

I know, groan, that’s a real stretch. But that’s how I roll!

Hey, why not check out how the other SkADaMoers are rolling today, right here.

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12. SkADaMo 2013 Day 17


Chortle Minster

Tonight seems like a good time to take a wee break from puns and idioms and of course the next best thing to do, in my opinion, is draw a monster.

Well, more of a minster really.

Gary here is quite diminutive and could easily fit into the palm of your hand. That is if you could possibly hold  Gary in your hand for more than a second or two. You see, the ticklers on his tiny head and tail can render a potential captor ridiculously helpless with laughter.

Much chortling then ensues.

If you insist on being tickled you might want to toddle on over here and check out my fellow SkADaMoers!

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13. SkADaMo 2013 Day 18

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“Hot Chicks”

A little rougher sketch today. Probably so I can hurry and run to the window to stare at the rain. We finally got some of that ole precipitation today! I’m feeling rather hydrated and very energized.

But memories of the long, hot summer still haunt me. So much so I remembered an old drawing I did a few years ago depicting the heat and redrew it.

So here are some hot, hot chicks for your animal idiom pleasure. Of course, last time I posted these hot chicks, I got some… shall we say… interesting hits on my blog.

Go figure.

So for some hot, hot sketches go here and check out what my fellow SkADaMoers are doing today.

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14. SkADaMo 2013 (What Does the Fox Say?)

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..I never said any of those things!

I saw one of those captioned, photo, icanhascheezburger-y things the other day. It had a picture of a fox and the above caption, or something like it. I thought it was hilarious but couldn’t relocate it to share, so I decided to rip it off borrow it for today’s sketch.

Just in case y’all somehow missed this very catchy, children’s book meets Felini, viral video, “What Does the Fox Say,” check it out here.

Oh, and speaking of children’s books, it actually has become a children’s book! Check it here.

And as always, if you’d like to see what the other SkADaMoers are up to trot on over here.

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15. SkADaMo 2013 Day 1

SkADaMo 2013 Day 1 TurkeyIt’s November 1st, y’all!

Time to put Halloween away and focus on the upcoming holidays along with… drumroll please… PiBoIdMo and SkADaMo and any other creative challenge November seems to be dripping with lately.

Looks like we have a fair amount of masochists joining us this year. I’ve posted links to all the participants (who have left links in the comments here). If I’ve missed anyone or your link is not working or any other proof of my heinous lack of organizational skills, please let me know and I’ll do my best to fix it.

So let’s kick those moldering pumpkins out of the way, roll up our sleeves and get cracking!

For SkADaMo info please go here.


Kelli Thrasher

Laura Franke Parkhurst

Laura Zarrin

Janet McDonnell

Joanne Roberts


Leah Danczyk

Kathryn Ault Noble

Heather Soodak

julie rowan zoch



Kevin Parks

Apple N Pear

Leanne Franson

Karen Lee


Adrienne May

Kathy Moncrief

Jessie Sima

Alison Kipnis Hertz



Yvonne Mes

Louann Brown

Cecilia Clark




Mike R Baker

Jenn DesAutels

Bangers and Mash Design

Bobbie Dacus

Sarah Pecorino

Laura Rackham

BRJacobs Illustration

Felicia Lilley

Nessa Dee

Luda Kiperberg

Maria Koch

Daniela Weil

Mary Flynn

Drew N Bialko

Roberta Baird 

June Goulding

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16. SkADaMo 2013 Day 2

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Gato de los Muertos

Happy Dia De Los Muertos!

Actually, not sure that’s an appropriate salutation, but I do know that I love the art and culture of this Latino holiday! So in honor of the day and of all our dearly departed I thought I’d do a quick skeleton sketch… skeltch if you will.

So for more sketchy goodness, why not check out my fellow SkADaMoers here. Oh, and if I’ve left anyone out or I have the wrong link or what not, give me a shout!

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17. SkADaMo 2013 Day 3 (late)

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Little known fact: Raccoons are very light on their little feets. In fact, some are classically trained.

True story.


So, wow, lots of folks have joined the sketch challenge this year. Welcome aboard all ye SkADaMoers! Check out the growing list of participants here and root them on!

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18. SkADaMo 2013 Day 4

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When all other ideas fail me I can always depend on my trusty animal idioms!

It’s really been fun and the SkADaMo list continues to grow. There are some really kick-butt sketches going on! Check out the list of participants (at least the ones who sent me their links) here.

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19. SkADaMo 2013 Day 5

Piggy Bank Tellers

“Piggy Bank Tellers”

Swing by and take a gander at some of the other SkADaMo 2013 participants here.

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20. SkADaMo 2013 Day 6

Two shakes of a Lamb's tail

“Two Shakes of a Lamb’s Tail”

Ah idioms. Ya gotta love ‘em!

So, hey, take a skip over here and check out the other SkADaMo participants and what they’re up to.

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21. SkADaMo 2013 Day 7

Dog Eat Dog

“Dog Eat Dog”

… and the puns and idioms just keep coming!

Trot on over here to see what the other SkADaMo participants are up to today!

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22. SkADaMo 2013 Day 8

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“Melon Collie”

What’s with all the dogs lately? At least that’s what my cat Iggy seems to be saying, as she stomps across my keyboard. So I added a feline counterpart, for fear of retribution.

So hey, stop on by here and check out what the other SkADaMoers are up to

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23. SkADaMo 2013 Day 9

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oIn an effort to assuage the annoyance of my cat Iggy towards all the doggies I’ve been drawing lately, I present to you:

“Cat’s Pajamas”

So, when you get a chance, swing by here and check out my fellow SkADaMoers (yes it’s a word. I know because I just made it up.)


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24. SkADaMo 2013 Day 10 (late)

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Whoops, missed a day! I guess I’m was just a little low “energy”. So don’t get all up on your “High Horse” about it!

Get it? High horse… I was late… and you’re…

It’s funny, trust me.

Cornball jokes aside, why not cruise on by here and check my fellow SkADaMoers!

Just wanted to mention that I seem to be keeping up with PiBoIdMo, a picturebook idea a day so far! Nothing earth-shattering yet, but some fun ideas to riff off of and those daily post on Tara’s blog, “Writing for Kids (While Raising Them) are so inspiring and fun to read!

Also, I tried to slip in a reason to post to Illustration Friday this week, where the word of the week is “energy.”

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25. SkADaMo 2013 Day 11 (still behind)

Pig skin“Pig Skin”

In an effort to avoid a leathery hide, Winona slathered on the sunscreen!

Come on over here to see what the other SkADaMoers are up to.

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