The One with the Empty HobonichiOct, 5 .  2017 Last year I had this unattainable goal (for me, anyway) of drawing and journaling everyday in an English version Hobonichi. I had this grand idea to draw a cute doodle, then writing a short paragraph of the day’s events. I had a perfect 3 week streak of beautiful, illustrated entries. Then, I got super busy and the entries stopped all together. I ended up trying to join the #hobonichichallenge in the middle of the year to try to fill the book, but then BAM I got busy again. Long story short, by the end of the year, I had more than half the book full of lovely blank tomoe river paper pages. After Konmari’ing (is this a verb?) my analogue stash this summer, I came across this book and decided I’m going to once and for all dedicate myself to 100 days of watercoloring everyday on half of the blank pages. A late start to my 100 day project I suppose. I started on September 20th and it’s going well so far. Today’s entry was a cinnamon roll. I’ve been craving a cinnabon for the longest, seriously. Instead of buying one, I drew it, to you know, save on the calories and whatnot. Hypothetically, I got 100 pages covered, but what about the rest? Well, for the month of October, I decided to take part in #inktober. Char Villena‘s take on the challenge inspired me to participate this year. I’m going through old pictures on my phone, reliving the memory then sketching it in ink only. No pencil, no color, just some black pigment ink pens. Today I drew pictures of those crazy dancing noodles with waving arms that you usually see in front of used car dealerships. These particular ones were from an exhibit at LACMA a few years ago. It showcased the works of Tim Burton, one of my favorite Hollywood folk. So far, I’m truly enjoying these two challenges. Instead of flipping through a skinny blank book, I hope to have a chubby art journal at the end of the year. Updates to follow.