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A to Z Challenge: Day 9 - I

Inktober52 - a 52 week challenge for sketchers and artists alikeThe challenge runs on Instagram and if you follow the #Inktober52you will see the amazing things people are drawing for the same prompt.

For me this has been a terrific experience to practice my ink drawing skills every week. I have managed to keep up with the challenge - get the prompt on Thursday, and post to my Instagrambefore the next Thursday. Sometimes it was tough, but I am committed to do this challenge for the whole 52 weeks.

Until tomorrow!
💜 Linzé

💟PS: Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving comments. I am still having difficulties replying but will keep on working to try and figure out how to fix it.

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A to Z Challenge: Day 4 - D

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What to see what the rest of the artists are drawing? They are all on Instagram just use the #inktober52 and let you eyes feast on some amazing art work.

Until Monday!
💜💜 Stay safe!

A-to-Z Challenge: Day 3 - C

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