INKtober day eleven–tree pose

iggy named this “tree pose.”
we were doing yoga on the front lawn this morning as i tried to work out an impending headache. or, rather, i did yoga and three small minions used me as a source of entertainment. so maybe tree pose was fresh in my head?
i didn’t even start this picture until dusk because of my headache that grew worse and worse all day. usually nightfall relieves my headaches. also, we are in the habit of taking our dogs out after our free-range chickens have gone to coop. this is the only time we can let them run wild. so i grabbed my journal & pens, called stella & squiggles, and went out into the dusk.
as the dogs ran, i sketched one of the blossoms on the crab apple tree that cannot remember what season it is. i also sketched the moon as it waxes from third quarter to full. and then i finished.

tree pose.

iggy also asked if she was “mrs. branch” to my couple days ago drawing of “mr. branch.” trees & plants & animal people seem to turn up a lot in my art.

i think my druid roots are showing.

haha.

roll call–the minions

roll call--the minions

kids are hard to draw. they are also hard to write. i anticipate this to be the most difficult part of this comic. i have always hesitated to include my kids in any of my fiction–because i don’t want to fall flat. i want their characters to be alive & kicking. plus there are just so damn many of them–but if i leave one or more of them out, i will never hear the end of it.
i guess we’ll find out how good of an artist/writer i am….
ps. i threw in the dog because one.) i love dogs, especially cattle dogs & think they would be the best dog for fighting zombies and two.) i receive a lot of comments when i go out in public with my four kids. recently i was told, “all you need now is a dog.”