A friend of mine from grad school, Jill Polstich, inspired me by using the tag #100daysofpenandplant on her instagram. Every day, she drew another plant illustration in pen and ink.
Botanical illustration is one of my passions, but in the everyday doldrums of working it had slipped from being a focus. After asking her, I attempted the same project, to get into practice. In falling into a daily discipline, I have failed miserably thus far, only completing 28 from January to November. But, it has gotten me to have a goal, to begin drawing again for a purpose (of sharing with an Insta community, and building a body of work I can showcase in a portfolio to sell myself). We can only improve, right? Check out my progress (and Jill's awesome drawings as well): #100daysofpenandplant