For those who wish to draw more

Ready for my closeup October 22, 2006

Filed under: .Cindy,Meet the DrawMonauts — Cynthia Closkey @ 11:06 am

Hello, fellow DrawMonauts!

My name is Cynthia Closkey, but you may call me Cindy. I’m so pleased to join in this fun with you. I’m a web designer: my company is Big Big Design, building better websites. I blog here, and here, and here. I also write fiction — I will be undertaking NaNoWriMo for the fifth time this year.

What I don’t tend to do is draw, and this is why I am so excited about DrawMo. I read Everyday Matters a few years back and promptly bought some lovely pencils and drawing pads, drew a couple of apples and a cup of coffee, became critical/distracted/confused, and stopped. A year or two ago I met Elizabeth Perry and started following woolgathering. Earlier this year got to see her lovely handmade books and delicate drawings in person, and I was inspired to pull out my drawing gear again. Then I put them back again. Now Elizabeth has suggested that I do DrawMo in parallel with NaNoWriMo — maybe making a graphic novel, which sounds exceedingly ambitious and far beyond my abilities, and is therefore exactly the kind of thing I will try.

And so here I am. I look forward to gaining inspiration from all of you, and to experiencing the kind of peer pressure that will keep me on the Path of Truth and Light. I must learn to persevere and get this drawing thing into my self.

UPDATE: Oh goodness, I forgot to mention a very important other thing! I publish Inkburns, an online literary journal. Or rather, I have published Inkburns, but I have let it languish in a sad hiatus for over two years.

The Important Other Thing is that I am relaunching Inkburns, and we are again accepting submissions — short fiction and nonfiction, poetry, photography, drawings, and so on. The official announcement will go out to the world soon, but I wanted to share the advance news with you. Woo hoo!


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