“Split” inkling sketch

"Split" inkling sketch by Jason J Nicholas

“Split” inkling sketch by Jason J Nicholas

Today’s inkling sketch is a reminder….that sometimes we are so busy trying to make everybody in our lives happy, that we forget to make the most important person in our lives happy…OURSELVES. Take a moment each day to do something that makes you happy.

Once you have replenished the happiness cup in your soul, then you can continue pouring for others.

Live Creatively!


"Persistence" inkling sketch by Jason J Nicholas

“Persistence” inkling sketch by Jason J Nicholas

This inkling is dedicated to my friend Shannon’s son, Cody, whose persistence of strength and determination during his recovery is truly inspiring!
No matter how dark the clouds may be, the sun persistently rises and ultimately shines!

“Embrace” watercolor video by Jason J Nicholas

em·brace (m-brs)
v. em·braced, em·brac·ing, em·brac·es
1. To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection.
a. To surround; enclose: We allowed the warm water to embrace us.
b. To twine around: a trellis that was embraced by vines.
3. To include as part of something broader. See Synonyms at include.
4. To take up willingly or eagerly: embrace a social cause.
5. To avail oneself of: “I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn’t embrace” (Henry James).
To join in an embrace.

1. An act of holding close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection; a hug.
2. An enclosure or encirclement: caught in the jungle’s embrace.
3. Eager acceptance: your embrace of Catholicism.

Let It Bee

Today’s inkling is what resulted when I picked up my jumbo sharpie (not Shar Pei) and put marker to paper on a well needed break from the PC.

As with most of my inkling sketches, I had no preconceived idea of what I was going to draw. The message that resulted was timely as I have been very frustrated and stewing over an architectural project.

Drawing is a great stress reliever.

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Leave Love Alone – Inkling Sketch by Jason J Nicholas


"Leave Love Alone" inkling sketch by Jason J Nicholas .

“Leave Love Alone” inkling sketch by Jason J Nicholas .

Autumn is a great time of year to fall in love.  You can’t force love to happen.

Sometimes, you have to leave love alone and let your soul take over to see the magic burst into colors.

This inkling sketch is inspired by Mother Nature and how she paints the world around us with spectacular colors.