Angela Inspires Inception: Steph’s Attempt to Herd Cats


The day after Halloween. The day before Election Day. November 1 is Inception Day for my personal adventure into posting daily. I struggle with composition. Words swirl in between my ears. I struggle to place them in the correct order as they dodge my efforts to spit them out. They jump tense doing loops around ideas and decisions. Today, thanks to a bit of inspiration from a friend, I’ll start to quell this fracas. Please join me in my quest to regularly populate this page. (you can pick up the rss at

This year, I’ll post regularly in my what I’m calling, “Trial Month of Graphic Art Posts” (TriMoGraPo). It’s not really a national trend or group, but let’s just say TriMoGraPo is a personal homage. An homage to those daring doodlers and busy bloggers who sketch, pen and tap their way through each day for a month.

Some writers actually try to draft a novel in 30 days during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Some quick wits simply blog, blog, blog during National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) Alternatively, there is National Blog Writing Month (NaBloWriMo). I have to admit a special affinity for those fancy-penned flirts that art journal during National Journaling Month (NaNoJouMo)

Each year I follow a few of these ambitious folks and revel in their expression and fortitude. Those daily dreamers are many and it may take about a week before I settle on a select few to follow regularly. What compels them to post regularly? Why did they share that item with the whole world?

Perhaps I’ll find out.

This year I’m going to stop lurking about and join the fray. How? I’ll opine, rant, draw, and design my way. I used to love to art journal. However I don’t have the patience for paper I once had. I’ve gravitated to digital media. As such, my posts will be mainly digital originals.

My posts will more closely follow NaNoJouMo and Dawn DeVries Sokol’s site, d’blogala at She will offer a word of inspiration each day. Today’s word? Inception. If I still uninspired, I may seek out the prompt from the folks at NaBloPoMo. 

For those that love art journaling, check out some amazing images in Flickr’s group pool, NaNoJouMo.

TriMoGraPo has been inspired by today’s post on blogspot California to Sicily. Thanks for Thirty Days of Thanksgiving, Angela!

Sent from my iPad.

5 responses to “Angela Inspires Inception: Steph’s Attempt to Herd Cats”

  1. I’m so glad I could provide some inspiration! I look forward to seeing your posts throughout the month. 🙂


  2. Thanks for visiting, Angela! In honor of your Thirty Days of Thanksgiving, I’m going to give thanks for something in each one of my posts this month.


  3. Stepher, I wondered what was going on vis a vis the posterous postings to FB and now I get it. I’ve gone back and read your posts and viewed your artwork. I love every bit of it. Short and sweet, heartfelt and to the point, creative, inspiring. You know me … as a Type A, I always feel like if I can’t write something long, I shouldn’t write at all. But you have shown me that you can write a bit every day and have it be great. BTW, in case I haven’t said it lately (and I’m sure I haven’t), I am VERY proud of you. Oh ye of the Communications Professional. I sorta feel like (nay, am privileged to fee like) I was there “at the beginning.” Keep up the great work! Love ‘ya


  4. P.S. Hot profile photo!!!


  5. Ahh…Pami! What kind words! It is true. You were there at the beginning. I have been inspired by you several times in the past decade. Most of which while making decisions during production of the print publication. (Oh, that non-stop, cyclical beast that drags us along by its leash!) Thank so much for your praise and encouragement, my friend! Love ‘ya too, Pamster!


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