If you ever think you've lost your mojo, pretend you're not looking for it. Just do something else, and watch it find you. That's how I found my magic spider earrings before Halloween. And remember, mojo needs you as much as you need it. I mean what's mojo on its own?
I let my mojo wander off the other day, all because I didn't believe I could draw, color and send a batch of Halloween cards before the 'ween. I said to myself, "Who wants a Halloween card on November 1, 2, or 3?" I said back, "Not me." Then I had an epiphany like the people on tv. You know what I mean. Remember the V-8 commercial that always reminds you of motor oil?
Well, I took my lap desk, a single pencil, my case of Copics, a stack of envelopes, and some Zentangle Tiles to bed with me, then went to town. Before I knew it . . . Oh, and a packet of ATCs. Before I knew it, I'd done one letter of the alphabet, two Halloween cards, and two envelopes!
Here's the back to match the five little pumpkins on the first envelope. I tell you true when I tell you this: Make sure you know what you're drawing when you draw. Can you see my mistake? I know the back end of a gate. I see one every time I visit the backyard. But, wow, there it is. As plain as night.
Deliberate mistakes are more fun than accidental mishaps! "The magic candle casts a different shadow. It is not made from simple tallow. Or wax," for that matter. No wax! Where's the wax? And the rest of the story I wrote for the back?
Embellishing the back was just as much fun. "Let there be night!" "No! Light! Banana yellow light! Light!" said the little yellow Minion. I forgot to add the night. *sigh* It's okay, 'cause strange things happen on Halloween.