I’m taking a little step back from Instagram at the moment, but the start of October reminded me that this is Inktober month! Inktober is (in my opinion) exactly the kind of positive experience that can emerge from social media, particularly for anyone who loves art, creativity and collaboration. The Inktober campaign started several years ago with the simple goal of prompting people to draw something every day throughout the month of October. Each year they release a set of daily prompts to follow along, but aside from that it’s very friendly and flexible without any rules to box you in. You can post every day, twice a week, or even spread the prompts out past October. All that’s encouraged is to share your work in some way, whether that’s through social media, a blog, or even posting it on a physical fridge or noticeboard somewhere. It’s a lovely way to get creative every day and build enjoyable habits, but even if you don’t want to do any actual drawing, it’s also a great thing to dip into as an observer to see how others have interpreted the prompts. I haven’t even attempted Inktober this year as I have way too much on my plate at the moment, but I thought I’d look back at my most ‘successful’ year of doing it in 2019, when I managed to complete about half the month before losing track!