SkADaMo 2014

November 1, 2014

SkADaMo 2014 post monkey

I realize I waited until the very last minute to get things started this year. But flying by the seat of the pants is SkADaMo tradition, afterall!

Sooooo, it’s November First! That means all the cool challenges are upon us.

There’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) and

PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month), of which I am a participant of again this year.) Wouldn’t miss it for the world!

There are probably a bunch more, but suffice it to say, November is a busy month for some. So now, for the past three years, SkADaMo “Sketch a Day Month” has also been thrown into the mix.

I really started SkADaMo as a personal challenge and gave it the name as a bit of a spoof on all the other November challenges. I even jokingly made a badge, thinking I would be the only participant. But lo and behold, several other wonderful artists, doodlers and sketchers threw their hats, or pencils into the mix.

So if anyone wants to join in, they are more than welcome to grab this badge, off to the side here and start sketching.

(Oh, by the way, I count this as my first sketch, so neener neener!) We play it fast and loose over here at SkADaMo!

SkADaMo button 2014 monkey220



“What are the rules?” You may ask.

1. THERE ARE NO RULES! NO SIGN UP! NO REGISTRATION! NO GIVEAWAYS OR GUEST POSTERS!  No regulations, themes, daily words, Facebook pages or anything else resembling organization. Just lots of sketching, commenting back and forth and hopefully lots of inspiration and craft honing!
SkADaMoers are scoff-laws and Mavricks! (Actually, the truth is I’m just not that organized.) The only code we live by this month is SKETCH! SKETCH! SKETCH! Sketch everyday from November 1 to November 30,or at least try to.
You may not sketch every single day, but by golly you will have tried and you’ll have more sketches in your sketchbook at the end of November than you might have otherwise.
So, there’s that!

2. In the past I kept a running list of participants right here on my blog. This year, however, if you post your sketches or links to your blog on facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr, flickr or pinterest, why not go ahead and hasthtag it with #SkADaMo. I believe this would be a much more efficient way to keep track and follow fellow SkADaMo participants.

Oh, and did I mention, I’m not very organized?

3. Go ahead and grab this small badge if you’d like and use it as you see fit, on your blog or what have you.

4. Most important rule of all… SMILE! This is fun!

Sketch on my fellow SkADaMoers, (should there be any this year!)


29 Responses to “SkADaMo 2014”

  1. Do I DARE give this a try?….. I think SO! 🙂

  2. Do I DARE give this a try?….. I think SO! 🙂

  3. Lacey Says:

    Yay, I am glad you did this. I have been wondering for the past week. I am really just wanting to improve my sketching skills, so I know this will be really helpful. Thanks.

  4. Bobbie Dacus Says:

    I’m in!! I did it last year.. and hoped you would do it again, Linda! Thanks!

  5. Love Love Love your talent! ♥

  6. Leah Danczyk Says:

    I’m in too! This was so fun (and helpful) last year and I look forward to the challenge again. Thank you so much for doing this again this year! And I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with 🙂

  7. aziza sophia Says:

    I would like to participate in your Project too…… hello from Turkey…

  8. June Says:

    Yay… I’m late to the start, but I will be joining in as often as I can. Thanks so much for leading us along again.

  9. Given my lazy nature, I’ll see what I can do.

  10. Well, I’m just tickled pink that you are back. Your “structure” is exactly how I like it. . . no rules! This year I’ll be using the daily theme prompt from Picture Book Month and writing one idea for PiBoIdMo.

  11. jacquipp Says:

    Am so glad you are doing this again this year. I have already started on my own but so much better when you get to share it with other great people here. I need a sketching boost right about now so thanks for guiding us along once again.

  12. I’m in! A day late, sorry. I was away. Let’s hope I do better than I did with Inktober. Thank-you so much for having an official SkADaMo in 2014. Hooray!

  13. Love.Ewe Says:

    Reblogged this on Clovers 4 Ewe and commented:
    In case you didn’t know, it’s that time of year again. I’m already behind but that just means more goodies to view soon. I just got a few things to wrap up first, then I’ll be drawing again for the next month. Until then, feel free to see what others are posting for the SkADaMo this year.

  14. yay I am so glad you are doing this again, it is a great inspiration. Thanks Linda

  15. Diana Delosh Says:

    Gonna give this a try. I’m A week late… still not so late that I can’t catch up. Love being counted amongst the SKADAMO Mavericks.

  16. […] chunk of sketches from the third November participating in SkADaMo. It’s been a wonderful accompaniment to another challenge, PiBoIdMo! Thanks, Linda […]

  17. angelapadron Says:

    I had no idea about this event – I do PiBoIdMo but didn’t know about this challenge – do you have an email list to remind people about it next year?

    • sketched out Says:

      Hi Angela, sorry you hadn’t heard about it. Would have loved to have you join. This has always been a very casual, low organized challenge. However, because of quite a bit of interest, I’m considering putting more into it next year. Possibly a website and a Facebook page, etc. Hopefully you’ll be able to join us next year. In the mean time, I have another challenge going on right now, through December, HoHoDooDa (Holiday Doodle a Day.) Similarly low key, but a lot of fun. Check out my Dec. 1 post, if you are interested and have a wonderful holiday season!

  18. Cassandra Says:

    Why oh why did I see this in December?! Drat! Will look to be a part of this for sure next year! 🙂

    • sketched out Says:

      Cassandra, sorry about that! Hoping to be more organized next year, but in the mean time, got a December challenge going on, (equally low key). It’s called HoHoDooDa (Holiday Doodle a Day.) Would love to have you join!

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