The Everyday Lore Project

9 October 2020 – Time Travel

9 October 2020 – Time Travel

I’ve just finished the folklore and written the post and realised I’ve got the whole sodding date wrong. Twat. 

So, for the purposes of this blog, and my sanity, I need you to pretend that it’s yesterday, 8 October. A little exercise in time travel. 

Ready? Here goes:

Today was one of those days where my brain took a circuitous route to get to the folklore. It all started with:

  1. Today being World Octopus Day, which made me (happy) think of ink, which made me think of
  2. Inktober, a worldwide tradition started by Jake Parker in 2009 to improve his drawing skills by inking something every day for the month of October, which made me think of
  3. Mab’s Drawlloween Club, a Halloween themed drawing challenge on Twitter and Instagram, also running from the start of October up until Samhain
  4. And today the theme is Tarot
  5. And what are the four suits in Tarot? Cups, Swords, Wands and PTentacles!
  6. And we’re back to World Octopus Day!

So I drew an octopus. In ink. I was going to design an octopus tarot card, the Eight of Tentacles, but it’s been a week, and I’m tired. So an octopus it was. Not bad for a first attempt. I love it when a plan comes together. 

You see, that wasn’t so bad, was it? You didn’t even need 1.21 gigawatts. Is it the weekend yet?


Ps. I managed to count seven stars tonight. But I’m not holding my breath.

Published by Liza Frank

Author of My Celebrity Boyfriend. Obsessed with hula hooping, sons of preachermen and fresh dates, sometimes all at the same time. Curator of Folklore Agony and The Everyday Lore Project.

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