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Welcome, I'm so very excited you're here!

What's Inktober?

Inktober is an annual art challenge to develop positive drawing habits and connect with art-makers across the globe. The challenge is to create art every day in October, in response to daily art prompts. Started by Jake Parker in 2009, Inktober is now followed by thousands of participants every year. Though there is one ‘official’ Inktober prompt list, the challenge has spawned hundreds of spin-off prompt lists, like this one!

#LokiLovesInktober is an annual conservation-focused Inktober challenge, run by Loki Loves artist, Vanda Cummins. Each year, #LokiLovesInktober partners with a conservation organisation, and we are proud to have been chosen again this year! We ran our first #LokiLovesInktober with Loki Loves in 2021, focusing on threatened species. Have a look here.

How to use this page?

There are 31 prompts, one for each day of October. Each week, we will discover a different shorebird habitat, drawing and discussing the birds that live there, what they eat, what their habitat is like, and what challenges they face. Join us for our weekly art webinars: all-ages drop-in sessions where artists will guide us in drawing a prompt together as scientists explain how we can care for shorebird species in our everyday lives. The Remember The Wild, Wing Threads and Loki Loves teams will all be sharing their artworks on socials, and we invite you to do the same, or add them to the online gallery we’ll be setting up soon!

2023 Partner: Remember The Wild

I am so very excited to announce I'll be partnering with Remember The Wild this year, I adore the way they connect to nature and how they encourage us all to foster our connection and our emotional connections to it. 

Watch the video below!

Remember The Wild is Australia's first and foremost nature connection charity. Our goal is to be leaders in the improvement of human-nature relationships and contribute to understanding these relationships through our research. We exist to help facilitate opportunities for people to connect with nature and increase the number of 'nature moments' community members experience through producing high-quality creative content. Remember The Wild seeks to bring experiences of the natural world back into our lives, for the benefit of both the environment and ourselves. Dedicated to improving public access to nature, we reconnect communities with the local environment and help people remember why the wild matters. Alongside many of our projects and initiatives, we conduct research to assess how effective we are at fostering nature connection, and to better understand the ways our audiences connect with nature. You can read more about our work here.

Why do I do this?

Running #LokiLovesInktober2023 is a labour of love, and yes, it's a LOT of work, all done on a volunteer basis. 

It combines two of my favourite passions: art and nature. I'm dedicated to nurturing a kind, creative community of nature lovers and ambassadors. Conservation is my driving force. As I explore Australian biodiversity, I'm fuelled by the desire to preserve and protect it. I want to share this passion, inspiring others to venture out, explore, and always stay curious.

Join us in celebrating the beauty of nature through art. Let's create, connect, and make a difference together 🌿🎨💚

As an artist, Inktober is a magical time for me as I first discovered it in 2019 and I enjoyed the challenge and community aspect of it so much I take part every year no matter what else is going on. I use this time to try new techniques/styles and to learn more about myself as an artist.  I hope you'll join in. Love Vanda x

Past #LokiLovesInktober Challenges

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Inktober Gallery

The Prompts

Prompt List

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Here's #LokiLovesInktober2023 Prompt List!

In the spirit of Inktober, the prompts are entirely open to interpretation! All skill levels and mediums are welcome! Use the hashtags when posting your work so that Remember The Wild and Loki Loves, (that's me!) can find your posts. I'll be sharing my faves on my socials. I can't wait to see what you create 😍  

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Each year, they embark on an epic round trip of over 25,000 km! They breed in far-off lands like NE Siberia and Nth Alaska during the Northern Hemisphere summer, only to touch down in Australia for our summer 🌞❄️
Flying more than 5000 km between their stopover sites! In a lifetime spanning roughly 20 years, a Red-necked Stint will journey farther than the distance from Earth to the Moon! 

Image credit Cathy Cavallo 

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23. Tundra habitat - camouflaged eggs

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25. EAAFP The East Asian-Australasian Flyway

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31. HERO: Red-necked Stint - breeding plumages

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How to join in!

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🎨 Why Join #LokiLovesInktober2023 ?🌿
It's an artistic adventure that both meaningful and  magical! This isn't just another art challenge, and joining us means you love learning about our natural world, unlocking your creativity and connecting with a supportive community

🎨 What is Art with Purpose🌿

Creating art with purpose, a central theme of of this art challenge, is all about harnessing the incredible power of creativity to drive change and inspire positive impacts.

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Image credit Simon Grove 

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28. Climate Change - mosquitos out of sync

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