AN art challenge inspired a Swindon woman to publish her own children's book.

Sasha Stowe first took part in Inktober in 2018. It sees illustrators all over the world completing one ink drawing a day – based on a prompt word – for the whole month.

The 29-year-old from Eldene took things a step further last year, adding a story to her pictures, and has now released the fruits of her labour – Inki and the Ring.

Sasha's idea involved a rat, Inki, finding a ring and returning it to the owner.

She told the Adver: “I wrote it first, or rather I looked at the prompt words and figured out how I could get from one word to the other and make it link up.

“It was quite useful that they released all 31 words at the start of the challenge because if it was a once-a-day thing then I wouldn’t have been able to do it. I looked at all the words, linked them together and tried to make a story.”

After finishing the book, Sasha started to look for places to sell it. She has her own Etsy and Folksy stores but wanted a physical outlet.

She already sells glassware and motivational badges at Swindon Central Library so that was the logical place.

Sasha added: “I thought like to stock my book, so I contacted them and asked. They had a look online and then asked if they could sell it.”