Broom, Windy & Leaves

Artwork: Zebra pen ClickArt markers in a Hahnemühle beige-toned watercolor sketchbook.

Did you know it’s believed the household sweeper is called a broom because originally it was made from one of several species of broom plant (scot’s broom, common broom, french broom, etc.).

Three Doodlewash prompts in one drawing with a poem to go along, of course.

History of the Broom

Back in history
we zoom, and find the broomstick
was the common broom

Flower and green leaves
tied together stick to stalk,
made a broom to sweep the walk

Windy days and Autumn
leaf did blow; broom was planted
for broomsticks to grow

There is currently a giveaway for six Hahnemühle toned watercolor sketchbooks at Doodlewash! You can find it here.

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Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

6 thoughts on “Broom, Windy & Leaves

  1. In my life time I have seen many uses for the broom; sweep leaves, chase mice, scare the cat, run the children out of the garden but most of all sweep away your worries. Mother would always sweep the house days before father would return, worried that she had not kept the house to his likings. Father never looked at the floors when mother was in the room, and the broom never left the corner.

  2. I love everything about this painting! That broom especially! It is so wonderfully animated and organic. One thing I loved best about traveling in parts of Europe was waking early and watching the vendors and street sweepers with their brooms made of local sticks, weeds branches and straw, tightly wrapped together. You brought that memory back to me. Wonderful bold colors and design!

    1. Thank you, Judy! I have similar memories of Ecuador. I remember once when I was there in Cotacachi, there was a huge street festival, parades, confetti, food vendors and a huge crowd. Yet when I got up at 06:00 the next morning, those streets were sparkling clean. Not one sign of what happened the night before. I wish we were that clean in our country!

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