June bug


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Junebug. Did you know there are over 800 species of bug that are called June bugs and science is still discovering more? Pens- Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Metallic Brush Pens, Mildliners & Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel pen Paper- Hahnemuhle Cold Press Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of byrev on Pixabay. Don’t forget – JulyContinue reading “June bug”

Dandy Lion


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Dandelion. I decided to just have fun with this one. Did you know the dandelion’s name comes from the French word “dent de lion” which means ‘lion’s tooth’. Probably someone met up with my Dandy Lion and that gave them the idea for name (just joking!). Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint- Daler-Rowney AquafineContinue reading “Dandy Lion”

Amber Waves of Grain


#DoodlewashMay2021 Prompts: Flag. Did you know that there have been 27 versions of the American Flag? The current version is the only one to have lasted more than 50 years. Paint-Daniel Smith watercolor & Arteza Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Agave Cold Press watercolor paper Brushes-ZenArt Black Tulip Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry HahnemühleContinue reading “Amber Waves of Grain”

World Watercolor Month


July is World Watercolor Month, so it’s time to get the word out. And what is World Watercolor Month about? Well, having fun! And having fun while raising awareness for art education and helping nurture art and creativity in children across the globe via the International Child Art Foundation!  And the ways you can haveContinue reading “World Watercolor Month”

The Early Fisherman


#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Lake. Did you know the earliest known fishing lines were spun from silk by the Chinese? Paint: Daniel Smith Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold Press Agave Brush:ZenArt Black Tulip brush Reference photo: courtesy of mohamed_hassan on Pixabay Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, goContinue reading “The Early Fisherman”

Apple Harvest


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Basket. Okay, so apples are gathered in barrels not baskets. But they both start with B, so I’m claiming it for the prompt. Did you know apple seeds contain cyanide? Eat between 80 and 500 seeds in one sitting and you could make yourself sick! Apples aren’t the only fruit with cyanide in theContinue reading “Apple Harvest”

Route 66


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Vacation. I know I already did this prompt, but I did this one first, mislaid it and did the other. Finally found this one so Did you know that Route 66, one of the original U.S. highways, became known as the ‘Mother Road’, but was first called ‘Bloody 66’ because of the manyContinue reading “Route 66”

Vaquitas for World Ocean’s Day


I was asked to come up with this drawing for Zebra Pen for World Ocean’s Day. They have a partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the Vaquita is a SAFE endangered species. It is believed that less than 10 of these beautiful animals are left. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Mildliners & SarasaContinue reading “Vaquitas for World Ocean’s Day”

Chickadee


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Chickadee. Did you know that chickadees hide food like squirrels and similar animals do? Unlike most animals, though, the chickadee hides each item in a separate place and is able to remember where each item is. Some believe they can remember thousands of hiding places. Playing with both a new paper and aContinue reading “Chickadee”

Vacation Spot


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Vacation. Did you know that there are over 2,500 species of palm trees — and they aren’t all trees? Reference photo courtesy of Einfach-Eve. Paint: Daler-Rowney Aquafine watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard Brush: ZenArt Black Tulip brushes Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “Vacation Spot”