Skeleton Keys

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Key. Did you know that the Skeleton Key was invented in Ancient Rome and was still in heavy use until after World War II? This is another page in my Hahnemühle ZigZag book, that I filled with backgrounds using a GelliArts printing plate. This time I used Zebra Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel PensContinue reading “Skeleton Keys”

Fresh Air in Colored Pencil

#DoodlewashJanuaryPrompt: Fresh Air. Did you know that fresh air helps you digest food more efficiently? I haven’t used my colored pencils for a while so I decided to use them for a change. Hmmm! I think I ended up making the nightgown more see-through than I meant to! Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Mechanical ColoredContinue reading “Fresh Air in Colored Pencil”

Crocus in Sunlight & Snow

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Flowers. Did you know that there are 80 different species of crocus and they are found all over the globe. In many places, they herald the beginning of Spring. I thought we all needed a little hope of Spring to begin the year! Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. InspiredContinue reading “Crocus in Sunlight & Snow”


Doodlewash prompt: Baby I realized at the last minute that I’d drawn something for the wrong prompt (and I’m even the one who came up with the prompts!), so I did a quick drawing, ending up running it off the page. This is what happens when you have senior moments! I enjoyed drawing the blanketContinue reading “Furbaby”

The Path

Doodlewash prompt: Path. Did you know that the term ‘Silk Road’ actually refers to the many pathways used by traders traveling between Europe and East Asia for over 1,500 years, rather than a single road or route. This was done in about 10 minutes using left-over gouache from my palette in a more traditional watercolorContinue reading “The Path”

New-fallen Snow

Doodlewash prompt: New. There is nothing quite like the beauty and serenity of newly fallen snow – at least for the first few months, lol. Did you know that snow is not white? It’s actually translucent like ice. However, light bounces off the facets in such a way that we see it as white mostContinue reading “New-fallen Snow”

REVIEW: Zebra Pen Mildliners

The old yellow highlighter ain’t what it used to be. Zebra Pens has a range of 25 colors, and if you only use them for highlighting, you are missing out. Great for bullet journaling, calligraphy, mixed media and more, these pens have bright, vibrant colors. To find out more, read my review of these fabulousContinue reading “REVIEW: Zebra Pen Mildliners”

Hot Chocolate

Have you entered my Zebra Mildliner/Hahnemühle Paper giveaway? It’s one post back. Doodlewash prompt: Hot Chocolate Did you know that the Mayans and Aztecs used cocoa beans as currency? So, once upon a time, money did grow on trees! Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers,Continue reading “Hot Chocolate”

Closed-Zebra Pen Mildliner Giveaway

U. S. only (sorry) Christmas is over, but you still have a chance to win some arts supplies for the new year! The Zebra pen Mildliner is one of my favorite pens for creating beautiful backgrounds and quick, simple landscapes. Zebra Pen sent me some extras so I’m giving them away. To learn more aboutContinue reading “Closed-Zebra Pen Mildliner Giveaway”

Sparkly Abstract

Doodlewash prompt: Sparkly. Did you know it’s believed the first ‘fireworks’ were bamboo stalks thrown into a fire, so the hollow pockets in the stalks would cause a loud explosion? Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada,Continue reading “Sparkly Abstract”