REVIEW: ‘Tangle All Around the World’ by Alice Hendon


Last year, Alice Hendon invited the members of her ‘Tangle All Around’ Facebook group to submit tangle patterns for a book. Fifty contributors and 453 patterns later, Alice has published one of the largest collections of tangle pattern step-by-steps in the world.

To find out more, read my review of Alice Hendon’s ‘Tangle All Around the World’ at Doodlewash.

REVIEW: Miya Arts Solid Watercolor Palette


It’s cute! It’s practical! It’s under $20! This set includes 18 solid pan watercolors, a carrying case, a waterbrush and six sheets of bookmark sized paper. If you’ve been looking for a set to use on the go, for your sketchbooks, journals and coloring or just for practice …

… Check out my review of Miya Arts Solid Watercolor Palette at Doodlewash.

REVIEW – Hahnemühle Postcards


Postcards are a fantastic size for quick, relaxing artwork, and friend and family are thrilled to receive them. I paint or draw something on a postcard five days a week – to slip into my husband’s lunchbag each day.

I use postcards from Hahnemühle, so if you’ve followed my work for any length of time, you’ve seen them. Two new versions have been released so now I have four kinds to choose from – Nostalgie, Burgund, Cold-Pressed and Rough.

Why do I like these postcards, what’s the difference, and which ones do I choose each day for what reason?

Check out my review at Doodlewash.

Tutorial – How to Draw a Fennec Fox Using Zebra Pens


Today, my tutorial showing how to draw a Fennec Fox on black paper, using Zebra Pens metallic brush pens and an assortment of Sarasa Retractable Clip Pens.

Head over to the Zebra Pen Z-Blog and read my tutorial to find out how it’s done!

Don’t forget to check out today’s Weekly Wednesday Giveaway. It has a special prize this week!

Princeton Travel Brushes Review


As part of the World Watercolor Month, Princeton Artist Co. sent me their two new travel sets – one Neptune set and one Elite set. Each has four rounds and a cool brush holder.

What is the set like? How do they differ from the traditional Neptune and Elite brushes? Head over to Doodlewash and read my review to find out!

Tomorrow, I have a tutorial coming out on the Zebra Pen blog. Be sure to check it out and learn how to draw a Fennec Fox!

World Watercolor Month is almost over! But it isn’t too late to join in with a painting or two, enter some of the giveaways and shop for cool World Watercolor Month merchandise that will no longer be available after July 31.

Aqua Elite Review


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As part of the World Watercolor Month, Princeton Artist Co. sent me five of their Aqua Elite series of brushes. I received some cool specialty shapes – a dagger, a rigger, a mottler and two oval washes.

What are those? Are they good brushes? Head over to Doodlewash and read my review to find out!

Cactus Garden on Indigo


Schmincke Watercolor & Escoda Aquario Petit Gris size 12 brush on Indigo Hot Press paper. The textured effect was achieved using salt and sprayed water.

Back in May, around my birthday, we stopped at the MerriArtist on our way home from the beach. Hubby gave me a spending limit and set me free! I found this brush that I’ve been curious about for a while.

The Escoda Aquario Petit Gris Mop, Series 1130 Size 12.

The painting was done on Indigo Artpapers 100% Cotton Handmade Paper for Mixed Media, 16 x 20 Inches, 200 GSM, which was also part of his gift. Even though it’s called mixed media paper, it is so excellent for watercolor!

I haven’t had the chance to use either of these very much yet, though I’m loving them both.