TUTORIAL: How to Draw a Chick with Zebra Pens


Can you scribble? Take that talent and draw this chick and other animals. To learn how to draw my scribbly chick and more, read my tutorial at the Zebra Pen Z-Blog. Big day for me today! Besides my tutorial, I have a review of REVIEW: Hahnemühle’s New Toned Watercolour Books coming up at Doodlewash sometimeContinue reading “TUTORIAL: How to Draw a Chick with Zebra Pens”

REVIEW: The Art Toolkit by Expeditionary Art


When I saw the Art Toolkit from Expeditionary Art, it was a matter of love at first site. Now, one is mine. All mine. Maria Coryell-Martin is an expeditionary artist. She has developed this kit and the included pocket palette, to stand up to the needs and extremes of polar conditions. It’s so wonderful, I knewContinue reading “REVIEW: The Art Toolkit by Expeditionary Art”

REVIEW: ‘More Tangle Starts’ by Alice Hendon


In 2017, Alice Hendon published ‘Tangle Starts’, a collection of beautiful mixed media background pages. She’s followed up with another book ‘More Tangle Starts’ Alice also offered a copy for a giveaway (now closed) To see a video walk-through and learn more about this excellent book, read my review of Alice Hendon’s ‘More Tangle Starts’Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘More Tangle Starts’ by Alice Hendon”

Go To Palette for animals


Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been playing with some new colors. I’ve found that I’ve been using the same Daniel Smith colors quite a bit when painting my daily postcards for the lunch bag. But I wasn’t entirely happy with my choices. So I decided to try some other colors. A fewContinue reading “Go To Palette for animals”

Tutorial-How to Draw a Fun & Easy Turtle


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Sarasa Clip Gel Pen and Mechanical Color Pencil in Hahnemühle Lilac 1584 dot-grid sketchbook Susan Masters asked for a step-out for a Fun & Easy Turtle, so I did one. My example is blowing bubbles, so I’m using it for the Doodlewash prompt of Bubbles. And here’s the step-out. ToolsContinue reading “Tutorial-How to Draw a Fun & Easy Turtle”

Spotlight on the ArtBin Sidekick Art & Craft Supply Storage with Paint Pallet Tray


One of the items I received for Christmas was an ArtBin Sidekick Art & Craft Supply Storage with Paint Pallet Tray. It’s fantastic for organizing and for traveling with your art supplies. And did I mention it comes with a paint pallet tray? Please check out my full review of this lovely at Doodlewash.

Tutorial-How to Draw a Fun Hippo


This morning I posted a review of the Hahnemühle 1584 Notebook at Doodlewash. The dot grid paper is so fine for creating step-outs and I love working on the purple paper for my examples. The color does half my work! This was done in the Lilac version. I can’t wait to try out the PeachContinue reading “Tutorial-How to Draw a Fun Hippo”

REVIEW: Hahnemühle 1584 Notebook


Hahnemühle has entered the Stationery FineArt line and given us the 1584 Notebook. Yes, it has dot grid paper, but it also has blank colored paper! What? Coming in Lilac, Peach and Sea Green, this notebook has three sections: 40 sheets of dot grid 20 sheets of blank color coordinated paper 40 sheets of dotContinue reading “REVIEW: Hahnemühle 1584 Notebook”

REVIEW – Mary Roff Handmade Sketchbook


Recently, I bought one of Mary Roff’s beautiful handmade sketchbooks from her Etsy shop. It’s a piece of art in itself and a joy to work in, so I had to do a review for you. Please check out my review of this lovely sketchbook at Doodlewash.

Art Supplies for the Artist Who Has Everything


‘Tis the season that’s the reason for spending money on gifts for friends, family and, of course, yourself! Everyone’s compiling lists of their favorites and I’ve done the same. There have been many innovative art supplies that hit the market over the last couple of years and many have become part of my daily use,Continue reading “Art Supplies for the Artist Who Has Everything”