Puppy on Ice


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Puppy Did you know that in 2015, Otto the Bulldog set the Guinness World Record for the ‘Longest human tunnel travelled through by a skateboarding dog’, by skateboarding between the legs of 30 people. Way to go Otto! Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of vlaaitje on Pixabay. Tools:Continue reading “Puppy on Ice”

Pre-launch: Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Launch. I think this guy is just about to launch! Did you know the Guinness World Record for the longest leap by a cat is 7 feet? I needed to get this finished quickly, so I grabbed a pen instead of continuing with a brush. It worked better than I thought it would.Continue reading “Pre-launch: Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Ancient Door


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Door. Did you know that in Zurich in 2010, while excavating for a new car park, a wooden door believed to be about 5,000 years old was found? I’m working on the back of the pages in my ZigZag book, now. The backgrounds were created a few weeks back using gouache. I forgotContinue reading “Ancient Door”

Beginning the Journey


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Beginning. The road may go on forever, but it always has a beginning. Did you know that the Pan-American Highway is the longest roadway in the world? It runs about 19,000 miles, beginning in Alaska and ending in Argentina. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: To find a listContinue reading “Beginning the Journey”

Baluchistan Pygmy Jerboa-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Small Did you know that the Baluchistan Pygmy Jerboa is the smallest rodent in the world? Weighing in around 3.75 g (0.132 oz), they look like a cross between a mouse and a kangaroo! I didn’t have a good reference photo, so it was cobbled from several different photos. It’s harder to getContinue reading “Baluchistan Pygmy Jerboa-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Sunny Side Up


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Egg Did you know that you can often tell whether a hen will lay white or brown eggs by the color of her earlobes? There are exceptions, but usually white earlobes mean white eggs while red or brown earlobes indicate brown eggs. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle rough ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo fromContinue reading “Sunny Side Up”

Devil in Disguise-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Cub. Lion cubs may look sweet, but I can tell you from experience that they are mischievous little devils! Did you know that all lactating females in a pride will feed any of the cubs with no preference given to their own? Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: ToContinue reading “Devil in Disguise-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Kidding Around-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 Prompt: Kid Did you know that while a goat most commonly has 2-3 kids in a litter, the world’s record is 7! Poor mama! Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of Alexis_Fotos at Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “Kidding Around-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Sapling – The Teen-age Years


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Sapling Did you know that a sapling is, in essence, a teenage tree? Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and 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, go here and scroll through to find one near you.Continue reading “Sapling – The Teen-age Years”

Silk Moth Emergent


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Cocoon. Did you know that moths make cocoons, which are made of silk, but butterflies form a hardened skin called a chrysalis? #DoodlewashJanuary2021 Prompt: Cocoon. Did you know that moths make cocoons, which are made of silk, but butterflies form a hardened skin called a chrysalis?  This is the last page in thisContinue reading “Silk Moth Emergent”