Crathes Castle Topiary

#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Castle. Did you know that topiary can be traced back to Julius Cesar, who made it all the rage? Of course, the Greeks, Chinese and Japanese were creating similar things before that under different names. I decided it had been a while since I did something entirely with pen and marker, and thisContinue reading “Crathes Castle Topiary”

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”

Tadpole-Postcards for the Lunch Bag

Doodlewash prompt: Tadpole Did you know that tadpoles are also called polliwogs, a word meaning ‘head’ and ‘wiggle’. Artwork-Zebra Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pen on Hahnemühle Rough ‘The Collection’ paper. Reference photo from Skitterphoto on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here andContinue reading “Tadpole-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Spirit King of the Forest

Doodlewash prompt: Yarn In the forests of my imagination there exists a Spirit King, who watches over all the green and growing things. And doesn’t that sound like the beginning to a great yarn? Can you find a few of the things the Spirit King watches over? Lion, rabbit, woman, blackbird, giraffe, unicorn, 4 kindsContinue reading “Spirit King of the Forest”

Recycle Abstract

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Recycle Did you know that an entire load of recyclable material can end up in the landfill, because there was one non-recyclable item included? Zebra pen Mildliner Marker pens on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. @Hahnemühle_USA @ZebraPen #ZebraAmbassador @zebrateam_usa Artwork-Zebra pen Mildliner Marker & Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel pens on HahnemühleContinue reading “Recycle Abstract”

Modern in Mildliner

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Modern Did you know that ‘Modern Architecture’ is a school of design popular from the beginning of 20th century through World War II. Hardly seems modern now, lol. I cut some paper lately and had some small pieces around 3 x 5 inches. I’m using them for a lot of the prompts this month,Continue reading “Modern in Mildliner”


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”

Moldy Cheese

Artwork: Zebra Zensation Brush Pen and Mildliners on a Hahnemühle YouTangle tile It’s been a while since I just did a random doodle, so I colored up a tile with some mildliner pens and drew away with a flexible brush pen. Some cheese molds get pretty colorful, so I think this could pass. Did youContinue reading “Moldy Cheese”

Buttons, Buttons

Artwork: Zebra pen Mildliner brush pens and Zebra Pen Metallic Brush Pen on a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard. I realized I didn’t have anything but my daily doodles for today and tomorrow, so I did some quick abstracts to post. Ever wonder why buttons are on opposite sides for men and women? Most men dressed themselves,Continue reading “Buttons, Buttons”

Crinoid Limestone

Artwork: Zebra Pen ClickArt Retractable Marker Pen in a Hahnemühle Cappuccino sketchbook. Reference photo courtesy of glaciergary on Pixabay. #Hahnemühle_USA #ZebraPen_USA #ZebraAmbassador Doodlewash prompt: Limes. I’m being tricky again and drew a picture of limestone with crinoid (sea lilies, starfish, urchins, etc) fossils instead of limes. Did you know that the Colosseum, the Sphinx, andContinue reading “Crinoid Limestone”