Stuffed Animals on the Shelf


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Stuffed Animal. #Inktober2021 prompt: Fuzzy. Did you know the first stuffed animal was a pincushion elephant, created by Margarete Stieff? Paper: Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book Zebra Technical Pen ZenArt Watercolor Set October Doodlewash Prompts Inktober 2021 prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.Continue reading “Stuffed Animals on the Shelf”

Bubbles the Hel Kitty from Beyond the Veil


#DoodlewashAugust2021 Prompt: Bubbles. #DoodlewashSeptember2021 Prompts: Kitty & Puppy. Four years ago, I did a weird little drawing that I called Creature from Beyond the Veil. Facebook brought it up as a memory. I always thought the crittur looked a lot like a rather friendly Hel Hound, and so I decided to do a Hel Kitty,Continue reading “Bubbles the Hel Kitty from Beyond the Veil”

Princess Peek-a-Boo


Doodlewash August Prompt: Cabinet. Someone’s behind the cabinet, Who can it be? It’s little Princess-Peek-A-Boo, She’s hiding from me! Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Fineliner over black tea background on Hahnemühle Cold Press Agave paper Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You canContinue reading “Princess Peek-a-Boo”

African Paradise Flycatcher


#Doodlewash prompt: bluebird. I know. My bird is more orange than blue, but it’s a bird and there is lots of blue, so I’m going with it! Did you know that the tail of the African Paradise Flycatcher can double in length during breeding season, reaching lengths up 12 inches (30 cm). That’s just theContinue reading “African Paradise Flycatcher”

Spinning Wheel


Are you looking for my second Hahnemuhle The Natural Line Giveaway? You can find it here. #DoodlewashMay2021 prompt: Wheel.   Did you know that the spindle of a spinning wheel is generally not sharp enough to prick a finger on, despite Sleeping Beauty’s well-known mishap?  I didn’t have much time for today’s prompt, so I grabbed oneContinue reading “Spinning Wheel”

Heart of the World


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompts: Penguin, Yellow Roses, Kingfisher, Kaleidoscope, Squirrel, Igloo, Heart, Black Swan, Reptile, Seabird, & Mouse. monkeys, penguins, snow leopards, elephants, kingfishers, Also, alligators, fish, butterflies, monkeys, snow leopards, elephants, cats, a tree and assorted flowers,  This is Heart of the World, where all lovers are welcome and no one eats anything except chocolate. DoneContinue reading “Heart of the World”

Chameleon in Shadows


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Shadows. Did you know that chameleons communicate with each other through their color changes. Among other things, females show acceptance or rejection of their suitors by their color. The background was done with gouache and a GelliArts printing plate in a Hahnemühle ZigZag book, and this was what it looked like before IContinue reading “Chameleon in Shadows”

Cups & Saucers


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Cup and Saucers. Did you know that before handles became popular on cups, hot tea was poured from cup into saucer for cooling and drinking? The background was done with gouache and a GelliArts printing plate in a Hahnemühle ZigZag book, and this was what it looked like before I used the ZebraContinue reading “Cups & Saucers”

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”

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”