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”

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”

A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …


Have you sent for a Hahnemühle Freebie sample of The Collection Watercolor paper yet? Find how here. Doodlewash prompt: Novel When I looked at these two pages in my gouache/GelliArts ZigZag book, I immediately saw some figures. Instead of painting with more gouache, this time I squirkled with gel pens to bring out the shapes.Continue reading “A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …”

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”