A Cup of Joe


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Mug. ‘Create Like a Kid Again‘ – Exercise 12. Discover Fun Facts. Did you know there are 3 theories about the origin of the term ‘Cup of Joe’? One is that Joe was a term for the common man and coffee the drink of the common man. Another is that other slang termsContinue reading “A Cup of Joe”

I’ve Got a Frog In My Throat!


Did you know that Charlie O’Shields published a new Sketching Stuff book (Sketching Stuff – Create Like A Kid Again! ) a few weeks ago. It’s full of exercises to engage your creativity – whether you write, draw or just like mental games. He also has a Sketching Stuff website () where you can see what’sContinue reading “I’ve Got a Frog In My Throat!”

Book Review: Sketching Stuff-Create Like a Kid Again!


So you’re a grown up now. All serious and such. But you still want to be creative. Charlie O’Shields latest book “Sketching Stuff – Create like a Kid Again’ is all about that. Don’t be fooled by the fun, bold illustrations. A young child would probably enjoy looking at them, and might instantly start creatingContinue reading “Book Review: Sketching Stuff-Create Like a Kid Again!”

Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolor Book on Sale at Wet Paint


Wet Paint has the watercolor book that I reviewed yesterday on sale! Hahnemuhle 100% Cotton Watercolor Books are 30% off MSRP! The popular Watercolor Book from German paper company, Hahnemuhle, is now available in a 100% cotton version! These cloth-bound books feature 30 sheets of 120lb (250gsm), cold pressed, acid-free and vegan paper that isContinue reading “Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolor Book on Sale at Wet Paint”

Did you know that Hahnemühle …


… has a calendar competition every year? Here’s their blurb for this year: 𝙷𝚘𝚠 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚗𝚎𝚠 𝚝𝚘𝚙𝚒𝚌 𝚘𝚏 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟹 𝙷𝚊𝚑𝚗𝚎𝚖ü𝚑𝚕𝚎 𝙲𝚊𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚛 𝙿𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙲𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚎𝚝𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗? We know some of you are already waiting. This year’s theme is “𝙲𝚘𝚕𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙴𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚑”. The beauty of the earth in its breathtaking blaze of colours offers a variety ofContinue reading “Did you know that Hahnemühle …”

Review: Cambio Tambien Brush Pens 6 color sets A & B


Looking for things to make you paint in bright, bold color? Kuretake Cambio Tambien brush pens come in two sets of 6 Colors each. They’re great for a range of artistic activity — painting, lettering, art journaling and more. But what are they? Learn more in my review at Doodlewash!

Prehistoric Gardens & the Oregon Coast


Last week, my hubby and I took a 4-day road trip from Portland, Oregon almost all the way to the California border. Our ultimate goal was to enjoy the beautiful views. We also wanted to enjoy a moment of nostalgia and visit a little roadside attraction that seemed magical to us when we were veryContinue reading “Prehistoric Gardens & the Oregon Coast”

Happy Independence Day to all who celebrate!


It’s the Fourth of July and Independence Day here in the U.S. Fireworks have been banned to due extreme heat and fire danger, so I thought I’d just cool off with color-coordinated treats! Have a fun and safe day whether you celebrate or not. Stay cool (or warm as weather dictates)! Paint- Aquafine watercolor Paper-Continue reading “Happy Independence Day to all who celebrate!”