Giveaway-Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketch Pad & Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens


One of my favorite combinations to work with is Nostalgie paper and Sarasa Clip Pens. I use the pens in both the traditional manner and as watercolors. You can see a couple of examples here and here. As you may know I’m a Zebra Pen Ambassador. Hahnemühle doesn’t have an Ambassador program, but they sendContinue reading “Giveaway-Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketch Pad & Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens”

Hwy 14 – Columbia Gorge, Washington


It was another beautiful day, yesterday, so hubby and I decided to do our favorite drive along the Columbia Gorge on the Washington side, returning home on the Oregon side. The wind was blowing so hard it was difficult to get photos, but I did take a few during one stop. We like to stopContinue reading “Hwy 14 – Columbia Gorge, Washington”

REVIEW-Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook


I reviewed the Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook back in 2018, before I started doing videos. It’s one of my favorite non-watercolor papers, and Hahnemühle sent me some more. I decided that I’d do a video and update the review. Review Specs Size:  Portrait: A6 / 4.1 x 5.8 inches A5 / 8.1 x 5.8 inches A4Continue reading “REVIEW-Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook”

World Watercolor Month


As you might know, this month I’ve been posting small daily doodles based on the Doodlewash prompts for June. I did all of these on one page and here you have them all. By the way, the paper I used is the Hahnemühle Collection Sketch, which I will be reviewing in July, along with theContinue reading “World Watercolor Month”

Windows & the Hibiscus Bug – Postcards for the Lunch Box


Artwork – Zebra Technical Pen and American Journey Watercolor on a Hahnemühle Coldpress Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of joojoo14 on Pixabay. Where does the time go? Out the window it seems – I managed to do a painting, but I didn’t get around to looking up facts about the hibiscus bug. And today’s doodle…Continue reading “Windows & the Hibiscus Bug – Postcards for the Lunch Box”

After the Airboat Ride


Artwork: Zensations Tech Pen, Watercolor and Gouache in a Grey Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook If you are looking for my review of the Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour sketchbooks, you can find it at Doodlewash. If you are looking for my scribble animal tutorial, you can find it the Zebra Pen Z-Blog. This is another painting IContinue reading “After the Airboat Ride”

Flower in Mars & Piemonite


Artwork-Pen, QoR Mars Orange Deep and Daniel Smith Piemontite Genuine in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook. A long time ago, I drew this flower – with a technical pen I think but I’m not positive. Having had fun painting with nothing by Mars Orange Deep the other day, I decided to try the same color withContinue reading “Flower in Mars & Piemonite”

Raisin Bread & Cocoa


Here’s the colored version of the exercise I posted on Friday. It’s from Charlie O’Shields ‘Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food’, which I reviewed yesterday. Doodlewash prompt: Chocolate Tools Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food Zebra Pen: Zensations Technical pens (review) Zensations Mechanical Colored Pencils

REVIEW – Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food


This is the second book in Charlie O’Shields Sketching Stuff Activity books. The theme for the first book was Nature and this time out the theme is Food. Gather up some snacks, because you’ll be hungry by the time you’re through with the book, lol. Before I forget, there is a Sketching Stuff Facebook GroupContinue reading “REVIEW – Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food”

Teaser – Review of Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food Coming Tomorrow


Just one of the drawings I’ve done so far, from the exercises in Charlie O’Shields ‘Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food’. I have a review with a video walk-through coming up on my blog, Saturday morning. I hope you’ll come check it out!