The Big Bang

I was ill this week and just as I started feeling better, my mother became ill. As a consequence, I’ve done very little artwork. I feel blessed, because I have this HUUUGE stockpile of older art, and new readers who haven’t seen it. This is a piece that I did back in 2010. I don’tContinue reading “The Big Bang”

Colorful Cats Swap from 2009

Artwork: House Cat-Colorful Cats Swap. Done in 2009. If you are here looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #6, you can find it here. I’m sorry I haven’t been online much the last few days. I’ve been ill, and between coughing and shaky hands, I just haven’t done much artwork or surfingContinue reading “Colorful Cats Swap from 2009”


This is an updated version of the Bleedthrumanade tutorial I posted a few year ago. Got Lemons, make lemonade; Got Marker Bleed-thru, make bleedthrumanade. This is the back of the drawing above. Read on to see how this is done. The process is simpler than people expect it to be, and I hope this makesContinue reading “BLEEDTHRUMANADE TUTORIAL”

Resting in the Garden: a mini review

If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway, you can find it here. Artwork: Ecoline Earth & Pastel Watercolor Brush pen sets in Hahnemühle Report & Art book I like the Multicolor Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pen Set so much that I decided to get more colors. (You can also find myContinue reading “Resting in the Garden: a mini review”

Hitting the 10,000,000 mark

I try not to get too caught up in social media numbers, but there is one I’ve been anticipating for quite a while now. Flickr is the first social media site that I joined back in 2008, and it’s always been among my most active. I just passed ten million hits, and it feels goood!Continue reading “Hitting the 10,000,000 mark”

Hahnemühle Calendar 2019

Every year Hahnemühle has a contest inviting people to submit artwork for a limited edition calendar. It’s approx. 18 x 25 inches (HUGE!), printed on fabulous thick paper and filled with gorgeous artwork.  The tricky thing is, these calendars are hard to come by. You have to be one of the artists whose art isContinue reading “Hahnemühle Calendar 2019”

A Gift for Carol

As you might know, I review many Hahnemühle products. Working with Carol Boss has been a wonderful experience – so wonderful that four of us reviewers got together to create a Christmas present of an original artwork journal for her. The Canadian postal strike delayed things, so Carol only received her gift yesterday. I hopeContinue reading “A Gift for Carol”

Quilled Christmas Card

My mother made it clear that she was expecting something fancy in a handmade card this year.  In the past, I’ve been on design teams and had lots of crafty products on hand, for 3D origami, and resin creations, but these day, I mostly have pens and watercolor. I often admired the quilled artwork I’veContinue reading “Quilled Christmas Card”