Apologies-A post accidentally went out for my giveaway – it starts tomorrow morning


I had a power blip and the email was sent even though the post didn’t actually go live.

The weekly giveaway will open tomorrow (Wed. 6, 2019) morning.

I’m sorry for the inconvenience!

Winner of Alice Hendon’s book giveaway


This week’s winner of the Life Imitates Doodles Wednesday giveaway is ….

Chris Zar

EDITED: It turns out that Chris already has a copy of Alice’s book, so she’s asked me to add this giveaway’s copy to the next giveaway! THANK YOU, CHRIS! (she is keeping the rest of the items. Chris is generous, but not insane, lol)

Congratulations, Chris! Please contact me with mailing information at the email listed in ‘About Me’ on the sidebar by Tuesday, February 5 at 11:59 PM PST.

If the winner doesn’t contact me by the time listed, another winner will be chosen.

Be sure to come every Wednesday for a giveaway at Life Imitates Doodles. The next giveaway will be for:

  • Alice’s ‘Tangle Starts Planner, Into the Future
  • one A6 Hahnemühle Report & Art Sketchbook
  • one sampler pack of Hahnemühle Mixed Media Bamboo paper
  • a 6-pack of Zebra Zensations Technical Pens 

I’ll also have a review of the Hahnemühle Report & Art Sketchbook up at Doodlewash.

Cosmic Puppy and the Search for the Bountiless Bone-Day 5


Have you entered this week’s giveaway for a copy of Alice Hendon’s ‘Tangle Starts: Into the Future’, a tin of YouTangle tiles, a set of 48 Arteza Colored Pencils, and a 3 pk of Zebra Zensations Pens? If not, why not? It’s open internationally Go here to enter.

Pages 25-27.
Text: But he did not find the bone. And still he traveled on. “Stop,” said his toes. “Rest!” screamed his pads. His tail …

Pages 28-30.
Text: …was too tired to wag. Then suddenly the Stupendous Starfish appeared, the Bountiless Bone behind him. “Bone,” said Cosmic Puppy.

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Pages 31.
Text: And found himself back on the beach. (And so ends the story of Cosmic Puppy!)

I know – the last page, both story and art don’t quite match the rest. It was a gift for someone, and I had to give it to them before I was quite done. Such is life, but I’ve always regretted not having just a little more time with it.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this rather silly illustrated story. On Saturday evening, we’ll start the Adventures of City Girl!

Teaser – 5 Days of Giveaways


My new blog is ready (I fervently hope) and I’m celebrating with 5 days of giveaways, starting tomorrow Dec. 3!  I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of the Prize Packages.  These giveaways will be world wide.

All of the Hahnemühle products were provided by Hahnemühle_USA (thank you so much!).  I’m providing the 3-packs of Zebra Pens and for the grand prize on Friday, I also bought a Winsor & Newton Cotman set of watercolors and brushes.

Monday 

  • One Tin of Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards
  • One mini-Pad of Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media paper, 3.1 x 4.1 inch
  • One 3-pack of Zebra Zensations Technical Pens

Tuesday

  • One Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book
  • One mini-Pad of Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media paper, 3.1 x 4.1 inch
  • One 3-pack of Zebra Zensations Technical Pens

Wednesday

  • One Hahnemühle Report & Art Book
  • One mini-Pad of Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media paper, 3.1 x 4.1 inch
  • One 3-pack of Zebra Zensations Technical Pens

Thursday

  • One Blcok of Hahnemühle Expression Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • One mini-Pad of Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media paper, 3.1 x 4.1 inch
  • One 3-pack of Zebra Zensations Technical Pens

Friday 

  • One Block of Hahnemühle Cold Press Britannia Watercolor Paper
  • One Travel set of Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolors – 14 colors & 2 brushes
  • One mini-Pad of Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media paper, 3.1 x 4.1 inch
  • One 3-pack of Zebra Zensations Technical Pens

Hope to see you all week!

#PostcardsForTheLunchBag – Gerbil #DanielSmithArtistMaterials #Hahnemühle_USA #ZebraPen_USA


Yesterday, my hubby took a Gerbil in his lunch bag.
Did you know that even though the Gerbil is a rodent, they are a distinct family different from rats?

Fox Spirit #Watercolor #DanielSmithArtistMaterials #Hahnemühle_USA #Doodlewash #WorldWatercolorGroup


The last and my favorite of the four negative ‘spirit’ paintings I did, using cloud studies as a base.  I decided to switch things up just a little, doing a portrait and adding more detail so it isn’t a true negative painting, though I did use the technique to carve out the shape of the head.

Daniel Smith Watercolors
on Hahnemühle Britannia Cold-Pressed Watercolour Paper
Adapted from a photo by howlingred70 at UnSplash

For a full list and links to Fun & Easy Landscape 
Step-outs, Step-by-steps, Step-wiselys and guide rules go here.
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Tuesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal #Hahnemühle_USA #ZebraPenUS


Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Tuesday and Saturday.

There will be no Link List  for the 10th and 13th, but it will be back on Nov. 17th,
God willin’ and the creek don’t rise!

Polar Spirit – the third of my spirit paintings.  I had done four studies of the different types of clouds and afterwards, I did a negative painting over each.  I love the ghostly look I achieved doing this.

Daniel Smith Watercolors
on Hahnemühle Britannia Cold-Pressed Watercolour Paper
Adapted from a photo by iribagrova8176 at Pixabay
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