Fireflies in a Jar


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Fireflies. Did you know that fireflies’ lights are really efficient? 100% of the energy created is emitted through the light. A fluorescent bulb only emits 90 percent of its energy through light.  Hahnemühle Hot Press Collection Watercolor paper Daniel Smith Watercolors Reference Photo by Andrew Bui on Unsplash August Doodlewash prompts Tools: ToContinue reading “Fireflies in a Jar”

Haystacks


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Haystack. Did you know that Monet’s series of haystack paintings were done in Normandy, France in 1890, and are considered defining examples of impressionist painting? Hahnemühle Agave New Line Watercolor paper Daniel Smith Watercolors Malden Salt Flakes Pebeo Masking Fluid August Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry HahnemühleContinue reading “Haystacks”

The Stars at Night


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Camp. The reason many people camp is to sleep under skies like this. Did you know that humans have always ‘camped’, but camping for recreation only became popular in the late 1800s, early 1900s? William Henry Harrison Murray’s book Camp-Life in the Adirondacks, was published in 1869, and was a big factor in theContinue reading “The Stars at Night”

Gordon Setter


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Wafer. Wafer cones are a great favorite among all the family! Did you know the four setter breeds of dog, the Gordon setter, the Irish setter, the Irish red & white setter, and the English setter were all developed from the medieval setting spaniel, which was trained to point out birds, then lieContinue reading “Gordon Setter”

Diggory Wombat Goes to Africa 1


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Dock. I didn’t get this birthday present done in time for my hubby’s 65th birthday so it’s my major project right now. I plan to do as many of this month’s Doodlewash prompts as possible but I know I won’t get them all. Diggory’s going to have some grand adventures. Penguin-hunting, giraffe-sliding andContinue reading “Diggory Wombat Goes to Africa 1”

Pop’s Sickle


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Popsicle. Did you know that in 1923, Frank Epperson, filed the patent for the popsicle? He had been calling them Eppsicles, but his children called them “Pop’s ‘sicles,” and that’s the name that stuck . This looks a bit like a print, but it was an experiment to see if I could getContinue reading “Pop’s Sickle”

Where’s the Eats?


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Breakfast. This gal is obviously wondering where her breakfast is. Did you know that recent studies indicate that goats are as smart as dogs and as capable of an emotional relationship with people? Hahnemühle Rough Collection Watercolor paper Aquafine Watercolor Photo reference image by Peppi2017 at Pixabay August Doodlewash prompts Tools: To findContinue reading “Where’s the Eats?”

Gold: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 31


Did you know the Goldcrest is the smallest bird in Europe? July 31st is the last day to buy limited edition World Watercolor Month items! You can find some fantastic stuff, but they’ll be gone on August 1st! Don’t miss out! Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolor book Aquafine Watercolor Malden Salt Flakes July Doodlewash prompts Tools: ToContinue reading “Gold: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 31”

Record: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know that the archeological record suggest that clouds of gas and ash killed the inhabitants of Pompeii within 15 minutes of the volcano’s eruption? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolor book Aquafine Watercolor Malden Salt Flakes July Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find aContinue reading “Record: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Rest: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know that approximately 12% of people only dream in black and white? I was definitely in a hurry today, so I decided to simply do a quick landscape that I felt was restful. Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour book Joyce’s Signature DaContinue reading “Rest: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”