Giveaway-Closed


I’m so happy to be able to giveaway away these items. I’ve spent so much time with these pens and this paper, and I love being able to share them. Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens don’t blob or skip and come in such a wonderful range of colors. I like coloring an area and spreading the color with a wet brush. The Nostalgie paper has handled every medium I’ve ever tried using on it. It isn’t watercolor paper, but handles wet very well. The colors stay rich and bright on it. It’s just my favorite paper for a wide range of mediums.

As you may know I’m a Zebra Pen Ambassador. Hahnemühle doesn’t have an Ambassador program, but they send me free product to review and use on a regular basis. Recently, both companies sent me product to giveaway! This is the second of two giveaways.

Giveaway  is over!

U. S. only

Prizes: One winner will receive:
One Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketch Pad-Portrait 5.8 x 8.3 in./14.8 x 21 cm.
One Pkg 20-Count Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens in Assorted Colors
One Pkg 8-Count Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens in Shiny Colors
One Pkg 9-Count Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens in Milk Colors

Two Ways To Enter:

  1. Send me an email at LifeImitatesDoodles@gmail.com with: ‘I want to win the Life Imitates Doodles Giveaway 2‘ in the subject line
  2. Visit my LifeImitatesDoodles Instagram account and follow the instructions there.

Giveaway ends on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 11:59 PM PDT. Winner will be notified by a response to the email they sent, or by DM if the winner entered on Instagram.

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Doodlewash September – 30 Prompts in One Drawing


If you are looking for my Viviva Colorsheets and Sketchbook review, you can find it here.

This was drawn with Zebra Pens Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchpad AND… Tomorrow, I have a giveaway for someone to win a complete set of Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pens and a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchpad!

I’ve been trying to keep up with the Doodlewash prompts by combining a week’s worth of prompts in one drawing or painting. This September, though, was crazy with wildfires, reviews, and working on my book. Even a drawing a week was too much.

But Mary Roff came up with some fantastic prompts and I really wanted to use them. Suddenly, I wondered if I could combine them – all 30 prompts – in one drawing. Turns out I could!

I needed the entire page, so printed out the poem I came up with – very Alice in Wonderlandish it is too – and taped it down next to the drawing.

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll through to find one near you.

Hahnemühle Nostalgie Book (review)

You can find Zebra pen products here.

Zebra Pen Sarasa Clip Retractable Gel Ink Pens

REVIEW: Viviva Colorsheets and Sketchbook


Have you ever been out painting on the go, or even in a small area at home, and wondered how to carry everything and where to set it all down?

Please check out my review at Doodlewash to learn more about Viviva Colorsheets, an elegant solution to the problem, and about their beautiful new sketchbook!

Giveaway Closed-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 send me free product to review and use on a regular basis. Recently, both companies sent me product to giveaway! This is the first of two giveaways.

Giveaway  (IS OVER)

U. S. only

Prizes: One winner will receive:
One Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketch Pad-Portrait 5.8 x 8.3 in./14.8 x 21 cm.
One Pkg 20-Count Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens in Assorted Colors
One Pkg 8-Count Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens in Shiny Colors
One Pkg 9-Count Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens in Milk Colors

Two Ways To Enter:

  1. Send me an email at LifeImitatesDoodles@gmail.com with: ‘I want to win the Life Imitates Doodles Giveaway 1‘ in the subject line
  2. Visit my LifeImitatesDoodles Instagram account and follow the instructions there.

Giveaway ends on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM PDT. Winner will be notified by a response to the email they sent, or by DM if the winner entered on Instagram.

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Doodlewash Doodles – August, Week 2


Yes. That’s how far behind I am. These are Doodlewash prompts for the 2nd week of August!

The other thing of note is that I drew this with Zebra Pens Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens (yes! You can use them like they were watercolor!) in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchpad (yes! Nostalgie paper now comes in PADS!) AND…

Tomorrow, I have a giveaway for someone to win –

One Hahnemühle Nostalgie SketchPad-Portrait 5.8 x 8.3 in./14.8 x 21 cm.
One Pkg 20-Count Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens in Assorted Colors
One Pkg 8-Count Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens in Shiny Colors
One Pkg 9-Count Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens in Milk Colors

The Poem with Doodlewash Prompts italicized.

A paleontologist dances a jig,

A historic moment has occurred at his dig!

With tools of patience and shovel and brush,

He’s uncovered a fossil with bones uncrushed.

A creature with paddle-like flippers he’s freed.

The magpie thinks, ‘There’s nothing left for a feed!’

It laughs, his feet on the barbed-wire fence,

And decides that the dance makes little sense.

  • Aug. 9-Fossil
  • Aug. 10-Tool
  • Aug. 11-Feed
  • Aug. 12-Dance
  • Aug. 13-Barbed Wire
  • Aug. 14-Magpie
  • Aug. 15-Paddle
  • Aug. 16-Historic Moment
  • Aug. 17-Feed

Photo References from Pixabay:

PublicDomainPictures

Free-Photos

Free-Photos

TheOtherKev

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll through to find one near you.

Hahnemühle Nostalgie Book (review)

You can find Zebra pen products here.

Zebra Pen Sarasa Clip Retractable Gel Ink Pens

Blue Wildebeest – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork- Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and American Journey Watercolor on a Hahnemühle Coldpress Watercolor Postcard. Thanks to Fabrizio Frigeni for sharing their work on Unsplash.

Did you know that the Blue Wildebeest often migrates with Zebras; a symbiotic relationship because zebras have better memories for safe passages, and wildebeest can smell out water better?

This painting rapidly got darker than I meant it to. I expected more color shift, but my mix of Prussian Blue and Burnt Sienna stayed pretty true to the original color!

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll through to find one near you.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork- Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith Watercolor on a Hahnemühle Coldpress Watercolor Postcard. Reference Photo courtesy of Zaibork on Pixabay.

Did you know that, according to Welsh legend, fairies and elves have Pembroke Welsh Corgis to pull their coaches, and that fae warriors ride them as steeds?

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll through to find one near you.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

REVIEW: YinMn Blue Watercolor


YInMn Blue – what is it and how do I pronounce it without spraining my tongue? And what’s so exciting about it?

Please check out my review at Doodlewash to learn more about the first new inorganic blue in over 200 years!

Tomorrow morning – my review of YinMn Blue Watercolor


You’ve probably heard about this new color discovered in 2009. It’s just recently available to artists. Tomorrow morning, I’ll be sharing my impressions of the color at Doodlewash!

Domestic Dog – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork- Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and QoR Watercolor on a Hahnemühle Coldpress Watercolor Postcard. Reference Photo courtesy of Zaibork on Pixabay.

Did you know that recent studies of ancient finds and DNA suggest dogs may have been domesticated more than once throughout history? Despite this it is believed that our current domestic dogs all originated in Asia.

Doodlewash prompt: Pet

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll through to find one near you.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

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