K is for Knot


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Puzzle. ‘Cause the Gordian Knot was an ancient puzzle. Did you know that in 1760, John Spilsbury glued a map onto wood, sawed it into pieces and the first known jigsaw puzzle was invented? This is the last of my alphabet primer pages.  I’m kind of sad to have them end, but I’ve comeContinue reading “K is for Knot”

Be Mine, Tiger!


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Heart. Happy Valentines Day! Did you know that during the Victorian Era, people would send ‘vinegar valentines’, cards with caricatures and mean-spirited sayings, to suitors they wished to reject? I have two works today. I wanted to do an ‘H is for Heart’ for my primer series, but I also wanted to do aContinue reading “Be Mine, Tiger!”

L is for Labyrinth


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Games. Because mazes came from labyrinths and mazes were often used as games. Did you know that a labyrinth has only one route to the center, twisty though it may be, whereas a maze has many branches with some that never reach the center? Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen KuretakeContinue reading “L is for Labyrinth”

F is for Flamingo


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Flamingo Did you know that flamingoes feed their young crop milk, which is produced in their digestive tract, and is blood-red in color? Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photo from Pexels. February Doodlewash Prompts Tools: To find a listContinue reading “F is for Flamingo”

M is for Muffin


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Muffin. Did you know that four U.S. States have a State muffin? New York has the apple, of course, Massachusetts has the corn muffin, and both Minnesota and Washington have the blueberry. Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photo fromContinue reading “M is for Muffin”

J is for Jasmin


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Bouquet. ‘Cause you can make a beautiful bouquet with jasmin. Did you know that jasmin flowers develop both male and female reproductive organs? They develop at different times, though, so they are not self-pollinators. Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay referenceContinue reading “J is for Jasmin”

I is for Ingredients


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Casserole. ‘Cause you gotta have ingredients for a good casserole, right? Did you know that in 1955, the Associated Press featured the Green Bean Casserole recipe in their Thanksgiving edition, and it has been a holiday tradition for many ever since? And possibily, it’s the origin of the saying ‘haters gonna hate’. Mind you, that’sContinue reading “I is for Ingredients”

Walk-thru: Alphabet Primer


For the January 2022 challenge from Doodlewash, I decided to do an alphabet primer based on the prompts. This is a walk-thru of the first A-Z pages. I’m filling the book with a second round this month. Tools used for this Alphabet Primer Review-Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook REVIEW: Kaleidolines Starter Set from Kuretake ZIG REVIEW: CambioContinue reading “Walk-thru: Alphabet Primer”

G is for Groundhog


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Groundhog Did you know that groundhogs are also known as woodchucks, but it has nothing to do with wood? It’s from their Algonquian name, ‘wuchak’. Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photo from JackBulmer. February Doodlewash Prompts Tools: To findContinue reading “G is for Groundhog”

E is for Ear


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Ear. Did you know your earlobes continue to grow throughout your lifetime? Your nose does too, and the bottom of your earlobe and end of your nose line up (except for growth spurts when you’re a child). Now, I’ve run out of month to fill the Nostalgie sketchbook that I’m using. I haveContinue reading “E is for Ear”