Review: Gansai Tambi Watercolors


Traditional transparent watercolor, gouache, watercolor inks.  Just when you think you know them all there comes yet another kind of watercolor! Like many ‘new’ discoveries, Gansai has been around forever. So what is it, and how is it different? Interested? Read my review of the 48-color set of Gansai Tambi Watercolors from Kuretake at Doodlewash!

REVIEW: Zebra Pen Mildliners


The old yellow highlighter ain’t what it used to be. Zebra Pens has a range of 25 colors, and if you only use them for highlighting, you are missing out. Great for bullet journaling, calligraphy, mixed media and more, these pens have bright, vibrant colors. To find out more, read my review of these fabulousContinue reading “REVIEW: Zebra Pen Mildliners”

REVIEW: ‘Tangle All Around the World’ by Alice Hendon


Last year, Alice Hendon invited the members of her ‘Tangle All Around’ Facebook group to submit tangle patterns for a book. This year, she did it again! Life in Tangles is Book 8 in Alice Hendon’s Artangleology Series. It’s chock full of tangle patterns, 504 of them, all created by 92 different tangle artists. ToContinue reading “REVIEW: ‘Tangle All Around the World’ by Alice Hendon”

TUTORIAL: How to Draw a Chick with Zebra Pens


Can you scribble? Take that talent and draw this chick and other animals. To learn how to draw my scribbly chick and more, read my tutorial at the Zebra Pen Z-Blog. Big day for me today! Besides my tutorial, I have a review of REVIEW: Hahnemühle’s New Toned Watercolour Books coming up at Doodlewash sometimeContinue reading “TUTORIAL: How to Draw a Chick with Zebra Pens”

REVIEW: The Art Toolkit by Expeditionary Art


When I saw the Art Toolkit from Expeditionary Art, it was a matter of love at first site. Now, one is mine. All mine. Maria Coryell-Martin is an expeditionary artist. She has developed this kit and the included pocket palette, to stand up to the needs and extremes of polar conditions. It’s so wonderful, I knewContinue reading “REVIEW: The Art Toolkit by Expeditionary Art”

REVIEW: ‘More Tangle Starts’ by Alice Hendon


In 2017, Alice Hendon published ‘Tangle Starts’, a collection of beautiful mixed media background pages. She’s followed up with another book ‘More Tangle Starts’ Alice also offered a copy for a giveaway (now closed) To see a video walk-through and learn more about this excellent book, read my review of Alice Hendon’s ‘More Tangle Starts’Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘More Tangle Starts’ by Alice Hendon”

Back Alley & Playing with the Jane Davenport Collapsible Brush


Artwork – Watercolor on Hahnemühle YouTangle tile. Brush: Jane Davenport Travel Watercolor Brush Collapsible Mini Paint Brush I was playing around with the new Jane Davenport collapsible travel watercolor brush. I decided not to do a full review on it because I think it has as many con’s and it does pro’s. But I thoughtContinue reading “Back Alley & Playing with the Jane Davenport Collapsible Brush”

REVIEW: ‘Tangle All Around the World’ by Alice Hendon


Last year, Alice Hendon invited the members of her ‘Tangle All Around’ Facebook group to submit tangle patterns for a book. Fifty contributors and 453 patterns later, Alice has published one of the largest collections of tangle pattern step-by-steps in the world. To find out more, read my review of Alice Hendon’s ‘Tangle All AroundContinue reading “REVIEW: ‘Tangle All Around the World’ by Alice Hendon”

REVIEW: Miya Arts Solid Watercolor Palette


It’s cute! It’s practical! It’s under $20! This set includes 18 solid pan watercolors, a carrying case, a waterbrush and six sheets of bookmark sized paper. If you’ve been looking for a set to use on the go, for your sketchbooks, journals and coloring or just for practice … … Check out my review ofContinue reading “REVIEW: Miya Arts Solid Watercolor Palette”

REVIEW – Hahnemühle Postcards


Postcards are a fantastic size for quick, relaxing artwork, and friend and family are thrilled to receive them. I paint or draw something on a postcard five days a week – to slip into my husband’s lunchbag each day. I use postcards from Hahnemühle, so if you’ve followed my work for any length of time,Continue reading “REVIEW – Hahnemühle Postcards”