Little Lamb – Counting Sheep #8


Artwork – White Nights Pastel Watercolor set on Fabriano Artistico in a Mary Roff handmade sketchbook. Photo Courtesy of gamagapix on Pixabay. Happy and healthy Easter to those that celebrate! Happy and healthy day to those that don’t! It’s been a while since I did a sheep in my handmade Mary Roff sketchbook. I decidedContinue reading “Little Lamb – Counting Sheep #8”

Raisin Bread & Cocoa


Here’s the colored version of the exercise I posted on Friday. It’s from Charlie O’Shields ‘Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food’, which I reviewed yesterday. Doodlewash prompt: Chocolate Tools Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food Zebra Pen: Zensations Technical pens (review) Zensations Mechanical Colored Pencils

REVIEW – Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food


This is the second book in Charlie O’Shields Sketching Stuff Activity books. The theme for the first book was Nature and this time out the theme is Food. Gather up some snacks, because you’ll be hungry by the time you’re through with the book, lol. Before I forget, there is a Sketching Stuff Facebook GroupContinue reading “REVIEW – Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food”

Piggy Bank – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and White Nights Pastel watercolors on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Isabey Brush : Kazan Squirrel Quill Mop Series: 6234 Size 2/0. Photo courtesy of mconnors at the Morguefile. Doodlewash Prompt: Farm. I decided to do a farm animal and farmers always need this kind of piggy. Did you knowContinue reading “Piggy Bank – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

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”

Tawny Frogmouth Owl – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Dagger Brush. Photo courtesy of pen_ash on Pixabay. Doodlewash Prompt: Frog. I’m being a stinker again. Instead of a frog, I painted an owl that has a frog-like mouth. Did you know that theContinue reading “Tawny Frogmouth Owl – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Malabar Pied Hornbill – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Princeton Neptune, Round Size 10. Photo courtesy of sarangib on Pixabay. Doodlewash Prompt: Pie. Okay, so Pied isn’t quite pie or nearly as tasty but it’s close enough for hand grenades. Did you know that Hornbills have specialized feathers thatContinue reading “Malabar Pied Hornbill – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Squirrel Kit – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Dagger Brush. Photo courtesy of Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay. Doodlewash Prompt: Squirrel Did you know that squirrels have been known to chew shed rattlesnake skin, then lick their fur so their scent would be hiddenContinue reading “Squirrel Kit – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Cupcake – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Joseph Zbukvic Size 10 Round Sketchbook Revival Prompt: Cupcake For some reason the Amazon search feature isn’t bringing up Charlie O’Shields new Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food. You can find the link to it at his podcast site. It’sContinue reading “Cupcake – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

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”