Hot Chocolate


Have you entered my Zebra Mildliner/Hahnemühle Paper giveaway? It’s one post back. Doodlewash prompt: Hot Chocolate Did you know that the Mayans and Aztecs used cocoa beans as currency? So, once upon a time, money did grow on trees! Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers,Continue reading “Hot Chocolate”

Sparkly Abstract


Doodlewash prompt: Sparkly. Did you know it’s believed the first ‘fireworks’ were bamboo stalks thrown into a fire, so the hollow pockets in the stalks would cause a loud explosion? Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada,Continue reading “Sparkly Abstract”

Industrial Chimney


Doodlewash prompt: Chimney Did you know that the tallest chimney in the world is the GRES-2 Power Station, Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan at approximately 1377 ft? I intended something quite different. I went looking on Pixabay for a reference photo, thinking of an old crumbly one, but this was the first image that appeared when I typedContinue reading “Industrial Chimney”

Poinsettias – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Did you know that the flowers of the poinsettia are the cluster of yellow buds in the center? The leaves turn color as the plant flowers, so look for those buds – especially ones not yet opened. Doodlewash prompt: Poinsettia Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Poinsettias – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Partridge Chick – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle cold press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of Natalia_Kollegova on Pixabay. Did you know that Partridge chicks can feed themselves as soon as they hatch, and are able to fly as when 15 days old. Doodlewash prompt: Partridge Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products inContinue reading “Partridge Chick – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

The Hearth


Have you entered my giveaway for a chance to win a copy of Alice Hendon’s “Life in Tangles’ and Zebra pens? It ends this evening at 05:00 PM PST. Reference photo courtesy of judenicholson  at Pixabay. Artwork: Gouache in a Hahnemühle ZigZag sketchbook. I realized late in the evening that the GelliArts backgrounds I’d doneContinue reading “The Hearth”

The Cat Who Lost His Candy


Have you entered my giveaway for a chance to win a copy of Alice Hendon’s “Life in Tangles’ and Zebra pens? It ends Saturday, December 19 at 05:00 PM PST. Artwork: Gouache in a Hahnemühle ZigZag sketchbook. Here’s another project I barely got started and just didn’t have time to work on. I used aContinue reading “The Cat Who Lost His Candy”

White Goose – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle cold press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of saideclg on Pixabay. Did you know that there is more than one name for a group of geese? In flight they are called a “skein”, on the ground a “gaggle”, and “flock” is correct any time. Doodlewash prompt: Goose Tools: To findContinue reading “White Goose – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Cameroon Lamb – Counting Sheep #9


Artwork -Gouache on Fabriano Artistico in a Mary Roff handmade sketchbook. Photo Courtesy of ivabalk on Pixabay. Did you know that sheep have scent glands in front of their eyes and on their feet? Doodlewash Prompt: Sheep. Well, this is one project I started in 2019 that I definitely didn’t keep up with. I intendedContinue reading “Cameroon Lamb – Counting Sheep #9”

Sunset in Snow


Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle Coldpress ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Lots of things coming up in the near future. On Sunday afternoon, I’ll be launching a giveaway for a copy of Alice Hendon’s new ‘Life in Tangles’ book. On Monday, my review of the book will be going up at Doodlewash. And I have another giveaway plannedContinue reading “Sunset in Snow”