The Liberty Bell


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Waffle. Uh, to waffle is to carry on without really saying anything. Did you know that today, we don’t know when the Liberty Bell was cracked and I’ll be that’s because someone waffled on when accused of doing it! Paint: Schmincke watercolor and Van Gogh Metallic watercolor. Paper: Hahnemühle grey-toned watercolour paper. Brush:Continue reading “The Liberty Bell”

The Perfume of Butterfly Peaflower Tea


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Perfume, Did you know that rubbing your wrists after applying perfume to them can distort the scent? Grabbed one of my Butterfly Peaflower Tea & black tea backgrounds to doodle one while waiting at the dentist’s office. Background: Dried Butterfly Peaflower Tea & Yorkshire Tea Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & PM-701 PermanentContinue reading “The Perfume of Butterfly Peaflower Tea”

Garden with an Iris In It


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Iris. It’s a garden that I doodled while testing some watercolor paints on black paper. There’s got to be some kind of iris in there somewhere. Paints: Gansai Tambai Paper- Stonehenge Aqua Black Watercolor Paper Don’t forget – July is World Watercolor Month!

Route 66


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Vacation. I know I already did this prompt, but I did this one first, mislaid it and did the other. Finally found this one so Did you know that Route 66, one of the original U.S. highways, became known as the ‘Mother Road’, but was first called ‘Bloody 66’ because of the manyContinue reading “Route 66”

Chickadee


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Chickadee. Did you know that chickadees hide food like squirrels and similar animals do? Unlike most animals, though, the chickadee hides each item in a separate place and is able to remember where each item is. Some believe they can remember thousands of hiding places. Playing with both a new paper and aContinue reading “Chickadee”

Vacation Spot


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Vacation. Did you know that there are over 2,500 species of palm trees — and they aren’t all trees? Reference photo courtesy of Einfach-Eve. Paint: Daler-Rowney Aquafine watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard Brush: ZenArt Black Tulip brushes Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “Vacation Spot”

Honeysuckle on Butterfly Peaflower


My giveaway of five Hahnemühle Cold Press Postcard Tins ends Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT. Have you entered yet? #DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Honeysuckle, Did you know that honeysuckle is considered an invasive plant, but it also has many health benefits? I had some paper that I’d stained with butterfly peaflower tea earlier. SinceContinue reading “Honeysuckle on Butterfly Peaflower”

Lemonade for the Ages


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Lemonade Did you know that the recipe for lemonade has been much the same for over a 1000 years? As far back as 500 AD, the Egyptians were making qatarmizat – a lemon drink made with sugar. Reference photo courtesy of guydudka. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Daler-Rowney watercolor inks on Paper:Continue reading “Lemonade for the Ages”