The Tarsier


#doodlewashMarch2022: Bird’s Nest. Did you know the Tarsier is the only primate that is entirely carnivorous? Their diet consists of insects, lizards, snakes and birds. No fruit or foliage for these guys – but they’d raid a bird’s nest for the eggs in a flash! Hahnemühle hot press The Collection watercolor paper American Journey watercolorContinue reading “The Tarsier”

The Tortoise and the Strawberry


#doodlewashMarch2022: Snack. ‘Cause my tortoise is snacking on strawberries. Did you know the lighter a tortoise’s shell, the warmer the country of its origin.  The lightest known shade means the tortoise originates from the southern part of the Sahara Desert. Hahnemühle hot press The Collection watercolor paper Arteza Gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of DA_Mayerbepp..Continue reading “The Tortoise and the Strawberry”

River Dolphins


#doodlewashMarch2022: Dolphins. Did you know that female river dolphins prefer older men? We know this because river dolphins get pinker as they get older, and the females show a decided preference for males with the most pink. Makes sense to me – what woman doesn’t love pink?  For some reason, my scanner picked up theContinue reading “River Dolphins”

Dandelion in Delight


#doodlewashMarch2022: Dandelion. Did you know that dandelion seeds can travel up to five miles? Hahnemühle Beige-toned watercolor paper Arteza Gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Taniko6. March Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find Zebra pen products here. YouContinue reading “Dandelion in Delight”

Feeding Frenzy


#doodlewashMarch2022: Pond life. Did you know that approximately 50 people are injured by carp each year, when one jumps out of the water and someone is hit? Bloody and/or broken noses often result! Hahnemühle cold press Agave ‘Natural Line’ watercolor paper Arteza Gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of  tommileew.. March Doodlewash prompts Tools: To findContinue reading “Feeding Frenzy”

The Sow Jellyfish


#doodlewashMarch2022: Sowing. Did you know that female Jellyfish are called sows, and male Jellyfish are boars? Of course, it gets quite confusing as to which is which, and sometimes they’re both, and they can reproduce asexually at times. Jellyfish have a complicated sexual life. Hahnemühle cold press Harmony watercolor paper Arteza Gouache Pixabay photo referenceContinue reading “The Sow Jellyfish”

The Leprechaun


#doodlewashMarch2022: Glassy. Begorra, and sure, don’t a leprechaun’s eyes get glassy with all the green beer he’s drinkin? Happy St. Patrick’s Day and maybe a bit early, but there’s parties to plan! Did you know that until the 20th century, the leprechaun traditionally wore red? Hahnemühle Beige Toned watercolor paper Arteza Gouache March Doodlewash promptsContinue reading “The Leprechaun”

The Cactus Garden


#doodlewashMarch2022: Cactus. Did you know that the spines on a cactus replace leaves? There are several types of spines, including hooked, bristle, round, hair, needle, curved, awl and straight varieties. Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard Arteza gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of ustm66. March Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry HahnemühleContinue reading “The Cactus Garden”

The Greater Blue Wing Dragonfly


#doodlewashMarch2022: Rainbow. ‘Cause dragonflies are like living rainbows. Did you know adult dragonflies can only eat while flying. – an injured wing could mean starvation for one?  Hahnemühle Agave Natural Line Paper Arteza Metallic gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Erik_Karits. March Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle productsContinue reading “The Greater Blue Wing Dragonfly”

The Guira Guira


#doodlewashMarch2022: Cuckoo. Did you know that up to ten Guira Cuckoo females may lay over 25 eggs in the same communal nests? There are always lots of broken eggs underneath though – they’ll kick out the eggs of others if they can. Here’s a situtation where I used fabulous products but didn’t achieve what IContinue reading “The Guira Guira”