Chameleon in Shadows


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Shadows. Did you know that chameleons communicate with each other through their color changes. Among other things, females show acceptance or rejection of their suitors by their color. The background was done with gouache and a GelliArts printing plate in a Hahnemühle ZigZag book, and this was what it looked like before IContinue reading “Chameleon in Shadows”

Ancient Door


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Door. Did you know that in Zurich in 2010, while excavating for a new car park, a wooden door believed to be about 5,000 years old was found? I’m working on the back of the pages in my ZigZag book, now. The backgrounds were created a few weeks back using gouache. I forgotContinue reading “Ancient Door”

Silk Moth Emergent


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Cocoon. Did you know that moths make cocoons, which are made of silk, but butterflies form a hardened skin called a chrysalis? #DoodlewashJanuary2021 Prompt: Cocoon. Did you know that moths make cocoons, which are made of silk, but butterflies form a hardened skin called a chrysalis?  This is the last page in thisContinue reading “Silk Moth Emergent”

A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …


Have you sent for a Hahnemühle Freebie sample of The Collection Watercolor paper yet? Find how here. Doodlewash prompt: Novel When I looked at these two pages in my gouache/GelliArts ZigZag book, I immediately saw some figures. Instead of painting with more gouache, this time I squirkled with gel pens to bring out the shapes.Continue reading “A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …”

Skeleton Keys


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Key. Did you know that the Skeleton Key was invented in Ancient Rome and was still in heavy use until after World War II? This is another page in my Hahnemühle ZigZag book, that I filled with backgrounds using a GelliArts printing plate. This time I used Zebra Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel PensContinue reading “Skeleton Keys”

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”

Closed-Life in Tangles Giveaway


U. S. only (sorry) Alice Hendon has published a companion book to last year’s Tangle All Around the World. With over 500 tangle patterns, and beautiful art, it’s an incomparable reference for tanglers of any level. Check out my review, tomorrow, Monday 14, 2020, at Doodlewash.com. This giveaway runs until Saturday, December 19 at 17:00Continue reading “Closed-Life in Tangles Giveaway”

Flash Giveaway No. 4


Okay – the title is a bit of lie. This isn’t a FLASH giveaway. It’s a big one and it runs from November 20 through December 5! There will be TWO Winners. U. S. only (sorry) Prize Package One: One winner will receive: Two Ways To Enter: Send me an email at LifeImitatesDoodles@gmail.com with: ‘IContinue reading “Flash Giveaway No. 4”

Coffee Cup Monoprint


Wow! All sorts of news today! This has been Hahnemühle week at the GelliArts® blog. Hahnemühle received some Gelli Arts kits in return for some of their products, and I was lucky enough to receive some of them. I’m keeping one for myself, and on Sunday (starts at 5 pm PST), I’ll be giving awayContinue reading “Coffee Cup Monoprint”