Sunny Side Up


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Egg Did you know that you can often tell whether a hen will lay white or brown eggs by the color of her earlobes? There are exceptions, but usually white earlobes mean white eggs while red or brown earlobes indicate brown eggs. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle rough ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo fromContinue reading “Sunny Side Up”

Devil in Disguise-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Cub. Lion cubs may look sweet, but I can tell you from experience that they are mischievous little devils! Did you know that all lactating females in a pride will feed any of the cubs with no preference given to their own? Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: ToContinue reading “Devil in Disguise-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Sapling – The Teen-age Years


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Sapling Did you know that a sapling is, in essence, a teenage tree? Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and 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, go here and scroll through to find one near you.Continue reading “Sapling – The Teen-age Years”

The Gate in Winter


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Gate Did you know that in ancient times a gate often consisted of both an outer gate and an inner one, with a space in between? That space in between was often a meeting place, marketplace, and law court, as well as a line of defense. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’Continue reading “The Gate in Winter”

Chicken Little – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Chick Did you know that chicks begin talking to their mothers even before they are hatched? Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Inspired by a SanduStefan photo on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll throughContinue reading “Chicken Little – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Crocus in Sunlight & Snow


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Flowers. Did you know that there are 80 different species of crocus and they are found all over the globe. In many places, they herald the beginning of Spring. I thought we all needed a little hope of Spring to begin the year! Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. InspiredContinue reading “Crocus in Sunlight & Snow”

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”

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”