Zinnias and Baby’s Breath


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompts: Memory and Breathe. Zinnias symbolize remembrance for friends long absent and did you know that Baby’s Breath is toxic? So don’t eat it if you want to continue breathing! I’m posting prompts for both July 6th and 7th, because tomorrow’s post is for my review of Kuretake’s Zig Clean Color Real Brush atContinue reading “Zinnias and Baby’s Breath”

World Watercolor Month’s Calla Lily Anniversary


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Milestone. Did you know that World Watercolor Month was started in 2016? The Calla Lily is the flower for 6th Anniversaries, so I used it to celebrate that World Watercolor Month milestone. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have youContinue reading “World Watercolor Month’s Calla Lily Anniversary”

Happy Independence Day to all who celebrate!


It’s the Fourth of July and Independence Day here in the U.S. Fireworks have been banned to due extreme heat and fire danger, so I thought I’d just cool off with color-coordinated treats! Have a fun and safe day whether you celebrate or not. Stay cool (or warm as weather dictates)! Paint- Aquafine watercolor Paper-Continue reading “Happy Independence Day to all who celebrate!”

Dainty Duckweed & Spatterdock


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompts: Dainty & Spatter. Watermeal Duckweed is the smallest (thus the daintiest) flowering plant in the world, about the size of a candy sprinkle. Spatterdock is also called the Yellow Pond Lily, Cow Lily, and Brandy Bottle. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt BlackContinue reading “Dainty Duckweed & Spatterdock”

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”

Refreshment When It Sizzles


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Sizzle. When the weather sizzles, the cold refreshments come out! Did you know that chocolate was originally used as an alcoholic drink, a cacao wine fermented from cacao fruits, that is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world? Paint- Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paper- Hahnemühle cold-pressed watercolor postcard Brush- ZenArt BlackContinue reading “Refreshment When It Sizzles”